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 stabilization and much more. So if you’re in the market for a small and sleek high-zoom digital camera, please have a look at the Samsung WB750 and see if it's the one for you.
Conclusion: With a recommended retail priced of £260 in the UK and $280 in the US, the Samsung WB750 is in the same sort of price bracket as the Canon IXUS 240 HSPanasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 and Ricoh CX6, and is cheaper than more expensive superzooms such as the Panasonic TZ30
Excerpt: In September of last year (2011), Samsung announced the launch of the longest lens to ever be implemented in their compact camera series, the WB750. Highlights include a 12.5-megapixel Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor (1/2.3 inches), an 18x optical zoom Schneider lens (24x digital zoom with Samsung's Smart Zoom technology), 10 frames per second continuous still image capture mode, and Intelligent Face tracking.
Summary: Another favorite is the Canon PowerShot SX230 IS, which has a 14x zoom, sharper photos and a built-in GPS. Reviews from PCMag.com and CNET provide detailed evaluations along with test results that show how the Samsung WB750 compares next to market contenders. PhotographyBlog.com and DigitalCameraInfo.com also provide plenty of product comparison along with extensive hands-on testing.
Pros: Compact size, Rubberized grip, Expansive 18x zoom lens, Large 3-inch LCD display, Creative manual controls and special features, Fast shooting speeds
Cons: Low-resolution LCD, Average image quality, Dull HD video, Clunky menus, Short battery life
Conclusion: The breadth of exposure modes and menu options means that the Samsung WB750 is a camera that both beginners and more advanced users can tailor to their needs. Hardcore travel photographers might bemoan the lack of GPS, but in almost all other respects it gives more expensive big zoom compacts such as the Panasonic TZ30 a run for their money.
Conclusion: The WB750 is a true jack of all trades, although it is master of none. It has good overall handling and performance, still image and video recording quality is good enough for most purposes, and the addition of manual exposure modes and other creative features gives it some welcome versatility. While it's a bit dull to look at, it's a pleasantly easy camera to use and an excellent all-rounder. It's also good value.