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.
VERDICT / The ability to share your photos instantly is a great feature, so if you are addicted to Facebook this is a good camera for you.
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The Samsung WB series offers an exceptional line of cameras. A standout in the series, the Samsung WB800F compact digital camera has an impressive 16.3 megapixels. With a 21X optical zoom lens, this camera has everything you need to take quality photographs.
This digital camera has a 23 mm wide-angle lens so you can capture beautiful landscape shots. Plus, this means you don’t have to worry about cutting people out of the fringes of your group photos. The CMOS sensor automatically regulates light so you can capture clear photos in dim light. It is equipped with a motorized pop-up flash located on the top of the camera. The flash is hinged so you can aim it toward the sky or the ground. The down side of the pop-up flash is that you have to activate it manually by pressing a button.
The Samsung WB800F comes with a full HD video recorder. The camera has a built-in audio recording microphone so you get sound with your video. To activate the video function you just press the dedicated button located on the back of the camera. And you can capture photos and video at the same time. We like the feature that lets you dampen the audio to eliminate the buzzing sound you get when using your zoom lens while filming.
Samsung is ahead of the competition when it comes to sharing capabilities. Other cameras require that you install an app on a portable device then transfer your images to that device before posting them to social networks. Unlike its competitors, this camera allows you to post directly from the camera itself eliminating that extra step. Additionally, with its Wi-Fi capabilities, you can transfer and store your photos directly to your PC without the hassle of connecting wires.
With the Samsung WB800F you will get in-camera photo editing and artistic effects so you can fine-tune your photos before you send them to your contacts. Digital filters include fish eye, classic retro and oil painting. You will also get 12 background templates for composing portraits and a funny face tool for stretching and bending your friends' faces for a surreal look. It also comes with a date imprinting feature for keeping track of the location and times your photos are taken.
The WB800F is powered by a rechargeable SLB-10A battery. You will only get 25 megabytes of internal storage so you will need to purchase a memory card.
This camera comes with a one-year warranty that covers parts and labor. Samsung provides everything you need for help and support including FAQs, telephone, email and live chat.
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.