FINAL THOUGHTS AND CONCLUSION
The Samsung WB800F Smart Camera is a great point-and-shoot for the price tag. You get a ton of features, and optics are very versatile, while performing admirably well in good lighting conditions. It is quite rich in features, especially for a camera under $300, and comes with a decent assortment of accessories. Just keep in mind that it does struggle in low-light conditions, most notably during the night. Moreover, video mode is adequate but would have been better at 1080p versus the maximum resolution of 1080i presently housed in the WB800F.
There are so many superzoom compacts and bridge cameras on the market. They all range in price and quality. Try before you buy and see what feels comfortable in your hands. A few other suggestions we can recommend are the Canon Powershot SX280 HS, which is slightly more expensive and a tad larger with decent wireless connectivity with built-in GPS, a great pocket superzoom with excellent optics . If you swear by Samsung, look into the Samsung Galaxy Camera – same optics as the WB800F and it uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead of Samsung’s proprietary camera software. Another more expensive option would be the Samsung WB850F; a design that shares a lot in common with the EX2F but has Schneider-KREUZNACH 21x zoom lens and GPS.
We recommend the Samsung WB800F Smart Camera to anyone who wants a very connected point-and-shoot superzoom for a modest $269. The WB800F is solidly built, perfect for snapshots, and fun for the outdoors. At the end of the day we were able to capture most of what we wanted with the WB800F. It is snappy and easy to use, and it looks aesthetically pleasing while producing solid shots. Barring some quirks and limitations, if you are in the market for a budget superzoom, you will not be disappointed with the Samsung WB800F Smart Camera.