Summary: If you want an all-round traveller's camera, you need a long zoom, decent resolution and built-in GPS. The Samsung WB850F has them all, and the addition of Wi-Fi helps it stand out from the crowd, while justifying the slightly high price. It's well built, good looking and certainly one for your shortlist.
Conclusion: While the Samsung WB850F wouldn't be our camera of choice for shooting in low light, it turns out good quality images in normal lighting conditions. In some cases the images really leap out from the screen, but in others, reds can look a little over-cooked.
The Samsung WB850F bravely includes an ambitious 21x zoom—a feature that frequently compromises image quality.
11 July 2012
Conclusion: This is one of those tricky situations where the raw test scores might have you believing that this camera is something that it's not. While the WB850F posted some very impressive noise and resolution scores, in practice, the same internal software that sometimes fools our testing does nothing to prevent pixelation or unnatural edges. Image quality is therefore a mixed bag. What we love most about the WB850 is the lens.
Excerpt: Samsung unveiled six new Wi-Fi enabled cameras at CES 2012 for the new year; the WB850F, WB150F, and ST200F. The WB850F is the top of the line model of the three, offering a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 21x optical zoom, 3.0-inch AMOLED display, 1080/30p FullHD video with Dual Capture and built-in GPS and Wi-Fi.
A quick review of Samsung’s smart cameras: DV300F, WB850F, WB150F, and ST200F
16 March 2012
Conclusion: Regardless of the model, the “smart camera” moniker suits them because of their key features. The ability to sync files wirelessly, store them in a cloud, and share them via Wi-Fi are convenient ways to keep memories and share them. Despite having unified snap-and-share features, their variations in specs should help you decide which model is perfect for you.