Samsung WB600 Digital Camera - Gun Metal (12MP, 15x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD - £126.50 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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These Samsung cameras are superb quality,i already have the WB550 but at this lowest ever UK price i just had to buy it,gets fantastic reviews and is at least as good as Panasonic's TZ range,grab it now.

Manufacturer's Description
WB600
With a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens and 15x Super-zoom, capture the whole world and bring it closer to you. Plus, Samsung's Full Manual Control lets you capture those moments you might otherwise miss out on, in auto mode.

Ultra-wide angle & 15X Optical Zoom
Have it all, literally with the Samsung WB600. It's the first to combine a 24mm ultra wide angle lens with an up close and personal 15x optical zoom. With more options and a deeper perspective, you'll capture more fun out of every moment and relive each detail with artistic depth and perspective and with absolute ease. And you'll be able to fit more in frame when objects seem too close. Whether it's an extended family around an even more extended dining room table, or a sprawling landscape, the WB600 lets you get the most out of life.


Full Manual Control
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Full Manual Control
Get more creative and make use of full manual controls - shoot like a pro using aperture priority, shutter priority, or adjusting the settings manual. For the times when you want to point and shoot the WB600 also has Smart Auto mode. This mode uses extremely clever technology to assess the type of photo you are taking and then optimizes the camera automatically to ensure the best results possible are achieved.

HD Movie recording
Imagine having HD video recording capabilities in a camera that fits in the palm of your hand. One that delivers impressive 720p HD quality video and 30 frames per second. With the H.264 format it offers recording time that is longer than MP4 and 4 times longer than MJPEG video. And this camera lets you get creative - just use one of its many tool effects, such as sketch mode. Then hook it up to any HDTV or HD monitor with an HDMI connector and you're ready to share all the HD action.

Smart Auto
This mode uses extremely clever technology to assess the type of photo you are taking and then optimize the camera automatically to ensure the best results possible are achieved. All this in less than the blink of an eye. Whether it's catching your friends on a night on the town or a waterfall off a mountain. What you get is exactly what you had in mind. Plus all the credit.

Face Recognition
An evolution of Face Detection that not only detects a face, but recognizes faces it has seen before and prioritises them so your favourite faces are always perfectly focused and exposed.

Dual Image Stabilization
Dual image Stabilisation incorporates the best sensor shift mechanisms of Optical Image Stabilisation with the sophistication of Digital Image Stabilisation to give you ultra-clear images without blur.

Perfect Portrait System
With our unique perfect Portrait system, you can get beautiful portrait shots in every condition and moment.

Recycle bin
Accidents happen. But now that shot you didn't really mean to delete is saved in the WB600's Recycle Bin. You can rest easy, because every shot is automatically stored in a temporary folder just in case you have second thoughts.

Box Contains
Samsung WB600 Gun Metal camera
Wrist strap
Lithium Ion battery
User Manual
Software CD
Warranty
AC Adapter
USB Cable
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#1
I want this!
#2
I bought this when it was £170 ish. It's a good camera but has a few niggles. The best part about it is the smart auto feature which basically takes a perfect picture in all settings. When you fiddle around with the manual settings however they never seem to work properly. The macro on it is really bad. The pixel density isn't that great and I certainly wouldn't buy it at £170 again but it's worth £126 I'd say.
#3
Bargain at this price,
#4
This is a poor camera, I purchased from Argos in December £129. The overall picture quality was poor. Went into Jessop’s for advice in case I was doing something wrong. The bloke told me that they had loads of returns and would not recommend this camera to anybody. The spec reads fantastic, trust me the quality is poor. In the end I returned the camera to Argos and opted for a Nikon, not as good spec but I can’t fault the picture quality.
#5
One of the worst cameras £126 can buy. In terms of spec, its brill but unfortunately performance is not equivalent to say the least. My recommendation/alternative spend a little more for the Sony hx5/v. Absolutely fantastic. For now, everyone VOTE COLD!


Edited By: joshcharm on Jan 20, 2011 15:28
#6
joshcharm
One of the worst cameras £126 can buy. In terms of spec, its brill but unfortunately performance is not equivalent to say the least. My recommendation/alternative spend a little more for the Sony hx5/v. Absolutely fantastic. For now, everyone VOTE COLD!



