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Samsung WB2200F 60x Ultra Zoom Announced

Samsung has announced the new Samsung WB2200F with a 60x optical zoom lens and dual grip design.

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Samsung WB2200F 60x Ultra Zoom Announced: WB2200F

Samsung has announced the new Samsung WB2200F with a 60x optical zoom lens, and a dual grip design that makes the camera look more like a full-frame professional Digital SLR rather than an ultra zoom bridge camera. The camera features fullHD video recording, built in Wi-Fi and NFC for instant sharing, manual shooting, and the 60x optical zoom covers the equivalent of 20 - 1200mm in 35mm terms. To help keep shots steady, apart from the large grip, the camera also has optical image stabilisation, as well as an electronic viewfinder on the rear. Price and release date is not yet known.

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 60x Ultra Zoom Announced: Samsung WB2200F 002 Back Black

From Samsung: LAS VEGAS, US – January 07, 2014 – Photographers with an eye for detail can now get even closer to the action with the Samsung WB2200F, a Super Bridge Long Zoom camera featuring an incredible 60x Optical Zoom. This premium model is intuitively designed and offers a powerful optical performance ideal for photographers who value high quality imagery, while the long life battery allows users to indulge their passion for longer periods of time than ever before.

Tag & Go : Simply Tap to Share Memories

Boasting the latest Smart Connectivity features, the WB2200F is equipped with NFC and Wi-Ficapabilities so that photographers can share their creations easily and quickly. The brand new ‘Tag & Go’ feature even goes one step further, seamlessly connecting the WB2200F with smartphones through simply touching the two devices together, no configuration required. This then enables a host of clever features designed to improve both usability and functionality. Photo Beam sends photos being viewed on the camera straight to smartphones, while AutoShare saves images straight to smartphone in real time, removing the burden of manually backing up pictures. With Remote Viewfinder photographers can use their smartphone to control the WB2200F, a great solution for setting up group or individual shots, while Mobile Link allows the transfer of selected images to smartphones to help organize the viewing experience.

Samsung WB2200F 60x Ultra Zoom Announced: Samsung WB2200F 003 Right Angle Black 1

Featuring a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, the WB2200F produces images alive with color and rich in detail so that the resulting pictures are just as real as the scenes themselves. The outstanding 60x Optical Zoom allows photographers to capture more intimate shots and get closer to their subject, ensuring that images taken from afar retain impressive detail and accuracy. With the option to operate the zoom at double speed, or to go directly from zero to 60x zoom, the range of flexible shooting options provide greater image control to help secure the desired shots. With a 20mm Ultra Wide angle users can pack even more into the frame to create vibrant images which don't miss a thing. 1080/30p Full HD Movie recording delivers high quality video, which can be enjoyed in in brilliant detail on the 75.0mm (3.0-inch) hVGA LCD screen that also displays the device’s EVF.

With a dual-grip, portable and sleek black casing and solid professional appearance, the WB2200F is comfortable and easy to hold. Its Electronic Viewfinder makes photographer’s jobs easier and more pleasurable, and the device’s i-Function control is another advanced element of its offering that facilitates full manual control accessed through the touch of a button. Amateur and expert photographers alike can benefit from Smart Mode, a range of automatic modes which offer the ideal settings for any shooting scenario. Whether it is capturing the beauty of a setting sun with 'Sunset' mode or the excitement of a fast paced sporting event with 'Action Freeze' mode, Smart Mode does the work so that users can simply concentrate on enjoying the photography experience.

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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hobbs 18 1.3k Japan
7 Jan 2014 11:53PM
What an ugly camera
tttfoto 21 592 Germany
8 Jan 2014 6:36AM
OMG!!! paparazzi pocket cam, with a built in phone it would be perfect for the private dicks (detectives) for long distance portraits.........
tttfoto 21 592 Germany
8 Jan 2014 6:38AM
Better still, perfect for those introvert street togs
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 9:29AM
A monster of a camera and with a sensor that can be found in mobile phones! Smile
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
8 Jan 2014 10:02AM

Quote:A monster of a camera and with a sensor that can be found in mobile phones! Smile

Yep. Unless there's some stellar processor in there, you can imagine the noise you're gonna get. Good for fun shots, though.
meyeview 13 1.4k 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 12:09PM
i wouldn't waste my money on this ugly piece of junk (imho).
Ahaios 9 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 1:17PM
LOL, is this photogear comedy time?
mikesavage 20 299 2 England
11 Jan 2014 12:26AM
It does seem like a huge amount of technology to surround such a small sensor with. I'd have expected at least a 1/1.7" sensor, with 2/3" even better.
JDC9486 12
16 Jan 2014 1:12AM
Yet another perfect example of a product that could not possibly have been consumer tested before its release. Judging by the negative comments above - I agree with them, by the way - this product will do nothing to enhance Samsung's professional reputation, let alone its bottom line. Camera manufacturers please hear us photographers - smaller, lighter, sturdier, with much fewer features, larger sensors, and integrated viewfinders, ok?

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