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Samsung WB2200F Hands-On Preview

Samsung WB2200F Hands-On Preview - We have a look at the new Samsung WB2200F bridge camera with a 60x optical zoom lens.

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Samsung WB2200F in Compact Cameras

Samsung WB2200F (6) (Custom)

The Samsung WB2200F is a new ultra zoom bridge camera from Samsung with a vertical and horizontal grip. The camera offers an electronic viewfinder, a 60x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 20-1200mm in 35mm terms, optical image stabilisation and full HD video recording with stereo sound.

Key Features

  • 16.4 megapixel B.S.I CMOS sensor
  • 60x optical zoom lens, 20-1200mm equivalent
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • 3inch hVGA screen
  • EVF with dioptre correction
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • FullHD video recording with stereo sound
  • High Speed 176x128/360fps, 384x288/240fps video
Samsung WB2200F (3) (Custom)

We've tried to demonstrate the amount of optical zoom possible below, showing a wide-angle shot, and then using the 60x optical zoom to zoom into the middle of the frame:

Samsung WB2200F Wide Zoom Shots (2) (Custom) Samsung WB2200F Wide Zoom Shots (1) (Custom)
Wide-angle Full Optical Zoom

The camera has a large rubber grip whether held vertically or horizontally, and offers a number of buttons and controls to change settings as well as a function button. To switch between the rear screen and the electronic viewfinder (EVF) there is a button next to the EVF.

Samsung WB2200F Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Samsung WB2200F Specifications

Max Aperturef/2.8 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent20mm - 1200mm
Optical Zoom60x
Image Sensor
Pixels16.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size1/2.3inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolutionhVGA 460k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest1sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting8fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30fps
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion BP-1410
Battery Life (CIPA rating)600shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsSamsung WB2200F, USB AC Adapter, USB cable, Battery, Neck Strap, Lens cap, Quick Start Guide

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dannyr 8 46 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2014 8:27AM
Like the idea of a 20-1200 zoom, not too fond of the fixed portrait grip, unless it allows them to put a huge battery in there.

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