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Samsung EC-WB100 16MP Bridge Camera - Red 16MP, 26x Zoom 720P HD Recording @ Argos - £109.99
Samsung EC-WB100 16MP Bridge Camera - Red 16MP, 26x Zoom 720P HD Recording @ Argos - £109.99

Samsung EC-WB100 16MP Bridge Camera - Red 16MP, 26x Zoom 720P HD Recording @ Argos - £109.99

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the spec on this camera is pretty impressive for a Bridge style camera.

Samsung.
16 megapixels.
Focal length of 22.5-810mm.
26 x optical zoom.
3in screen.
Minimum ISO rating 80 and maximum ISO rating 3200.
Shutter speed of 1/800 to 1/2000 sec.
Image stabilisation.
Optical anti-blur.
Continuous shooting 2.2fps.
Accepts SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.
16 scene modes.
720p HD recording . (EVEN THOUGH SITE SAYS 1080p)
Video capture with sound.
Strap, shoulder strap and USB cable.
Features intelligent scene mode feature.
Requires 4 x AA batteries (included).
Size H86.45, W114.48, D79.26cm.
Weight 403g.

According to the Samsung website this model does not record 1080p but 720p
- wombat6025

88 Comments

Great spec

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

which specs are impressive for a bridge camera?



well, 26x zoom is really good.

and if you look at a NIKON L310 the zoom on that is 21x and its being sold at £175 at argos.

so a samsung with 26x zoom is a bargain for this, dont you think

also the 1080p HD recording is impressive too
Edited by: "Reecapp" 26th Jul 2012

Reecapp

well, 21x zoom is really good.




26x is better though

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

not when the spec you listed says it has 26x X)and not impressive when … not when the spec you listed says it has 26x X)and not impressive when you can get 42x



lol i realised that mistake i meant 26x and i edited my comment after i refreshed the page and saw your guys replies

any way 42x??? what price though for that kinda zoom?

Reecapp

lol i realised that mistake i meant 26x and i edited my comment after i … lol i realised that mistake i meant 26x and i edited my comment after i refreshed the page and saw your guys repliesany way 42x??? what price though for that kinda zoom?




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Edited by: "dontasciime" 26th Jul 2012

whatsThePoint

not when the spec you listed says it has 26x X)and not impressive when … not when the spec you listed says it has 26x X)and not impressive when you can get 42x



You can get 42x zoom on a £130 camera?
Please tell me which and where as I'm after one.

Original Poster

dontasciime

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0071L3MFQ/?tag=hydra0b-21&hvadid=11202058805&ref=asc_df_B0071L3MFQ



DAYUUUUUMMMMMM £333 might as well go for an SLR

^ you asked the price

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

that wasn't the question, op said the spec was impressive and it isn't



YEAH for 130 quid dude

Original Poster

dontasciime

^ you asked the price



i know i did. im just shocked at it, cant i express my feelings

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

and it only does 720p not 1080p



nope 1080p

Banned

26x so what..... not good for hand holding, need a tripod.

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

i got my info from the samsung website, where did you get yours?



argos website.. i think i know which one you are confused by.. argos sell a black one that has 720p recording only and the red one has 1080p.. pretty strange that..

can you send me a link??

this is the link for the black one.. i dont know what the model number is though HERE

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

i got my info from the samsung website, where did you get … i got my info from the samsung website, where did you get yours?http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/camera-camcorder/compact-cameras/performance/EC-WB100ZBABAU-features"720p HD Movie RecordingWhether you’re hiking through an idyllic meadow or strolling past a butterfly bush in full bloom, shoot HD-quality videos as you go. This stylish, yet powerful camera captures 720p HD-quality video at 30 frames per second ."



if you look at this link here

samsung.com/au/…pec

it says 1280 x 720 recording, what does that mean

It's a decent camera at at decent price , Don't worry about troll boy , he gets off trying to be smart and condescending in most of his posts

I didn't realise they still made cameras that take AA batteries!

