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80 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Good camera for under $100. Uses MicroSD card for storage. Easy to connect to iPhone via WiFi and get pics transferred over. Small size, which also means some buttons are a bit small for my fingers. 12x optical zoom is great. So far all my test photos are great.
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78 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2014
I purchased this to replace a 5 year old similar Samsung camera. The old camera took literally seconds after you pushed the button to actually take the picture. This camera focuses very quickly and takes the picture immediately upon pressing the button. The pictures are clear and sharp. Although it has many possible options, I use it in the Auto mode and it does everything I want of it. I certainly think it is an excellent purchase, especially at the price charged by Amazon.
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121 of 132 people found the following review helpful
This is a compact digital camera, with a lot of features for a very reasonable price. It shoots video, and it has built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to easily share your photos. However, it does NOT have "PC Auto Backup" or wireless uploading, in spite of what the description says. (More on this in a minute.) It comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a plug-in USB cable/charger, a wrist strap, and a quick-start guide. If you want to learn about the camera's features (without trial-and-error), I'd recommend downloading the full manual, which can be found online for free.

NOTE: If you intend to take more than one or two pictures with this camera, you'll need to buy a separate memory card. It only works with Micro SD, Micro SDHC, or Micro SDXC memory cards. (I had to find this information at Samsung's website, since it's not mentioned in Amazon's product description.)

- PROS -

* Purple! The description photos look almost navy blue, but the camera is actually a dark purple. Blueish-purple, to be sure, but still purple.

* It's very lightweight and compact. I love how thin it is!

* Advanced Features. This digital camera has many of the same features as a fancy, high-end DSLR, such as adjustable ISO, aperture, and focus. Or you can use the auto-feature, which will analyze the scene and choose the best settings for you. There's some fancy features, too, like a portrait-setting that automatically removes blemishes, and a panoramic-setting that lets you splice several photos together.

* Uploading Features. It will let you automatically upload your pictures and videos to Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox, or Picasa. It will let you email photos to yourself and friends. It will even let you send photos to your smartphone or tablet. However, it does NOT permit wireless uploading to your computer, in spite of what the description says.

- CONS -

* False Advertising! Both Amazon's product description and the press release at Samsung's website claim this camera has "PC Auto Backup" -- a feature that allows you to use Wi-Fi to automatically upload your photos to your computer. This was actually the main reason I bought this camera. When I couldn't find this feature listed in the manual, I contacted Samsung's customer service and they told me, in no uncertain terms, that the WB35F digital camera does NOT have PC Auto Backup! I am extremely disappointed.

* In order to store the pictures you take, you'll need a separate micro memory card. This isn't mentioned in the description, but it'll cost you about $20 extra, more or less, depending on what size and speed you get. I got the SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 Micro SDHC, which I'm happy with. You'll want a protective case, too. I got the Case Logic QPB-301 Point and Shoot Camera Case (Purple), which works nicely.

* When it's turned on, the camera makes a high-pitched whirring sound that's very annoying. It's quiet enough that most people probably won't even notice, but I'm sensitive to high-pitched sounds, so it bugs me.

* While in the menu system, if you hesitate before choosing an option, a "help" window will pop up to tell you what that particular option does. This was nice on the first day, when I didn't know what any of the features were. But now it's just annoying.

In general, I'm pleased with this camera. I still haven't learned all its tricks, but it takes great pictures and packs a lot of neat features into a very small, affordable package. However, I cannot forgive the false advertising! I really wanted wireless uploading and was sorely disappointed to learn that it doesn't exist. I must praise Amazon's customer service, though! When I emailed them to express my dissatisfaction, they replied within thirty minutes--and on a Sunday, no less! They promised to amend the product listing (which still hasn't happened, unfortunately) and offered me a 20% refund if I wanted to keep the camera, and a complete refund if I wanted to return it. You can't get better than that.

