Summary: The Samsung WB2000 may resemble just another point-and-shoot compact camera at first glance, but its AMOLED screen, fast writing speeds, intuitive operation, raw-file support and rugged build quality mark it out as slightly more than run of the mill.
Pros: Stunningly sharp AMOLED screen; quiet zoom operation; fast focus and response times; captures both raw and JPEG files.
Cons: Unremarkable battery life; noisy images at highest ISO settings; pricier than your average snapshot model.
Conclusion: Samsung has definitely tried to push the design and technical boundaries with their dual-screen compacts, and the market inventing NX10, but have shown with their most recently releases that they seem to be after a good balance of revolution and tradition. The WB2000 provides a RAW capture capability that doesn’t appear too often in this market segment and offers a nice array of manual controls for the more learned photographer.
Summary: While this was an early pre-production model that I couldn’t shoot with, it made a great first impression on me. The AMOLED screen really sets this camera apart. Combined with the dual scroll wheels and great feel, the TL350 has a solid head of steam leading up toward it’s launch later this Spring.
Samsung WB2000 compact camera review: An innovative little Samsung camera with manual features and high-speed video
Good Gear Guide.au
19 January 2011
Summary: The Samsung WB2000 has some unique features that make it stand out in a crowded compact camera market, but it's by no means a perfect camera. Its colours could stand to be more vibrant and natural and its overall image clarity could be better, and some of its controls could also be better. But in saying that, it's a versatile camera with a slew of fun features that include smart filters and an ability to capture slow motion video.
Pros: Manual and semi-automatic modes, high-speed video mode, f/2.4 lens, smart filters
Cons: Controls could be better, colours look too harsh, noticeable softness at the edges of photos
Excerpt: The WB2000 sits just below the bigger, more complex and more expensive EX1 / TL500 model in Samsung's now extensive range of compacts, sharing many of its bigger brother's features and design cues, while increasing the zoom range and overall speed.
Conclusion: For the privilege of owning a WB2000 Samsung was asking a high sounding £330 at the time of writing. That said a brief search online and we were able to discover the camera for a more realistic and enticing £260. Though images aren’t completely perfect straight out of the camera - and so the WB2000 would suit those who do actually want to shoot in RAW and tweak results to the nth degree - perhaps its biggest bugbear is battery life. Or rather lack of it.
Pros: RAW and JPEG capture, superb AMOLED rear screen provides life-like images, quiet zoom operation plus zoom accessible in movie mode, fast to focus and respond generally
Cons: Expensive if going by manufacturer’s asking price, poor battery life, noticeably noisy images at highest ISO settings and when shooting in lower light