Samsung WB850F Review

August 16, 2012 | Gavin Stoker |

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If you want an all-round traveller's camera, you need a long zoom, decent resolution and built-in GPS. The Samsung WB850F has them all, and the addition of Wi-Fi helps it stand out from the crowd, while justifying the slightly high price. It's well built, good looking and certainly one for your shortlist.
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The 16.2MP Samsung WB850F is part of Samsung's Smart Camera range of compact cameras that have built-in Wi-Fi to enable images to be shared direct from the camera.
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The Samsung WB850F is a 16MP travel compact that benefits from Samsung’s proprietary Smart Camera Wi-Fi technology. This essentially means that, as well as offering a long zoom range, the camera has its own built-in Wi-Fi functionality that allows you to upload your images to social networks and Picasa, send them directly from the camera via email or back them up to the cloud (or your home computer) anywhere you can connect to a Wi-Fi network.
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Samsung’s new WB850F is a compact long-zoom that improves upon last year’s WB750, and takes up residence ahead of their popular WB150F in the 2012 lineup. This is a so-called “Smart” camera, that’s marketing-speak for “WiFi-enabled,” which represents an emerging trend for compact cams, even though we’re lukewarm on such applications. Another seat on the bandwagon is occupied by GPS, a 2012 addition and another late trend.
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