Excerpt: One of the most interesting recent developments in the ongoing digital imaging revolution is the introduction of the travel zoom point and shoot digital camera. Travel zooms look and handle like compact P&S cameras, but they feature extra long zoom lenses (typically 10x to 25x) and manual exposure options not included on the flood of auto exposure only compact cameras now inundating the marketplace.
Pros: Fast maximum aperture, neutral colors, integral handgrip, excellent image quality
Summary: Samsung has updated its mobile app, SMART CAMERA 2.0 for many of their new 2013 camera models, announced today at CES 2013. Available for iOS and Android, the upgraded app boasts new features like AutoShare, which sends photos from your digicam straight to your smart phone. Direct Link allows you to assign your favorite WiFi function to a single button. Remote Viewfinder allows you to use your smart phone as a camera display.
Pros: Powerful 21X zoom, Wi-Fi sharing features, Attractive photo filters, Good image and video quality, Touch screen works well, 8fps full-resolution burst mode, Dedicated buttons for easy menu navigation
Cons: Touch screen navigation is sometimes clumsy, Wide-angle (23mm) shots distort at edges, Low-light performance could be better, Auto focus fails while zooming out in movie mode, Flash does not work in burst mode
Samsung's 21x zoom WB800F is ready to shoot and share
26 May 2013
Summary: A 21x zoom and a wealth of shooting options and wireless features make the Samsung WB800F Smart Camera a fine smartphone accessory.
Pros: The Samsung WB800F Smart Camera has excellent wireless features and an abundance of shooting options for all types of shooters. It has a handy pop-up flash and very good photo and video quality for its price and features.
Cons: Button placement on top of the camera could be better, and accessing some of the setting menus isn't always straightforward. Photo quality is merely OK above ISO 400.
Summary: Although many cameras boast Wi-Fi, the Samsung WB800F delivers the ability to share images directly from the camera itself. You will get a powerful 21X zoom lens with image stabilization so you can expect clear photos. You will like this camera if keeping your friends and family updated on your latest activities is important to you.
Pros: The Wi-Fi on this camera allows you to share your pictures and video directly from the camera itself.
Cons: The flash won’t pop up on its own; you have to press a button to activate it.
Excerpt: The Samsung WB800F is a Pocket Zoom / Travel Zoom with 21x optical zoom lens, 3inch touch screen, 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, full HD video, built in pop up flash, and Wi-Fi for direct sharing to social network sites such as Facebook.
Pros: Good touchscreen, Excellent Wi-Fi connectivity, Excellent value for money, Good colour reproduction, Reasonably good noise control, Decent macro performance, High speed continuous shooting
Cons: Mono sound on videos, Images soft at full zoom, Lacks orientation sensor
Excerpt: The Samsung WB800F measures a pocket-sized 110.6 x 65 x 21.5mm and weighs a solid feeling but manageable 218g without battery and card. It features something approaching a proper handgrip with a subtly textured surface to one side of its faceplate - a feature usually jettisoned in favour of cameras that pander more to sleek styling. This thereby suggests that sharp shots towards the telephoto end of its zoom just might be that much more achievable.
Excerpt: Samsung's going in hard when it comes to camera connectivity, with all its new compacts coming loaded with Wi-Fi, including the WB800F model. The WB800F is fairly large in the hand because of the considerable 21x optical zoom lens. We're not talking superzoom kind of bulk, but as the lens offers a 23-484mm equivalent zoom it's definitely got some size to it and protrudes right out when at its maximum zoom.
Excerpt: Fazit: Die Samsung WB800F punktet im Test mit langer Brennweite und gutem Tempo. Viele Motivprogramme und eingebautes WLAN fallen bei der Reisezoom-Kamera positiv auf. Das versöhnt allerdings nur bedingt in Anbetracht der bescheidenen Bildqualität inklusive hoher Weichzeichnung und störender Abbildungsfehler.
Summary: Noch ein Megazoomer zum Kampfpreis: Mit 21-fachem Brennweitenbereich und guter Ausstattung ist die Samsung WB800F eine klassische Aufsteiger-Kamera. Im Test muss sich die Kompaktkamera beweisen.
Pros: solide Verarbeitung und hervorragende Ausstattung, sehr guter Touchscreen, manuelle und halbautomatische Einstellmöglichkeiten, fairer Preis
Cons: wackliges Blitzgerät, Bildqualität nur bei Eingangsempfindlichkeit brauchbar