Samsung WB600 - 12.2MP, 15x super-zoom, 720p HD at Rs. 19,900
11 August 2010
Excerpt: Samsung WB600 is the industry's first digital compact camera to combine a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens with 15x super-zoom control. It incorporates a 14.2 megapixel CCD image sensor that adopts a point and shoot mechanism.
Summary: Conclusion: The Samsung WB600 when announced featured one of the longest optical zooms available, and whilst the extreme zoom worried some, the results however were very good. The image quality is very good, excellent in fact, and the camera has been one of my personal favourites for a long time,...
Pros: – Excellent value for money, – Impressive zoom range, – Excellent image quality, – High quality video with stereo sound and optical zoom, – Good screen, – Easy to use
Cons: – No built in panorama mode, – Speaker positioned at the front
Excerpt: Samsung's WB600 camera upgrades its WB550 predecessor predominantly by increasing the zoom from 10x to 15x, adding Aperture and Shutter priority shooting modes, and significantly reducing the price.
Excerpt: The Samsung WB600 doesn’t spell much of a difference with the previously released WB550. Sporting almost the same look and features, the WB600s major difference lies in its enhanced zoom capabilities.
Conclusion: The Samsung WB600's performance is marred by noise issues, which seems to be the biggest technical obstacle it faces and HD fans will be disappointed with the video quality overall. It is saved, however, but virtue of being excellent value for money.
Pros: Wide zoom, shooting effects, build quality (except the mode dial is a little too easy to knock around), value for money
Cons: Noise issues, auto white balance throws out some cold images, HD video is soft, dark corners at wide angles
Excerpt: The WB600 is, in almost all respects, the same camera as the Samsung WB650 we reviewed a few weeks back. It has the same 15x Schneider KREUZNACH 24-360mm (35mm equivalent) 15x optical zoom lens and 14 megapixel 1/2.3in sensor, of which only the centre 12.0 megapixels are used.