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Samsung WB850F review

Smarter than the average camera

Samsung WB850F review

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There's no shortage of detail in this shot

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Macro focus was required to get this poppy sharp. The camera's wide dynamic range has enabled teh detail of the clouds and the flower centre to be captured.

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Colours are natural and life-like here.

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The red of these buses is over-saturated and too cherry-red.

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Shooting at the end of the telephoto setting with a fairly close subject enables depth of field to be restricted a little

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This was taken within a second or two of the previous image using the same settings, but the white balance is very different.

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