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

oO me confused, your the one believing argos's wrongly written spec over … oO me confused, your the one believing argos's wrongly written spec over what samsung says it has X)



dude are you for real.... read what i put THERE ARE TWO CAMERAS BEING ADVERTISED ONE BLACK ONE RED RED HAS 1080P BLACK HAS 720P

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

your the one trolling, i was just pointing out the spec isn't impressive, … your the one trolling, i was just pointing out the spec isn't impressive, you can get the same spec from the fuji outlet from around £100 so its common spec at best



did he say your name, so this means you know you are trolling lmao..

fujifilms are entry levels and arent that good..

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

its a £130 budget camera are you claiming its above entry level X) you … its a £130 budget camera are you claiming its above entry level X) you clearly know nothing about cameras so i'll leave you to buy your different colour so different spec camera from argos X)



no nikons and samsungs are better than fujifilms i have asked a pro. all bridge cameras arent entry level. you can get some basic basic bridge cameras and thats what fujis are.

Reecapp

i know i did. im just shocked at it, cant i express my feelings



You can do what you want

would rather pay more and get a sony, panasonic or canon

Original Poster

cigbunt

would rather pay more and get a sony, panasonic or canon



which one would you get

The downside to a big zoom is the camera shake which tends to get magnified too so really need to shoot at high shutter speeds which means plenty of light unless there is a good image stabilisation system built in.

Original Poster

whatsThePoint

top 10 bridge cameras as defined by people who know far more about … top 10 bridge cameras as defined by people who know far more about cameras than you1: Nikon Coolpix P5102: Fujifilm X-S13: Panasonic Lumix FZ484: Sony Cybershot HX100v5: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS6: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR7 - Panasonic Lumix FZ1508 - Fujifilm FinePix S29509 - Kodak Easyshare Max Z99010 - Olympus SP-620 UZhttp://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-10-best-ultra-zoom-bridge-digital-cameras-16928




but looking at the bloomin price!! find something around 130£

Original Poster



8 - Fujifilm FinePix S2950



this is cheapest but the specs are no where near this samsung

Crikey guys,head's exploding. Given up on this one...going to buy a single use disposable instead.

The ppl complaining about this camera "only" having a 26x zoom obviously ingnoring the fact that the zoom starts at 22.5mm (nikon 25mm). This makes an enormous difference on the wide angle side. This model is new and there is no reviews/feedback I could find. Judging by Samsungs past performance, this will be average image quality and probably well suited for holiday snaps but not for competition images. Size would be a problem for me though, because it's much bigger than a WB700.

BTW, whatsThePoint, do you understand how modern marketing works? You should not rely on those "Best Buy" charts.
Edited by: "pet2000" 26th Jul 2012

Original Poster

pet2000

The ppl complaining about this camera "only" having a 26x zoom obviously … The ppl complaining about this camera "only" having a 26x zoom obviously ingnoring the fact that the zoom starts at 22.5mm (nikon 25mm). This makes an enormous difference on the wide angle side. This model is new and there is no reviews/feedback I could find. Judging by Samsungs past performance, this will be average image quality and probably well suited for holiday snaps but not for competition images. Size would be a problem for me though, because it's much bigger than a WB700.BTW, whatsThePoint, do you understand how modern marketing works? You should not rely on those "Best Buy" charts.



What would you say is better this camera or the NIKON L120

Reecapp

What would you say is better this camera or the NIKON L120


The L120 on offer @ Argos will be the L310

Wouldn't touch this with a barge pole until someone does a proper review of it with multiple sample pics in varying conditions showing what that 16mp sensor is capable of (not much i'm guessing).

It was only announced last month (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/29/samsung-brings-out-wb100-camera-with-26x-lens/) and does 720p, not 1080p. As someone previously said, this is a budget compact with a big zoom.

I got the S2950 from ASDA for £90.... still haven't fully figured out how to use it :D. hope it's worth it

Hot hot hot. This is a steal for a bridge camera; I got a bog-standard point-and-shoot for this kinda price not long ago.

Only thing putting me off is the bright red chasis.

nedge2k

As someone previously said, this is a budget compact with a big zoom.


