Features & Controls

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samsung_wb750_lens.jpg The Samsung WB750 is equipped with a Schneinder-Kreuznach 18x optical zoom lens, which covers an equivalent focal range of 24 - 432mm. This broad zoom range gives you a great deal of versatility in framing photos.  The maximum aperture range of f/3.2 - f/5.8 (wide - telephoto). When the camera is powered down, it retracts into the body and has a built in lens cover to help protect the outer glass element. Samsung also incorporated their Dual IS system on the WB750, which combines digital and sensor-shift IS technologies to help you capture sharper, blur-free images when using the camera's telephoto capabilities.

This lens is paired with a 12.5-megpaixel, BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS type image sensor, which outputs an image that is 4096x3072 pixels. The sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 - 3200 in 1EV steps. This sensor also allows the camera to capture full 1080p HD video at 30fps in MPEG-4 (H.264) format with stereo sound.  


The 9-area, TTL Autofocus system covers a range of:

  • Normal : 2.62 ft. (80cm) - Infinity (Wide), 11.48 ft. (3.5m) - Infinity (Tele)
  • Macro : 1.96 in. - 2.62 ft. (5cm - 80cm) (Wide), 5.9 - 11.48 ft. (1.8m - 3.5m) (Tele)
  • Auto Macro : 1.96 in. (5cm) - Infinity (Wide), 5.9 ft. (1.8m) - Infinity (Tele)
  • Manual : 1.96 in. (5cm) - Infinity (Wide), 5.9 ft. (1.8m) - Infinity (Tele)



samsung_wb750_flash.jpgAbove you can see the WB750's built-in flash unit. This unit is typical in size for a compact camera, and boasts an effective range of approx. 1 - 11 ft. (0.3-3.35m) at wide angle, or 1.6 - 6 ft. (0.5-1.85m); using ISO Auto. The flash recharge time is approx. 4 seconds with a fully charged battery. Flash modes include: Smart Auto, Auto, Red-eye, Fill in, Slow Sync, Off,
and Red-eye Fix. To the right of the flash you can see the AF-assist lamp, which fires an orange beam to aid the AF system in low lighting. It also acts as the self-timer lamp.




samsung_wb750_back.jpgOn the back you'll find a large 3.0-inch TFT LCD display, which boasts hVGA resolution. You have four brightness adjustments to choose from: Auto, Dark, Normal, or Bright. To the right you can see the majority of the camera's controls. Starting on top you have the movie record button, which lets you start recoding HD video not matter mode you are currently in. Next is the menu button, which enters the WB750's menu screens. To the right is the burst mode key for quickly putting the WB750 into sequential mode. This button does not work in Smart Auto mode. The 4-way controller allows you to scroll through the menu and function screens. Pressing OK in the center accepts selections. When in still record mode, the 4-way pad can also be used as a shortcut.  "UP" will change the screen display to only basic information and back to all photo info, "DOWN" changes the focus mode, "LEFT" allows you to choose a flash mode, and "RIGHT" lets you set the self-timer. Mounted around the 4-way is a control dial, which lets you quick search through the menus, stored images, and also changes exposure settings when using the WB750's more advanced shooting modes; like aperture priority and full manual.  At the bottom you can see the Play button that moves the camera into playback mode, and the "Function" key that brings up the function shortcut menu. The function key also functions as the delete key in playback.




samsung_wb750_top.jpgOn top of the camera you will find the built-in speaker, stereo microphones, the power button, mode dial, and the shutter release with the zoom controls mounted around it. In playback mode, the zoom controls act as the index and magnify options. The mode dial has positions for: Smart Auto, Program AE, A-S-M (Aperture priority-Shutter speed priority-Manual), Dual IS, SCN, Panorama, Creative Movie marker, and Movie. 


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On the right hand side you will see a small port door that hides the camera's I/O ports. The top port is the USB 2.0 connection port, which handles various tasks. On top of transferring files to you PC or Mac via the included USB cable, it also handles charging the camera's battery. Lastly, it handles standard definition AV output (no cable included). At the bottom is a 1.3 type mini HDMI port, which is used for connecting the camera to your HDTV (cable NOT included).


















samsung_wb750_sd-battery.jpgThe WB750 includes approx. 8.3MB of internal memory, which is enough room for about one, maybe two 12-megapixel photos. Under the port on the bottom you will find a memory card slot that accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC type memory cards up ti 64GB. This is the first Samsung camera we've seen in a while that uses SD verses microSD type card; the latter we don't particularity care for due to their small size (very easy to loose).

Power is supplied by a SLB-10A Li-ion battery pack, which is rated at 1050mAh. Samsung claims this pack will allow you to capture about 220 photos on a single charge. The battery is charged inside the camera with the USB cable in about 150 minutes when plugged it into the small AC adapter that's included with the WB750 (not shown above). You can also plug the cable into any standard USB port to charge the camera, however it takes significantly longer than using the supplied AC adapter.


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