Excerpt: Samsung have really managed to raise the bar for themselves as far as build quality and usability goes. The WB600 feels solid and ready-to-go. The Schneider-Kreuznach is nothing short of exemplary: a sheer joy to use in good light. It is only hindered by the capability of the sensor, a most common design. The menu seems a bit loaded at times with features and shooting modes over lapping; though this is an advantage for beginners, the market this camera aims at.
Summary: I bought the WB600 as a carry-around camera mostly for snapshots. I was ready to accept the compromises meant by a compact camera with small sensor and limited controls for the small size and the price, still the WB600 has some annoying quirks I'd like to mention (because I did not find them mentioned in the reviews I read). The bad things First one is general slowness. Power on is slow, control response is somewhat laggy and image processing can be a bit slow too.
Summary: On first appearance it was bulky and a little dated looking, but it takes great high res images, very sharp. The shutter started playing up, not opening, falling closed. Can be a little confusing to get a good quality image but not that big that it takes a minute or 2 to process, not as easy as point and shoot but prob just need to read the manual a bit more! Got fantastic details in our images and very sharp.
Summary: Following excellent reviews from several sources I had high expectations for this camera and unfortunately they've not been met. The images can be quite good, sometimes excellent, but too often the image is soft due to incorrect focusing, or underexposed. The image stabilisation system works well, but there's no substitute for holding the camera still/using a tripod and it does tend to detract from image sharpness.
Summary: I purchased this camera expecting great things having read several reviews but what a diasppointment. Despite being meticulous to ensure that the focus light was showing before taking photo's on auto they came out grainy. I took some test shots with the camera set to 10mp against a Panasonic TZ7 also on 10mp, both on a tripod. I then sent them to a friend who is really into photography and he compared them and the TZ came out on top by a mile.
Summary: Can someone please tell me the difference in using the two auto modes?How do you decide which one to use, or which is the best?Just bought this camera but can only take pictures of snow, which are not looking good, to dark.Also has a function to change number of mega pixels.Why not operate on full 12mp all the time?
Summary: I bought this and was so disappointed with the pictures I returned it as faulty. However, it might have been fine. After doing a ton of research I can advise the following: More MegaPixels does NOT mean better pictures. As manufacturing techniques have improved, they are cramming greater number of pixels onto the CCD. Simultaneously they are reducing the physical size of the CCD as this is one of the most expensive parts of the camera.
Summary: The wb600 is a very good camera. It has a nice big 3inch screen, which is great. But it does not come with a screen protector so soon gets covered in finger prints. And is easy to scratch. The wide angle screen is super, so you can capture alot of back ground in scenic shots. And you can fit alot of people in a family shot. Picture quality is very good, so most shots turn out well. Downside is, photographs at night arent so good.
Summary: Yo la tuve, las fotos preciosas pero me dio fallos hasta tal punto de recogerla la casa 2 veces ambas pasado el periodo de prueba, una de ellas varios meses lo que demuestra que el servicio técnico responde bien. Al entrar en función la detección de rostro la cámara quedaba colgada incluso al borrar las fotos, tardaba muchísimo. Parece ser que fue fallo de software pero ya con 2 cámaras no me atreví a ir a por la tercera.