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. In contrast to the WB550 the former touts a whopping 15x of optical zoom; that’s 5x more than what the older model showcased. However the features just don’t end here, it goes a little beyond their previous model.
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, and has taken a great number of excellent photos.
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: The Samsung WB600 has a 1/2.3 CCD sensor packing 12 megapixels and it boasts a 24mm wide angle lens that extends all the way up to 360mm (15x optical zoom). The lens is optically stabilised and the camera supports full manual controls and offers aperture/shutter priority mode and manual mode. It has a bright 3-inch LCD for composing and reviewing images.
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 humble compact camera category seems to be under assault. At the high end you have hybrid cameras offering imaging power with svelte dimensions, at the bottom end you have increasingly sophisticated camera phones. The result is a need for innovation and increasing features, and the Samsung WB600 falls into this class of compact cameras that offers zoom capabilities that a few years ago would not be reasonably pocketable.
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