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Samsung EC-WB700 Digital Camera with 14 MP and 18x Optical Zoom (Black)

by Samsung

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  • 18X Optical Zoom
  • Compact Super Zoom
  • 720 HD Movie
  • 14 Megapixel, 3.0 LCD

Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.9 x 2.3 inches ; 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B004M9F6YA
  • Item model number: EC-WB700ZBPBUS
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,337 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 4, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

Super long zoom

From the Manufacturer

The Samsung WB700 14-Megapixel 18x Optical Zoom Digital Camera combines an 18x zoom lens and 14-megapixel sensor in a compact body that is easy to travel with. And with optical image stabilization and Samsung's Smart Auto 2.0 feature, taking the perfect picture is just a click away.

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WB700 18x Optical Zoom Digital Camera (Black)
At a Glance:
  • 14-megapixel camera with 18x zoom lens for superior quality and focus range

  • Records HD video at 720p with zoom noise reduction feature for better sound

  • Dual and Optical image stabilization keeps shots sharp

  • Full manual controls give you artistic control

  • Face/smile/blink-detection automatically takes shots at the perfect moment

  • One-year limited warranty on parts and labor
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Samsung WB700 14 Megapixel 18x Optical Zoom Digital Camera Product Shot
Features a 24mm wide-angle lens with 18x optical zoom for clear, high resolution pictures. View larger.
Samsung WB700 14 Megapixel 18x Optical Zoom Digital Camera Product Shot
3-inch color LCD screen displays crisp, detailed photos. View larger.
Samsung WB700 14 Megapixel 18x Optical Zoom Digital Camera Product Shot
Full manual settings provide complete control so you can capture that perfect shot. View larger.
14 Megapixels and 18x Zoom Lens for Superior Quality
The Samsung WB700 features a 24mm, wide-angle, 18x optical zoom Schneider Kreuznach lens with 1.3x Smart Zoom to extend this camera's total zoom range to 24x. And thanks to a 14-megapixel 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, the Samsung WB700 delivers crisp, clear high-resolution photos.

3-Inch Color LCD Screen Displays Natural Color
Keep an eye on what you're shooting and review your shots with the 3-inch color LCD display, which gives you a crisp, clear picture with natural color and dynamic detail. This beautiful display gives you comfort and confidence in any external light condition.

Optical Image Stabilization for Sharp Images
Optical image stabilization is indispensable when taking low-light shots or when your hand is unsteady. By making adjustments to counteract hand-shake, the camera gives you sharp, focused results even in tough conditions.

Full Manual Settings Provide Complete Control
Unlike many compact cameras, the WB700 gives you full control over your camera, letting you set shutter speeds, aperture, and more. Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes make it easy to experiment with depth of field and speed, so you can indulge your creative side.

HD Movie Recording and Built-in HDMI
In addition to high-quality photos, the WB700 also takes beautiful HD video. It captures video in 1,280-by-720-pixel resolution at 30 frames per second. The camera's SoundAlive feature incorporates zoom noise reduction to give you clear sound recordings. The camera takes video in the MP4 format.

When you want to watch your videos, simply use an HDMI cord to connect the camera directly to your TV, computer, or DVD player.

Smart Auto 2.0 Creates the Perfect Shot
The Smart Auto feature takes the guesswork out of taking great shots--the camera analyzes key composition elements and selects from 17 different photo and 4 different movie modes.

A face/smile/blink-detection feature automatically detects if anyone's eyes are closed and won't let you take a shot if they are. The camera will automatically shoot when subjects smile or laugh, and it adjusts the lighting on up to nine different faces at once.

Built-in Special Effects with Smart Filter
Tap into your creative side with the built-in Smart Filter 2.0 feature. Smart Filter provides a wide range of color and lens effects to give your shots artistic flare. These effects include the miniature effect, which shrinks your subjects; vignetting, which fades the edges of your shots for a dramatic focus; and fish-eye, which offers a fun, distorted look.

The Beauty Shot feature automatically removes dark circles, facial blemishes, and imperfections to create perfect portraits.

Product and Warranty Information
The Samsung WB700 14-Megapixel 18x Optical Zoom Digital Camera outputs images in JPEG, EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, and PictBridge 1.0 formats. It supports MicroSD/SDHC cards up to 8GB.

The Samsung WB700 is backed by a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor.

What's in the Box
Camera, rechargeable battery, AC adapter/USB cable, strap, quick start manual, and software CD-ROM (user manual included).


Customer Reviews

Pictures outside looked very good, and the stabilization is truly amazing.
mitchg
When trying to shoot a picture the mode selection changes on its own not allowing you to take a picture until it reselect the mode you were on before.
mark
Personally though I would keep my HZ30W and wait until the next upgrade before buying.
C. Riley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By mitchg on June 8, 2011
I agree w/ the reviews before mine, about Samsung not even knowing they have this camera for sale. Its NOT on their US website, but IS on their overseas version... Yet those that DO happen to sell it here claim its the US model. I got one (not from Amazon) and did like it for the compactness, quality build, and excellent lens - 24mm w/ an 18x is pretty amazing, you have to admit!

But it charges thru a strange cable that has a usb port that connects to the charger head, and then to the cameras hdmi? input. Its NOT a usb port on the camera for charging. If you lose this special cable, you're screwed, and it is short.

The flash seem pretty weak, and speed of picture to picture pretty standard (slow.) Pictures outside looked very good, and the stabilization is truly amazing. I could make out license plates from 150 yards away. Well done on the lens. It chose a pretty slow shutter speed inside, even w/ the flash turned on. Many were blurred - I was surprised.

For the price I paid - $249, it seemed like a very fair deal, but I would rather pay just a bit more to get something I really think is much better. And Samsung - what is going on w/ your marketing of this product? It is AWFUL - not one review anywhere, and barely anyone is selling it.

Also - no paper manual for this camera is included. Its on CD, I guess - I didn't look at it, which I guess says a lot for the cameras ease of use. Like I said, its a good value, but I'd really like to see some professional review first, so I know how it compares w/ the competition.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By C. Riley on May 16, 2011
I have had this camera now for about 2 weeks and can only give it an "OK" rating. Compared to the HZ30W and HZ35W the pictures are not as vibrant. I have to also say that the same is true compared to the TL34HD. They are plenty clear, and certainly the zoom function is good, but the colors just don't look as life-like.

The better parts are, of course, the zoom and some other little improvements in the camera. The zoom on the WB700 is nice and the camera itself feels a bit more compact and solid than the HZ30W/HZ35W.

One thing that it is also missing one function I liked on the HZ30W/35W (and TL34HD) and that is the "vivid" mode. I believe all the other modes are there, but not "vivid." Seems like a strange thing to leave out and it would be helpful in order to get the camera to record the colors closer to what the eye sees since it isn't doing that on its own.

In general, the camera is an okay upgrade to the HZ30W. Personally though I would keep my HZ30W and wait until the next upgrade before buying. Hopefully Samsung will realize that the vivid mode is handy and add it back in.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Canuck_Doc on July 28, 2011
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I own a DSLR, but wanted something small and portable for every day use and travel. I purchased this online and started using it right away -- and I have no regrets. Image quality and features for a camera of this size and price are almost amazing. The wide angle at minimal zoom on this Samsung would cost me a fortune on my DSLR because I would have to buy a new lens. The telephoto is similarly impressive, but lacks some sharpness at maximal zoom. Contrast in images seems a little low at times, but then this is easily remedied in image editing software. I can recommend this camera without hesitation for travel or casual use. One complaint: the charging cable is way too short (it's only 18 in) and the connection is proprietary rather than mini-USB.
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