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4.0 out of 5 stars Does Samsung know they sell this camera???, June 8, 2011
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This review is from: Samsung EC-WB700 Digital Camera with 14 MP and 18x Optical Zoom (Black) (Electronics)
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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Initial post: Jul 21, 2011 5:59:03 AM PDT
mitchg says:
Actually now - it IS on their US website, but I still can't find any formal reviews or comparisons on it. The price has come down about 10% - I do think its a very good buy. Still - it would be really nice to know how well it does in testing. DPreview just did a review of new super zoom cameras, and says Samsung didn't send them a wb700 for testing... Makes me wonder....

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customer says:
You can find a review of Samsung WB700 here
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/samsung_wb700_review/
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