Voted hot! :D
#7
Well all the reviews must have it wrong,thanks for your insight anyway.and i would hardly say another £76 for the Sony is a little more.
joshcharm
One of the worst cameras £126 can buy. In terms of spec, its brill but unfortunately performance is not equivalent to say the least. My recommendation/alternative spend a little more for the Sony hx5/v. Absolutely fantastic. For now, everyone VOTE COLD!



Edited By: toddy888 on Jan 20, 2011 18:15
#9
DPreview seem to like it but they are only the top photography website in the world,
joshcharm
One of the worst cameras £126 can buy. In terms of spec, its brill but unfortunately performance is not equivalent to say the least. My recommendation/alternative spend a little more for the Sony hx5/v. Absolutely fantastic. For now, everyone VOTE COLD!
#10
I've got this camera and its excellent. I've been more than happy with the picture quality, and all the reviews i read before buying it seem top rate it highly as well.
The only bad reviews it gets seems to be concerning the GPS, but that feature is only on the WB650.... not this WB600.
Hot from me.... this is the cheapest price i've seen it.
#11
Just for balance I'll point out that my Mrs' Panasonic TZ10 is rubbish indoors, even with the flash the backgrounds look horribly noisey even at lowish ISO. Her old 7Mp Ixus was miles better in that respect.
2 Likes #12

Funny how the US has a more unbiased view of brands like Samsung, LG and Casio.
Technology wise ,over thirty Years, i've owned Hitachi,Sony,Phillips,Toshiba,Nikon,Panasonic,LG and Samsung.
I've paid big money for the established Japanese brands.They've all let me down reliability wise after a few short Years.
Two years ago, after my Toshiba 37" lcd tv completely gave in with only 21 months of use, i bought a Samsung led tv.
More than happy.
The Japanese are like the German motor manufacturers, they are living on their past reputations.
I read recently that even Sony have signed a contract for Taiwanese lcd panels!
#13

This is for the WB650 NOT the WB600

Am tempted though
#14
siadwel
This is for the WB650 NOT the WB600Am tempted though

I think the only difference between the two is the Amoled screen and the GPS.
#15
Biker Jeff
I think the only difference between the two is the Amoled screen and the GPS.
that is absolutely correct, having researched in and around the WB650 to death (and the Panasonic TZ10). The optics and sensor are identical, the post-processig firmware might be slightly different though (but I doubt it). Best price for the WB650 is £189 delivered so that makes the price premium for the GPS and AMOLED approx £60 - apparently the screen blows everyone away when they see it, and so probably worth at least half the extra;I won't know if it wows me until tomorrow when my 650 is due to arrive :D
#16
I must confess that when i posted this,i didn't say that i bought it today VAT free off Amazon delivered to Jersey for £105 so i am lucky (but it does cost a fortune to live here),but at £126.50 it is still a bargain.This camera was £249 when released less than a year ago.
#17
Is this a poor man NEX5?
#18
Civic EG6
Is this a poor man NEX5?


No. There is no comparison at all between the WB600 and the NEX-5, they're nothing like each other, except that they are both cameras:

http://snapsort.com/compare/Samsung_WB600-vs-Sony_Alpha_NEX-5
#19
andyken
Civic EG6
Is this a poor man NEX5?


No. There is no comparison at all between the WB600 and the NEX-5, they're nothing like each other, except that they are both cameras:

http://snapsort.com/compare/Samsung_WB600-vs-Sony_Alpha_NEX-5


X)
#20
I love these threads, particularly when folk start going off at tangents comparing apples with oranges.

Whilst time will tell if this is a good deal, I have ordered based on professional reviews and my need for a cheapish compact point and shoot super zoom with wide angle capabilities.

If I have learned one thing about cameras, that is that they polarise opinion and one can spend a lifetime looking for the ideal camera at the right price best suited to the job. :D

Edited By: Baldricky on Jan 20, 2011 22:31
#21
DPreview is actually a UK website but because most users are American they use that format,
#22
Baldricky
I love these threads, particularly when folk start going off at tangents comparing apples with oranges.

Whilst time will tell if this is a good deal, I have ordered based on professional reviews and my need for a cheapish compact point and shoot super zoom with wide angle capabilities.

