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Samsung WB2200F
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Samsung WB2200F Digital Camera

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16.4MP 60x CMOS Dec 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
60x Optical Zoom, 20mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens Up close or far away, get the in the middle of the action with the 20-1200mm ultra wide-angle and super-telephoto lens. The 60x optical zoom makes sure... More
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Samsung WB2200F Smart Camera Digital: Specs, Pics, reviews 2014
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23 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This Samsung digital camera received a "Recommended" from both Ephotozine and Digitaltrends.com, both of which decided that this bridge camera digital camera was good.

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this camera is 78% based on 15 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Jbc mentioned on Amazon “Even at that magnification really good images are possible such as wildlife” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago M. C. wrote on Amazon “I chose this camera because I wanted an intermediate camera which is able to take decent pictures and had a decent zoom without dragging all my Canon equipments with me” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. M. C. also mentioned “The pictures are very sharp and the colours vivid”.

Good Quality Lens

Six people reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom. M. C. mentioned on Amazon “The feature I love best is its fantastic zoom” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Steffi Lewis mentioned on Amazon “It hunts quite a lot at full 60x zoom and the image quality isn't that great at that range” in their review of the Samsung WB2200F. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The Samsung WB2200F is a new ultra zoom bridge camera from Samsung with a vertical”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Ephotozine.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their Samsung WB2200F review “A 60x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 20-1200mm in 35mm terms, optical image stabilisation and full HD”.

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Good Technical Features

Three Samsung WB2200F reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Geoff D wrote in their review of the Samsung WB2200F “Massive features, bit bulkier than I had hoped for.”. Jbc mentioned on Amazon “The camera has excellent features including WiFi although some of the features only work with Samsung mobile devices” in their review.

Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Geoff D mentioned “Easy to use for the money”.

One person who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. Lennard C. Gill mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Controls are strangely weird to operate and do not in any way make a lot of sense or is the Software/Menu helpful”.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 5,569 user and expert reviews for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its bridge cameras range.

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Good Support

One customer mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “This is designed to help you get the best grip possible when using a lot of optical zoom” in their Samsung WB2200F review.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung WB2200F owner said in their reviews that the Samsung WB2200F was wifi compatible.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Steffi Lewis mentioned in their review of this digital camera in October last year “Probably go for the better image quality over that massive zoom instead” and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB2200F range from 0.2x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 37x. At 60 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB2200F has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released one year ago.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the WB2200F, the WB2200F supports Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], the Fujifilm FinePix S9800[plb_2788587_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The WB2200F supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the WB2200F also support WiFi connectivity.

Other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], or the Lytro Illum[plb_2509977_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB2200F, the WB2200F has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], the Fujifilm FinePix S9800[plb_2788587_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the WB2200F has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Kodak Pixpro AZ365[plb_2969015_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S9800[plb_2788587_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

Across all the bridge cameras that are a similar age to the WB2200F the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 21MP. The Samsung WB2200F has a quite high megapixel count (16.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the WB2200F.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The WB2200F has a fairly long maximum focal length (1,200 millimeter) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB2200F. Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB2200F the maximum focal lengths range from 250mm to 2,000mm.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The WB2200F has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the WB2200F. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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1.4 HDMI Version

The WB2200F supports a 1.4 HDMI version which is newer than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it support a 1.3 HDMI version. The worst HDMI version of all comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year is 1.3 and the best is 1.4b.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung WB2200F is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Samsung digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the WB2200F.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the WB2200F is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB2200F. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of cameras of a comparable type and age to the WB2200F is 25mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 20mm to 30mm. At only 20 millimeters, the WB2200F has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the WB2200F.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and PC Mag the average expert rating of this camera is 63%. Digital camera experts aren't convinced by this Samsung camera.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung WB2200F owner who reviewed it concluded that it was not noisy. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “It suffers from image noise and slow autofocus” and gave it a rating of 50 out of 100.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Samsung WB2200F reviewer who bought the product mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “If you can get beyond its rather unusual shape and bulky size” nonetheless they still gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The WB2200F does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB2200F also do not support video recording.

Alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix S9900W[plb_2791890_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Samsung WB2200F is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The WB2200F is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB2200F do not have a GPS. The WB2200F is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB2200F is 7.1x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 33x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB2200F has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released one year ago.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price] (4x), the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] (4x), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ365[plb_2969015_price] (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

The WB2200F has a quite big maximum aperture (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Bridge cameras that were released one year ago have maximum apertures of between 2 and 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.4.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The WB2200F has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Samsung camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The WB2200F has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 17 megabytes, the WB2200F has one of the smaller internal memory amongst bridge cameras of this age. The average internal memory of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 36MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 70MB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 618 grams, the Samsung WB2200F is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB2200F. The lightest bridge camera digital camera that is a comparable age to the WB2200F is 270g and the heaviest is 940g.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the WB2200F has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst digital cameras of this age. The JPEG frame rates of bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB2200F range from 30fps to 240fps.

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Only One Supported Battery

The Samsung WB2200F is a one supported battery camera. Most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the WB2200F have between one and three supported batteries.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

Bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB2200F have minimum apertures of between 2 and 22, and the average minimum aperture is 4.4. The Samsung WB2200F has one of the larger minimum apertures (5.9) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Very Tall

The average height of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the WB2200F is 86mm, and the heights range from 63mm to 130mm. With a height of 121.8 millimeters, the WB2200F is very tall compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the WB2200F.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB2200F

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Samsung camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The WB2200F has a relatively standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB2200F.

If this bridge camera digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lytro Illum[plb_2509977_price] (4") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L840[pl_2760794_price], or the Coolpix L840[pl_2760794_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix S9800[plb_2788587_price].

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Lytro Illum[plb_2509977_price] (SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lytro Illum[plb_2509977_price], the Nikon Coolpix L840[plb_2760794_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix S9800[plb_2788587_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
HDMI Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Technical Details
Speaker

2 Awards

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product Ephotozine Recommended

Expert Reviews

(12)
28 June 2014

It feels odd at first, but the WB2200F grows on you the more you use it. The size added by the vertical grip is forgivable as it also adds extra battery life, but the problems with the AF system...

27 June 2014

The first impression you get of Samsung's WB2200F smart camera is that it's square. Vertical grips have been common on cameras for many years, with add on units available for most DSLRs along with... Read more…

So how do you make a new ultra-zoom bridge camera stand out from the crowd? A massive focal length range is a good start, and the WB2200F's 60x optical zoom ? equivalent to 20-1200mm in... Read more…

17 June 2014

The Samsung WB2200F's 60x lens can capture virtually any scene, but it suffers from image noise and slow autofocus...

10 June 2014

If you can get beyond its rather unusual shape and bulky size, the WB2200F is a mega-zoom we can easily recommend. Available for $450, it's a better performer than the Nikon P600 and, based on...

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 12 June 2016 by Lindylou
(Verified Purchase)

Fault developed within six months of purchase as screen intermittently refuses to 'turn off'. Unreliable.

Reviewed 25 May 2016 by JBC
(Verified Purchase)

Free delivery and arrived within 2 days of ordering in protective packaging. The camera has excellent features including WiFi although some of the features only work with Samsung mobile devices.... Read more…

Reviewed 21 February 2016 by MR P E WATTS
(Verified Purchase)

Super camera, delivered very fast...

Reviewed 5 January 2016 by Richard Evans
(Verified Purchase)

Great buy...

(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with camera but insufficient use to date to comment technically.

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers wb2200, wb2200f, samsung wb2200, samsung wb2200f, samsung ecwb2200, samsung ecwb2200b, samsung ecwb2200bp, samsung ecwb2200bpb, samsung ecwb2200bpbu, samsung ecwb2200bpbus
Barcodes 00887276959993, 08806085922648, 08806085950573

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