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Samsung WB100 Digital Camera,16.2 MP, 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor, 26x Optical & 5x Digital Zoom, 22-580mm Zoom Lens, 3" LCD Screen, Red

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Samsung WB100: Picture 1 regular

About Samsung WB100

The Samsung WB100 Digital Camera (Red) features a 26x optical zoom, with its 22-580mm super-zoom lens and a 16.2 megapixel sensor that helps you capture life in outstanding detail, whether up-close or far away. Just as the 26x zoom aids you in shooting photos of wildlife and sports you can also record 720p HD movies to capture scenes, as well as enhance your photos with dozens of creative effects and shooting modes. The Dual Image Stabilization, with both optical and digital stabilization, ensures your shots will be sharp even when your hands aren't perfectly steady.

Enhancing the camera's ease of use are features such as the top dial with various shooting modes, external recording buttons and the use of 4x included "AA" batteries. Quickly switch between modes as the scenery and lighting changes with the top dial. Then begin shooting photos or videos in an instant with the external controls. Find a fresh charge anywhere "AA" batteries are sold, so you don't have to worry about having an electrical outlet and charger everywhere you shoot.

Samsung WB100 Features

  • 22-580mm Equivalent Zoom Lens with 26x Optical, 5x Digital Zoom: For a camera this small, having a 26x optical zoom is an outstanding feature that is the 35mm equivalent of an enormous 22-580mm super-zoom lens
  • 16.2MP 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor: Capture minute details and textures with the camera's 16.2 megapixel imaging sensor, making your images rich and clear even out to the long end of the optical zoom
  • 3.0" Rear Touch Screen: As large as some DSLR screens, the bright 3.0" touch panel LCD not only provides a larger, clearer screen but also the ability to shoot images by touch
  • Dual IS Optical & Digital Stabilization: Dual IS includes optical and digital image stabilization and it detects the most appropriate camera shake correction methods for any given shooting situation and applies them
  • 720p HD Video Recording: Shoot high definition 720p video anytime, anywhere right from the little digital camera. No longer limited to still images, with a simple push of the dedicated movie button you can record every moment in motion
  • Smart Auto & Live Panorama: Transform your shots into stylized photographs with Smart Auto and Live Panorama. Firstly, Smart Auto, analyses the key elements in photos and videos, automatically adjusting them to capture a great shot
  • Picture in Picture Image Capture: Picture in Picture (PIP) lets you insert one image within another to capture a story and display them both at once. Snap a picture of a game-winning goal and then a second of the cheering crowd to display the excitement of the scene in multiple shots
  • Smart Filter, Magic Frame & Split Shot: Have fun and explore your creativity with Samsung's Smart Filter effects. Cartoon Filter makes any photo look like an animated film, while Cross Filter makes light sources appear look like pointed stars

Samsung WB100 Specifications

Effective Pixel
16.2 MP
Total Pixel
16.4 MP
Image Sensor Type
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Still Image Mode: 1.0X - 26.0X(Optical)
/ 1.0X-5.0X(Digital)
Intelli-Zoom: 2.0X
Play Mode: 1.0X - 14.4X (Depends on Image Size)
Focal Length
4 mm (Equivalent to 22.3 mm in 35mm format)
F No.
3.1 (W) -5.9 (T)
Shutter Speed Modes
Smart Auto: 1/8 - 1/2,000 sec
Program: 1 - 1/2,000 sec
Night: 8 - 1/2,000 sec
±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Program AE
ISO Equivalent
Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200(3M)
Metering System
Multi, Spot, Center-Weighted, Face Detection AE
Focusing Range
Normal: 80 cm - Infinity (Wide), 350 cm - Infinity (Tele)
Macro: 10 cm - 80 cm (Wide), 200 cm - 350 cm (Tele)
Auto Macro: 10 cm - Infinity (Wide), 200cm - Infinity (Tele)
Super Macro: 1 cm - 10 cm (Only z09)
Main LCD Screen
3.0" TFT LCD
Flash Modes
Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200(3M)
Flash Range
Wide: 80 cm - 6 m (ISO Auto)
Tele: 2 m - 4 m (ISO Auto)
Dual Image Stabilization
Smart Auto
Smart Album
White Balance: Modes
Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1
Movie Clip: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Image Size
16M: 4608x3456, 14 MP: 4608x3072
12M W: 4608x2592, 10M: 3648x2736 8M (1:1): 2832x2832
5M: 2592x1944, 3M: 1984x1488
2MW: 1920x1080, 1M: 1024x768
Internal Memory: 52MB
External Memory: SDSC (Up to 2GB Guaranteed) / SDHC (Up to 32GB Guaranteed) / SDXC (Up to 64GB Guaranteed)
Shooting 1
Mode (Dial): 1) Smart Auto, 2) Program, 3) Scene, 4) Dual IS, 5) Live Panorama, 6) Magic, 7) Set, 8) Movie
Scene: Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Firework, Beach & Snow
Magic: 3D Photo, Live Panorama, Magic Frame, Split Shot, Picture in Picture (Still), Photo Filter, Movie Filter, Photo Editor
Shooting 2
Smart Auto: Portrait, Night Portrait, Night, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Macro, Macro Text, Tripod, Action, Macro Color, Natural Green, Blue Sky, Sunset
Drive: Single, Continuous, AEB, Motion Capture
Self Timer: Off, 2 sec., 10 sec., Double (10 sec., 2 sec.)
Image Playback Options
Single Image
Advanced Slide Show
Movie Clip
Smart Album
USB 2.0
Video Out
AV, HDMI 1.4: NTSC / PAL (User Selectable)
Power Source
Connector Type: Micro USB (5 Pin)
Rechargeable Battery: 4xAA Type
System Requirements for Windows
Processor: Intel Pentium4 3.2 GHz or Above / AMD Athlon FX 2.6 GHz or Above
OS: Windows XP_SP2 / Vista / 7
HD: 250MB or More Hard-Disk Capacity (Over 1GB Recommended)
RAM: 512MB RAM (Over 1GB Recommended)
Graphics: nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or Above / ATI X1600 Series or Above
Monitor: 1024x768 pixels, 16-bit Color Display Compatible Monitor (1280x1024 Pixels, 32-bit Color Display Recommended)
CD-ROM Driver
USB Port: DirectX 9.0c or Above
System Requirements for Macintosh
Power Mac G3 or Above
Mac OS 10.4 or Above
110MB or More Hard-Disk Capacity
Minimum 256MB RAM
CD-ROM Driver
USB Port
5 - 85 %
0 - 40 deg.C
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.51" x 3.12" x 3.4" / 114.55 x 79.25 x 86.36 mm
0.9 lbs / 0.41 kg (without battery and card)
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Reviewed by 51 customers




