Samsung WB50F Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16.2 megapixel 1/2.3” CCD
  • 12x optical zoom
  • Maximum aperture F3.1-6.3
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/2000
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3” LCD screen
  • Macro focusing to 5 cm
  • 720p HD video at 30 fps
  • Wi-Fi and NFC with Photo Beam, AutoShare, Remote Viewfinder and Mobile Link
  • Smart mode
  • Micro SD
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Release Date: 2014-03-25
  • Final Grade: 80 4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

4.0 Star Rating: Recommended
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Samsung WB50F
Samsung's budget compact still offers easy sharing while cutting back on speed and extras.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 6/19/2014

Samsung makes cameras with wi-fi and NFC in mind and this small shooter has several sharing features like "Tag and Go" which allows images to be shared by tapping two devices together. Image quality wasn't left completely behind, though, the WB50F has a 1/2.3" CCD sensor and a nice 12x optical zoom. There's no word yet on how fast this camera is though, and since it's one of the more budget-friendly options, it may not have a very fast burst mode, but we'll have to wait and see.

Hillary Grigonis is the Managing Editor at DCHQ. Follow her on Facebook or Google+.

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Samsung Reviews

Known more for their smartphones than their cameras, Samsung offers the most connected line of imaging products for those who love the instant uploads from their cell phone but want to step up in quality.

Samsung has lead the way in the camera industry when it comes to sharing digital images—and even taking them. The Samsung NX3000 has a feature that allows you to wink at the camera to snap the photo, designed for selfie lovers. Some of their latest models can share images with a phone just by tapping the two devices together.

For those looking for the best image quality with the most connectivity, Samsung's mirrorless models are the way to go. While they feature the connectivity of a Samsung, they have large sensors and decent processors too. You'll likely pay a bit more over a camera without wi-fi or any connectivity, but for many the difference is well worth it.

Samsung's Galaxy cameras go beyond just connecting with wi-fi and add 3G so users can upload without sending it to a smartphone via wi-fi. Samsung offers a few budget models too, and while you get what you pay for applies to the image quality, not very many budget cameras include wi-fi.

Samsung has also taken style to heart. Many of their cameras feature a faux leather wrap, giving them a classy look.

If you are looking for a connected camera, Samsung is the manufacturer to consider.

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