Conclusion: The Samsung WB550 is a good ‘high-end’ mega-zoom offering. It does video recording at 720p very well, capturing very good detail and natural looking colors. Its image quality is good but not the best and some may find the WB550 too basic for their abilities.
Pros: Stylish exterior, Construction is strong, Fast startup and close, Image stabilization works wonders, Autofocus is quick and generally accurate, Video recording quality excels, Good image quality
Cons: Zoom motor can be heard in video, Too basic, even in manual mode, Middle finger can cover internal flash, Buttons are a little too small, Noise in images remove detail - means Samsung can improve., ISO 3200 is practically useless, Needs better rubber grip
Summary: The Samsung WB550 has some excellent specs on offer. Its 24mm wide angle lens with extendable zoom to 240mm means shooting a wide range of subjects is ideal – beyond what most compacts will offer, not least at this affordable price point.
Summary: Samsung have tried too hard to satisfy the customer who buys by numbers. Gosh! A 10X zoom – that has to be better than a 3X, doesn’t it? And count the pixels – more than 12 million of the things. Terrific! And where will it all end?
Pros: The camera is responsive. The lens, in spite of its extreme range, doesn’t exhibit gross distortions – there is very slight barrel distortion at the wide end and more pronounced pincushion at the 240mm extreme. However, that extreme range comes at a price.
Cons: Very few of the photos we took with this camera were sharp. This appears to be partly a problem with the lens. Like all such “super” zooms there is a trade-off between versatility and sharp focus, contrast and colour accuracy. Auto exposure and white balance were all over the place. But most dist...
Excerpt: Constructed of robust plastic with chrome detailing and large-ish buttons, Samsung's WB550 upgrades its WB500 predecessor - the manufacturer's first to wed a 24mm lens to a 10x optical zoom - and in doing so continues Samsung's run of HD movie shooting compacts initially begun with the NV24HD (as...
Excerpt: Giving the brand new Samsung WB550 a run for its money in the backyard just didn’t feel right. Its ultra-wide 24mm lens is just begging for gorgeous scenery. So off to the beach we went. I wore my bathing suit and the Samsung wore a canvas case.
Conclusion: If highly saturated pictures are your want, then the WB550 delivers, whilst providing the creative scope of a broader than average focal range in a comparatively compact form factor for a reasonable price.
Conclusion: Samsung WB550 to aparat budzący zainteresowanie. 10-krotny zoom optyczny w tak niewielkim korpusie to kusząca propozycja dla osób lubiących fotograficzne zbliżenia. Niestety oprócz zbliżeń zainstalowana optyka oferuje również wady, które ciężko jest pominąć w ostatecznej ocenie sprzętu.
Cons: problemy z ostrością na brzegach kadru - szczególnie po prawej stronie,, wysoki poziom szumów już przy ISO 800,, przeszkadzająca aberracja chromatyczna i dość duże winietowanie na najdłuższych ogniskowych,, słaba lampa błyskowa.
Excerpt: Le Samsung WB550 est un compact qui vient sérieusement concurrencer le Panasonic TZ7… et on retrouve les mêmes ingrédients pour la même recette : - Capteur 1/2,33 pouces de 12,2 mégapixels - Objectif grand angle 24-240 mm Schneider-KREUZNACH - Double stabilisation OIS et DIS - Ecran LCD 3 pouces -...
Pros: Qualité d'image jusqu'à 800 iso, Zoom polyvalent, Stabilisation