Samsung WB750 review

Big value super zoom that's loaded with features

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Samsung cameras typically offer excellent value, with bags of features for the price. The Samsung WB750 doesn't disappoint in this respect, with Samsung bringing it more in line with similarly specced superzooms from rival manufacturers.

Live Panorama, HDR and Full HD video (plus a high speed video shooting mode) are welcome new additions to a camera that was already fully featured.

We liked

Serious picture-taking functions (Aperture Priority, extensive bracketing options, fast drive modes) are balanced with entertaining additions such as the strong set of digital filters and high speed video capture. This is a well-rounded camera with wide appeal.

We disliked

The shortish battery life is irksome, particularly since the battery has to be recharged in-camera via USB. It's certainly worth considering buying a second battery if you plan on taking this camera travelling.

Final verdict

The breadth of exposure modes and menu options means that the Samsung WB750 is a camera that both beginners and more advanced users can tailor to their needs. Hardcore travel photographers might bemoan the lack of GPS, but in almost all other respects it gives more expensive big zoom compacts such as the Panasonic TZ30 a run for their money.

Ultimately, if built-in GPS doesn't top your list of requirements, and you're prepared to put up with the slightly disappointing high ISO performance, then, at the current street price of £160/$170, the Samsung WB750 represents a bit of a bargain.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.5 Megapixel
Product FamilyPerformance
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Image StabilizationDigital, Optical
Optical Zoom18x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Face Recognition, Blink Detection, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, Motion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)193.4 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4096 x 3072
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height59.4 mm
Width105.4 mm
Depth24.9 mm
Focal Length4 mm to 72 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Product ModelWB750
Product NameWB750 Digital Camera
Product LinePerformance
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberECWB750ZBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Zoom into the action with stunning detail

  • Shoot further and capture close-ups with 18x Optical Zoom
  • Take great photos - even in low light - with BSI CMOS sensor
  • Film full HD live action video and snap high-quality stills
  • Bring your footage to life with Creative Movie Maker
Package Contents
  • WB750 Digital Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty1 Year