Summary: Providing a massive zoom range and maintaining good image quality isn't easily achieved, but Samsung's done it with the WB600. The 720p hi-def movie mode might be slightly disappointing, but the stills are very good.
Cons: Average 720p movies; smile- and blink-detection modes could be better.
Summary: The Samsung WB600 promises to be a good mid-range camera with a feature-rich configuration. Although, its performance is quite disappointing in spite of the heavy hardware configuration and leaves a lot to be desired for a performance hungry user. The price is on the high side, and there are a bunch of options from the likes of Nikon and Canon that would provide more bang for buck.
Pros: It is sleek, trendy and portable, Incorporates 24mm ultra-wide angle lens & 15x super-zoom control for taking tele-wide snaps, Adds support for 720p recording at a decent 30fps
Cons: Lacks depth of field and focus leading to blurred images, Interface is quite confusing and not user-friendly, Lack of image clarity with lot of sensor noise above ISO 200
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.