Amazon gets 5 stars for their prompt and efficient customer service, but the Samsung WB35F camera only gets 3 stars. Cautiously recommended, but only if you don't need wireless uploading or automatic PC backup.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2014
Really like the camera, fits in your pocket and give excellent pictures. Used on trip to San Juan and loved it, I took my larger camera but found I was using the Samsung more because I could send pictures to my phone and text to friends. Really nice purchase.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2014
If you are looking for exceptional value for your money, this camera is perfect! It takes beautiful pictures, is easy to use, and you can upload your pictures directly to your mobile phone. It isn't bulky which makes it easy to store in a purse or even a man's jean's pocket. Here are some other great things about the camera:

1. The zoom: Fantastic! Typically when you zoom in as far as the camera will allow, the pictures come out grainy or blurry - with this camera, you can zoom in all the way and the picture will still come out crystal clear.
2. Photo options/modes: There are a lot of option/modes for the type of picture you want to take. For example, there is a smart auto mode, a night mode, a firework mode (I was skeptical about this one, however, I used it for the 4th of July and I got some of the best firework pictures I have ever taken.), a landscape/scenery mode, a macro mode for up close photography, an action freeze mode for matter in fast motion, a silhouette mode, a sunset mode, a light trace mode for long exposure photos at night, and a beauty face mode that corrects facial blemishes when a portrait photo is taken. Along with all of the photo modes, videos can also be taken.
3. The charger: I had read some reviews saying they didn't receive a charger. I find this odd. I received a charger that can plug into the wall or into my computer. The cord is about 1.5 feet long which is great because it's easy to store and there isn't anything to trip over when you plug it into the wall.
4. Uploading options: There are many options to upload the pictures to other devices. Along with the WIFI function where I can upload the pictures directly to my mobile phone (LOVE IT!), my camera came with an SD card and a SD Card Reader. The microSD card can be inserted into either. The SD card can then be inserted directly into my laptop or computer allowing quick transfer of photos. The SD Card Reader can be inserted into any USB port for equally fast uploading speed.
5. Battery life: I don't know exactly how long my battery lasts, however, I brought this camera with me for a long weekend in Washington DC and I didn't have to use the charger once. I took pictures at memorials, restaurants, the zoo, etc. and the battery didn't even come close to dying.

I would highly recommend this camera to a family member or friend! Not to mention, you can't find it for this price anywhere else!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2014
While the pictures turned out great and the function of the camera overall was good, the display started going out and then went blank. The zoom also started sticking. This was on it's first trip only a month after purchasing it. Too late for Amazon return policy. Ugh
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2014
I love this Camera. It's very small, but has a great zoom and takes really nice pictures. It has a lot of options built in so you can edit your photos right on the Camera, or use any of the various settings when taking pictures, and post to the web with the built in WiFi. I don't have a smart phone, so this was a fantastic alternative for pictures without the monthly fee of a phone.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2014
This camera has more features than....let's just say it has alot! I am so pleased with this camera because of the 16 megapixels, that's more than most high end cameras. I shot a pic and then sent it to my email from the cameras wifi set up! It is so kewl! I recommend this camera to everyone! It's so easy to work!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2015
I was sooo hopeful :( The only reason I bought this camera is because of the "features" listed, but the software in the camera is from the 1990s. Having built-in WiFi is almost useless without GOOD software. The Dropbox functionality does not work. No one else on the web can get it to work. Tons of support issues. Trying to login to Dropbox on the camera always returns errors. Once I did get Picasa working, the camera does not auto-upload. You need to manually select each photo you want to upload - and there's no "select all" option. Without an auto-upload feature, this camera isn't worth buying.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2014
I love this camera. I bought it to replace a Canon Powershot that I did not like at all. Fortunately I lost the Canon. Samsung, in my opinion, has excelled in the electronics market with tablets, phones, tvs and cameras. The feature I like most about this Samsung WB35F camera is that it has wi-fi. No more hooking up your camera or your photo card to your computer to upload photos. I can send photos from the camera to anyone with an email address. The pictures are sharp and crisp. The camera is easy to use, although it has some amazing features that I have not used yet. I love this camera!
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