Samsung WB850F review

Smarter than the average camera

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Signal to noise ratio

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Samsung WB850F review

This graph indicates that the Samsung WB850F compares well with the Sony HX20V, Panasonic TZ30 and Canon SX260 HS for signal to noise ratio in lab conditions.

Samsung WB850F review

A dynamic range measurement in excess of 10EV is impressive for a compact camera, it indicates that the Samsung WB850F is capable of recording tonal gradations in the shadows and highlight areas.

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, Digital
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