Samsung WB690 Compact Superzoom Camera £59.99 @ Argos Ebay
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Samsung WB690 Compact Superzoom Camera £59.99 @ Argos Ebay

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Found 12th Jul 2012
Recently got hot at £75 from Jessops - this is £15 less and includes delivery. Brand new (with 12 month guarantee) and in silver only - the black version is £70.49 and refurbished.

also worth noting the following SquareTrade extended guarantee options:
3 years: £10.99
3 years inc. accidental damage: £16.99
Well worth it bearing in mind that any repair would cost considerably more to carry out, or even quote!

Blurb:

The Samsung WB690 features a huge 18x zoom lens with wide angle, so you’ll always have the viewpoint you’re looking for. This 12 megapixel camera also features dual image stabilisation and HD movies.

18x Schneider Zoom Lens
It’s hard to believe how Samsung have fitted this extra long zoom lens into such a compact camera. You get the equivalent of a 24-432mm lens on a 35mm camera. In other words everything from extra wide angle to super telephoto. With Schneider’s proven quality, particularly on Samsung cameras, you can be sure you’ll get excellent image quality.

12 Megapixels
The 12 megapixel image sensor inside the WB690 produces images of great sharpness and detail, and as a result the image resolution of the camera can be expanded to 14 megapixels with very little noticeable loss of image quality.

Great for Action Shooting
The WB-690 features a continuous shooting mode capable of taking 6 frames every second. In addition for those action sequences or in low light, it uses a combination of both optical and electronic image stabilisation.

Additional Features
•Face Detection for up to 10 faces
•Large 3” LCD Monitor
•45 Scene Mode options
+ PASM manual controls (important for an SLR user that wants an additional portable camera like me).

83 Comments

The mother has the WB600, it is a fantastic camera. Long battery life, quality body and produces stunning images thanks to the Schneider optics.

I got this model. I am in photography for >16 years and owned many cameras. Bought this one as a cheap ultra zoom for wife to point and shout kids. Loooong battery life as Gedtheshed already pointed.

Banned

Tempted to buy to it, but do i really need another camera?
Hot, hot, hot!

Again Hot Hot Hot!!!

Agree hot but do I need one

I have the WB600 which is excellent but it would be rude not to upgrade at this price! My wife is going to be seriously unimpressed though.

Good for the price, mines has just been sent back for repair though. Auto mode isn't the best.

I ordered one of the Samsung's with the front facing LCD that was posted at weekend from Argos eBay outlet. Still not got my camera as they use Yodel as delivery company. They wouldn't leave the parcel at the delivery address because I wasn't there to sign in person though other people were. They returned it to their depot and left it to Mel to work out what had happened. 20 mins on a national rate number yesterday to be told that they will try to redeliver today and that they will call me back to confirm. No phone call back so no idea if they're sending it out today and will accept another person signing for it. Very unimpressed. Will kick off PayPal refund of they don't leave it today and not bother with camera.

According to a letter from Yodels solicitors no one it allowed to criticizes them on any public forum!!!

(Yeah, right...)

Well I didn't get that letter and I have found their service to be awful. Never had any issues having stuff delivered to my work address before including items costing mote than 10 times what the camera did.
Both times I tried ringing was told there were unexpected high call volumes and wait time of 10 mins. As it was had to wait 15 mins to be put on hold ending up with over 20min call and then no call back so no idea if any closer go getting parcel delivered. No sign at close of play today and they can keep it as will open PayPal resolution on it for refund.

They are the worst company out there.

They delivered a new TV from Amazon to us in Jan, on one was in so the driver left it in full view leaning against our back door... In the rain. Why anyone uses them is a mystery? They must be very, very cheap...

iliko

I got this model. I am in photography for 16 years and owned many … I got this model. I am in photography for >16 years and owned many cameras. Bought this one as a cheap ultra zoom for wife to point and shout kids. Loooong battery life as Gedtheshed already pointed.



Are you happy with its performance compared with other cameras you have owned., really tempted with this being such a good price.


Great Camera. Great price.
Lots of good reviews on the net.
18X wide angle lens for £60!!!

Thanks for the heads-up OP.

just got one from jessops, great camera, would recommend it, for the price

flinnyourin

Are you happy with its performance compared with other cameras you have … Are you happy with its performance compared with other cameras you have owned., really tempted with this being such a good price.



Absolutely! Of course you can not do aperture or shutter priority, bracketing, raw format etc. like on DSLR. But if you do not know what these thing are then you do not need them :-). It is great for quick point and shoot photography and the winning point is 18x optical zoom which almost unreal in DSLRs and can be as bulky as 2.5kg like here
http://www.lensesforhire.co.uk/ekmps/shops/lensesforhire/images/canon-ef-500mm-f-4-l-is-usm-12-p[ekm]300x300[ekm].jpg

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Absolutely! Of course you can not do aperture or shutter priority, bracketing, raw format etc. like on DSLR. But if you do not know what these thing are then you do not need them :-). It is great for quick point and shoot photography and the winning point is 18x optical zoom which almost unreal in DSLRs and can be as bulky as 2.5kg like here
http://www.lensesforhire.co.uk/ekmps/shops/lensesforhire/images/canon-ef-500mm-f-4-l-is-usm-12-p[ekm]300x300[ekm].jpg[/quote]

It does have aperture and shutter priority (although you'll obviously not get thedepth of field control possible with a large sensored camera / SLR). Also has AE bracketing.

