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: Ultimately, if built-in GPS doesn't top your list of requirements, and you're prepared to put up with the slightly disappointing high ISO performance, then, at the current street price of £160/$170, the Samsung WB750 represents a bit of a bargain.
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.
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. There are external controls for most functions, except the most frequently used – exposure compensation, which is accessed through the menus. Maximum burst speed is 10fps at full resolution. Movie mode is full HD.
Excerpt: before it, features an 18x optical zoom lens, 3inch screen and manual controls. Where this model is different is in the sensor and features included as it now features a 12.5 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor enabling high speed shooting, sweep panorama and other effects.
Pros: Quick access to options with the Fn button, 10fps continuous shooting, Full HD video and 10 megapixel photos, A lot of zoom in a compact camera, High resolution screen, High speed video, Wide panoramic shooting
Cons: Slow flash charging, Red-eye in portrait shot, Flash position