Summary: The main purpose of the newest Samsung WB750 is to reign supreme over Panasonic models. At the end of this review we think it will, considering that this compact camera is a serious improvement for the South Korean company.
Samsung WB750 12.5MP BSI CMOS Wide-Angle Digital Camera Review
10 July 2012
Conclusion: The Samsung WB750 is an upgrade in every way over the WB550 so there’s not much to get upset about. It’s taken a good camera and made it incrementally better by offering a better screen, 1080p HD video recording, much improved picture quality, manual capabilities, panorama, excellent image...
Summary: The Samsung WB750 costs (at the time of writing) £249, which looks great value against other 18x optical zooms (such as those from Olympus (the SZ-10) or faster compacts such as Panasonic’s Lumix TZ20) where it looks a very decent compact camera indeed with a lot of zoom and high speed shooting.
Pros: Lens, Fn button for fast option access, LCD screen, High speed and HD video, Image quality
Cons: Slow flash recycle, Red-eye reduction, High ISO image noise
Summary: The WB750 also includes three different in-camera Panorama modes as well as in-camera High Dynamic Range functionality. The first Panorama mode is called Action Panorama, and is designed to capture movement within a single frame.
Pros: Well built, sturdy metal body, Compact size packs a punch with 18x zoom, Records decent full 1080p video, Easy to use and carry, Incredibly versatile 18x optical zoom range covers 24-432mm, Good shooting performance, Pleasing 12-megapixel images both indoors and out, Burst modes exceeded Samsung'...
Cons: Average battery life, Noise throughout ISO range, causes "softness" when enlarging photos to extreme levels, No AV cable included, Red-eye very common
Summary: Big value super zoom that's loaded with features
Pros: 18x zoom, PASM controls, 10fps continuous shooting, Good build quality, Dual movie and stills capture, Serious picture-taking functions (Aperture Priority, extensive bracketing options, fast drive modes) are balanced with entertaining additions such as the strong set of digital filters and high s...
Cons: Battery life, Slow flash recycling time, Disappointing at high ISOs, Screen isn't AMOLED, The shortish battery life is irksome, particularly since the battery has to be recharged in-camera via USB. It's certainly worth considering buying a second battery if you plan on taking this camera travelling.
Excerpt: This 12mp camera is fitted with a Schneider-branded zoom with a range of 24–432mm (film equivalent). Image stabilisation is by sensor shift. It is a well made and bulky for a compact, the body being the same size as the base Olympus micro four thirds camera.