Summary: The Samsung WB850F is a compact, high-level not only allows you to take photos and video of good quality but also has some additional features, such as built-in GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity, which put on a step slightly higher than to other similar models. Also interesting are the optics, optical zoom, stabilizer and Full HD movies.
Pros: 3-inch AMOLED display, Full HD video at 30 fps; Price; manual mode, 21x optical zoom, wide-angle lens 23 mm Schneider-KREUZNACH, WiFi and GPS, DUAL IS (Optical Image Stabilization Digital Image Stabilization) , 16.2 MP CMOS sensor with BSI; PIP function for photos and movies; Function GPS Live Landmark
Cons: Lack micro HDMI port; Lack RAW format, autofocus does not always responsive
Conclusion: Samsung packs a lot (and we mean a lot ) into what is essentially an average point-and-shoot camera: Its specs are fine, and image quality is good, but not outstanding. But as we noted with the WB150F, Samsung’s forwarding-looking features and UI seal the deal, not image quality. Wi-Fi – done right – is quickly becoming an absolute must-have for point-and-shoots, and an engaging, easy-to-navigate UI is always in demand. You can check those both off with the WB850F.
Pros: Easy to use Wi-Fi function, Feature-packed and versatile, Great interface, Fast functioning and processing
Cons: GPS is easy to use, but battery draining, Average image quality, Can’t push ISO without noise
Conclusion: I found a lot to like in the Samsung WB850F, including an ample zoom range, well-implemented controls, innovative Wi-Fi capabilities, and good image quality. The camera’s GPS features are very good, too, though having to load them onto the camera yourself is a bit of a hassle. The WB850F certainly provides a lot of bang for the buck in terms of features.
Pros: 21X optical zoom lens (23mm to 483mm); manual controls and creative filters; Wi-Fi sharing features and in-camera; GPS/mapping; good image quality at wide-angle to midzoom
Cons: Battery is charged inside the camera; blurry long-zoom and low-light shots; laggy reaction time when switching modes; GPS features aren’t preloaded on camera
Excerpt: The WB850F was released by Samsung in January 2012 and is a compact camera which packs in a 21x optical zoom lens, 16.2 megapixel BSI sensor as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS. It is available in black, with prices starting at around £215.00.
Pros: Feature packed, Wi-Fi functions work really well, Plenty of buttons make it easy to change settings, GPS, Rubber grip on front of camera makes it easy to hold, Colourful images with decent amount of detail, Decent value for money
Cons: Camera is quite heavy, Dodgy battery life, GPS needs maps downloading prior to use
Conclusion: So, if you were planning on buying the WB850F based on these special features, think again. If you're happy to disregard these extras you'll still find a great camera that's well built, takes great pictures and has a very handy zoom.