This is an excellent deal.... I paid over twice this price for the WB600.

how does it compare to Lumix TZ20 or TZ30? Ignoring the price difference?

I don't care about the superzoom, but which one would you recommend (point & shoot) for good quality images?

Lumix LX5? Any alternatives please???

Can't argue at that. That's a great price for 18x Optical!!

Excellent camera - bought it last week when it was £73 - cracking deal

How would you say this compares to the Lumix TZ10?

steve1221

They are the worst company out there.They delivered a new TV from Amazon … They are the worst company out there.They delivered a new TV from Amazon to us in Jan, on one was in so the driver left it in full view leaning against our back door... In the rain. Why anyone uses them is a mystery? They must be very, very cheap...



i hate them too, the guy that does the deliveries around here is a proper muppet too.

then again at least im always in so i get the goods, i just had DPD come today with one of those george foreman grills from amazon, and i signed for the item, dragged it into the living room (thought it was rather heavy) was about to open it, and notice its not my package, was for number 43, so had to rush to the door, luckily he had realised at the same time so i was able to get my parcel which was much lighter. someone who cant work out the number 4 from 43 shouldnt be working for a courier company.

If only it was a different brand, not keen on samsung cameras. Its not one of their strong areas.

Don't forget this is Argos Ebay!! Their brand new is an item sold instore, opened, used, then returned. Not sure how they still get away with it, but that's what they do!

bought, i have the WB600 and been happy with it, paid over a £100 for it too, this is bargain delivered.:)

Avoid...Argus Ebay Outlet + Yodel = My worst online shopping experience ever.
Edited by: "LeeA" 12th Jul 2012

comicmankev

Don't forget this is Argos Ebay!! Their brand new is an item sold … Don't forget this is Argos Ebay!! Their brand new is an item sold instore, opened, used, then returned. Not sure how they still get away with it, but that's what they do!

Can't be allowed to do that, surely? The eBay listing says 'NEW' oO

slipd

Can't be allowed to do that, surely? The eBay listing says 'NEW' oO



afraid so! Happened to me 3 times then I gave up. Check out the negatives, they almost all relate to so-called 'brand new'. They're not all like that of course, so you may get an actual new one (Because sometimes people bring things back without actually using them).

Banned

Does this do video recording?

Banned

Does this do video recording?

Banned

Does this do video recording?

yes it does, 720p HD 30fps

Any idea how long Argos eBay outlet take to send things out? I ordered this a couple of hours ago and I'm going on holiday Sunday... would love to have this by then but think I'll be left disappointed..

Great spec for the money - hot!

I actually ordered this last week for £72.48!

Don't know how good it is though all ankhs to using yodel for delivery!

They left a card on Saturday at 6:30pm. However it was already there when I got home at 3pm
I re arranged delivery for Wednesday 11th. By 4pm nothing so I checked the tracking info to see where it was, yodel has sent it back to Argos the day before!!!!

I'm soooooooo angry with Argos & yodel yet again! They will only refund once they get it back so cold take another week to get it Ito my account
I've opened a PayPal dispute & left negative feedback

In the end I bought it from Argos in store today for £74.99. Yes it's £15 more but at least I have the piece of mind knowing i've got it!

leebyron

Any idea how long Argos eBay outlet take to send things out? I ordered … Any idea how long Argos eBay outlet take to send things out? I ordered this a couple of hours ago and I'm going on holiday Sunday... would love to have this by then but think I'll be left disappointed..



It does say dispatched within 24hrs with express delivery so you should be ok but they have sold over 380 at the moment so good luck

After a 35minute call to YODEL turns out the guy I spoke to yesterday has done nothing. My camera has stayed sat at Loughborough depot since Monday evening. What a joke this company is. I will be invoicing them for the phone calls when I get my bill because I consider the problem to be their fault.

Hoping my battery starts improving. First two full charge and discharges lasted about 10-15 mins. Pretty rubbish. On third charge now and if it doesn't improve it's going back.

Takes good pics tho!! Bought it in store at Argos, £74.99

plymouthboy

Hoping my battery starts improving. First two full charge and discharges … Hoping my battery starts improving. First two full charge and discharges lasted about 10-15 mins. Pretty rubbish. On third charge now and if it doesn't improve it's going back.Takes good pics tho!! Bought it in store at Argos, £74.99



Thats not good, my WB600 lasts forever on a full charge.

I have the Samsung WB500, really cant decide whether to upgrade or not. Any advice guys?
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