If I have learned one thing about cameras, that is that they polarise opinion and one can spend a lifetime looking for the ideal camera at the right price best suited to the job. :D



If ATI & Nvidia start bringing out cameras you know we're looking at geek armageddon...
#23
I have one of these and i've voted this hot.
I paid £190 for it back in July and for a camera that competes with the TZ8 (not the tz10 as that has gps in it, wb650 for that) for a lower price it is a good deal.

Image quality is good at the lower ISO's which is normal for a small sensor camera (again the panasonics are identical in this regard) and while it is no DSLR (which I do use on a daily basis) it provides a very useful and flexable small compact form camera with a lens that offers the same usable range as a Tamron/Sigma 18-250 lens.

Also another thing about this camera, change the Photo Style setting to Vivid and it really brings the colouring of the images to life.

In the end, you need to view the images it produces and flickr has a number of examples on there (some are mines) and from there decide if it produces images that are pleasing.
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=samsung+wb600&s=int&ss=2&z=t
#24
This is the same camera(apart from the 610 is supposed to have Amoled screen) as the WB610 that is exclusive to Jessops, they were selling for around £140 a couple of weeks ago.

I got one and I love it, easy to use and great results. One word of warning though, its is a tad on the large size and not the lightest.

Hot
#25
Which Magazine give the 650 (i.e the one with GPS and the AMOLED screen, a 'Best Buy' 71%, which is up there with the best (The TZ10 gets 74%).

This model hasn't yet been tested, but it will no doubt do pretty well, and may lose 1 or 2% due to the screen and GPS features, so expect around 69%.

For the price it's excellent, the closest competition (in terms of price band) is the Panasonic FS30 at around the same price in Argos (if you can find stock)

NB The Sony HX5 as mentioned in another post also gets 71%, but obviously 'only' has 10mp (although lets remember its not about the MP's its how the sensor uses them)

Edited By: thelatics on Jan 21, 2011 08:37: add info
#26
This is a good deal. The 600/650 get good reviews. The only downside for me compared to similar is the noise on video when zooming. I now the sound can be muted when zooming but that is going to sound odd on occasions. I want GPS so leaning towards TZ10/HX5

P.S I believe DP review is now owned by Amazon.

Edited By: rheumatoid on Jan 21, 2011 08:38
1 Like #27
One point to note when looking at camera reviews, or any review for that matter is the selling price or the review price as this is very much a factor in an rating.

If a camera scores 80% in tests in July 2010 based on a review price of £189, it follows that if that camera were reviewed again in Jan 2011 at a review price of £126 its rating would most likely change.

If technology had marched on massively and the camera/item was in Jan 2011 deemed old technology or obsolete, then even with the price drop the rating of the camera/item would most likely fall. If however six months on the camera/item was still very much current technology, the drop in price would most likely see the cameras rating increase.

Would the Samsung WB600 receive a higher rating today at a selling price of £126 than it did in mid 2010? My belief is that it would and thus that was part of my buying decision.

I know that the above may well be stating the obvious, but having had to explain the principle to two colleagues this week, I thought it worth a mention.
#28
It says it's £134.49 now
#29
Hmmm I was looking at the Casio Exilim H5 about the £105 mark. £115 on Amazon at the moment.
#30
Price is now £169.99 - must be all the business from UKHD!
#31
bristoluk
Price is now £169.99 - must be all the business from UKHD!


Sold by Purelygadgets now at this price!!!
#32
toycollector
Funny how the US has a more unbiased view of brands like Samsung, LG and Casio.Technology wise ,over thirty Years, i've owned Hitachi,Sony,Phillips,Toshiba,Nikon,Panasonic,LG and Samsung.I've paid big money for the established Japanese brands.They've all let me down reliability wise after a few short Years.Two years ago, after my Toshiba 37" lcd tv completely gave in with only 21 months of use, i bought a Samsung led tv.More than happy.The Japanese are like the German motor manufacturers, they are living on their past reputations.I read recently that even Sony have signed a contract for Taiwanese lcd panels!


sony's lcd panels are made by its a joint venture with hitachi or sourced from samsung or sharp

Edited By: royals on Jan 21, 2011 23:11
#33
pixmania have it for 119
#34
donegal
pixmania have it for 119

plus 7.60 delivery, import and good luck

Edited By: royals on Jan 26, 2011 01:04

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