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Samsung WB700 review

A compact with an 18x zoom and full manual control

Our Verdict

For

  • Excellent build quality
  • Nice lens
  • Lovely colour reproduction
  • Sharp focusing

Against

  • Poor image quality at high sensitvity settings
  • Over exposes in complex light
  • The miniature mode doesn't impress

Samsung wb700

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Samsung WB700 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Samsung wb700 resolution iso 100
Samsung wb700 resolution iso 100

Samsung wb700 resolution iso 80
Samsung wb700 resolution iso 80

ISO 80, score: 22 (see full image)

Samsung wb700 resolution iso 100
Samsung wb700 resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

Samsung wb700 resolution iso 200
Samsung wb700 resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Samsung wb700 resolution iso 400
Samsung wb700 resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Samsung wb700 resolution iso 800
Samsung wb700 resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score:16 (see full image)

Samsung wb700 resolution iso 1600
Samsung wb700 resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Samsung wb700 resolution iso 3200
Samsung wb700 resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 14 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.2 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Image StabilizationElectronic, Optical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom18x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesSmile Detection, Face Detection, Manual White Balance
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)160 g
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.4 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height58.9 mm
Width105 mm
Depth24.9 mm
Focal Length4.06 mm to 73.08 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC, WAV
Flash ModesFlash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Auto Flash
Focus ModesManual, Auto
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelWB700
Product NameWB700 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-WB700ZBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The camera features a 24mm ultra-wide Schneider KREUZNACH lens to capture the perfect wide shot, as well as an outstanding 18X zoom function, made up of an 18X optical zoom plus a 1.3X Smart Zoom. The WB700 delivers sharp images with incredible detail in close up thanks to the camera"s 14 Megapixel (MP) CCD sensor. The flexibility of the WB700"s lens and zoom functions means that you can capture a broad landscape in the same 14MP detail as a bubbling brook in the distance.

Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone