SMART Compact

Smart Camera WB850F


Choose a high-performance camera that makes it easy to store and share your shots. The Samsung WB850F Smart Camera features built-in Wi-FI, so you can transfer images to online social networks and cloud services quickly. Multi-award winning Schneider- KREUZNACH optics and a bright 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor let you capture memories with outstanding detail and clarity. With 21x Optical Zoom and 23mm wide-angle lens, you can get as close as you need to and fit everything you want into the shot. GPS functionality also makes the WB850F the perfect travel partner, with location recording and local attraction listings. 3.807 5 31 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from:

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • Instantly share and save photos online with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Capture clearly with Schneider-KREUZNACH optics
  • See it all via 21x optical zoom and 23mm wide-angle lens
  • Plan and record your travels with GPS functionality

Set your sights on brilliance

Set your sights on brilliance
3.0" VGA AMOLED Display Whether you’re sunbathing on a beach or sightseeing in the middle of the day, bring along the WB850F. Its thin and light 3.0" VGA AMOLED display serves up darker blacks and more vibrant colors than conventional TFT-LCD screens. From any angle, images are sharper, more vivid, and easier to view, even under the glare of the midday sun.

Expand your range of photo opportunities

Expand your range of photo opportunities
21x Optical zoom , 23mm Wide-angle lens Explore — and capture — the whole wide world with the WB850F. A 21x Optical Zoom ensures that long-distance photos are sharply rendered. Whether you’re at a zoo or out on safari, take a detailed close-up of a roaring lion from a safe distance. The WB850F also features a 23mm wide-angle lens, which covers a field of view larger than the unaided human eye can see. Capture all the majestic peaks of a mountain range in one snap.

Get full control

Get full control
Full Manual Mode (A/S/M) Full Manual gives you the ability to take complete control and capture the photos exactly as you want them to be. Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority settings let you experiment with shutter speeds and depth of field, so you can shoot fast-moving images in low light. With Samsung Smart cameras, your creativity counts most.

See the bright side of every picture you take

See the bright side of every picture you take
16.2 Megapixels BSI CMOS sensor A tropical sunset, a cityscape at night… perfectly capture dimly lit moments wherever you travel with the WB850F. It features a 16.2-megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor, which needs less light for proper exposure than conventional CMOS sensors and CCD sensors. So even if a moment is lit only by the moon’s soft white glow, with the WB850F, your photos will be sure to match your memories.
Instant Sharing & Saving, simply

Instant Sharing & Saving, simply

Wi-Fi Connectivity With Built-in Wi-Fi capability, you can share any special moment and exciting moment on the move. Send photos by uploading to Facebook™, Picasa™, Photobucket™ or email directly from the camera. You can also upload videos to YouTube then sit back to wait for the raves. The WB850F lets you upload photos to cloud service so never worried about losing the pictures while on the go or losing chance with limited memory size. TV Link feature allows you to wirelessly display your pictures on a large TV screen. You can also save the images to your PC by just one click with Auto Backup feature. No more searching for the cable, it is that easy.

Compact Size; Full HD Power

Compact Size‡ Full HD Power
Full HD Movie Recording Leave your camcorder behind and still create home movies worthy of your 1080p HDTV. In addition to taking high-quality photographs, the WB850F shoots 1920x1080p Full HD video at 30 frames per second, with lifelike colour and extraordinarily sharp details. Plus, its H.264 format allows longer recording than a camera with MJPEG video does, so you can capture more of the action. Then wirelessly connect your WB850F to your HDTV, and watch your brilliant HD footage in the comfort of your living room.
Map it and snap it with built-in GPS

Map it and snap it with built-in GPS

GPS (Live Landmark) Enhance your travels with GPS functionality. Live Landmark, a location-based augmented reality feature, lets you access information about points of interest right in front of you. Need to navigate around town? Download maps and find your way with MapView. Then use the Digital Compass to see which direction you’re facing and how far you are from your destination. To pinpoint the location of a photo you snapped a while back, switch to Photo View, which will mark the spot on the map.
Photo or Video? Dual Capture lets you have both

