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Samsung WB850F review

Smarter than the average camera

As part of our image quality testing for the Samsung WB850F, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Samsung WB850F is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please read the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Samsung WB850F review

Samsung WB850F review

ISO 100, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: n/a (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMINo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPerformance
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom21x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Face Detection, Manual Control, Face Recognition, Blink Detection, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)232 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeOLED
Height61.9 mm
Width109.6 mm
Depth24.9 mm
Focal Length4.10 mm to 86.10 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelWB850F
Product NameWB850F 16.2 MP Smart Camera
Product LinePerformance
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual Exposure
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-WB850FBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Shoot with clarity,
store and share with ease

  • Instantly share and save photos online with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Capture clearly with Schneider-KREUZNACH optics
  • See it all via 21x optical zoom and 23mm wide-angle lens
  • Plan and record your travels with GPS functionality
Package Contents
  • WB850F 16.2 MP Smart Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty1 Year