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The best compact Samsung cameras are the standard point and shoot models for capturing things on the go. The below listed top-rated cameras the pocketable and can capture images of over 14 Megapixel cameras and Full HD videos along with the support for an optical zoom range of over 12x. Best suitable for vacations, these cameras can be affordable under the $300 price range.

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Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F


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Samsung WB350F
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung WB800F
Samsung WB250F
Samsung WB30F
Samsung WB350F
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung WB800F Digital Camera
Samsung WB250F Digital Camera
Samsung WB30F Digital Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2014
Mar 2014
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Mar 2013
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact
Optical Zoom
21.0 x
21.0 x
21.0 x
18.0 x
10.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS, BSI-CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
4.8 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Samsung WB350F is essentially the same as last year's WB800F camera, with added NFC connectivity, a repositioned pop-up flash, loss of a handgrip and mini HDMI port, and the adoption of the micro SD memory card format to make it slimmer.
    While the Samsung WB350F matches most of its main rivals in terms of features and handling, image quality is still not so great.


  • All in all, then, this is a versatile, decent performer, with the zoom range, manual options and easy sharing features that will immediately endear it to more ambitious travel photographers – especially those who aren't ready to step up to a DSLR or mirrorless device. It lived up to our expectations, and it's fairly priced, to boot.


  • For the price, the WB350F is a good camera coupled with a terrific long lens, easy-to-use operation, and excellent Wi-Fi. While it may not be as thin as many slim compact cameras, it’s not bad considering that a 21x optical zoom lens is packed inside it. Autofocusing is good and performance speed is fine, even though it isn’t the fastest camera you can find. Image quality is generally good, especially if you are using them in small to medium sizes, but they aren’t as sharp when viewed in larger sizes and suffer from noise in low-light situations.


  • The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a huge display and runs Android, but its image quality lags behind others in its class.


  • The Galaxy Camera 2 is a good option for those people who want the special combination of camera with decent specs and the ease and convenience of an Android OS.


  • So how do we judge the Galaxy Camera 2 overall? As a camera, its image quality is on a par with a regular mid-range compact and the wider end of the zoom, but its 21x zoom is trying to do too much and doesn't deliver bitingly sharp images as the zoom extends. What does really sell the camera is its Android interface. It's streets ahead to the point the ailing competition aren't even in the game.


  • A 21x zoom and a wealth of shooting options and wireless features make the Samsung WB800F Smart Camera a fine smartphone accessory.


  • The Samsung WB800F packs a sharp 21x zoom lens and Wi-Fi, but some issues with image and video quality prevent it from getting top marks.


  • As usual, though, the price of the Samsung WB800F is very appealing - an official tag of £249.99 / $299.99, before any shopping around, makes this camera, if not an outright bargain, then certainly cheaper than the rest of the travel-zoom crowd, especially considering the features on offer. Only you can decide if that's all worth sacrificing a little image quality for.


  • For those who want more camera than their smartphone offers without sacrificing the easy sharing, the Samsung WB250F Smart Camera is a good, affordable choice.


  • The Samsung WB250F has a long 18x zoom lens and a top-notch Wi-Fi implementation, but image quality isn't the best we've seen in its class.


  • The Samsung WB250F currently sits just under the £200 mark. That's a little high for a camera of this construction, but the tech makes up for it. From a geek point of view, there's plenty to do with lots of little features and settings to test and play with. From a photographer's point of view, it's a plastic camera with a bad lens and noise at low ISO. If you can look past that, or you don't see what we see, then you'd be perfectly happy with the Samsung WB250F.


  • As a dedicated point and shoot camera though, the Samsung WB30F does come with the advantage of that broader than average 10x optical zoom range, and though it is relatively cheap and cheerful, if conditions are right it is possible to achieve favourable results. It's a camera for the holidays for those who want a bit more poke in their pocket in the zoom department, and who will relish using the app-like digital filters in evidence here.


  • The Samsung WB30F offers excellent value for money for a compact camera with 10x optical zoom lens, a 3 inch screen, and built in Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi sharing on this camera is about as easy as it gets, letting you share images on public Wi-Fi, straight to Facebook or other social network sites. Competitors in this market with a 10x optical zoom, and built in Wi-Fi are available, however these tend to cost more, and Wi-Fi sharing isn't always as easy as it is on the Samsung.