Photo or Video? Dual Capture lets you have both

Dual Capture The WB850F‘s Dual Capture feature lets you snap up to six 10-megapixel still pictures while recording full HD video. Now you can capture every second of a thrilling long-distance relay on video along with a beautiful still of the winner’s smile — both with incredible detail.
See all of it before you shoot it all

See all of it before you shoot it all

Live Panorama With Live Panorama, you can practically capture the whole wide world without having to step back! Live Panorama lets you see the final image in advance, so you know you’re getting the picture you want. It’s as simple as holding down the shutter button and sweeping the camera across the scene.
Turn life into an art

Turn life into an art

Artistic Brush Artistic Brush is a fun new feature that draws on your life - literally. It can take any portrait or landscape photo and turn it into a black and white sketch — then colour in the picture as an artist would! Show off your “Artist at Work” animation on the camera’s display to your friends and family.
Show both sides of the story

Show both sides of the story

PIP (Still / Movie) A Picture in Picture Shot lets you insert one image or movie within another to capture the full, glorious story you want to share. Snap a picture of a friend bowling a strike, and then combine it with an image of everyone cheering the score.

Image Sensor

  • Sensor TypeCMOS
  • Effective PixelApprox. 16.2 Mega pixels
  • Total PixelApprox. 16.8 Mega pixels


  • Focal LengthSchneider-KREUZNACH 21x Zoom Lens f = 4.1 ~ 86.1mm (35mm film equivalent : 23 ~ 483mm)
  • F No.2.8 (W) ~ 5.9 (T)
  • Digital ZoomStill Image mode : 1.0X ~ 4.0XPlay mode : 1.0X ~ 9.4X (depends on image size)Smart Zoom 1.33X
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Image Stabilisation

  • ModeDual IS (Optical + Digital Image Stabilization)


  • TypeAMOLED
  • Size3.0"(7.62cm)
  • Feature3.0"(7.62cm) VGA ( 640X480 ) 614k dots ( PenTile )


  • TypeN/A


  • TypeTTL Auto Focus (Center AF, Multi AF, Tracking AF, Face Detection AF, Face Recognition AF, Selection AF)* Manual Focus
  • RangeNormal : 80cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 350cm ~ Infinity (Tele)Macro : 5cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 150cm ~ 350cm (Tele)Auto Macro : 5cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 150cm ~ Infinity (Tele)Manual : 5cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 150cm ~ Infinity (Tele)

Shutter Speed

  • Shutter SpeedSmart Auto : 1/8 ~ 1/2,000 sec., Program : 1 ~ 1/2,000 sec., Night : 8 ~ 1/2,000 sec., Manual : 16 ~ 1/2,000 sec.


  • ControlProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual Exposure
  • Metering SystemMulti, Spot, Center-weighted, Face Detection AE
  • Compensation±2EV (1/3EV steps)
  • ISO EquivalentAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200


  • ModeAuto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
  • RangeWide: 0.3m ~ 4.96m (ISO auto), Tele: 0.5m ~ 2.35m (ISO auto)
  • Recharging TimeApprox. 4 sec.

White Balance

  • ModeAuto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom, K

Still Image

  • Mode* Mode (Dial) : 1) Smart Auto, 2).Program, 3) A/S/M, 4) Scene, 5) Movie, 6) GPS, 7) Wi-Fi, 8) Apps (Magic)* Panorama : Live Panoram / Action Panorama / 3D Panorama* Scene : 3D Photo, PIP, Split Shot, HDR, Magic Frame, Beauty Shot, Night, Landscape, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Beach & Snow* Smart Auto : Portrait, Night Portrait, Night, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Macro, Macro Text, Tripod, Action, Macro Color, Natural Green, Blue Sky, Sunset, Fireworks* Drive : Single, Continuous(8fps, 5fps, 3fps), BKT(WB, AE), Precapture, * Self timer: Off, 2 sec., 10 sec., Double(10 sec., 2 sec.)

