At A Glance

The feature-loaded, 21X-zoom Samsung WB850F is the best Wi-Fi camera we've reviewed, but a few usability hangups keep it from a higher ranking.

Manufacturer’s Description

WB850F Compact Camera

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 16.2 Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" (0.24" x 0.18")
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 16 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Part Number EC-WB850FBPBUS
UPC Code 044701016373
Brand Name Samsung
Product Name WB850F Compact Camera
Product Model WB850F
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Lens
Optical Zoom 21.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/2.8 to 5.9
Image Stabilization Optical, Electronic
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 1.97
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Miscellaneous
Features Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Face Detection, Manual Control, 3D Panorama
Network & Communication
GPS Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.5"
Width 4.3"
Depth 1.0"
Weight (Approximate) 8.18 oz
Video
Video Formats MPEG-4
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate 480 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type No

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Good
Color Very Good
Sharpness Superior
Distortion Very Good
Video Quality Fair
Video Sound Quality Very Good

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