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Samsung WB2200F
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Samsung WB2200F Digital Camera

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16.4MP 60x CMOS Sep 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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27 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Samsung camera. Ephotozine gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 15 user reviews this Samsung camera has an average user rating of 78 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Samsung WB2200F owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Last year Jbc wrote “Even at that magnification really good images are possible such as wildlife” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100. M. C. said “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”. M. C. also said “The pictures are very sharp and the colours vivid”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers who purchased the Samsung WB2200F thought it had a good zoom. M. C. mentioned “The feature I love best is its fantastic zoom” and gave the product a very good rating. Two years ago Steffi Lewis wrote 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. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Samsung WB2200F “The Samsung WB2200F is a new ultra zoom bridge camera from Samsung with a vertical”.

One person thought it had a good image stabiliser. Three years ago Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “A 60x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 20-1200mm in 35mm terms, optical image stabilisation and full HD” in their Samsung WB2200F review.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers who bought the product thought it had good features. Three years ago Geoff D rated the Samsung WB2200F 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Massive features, bit bulkier than I had hoped for.” in their review of this digital camera. Jbc mentioned “The camera has excellent features including WiFi although some of the features only work with Samsung mobile devices” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the Samsung WB2200F thought it was easy to use. Three years ago Geoff D wrote “Easy to use for the money”. One customer thought the Samsung WB2200F was easy to use the menus. Mr. Lennard C. Gill mentioned on Amazon “Controls are strangely weird to operate and do not in any way make a lot of sense or is the Software/Menu helpful”.

Good Brand

We checked 5,536 user and expert reviews for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its bridge camera digital cameras.

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Good Support

One person who bought the Samsung WB2200F considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “This is designed to help you get the best grip possible when using a lot of optical zoom”.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung WB2200F reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was wifi compatible.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung WB2200F owner said that the product was good quality. Two years ago Steffi Lewis said on Amazon “Probably go for the better image quality over that massive zoom instead” in their review of the Samsung WB2200F.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WB2200F range from 1.3x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 32x. When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB2200F, the optical zoom of the Samsung WB2200F of 60 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

Alternative 60x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The WB2200F supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB2200F do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99), or the Fujifilm S9200 ($301.92).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB2200F, the WB2200F has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), and the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($493.16) both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB2200F, the Samsung WB2200F has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($493.16) both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99).

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Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB2200F range from 12MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of 16.4 megapixels, the Samsung WB2200F has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Samsung WB2200F has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum memory card sizes of between 8GB and 130GB.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Samsung WB2200F has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB2200F. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WB2200F that we have assessed, the WB2200F's battery capacity of 1,410 milliampere * hour is one of the biggest. The battery capacitys of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 890mAh to 1,500mAh.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung WB2200F is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This camera supports a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently supported HDMI version on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The WB2200F supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the WB2200F. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Samsung digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this age and type.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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TFT Display

The Samsung WB2200F has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most cameras of a similar age and type to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB2200F.

The worst display across comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The WB2200F has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Samsung digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras that were released around the same time as the WB2200F.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera has an average expert rating of 63% based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and PC Mag. It seems that experts really don't rate this Samsung digital camera very highly.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not noisy. Three years ago Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 50 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website PC Mag “It suffers from image noise and slow autofocus”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Samsung WB2200F reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said in their review of the Samsung WB2200F “If you can get beyond its rather unusual shape and bulky size” nonetheless they rated the product 75 out of 100.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the WB2200F, the Samsung WB2200F does not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to look at including the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($493.16), or the DMC-FZ200 ($339.95) both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm HS30 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the WB2200F does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99), or the Fujifilm HS30 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the WB2200F are not 3D. The WB2200F is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the WB2200F does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99).

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB2200F are not waterproof. The WB2200F is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the WB2200F range from 2x to 210x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Samsung WB2200F has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WB2200F.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the HS30, the FinePix HS30EXR, or the S9200 ($301.92) all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($493.16) (4x and higher rated); or the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 (6.7x and cheaper).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WB2200F have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 20. When compared to other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the WB2200F that we have assessed, the maximum aperture number of the Samsung WB2200F of only 2.8 is one of the biggest.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung WB2200F is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung WB2200F is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Samsung digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB2200F. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on 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 memorys amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the WB2200F the internal memorys range from 8MB to 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB.

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Heavy

The WB2200F is quite heavy (618 grams) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WB2200F. The lightest camera of a similar type and age to the WB2200F is 120g , the heaviest is 910g, and the average weight is 510g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the FinePix HS30EXR (637g), or the HS30 (637g) both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99) (628g) which is also higher rated.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The WB2200F is a one number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and spec is 2.6 and the largest is 19. At 5.9, the Samsung WB2200F has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung WB2200F

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the WB2200F has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the WB2200F.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SL300, and the HS30 both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 ($339.95) is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the SL300, or the HS30 both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 ($339.95).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the HS30, the FinePix HS30EXR, and the S9200 ($301.92) all from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this bridge camera camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the SL300 (CCD and higher rated), or the FinePix SL 300 (CCD and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99) (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
HDMI Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

2 Awards

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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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Product Identifiers

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