Image Play

  • Image PlaySingle image, Thumbnails, Advanced Slide Show, Movie Clip, Smart Album, Creative Movie Maker

Voice Recording

  • Voice RecordingN/A

Date Imprinting

  • Date ImprintingDate&Time, Date, Off (user selectable)

Movie Clip

  • Recording* Smart Movie : Landscape, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Sunset* Movie Size : 1920x1080(30fps), 1280x720(30fps), 640x480(30fps), QVGA(30fps, 30s, Streaming)* High Speed : 480fps(176x128), 240fps(384x288)* 18x optical zoom (Max. recording time : 20min)* Voice recording : Sound Alive On/Sound Alive Off/Mute* Audio Zoom* Dual Capture (Movie 1280p@30pfs & Still 10Mpixels)
  • Effect*Smart Filter : Palette Effect 1, Palette Effect 2, Palette Effect 3, Palette Effect 4, Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye, Classic, Retro
  • EditPause during recording and playing, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming


  • MediaInternal memory : N/AExternal Memory : SDSC (up to 2GB guaranteed), SDHC (up to 32GB guaranteed), SDXC (up to 64GB guaranteed)
  • File Format* Still Image : JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0* Movie Clip : MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
  • Image Size16M : 4608×3456, 14MP : 4608×307212M W : 4608×2592, 10M : 3648×27368M (1:1) : 2832×28325M : 2592×1944, 3M : 1984×14882MW : 1920×1080, 1M : 1024×768 TBD*


  • Digital Output ConnectorUSB 2.0
  • AudioMicrophone : StereoInternal Speaker : Mono
  • Video OutputAV : NTSC, PAL (User selectable)
  • DC Power Input4.2V TBD
  • CradleN/A


  • Power Source

    • TypeRechargeable battery : SLB-10AConnector Type : micro USB (5 pin)

Physical Specification

  • Dimension

    • Dimension (WxHxD)109.5×62.2×24.9(35.1)mm
  • Weight232g (without battery and memory card media)
  • Operating Temperature0 ~ 40 °C
  • Operating Humidity5 ~ 85%

S/W and PC OS

  • Bundle PC S/WIntelli-studio, Creative Movie Maker, Auto Backup, Map download manager(Download from On-line with iLinker)
  • Compatible OSWindows XP SP2 / Vista / 7


  • Wireless- Social sharing, Email - Auto Backup - Remote Viewfinder - Cloud - Wi-Fi Direct - AllShare 2.2 - Log-in Browser - Allshare Movie Streaming up to 720P

System Requirement in General

  • For Macintoshntel Mac or later Mac OS 10.4 or higher Minimum 256MB RAM 110MB of available hard-disk space USB port CD-ROM drive
  • For WindowsPC with processor better than Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz or higherMinimum 512MB RAM (Over 1GB recommended) Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend) USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / Ati X1600 series or later1024×768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (1280x1024, 32-bit color display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later

Ratings and Reviews (31)

Overall Ratings

23 out of 31 (74%) customers recommend this product





North Wales - Gender: - Age:
The image quality is excellent

I took this with me to use in Budapest and the battery life was awful, I was so disappointed as it only lasted for about 25-30 photos and the GPS took forever to find my location.

I have just downloaded a firmware update and hope this will sort the battery issues out. If the camera is left unused over a couple of days the battery drains completely. However the image quality is excellent and it is a convenient size to carry around in your pocket

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- Gender: - Age:
Shutter doesn't close.

Received this camera for Christmas as a replacement for another Samsung camera. Have had a problem getting the battery to hold a charge. Now the shutter doesn't close completely when the camera is turned off.

Phoenix,AZ - Gender: - Age:
Good camera

The Camera is a great camera. But they lacked in a few features. Like, making it work with 64 bit OS and there is an issue with connecting to the galaxy S3 with remote viewfinder, which they should have caught before releasing the camera.

Jersey City,J - Gender: - Age:
Everything wanted in a camera

This camera has excellent features. The performance is amazing. The only disappointment is that AllShare Play does not seem to be fully implemented -a partial implementation allows connection with compatible TVs.

However I am hoping that firmware updates will remedy this situation.

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Nik Rawlinson

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On paper, the Samsung WB850F has everything one could hope for from a travel zoom camera – a long lens as well as GPS and Wi-Fi...

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Paul Nuttall

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Samsung WB850F Review

Buy it for the features and you'll be disappointed. Ignore them, and the WB850F is a capable big-zoom compact...

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