Summary: After writing the below review, with one star rate, and sending it for publishing I was amazed that Amazon published it, but then I got a phone call from Samsung, "Tier 2 SUPPORT" and she was helpful at a level of help that had me deleting registry keys. I would never to that, it solved the problem. BUT after all that help and time, she helped me try out the Inteli-Suite software and it is lousy. I could not do anything worthwhile.
Summary: I hesitate to recommend this camera. In some aspect modes, when the camera takes pictures of outside scenes, if there is sunlight and shade, the parts of the picture with sunlight are literally almost pure white. Unfortunately, video is one of the aspect modes where the exposure does not work well. There is a firmware update available for this camera, but no one at Samsung knows how to have the install done. The firmware update might have fixed the problem.
Summary: I bought and subsequently returned this Samsung WB210 camera. As an advanced photographer with 30 years shooting, I just wanted a camera somewhere between my Nikon D700 and my iPhone 4, that was small, provided good quality images, and was easy to carry. While the Samsung images were okay, the camera was difficult to focus and had no manual controls for aperture or shutter, except in some limited fashion.
Summary: I'm an amateur photographer that is continuously looking for a compact wide angle camera. The advertised ultra wide angle feature on the Samsung EX WB210 impressed me. (advertised focal length 21mm). Normal zoom lens range is advertised as 24mm - 288mm. Compared the picture quality and zoom / wide angle feature with my ultra compact Sony Cybershot WX-5. Picture quality on the Sony WX-5 was better and much less grainy.
Unbrauchbare Umsetzung eines eigentlich guten Ansatzes
10 November 2011
Summary: Mit der WB210 hat Samsung eine nach den technischen Daten gute Idee unbrauchbar umgesetzt. Eine Kamera soll für mich brauchbare Fotos machen. Die WB210 war als einfacher Ersatz für meine teuere SLR gedacht - im Urlaub, auf Ausflügen oder für ähnliche Zwecke, bei denen es nicht auf hohe Qualität ankommt. Aber diese Kamera produziert derart viel Ausschuss, etwas die Hälfte der Aufnahmen sind nicht brauchbar.