Sporting a 60x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 20mm-1200mm, the Samsung WB2200F Smart camera has one of the largest zoom ranges that we have tested yet. This lens definitely covers all shooting situations, near or far. This versatility of this lens makes it ideal for travel or any other shooting situation that you are unsure what to expect. The iFn button on the side of the lens adds shortcuts to certain settings while shooting, a feature borrowed from their NX line of interchangeable lens cameras.
- Normal : 80cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 350cm ~ infinity(Tele)
- Macro : 10cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 150cm ~ 350cm (Tele)
- Auto Macro : 1cm ~ infinity (Wide), 150cm ~ infinity (Tele)
- Super Macro : 1cm (Wide, Minimum Focus Distance)
To assist you with in low-light conditions, Samsung included a compact, pop-up flash unit. This flash is manually operated, so you will never have to worry about it firing when you do not want it to.
- Wide : 80cm ~ 6m (ISO Auto)
- Tele : 1.5m ~ 3m (ISO Auto)
Your first option for composing your images, and the one that gives you the true dSLR feel, is the EVF. There is no sensor automatically switching between the LCD and EVF, but the button is conveniently located next to the EVF and easily within reach of your thumb. The EVF is small and is not incredibly high resolution, which makes it a less impressive than some of the EVFs that we have been seeing lately.
The main shooting/viewing source is the 3.0-inch, 460k dot LCD screen. This screen can be used to frame your images or as a full list of shooting details as shown above. The screen also provides easy access to all of the settings shown on it, along with your menus and playback of stored images and videos. With 3 levels of brightness, the LCD is pretty easy to see in most shooting conditions.
Controls Top: On top of the camera you will find the shutter release coupled with the zoom control. Under that is the camera's command dial, direct link (WiFi) button, power button, and mode dial.
Controls Back: To the top left you will find the EVF button next to the dedicated video recording button. Moving down the camera is the exposure compensation, menu and back buttons. Next is the 4-way controller, featuring shortcuts to the DISP, burst/self-timer, Macro and flash settings. Under that is the playback and Fn buttons. You will also see a second exposure compensation button that is active when you are shooting in portrait mode with the second shutter release shown below.
Built with the same shape and controls of a dSLR with a battery grip, the WB2200F features a second shutter release, zoom control and command dial. This allows you to shoot comfortably in the portrait orientation as well as landscape. The switch next to the shutter release turns this second set of controls on and off.
On the right side of the camera you will find the input/output ports. On top is the high-speed USB port. This port allows you to connect to a computer or charge the camera. On the bottom is a HDMI output that lets you connect the camera to any HDTV to view your images and HD videos.
Also on the right side of the camera is SD card slot. The camera accepts any SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards or a microSD card with SD adapter as shown above. Above is the Samsung EVO UHS-1 microSD card that was used to test the camera ( which is not included).
Powering the WB2200F is a 7.6V, 1410mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. This battery is capable of supplying up to 600 images on a single charge. This is a fantastic battery life and we are excited to see how this holds up when using the camera with its extra features. Charging the battery is done inside the camera via USB and the included USB power adapter.