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Samsung WB700 review

A compact with an 18x zoom and full manual control

These graphs were produced using data generated by DXO Analyzer.

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO software.

Signal to noise ratio

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

Samsung wb700 snr
Samsung wb700 snr

JPEG images from the Samsung WB700 just beat the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 signal to noise ration score at ISO 100. From ISO 200 results for the WB700 are less impressive than the comparison cameras.

Dynamic range

Samsung wb700 dynamic range
Samsung wb700 dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung WB700's JPEGs compare well with the Panasonic TZ20 up to ISO 200, but as the sensitivity increases its perfomance drops off.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationDigital, 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
Image Sensor Size1/2.33" (6.13 mm x 4.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.9 mm
Width105 mm
Depth24.9 mm
Focal Length4.06 mm to 73.08 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesManual, Auto
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelWB700
Product NameWB700 Compact Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual Aperture
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.

Limited Warranty1 Year