The lens isn't that small; I expect it'd have much better optics than a budget compact.

schmoog

Hot hot hot. This is a steal for a bridge camera; I got a bog-standard … Hot hot hot. This is a steal for a bridge camera; I got a bog-standard point-and-shoot for this kinda price not long ago.Only thing putting me off is the bright red chasis.The lens isn't that small; I expect it'd have much better optics than a budget compact.




Black one is same price or was

Original Poster

Someone got this camera as an unwanted gift but in black, and they put it on sale for £140. So I decided to buy it after some haggling and got it for £85 with a free 2GB memory card. I’ve even got the box and receipt (bought from Argos)

I’ve took some test photos and they are really good, I might do a review on YouTube with test videos.

The bad points are that the colours and quality of image is quite grainy and washed indoors without flash. But maybe that’s because I don’t know how to tweak the settings

Is this normal with all cameras? If you take photos indoors without flash?
Also I was thinking of going back to Argos and see if they can swap it for the red one, with 1080p. Is this allowed?
Anyway this is a picture of a random cat I found on the streets lol. It was actually quite reluctant to come near the camera for the picture

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/534/sam0031l.jpg

So do you think it was worth it for the price I paid?

Edited by: "Reecapp" 27th Jul 2012

Reecapp

Someone got this camera as an unwanted gift but in black, and they put it … Someone got this camera as an unwanted gift but in black, and they put it on sale for £140. So I decided to buy it after some haggling and got it for £85 with a free 2GB memory card. I’ve even got the box and (receipt bought from Argos)I’ve took some test photos and they are really good, I might do a review on YouTube with test videos.The bad points are that the colours and quality of image is quite grainy and washed indoors without flash. But maybe that’s because I don’t know how to tweak the settingsIs this normal with all cameras? If you take photos indoors without flash?Also I was thinking of going back to Argos and see if they can swap it for the red one, with 1080p. Is this allowed?Anyway this is a picture of a random cat I found on the streets lol. It was actually quite reluctant to come near the camera for the picture So do you think it was worth it for the price I paid?




all of mine indoors without a flash look like VGA over orange/ purple speckly chunky grained *****

Original Poster

dontasciime

all of mine indoors without a flash look like VGA over orange/ purple … all of mine indoors without a flash look like VGA over orange/ purple speckly chunky grained *****



lol good description, thats how mine basically are. so i guess its normal, btw which camera do you have?


Edited by: "Reecapp" 27th Jul 2012

Reecapp

dude are you for real.... read what i put THERE ARE TWO CAMERAS BEING … dude are you for real.... read what i put THERE ARE TWO CAMERAS BEING ADVERTISED ONE BLACK ONE RED RED HAS 1080P BLACK HAS 720P



Are you for real? Do you truly believe Samsung have released an Argos exclusive model in red only that shoots 1080p; whilst every other colour and every other outlet only shoot 720p?

Argos do have exclusive models, sometimes with good extra features - but I've never seen them use the same model number.
I've added a note to the post details - feel free to delete it or correct your title and post as you see fit

Edited by: "wombat6025" 27th Jul 2012

whatsThePoint

you take an awful pic of a cat by zooming in far to close and cutting the … you take an awful pic of a cat by zooming in far to close and cutting the top of its head off and paws, do you really think your in a position to judge anything to do with photography X)



Could we leave out personal attacks please?

How would you know the OP hasn't cropped the picture to show more detail - in my view the camera has dealt quite well with this shot; better than my Panasonic FZ38 would.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 27th Jul 2012

whatsThePoint

cropped to look like that oO impossible to judge which would take a … cropped to look like that oO impossible to judge which would take a better pic without comparing a pic taken by both at the same time



Stop being so crass.

I agree you can't properly judge without a side-by-side comparison; but I've taken dozens of pictures of animals with my FZ38 so feel justified in my comment.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 27th Jul 2012

galego

I got the S2950 from ASDA for £90.... still haven't fully figured out how … I got the S2950 from ASDA for £90.... still haven't fully figured out how to use it :D. hope it's worth it


How did you get it for that price, I've just looked and it's £119
I'm looking for a new camera, not too fussed about photo quality as I'm hardly an expert. I do want it to take good videos though as we're having a baby soon.
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