The camera is very pretty, not too cumbersome, but is entirely too confusing to use. Too many dials, and change this and change that for even a simple picture. The instructions/preview messages on the screens can't be reviewed comprehensively in the short amount of time the information is visible on the camera screen. In order to make the most of this product, one would have to either memorize or print the entire manual and refer to it for every photo situation. Very disappointing that owner has to download the manual instead of it being included with the product. This was a gift to me, and I worry that not too far down the road I will experience the same issues other cameras have, meaning the camera will begin to "eat" batteries, slow down with response time, and the like. Sadly, Samsung and others have the exact same cameras, with exactly the same features, only brand names are different.


I recommend a camera!!!


Very good bridge camera.I would recommend it to semi pro user who like nice photos,and have time to prepare camera to take good picture.Design very solid,nice hand grip.Commands very well designed.Pictures are nice with nice and deep colors also with slightly aberrations in corners,but for non professional user very usable.Only lack is that there is no manual settings.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent value


I used a 35mm SLR for years taking mostly nature and fire photos. I was looking for something better than a "point and shoot" digital. All the reviews I read of this camera were good, and I have to agree after trying it out. The SMART modes are great for routine shots or for those who like a point and shoot. The Program mode gives plenty of control over shooting features for the more advanced photographer. This camera has an excellent zoom, great scene modes, and the special effects make some pretty cool pictures. My only complaints are the speed of saving photos or processing, and the burst mode - it's a little slow. Photos at 16MP take up to 4 sec and 10MP take up to 2 sec to save to the card. This is not a problem for most of my shooting though. As long as VGA resolution is good enough for you the Motion Capture at 5 fps captures great action photos. The Continuous mode is too slow for me (approx 1.5 sec/picture at 10MP) For the novice, set it on SMART and snap away, it selects the correct Scene mode for you. For the more advanced, download the manual and spend some time playing with the settings and modes. Once you learn the features, you can do a lot. The 3D (if you can view them) and the Panorama modes are truly awesome!


Great Camera, Great Price!


I wanted a bridge camera that had a wide variety of features for a reasonable price. I definitely got far more than I expected or paid for with this camera. There are so many features and it's fun to try them all out. My only complaint is that the camera can be slightly slow, but overall, it's absolutely wonderful. I would definitely recommend this camera if you're looking for a wonderfully priced bridge camera.


Great camera


In the three weeks since purchasing the Samsung WB 100. It has turned out to be the best buy ever. Pictures come out great.


Great still photos


The photos on this camera are stunning. The video quality was a little disappointing to me, particularly under indoor lighting. It is very easy to use and I LOVE the fact that it uses double A batteries. I have rechargeable batteries for this camera. I have had other cameras that needed a specific charger and I always had trouble keeping track of it.


Great camers for the price


16.2 mp produces geat photos and even high def video with sound. Bought as a birthday gift for my daughter and she loved it. Only thing that could have made the camera easier to use would have been the inclusion of written operating instructions. It has taken some time to figure out what funtions it has and how to operate them.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Sharp focus is not impossible


with this camera. Many complaints about not getting clear focus come from the fact that this camera can zoom farther than the human ability to hold it still. To fix that, there are three things you can do to steady the shot. 1. Put the neck strap around your neck. When in full optical zoom, push the camera outward to create tension on the strap to stabilize the shot. 2. try not to zoom past optical and into digital zoom as this degrades the quality. If the subject is still small in the view, you can crop later. 3. A faster shutter speed can catch a moving or shaky subject more clearly. The camera wont let you change the shutter speed but you can TRICK it by setting a higher ISO sensitivity like 200 or even 400 ISO. That will force the camera to shoot faster to compensate for the extra light sensitivity. One last thought, if you put your WB100 on a tripod and want to shoot in full zoom, pressing the shutter button adds shake. Set the timer for a two second delay so your hands are free of the body of the camera for a clear shot.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Works right out of the box but,


Some have problems getting clear sharp focus. Through testing I've learned that if the subject is within a certain distance when in zoom, the camera cant catch up. It also zooms out so far that any movement can blur the shot. Put the camera neck strap around your neck and push the camera outward away from you to create tension to steady the shot more. Also the cameras weight is so light that even changing your mind about composition creates movement to blur the shot. Im going to get a replacement tripod screw/bolt and push it up through a 20oz soda bottle lid so i can suspend a full soda or water bottle from the tripod hole to more than double the weight to add stability for the long shots. Looks strange but gets the shot. The strap trick along with the full water bottle will help the stabilization even more. If you want more clear focus closer than zoom then you have a lot of scenes in the "SCN" area from the mode dial on top to set. For the sun glare on the screen ive cut the ends off a pop tart box to use a a sun shield. Not many will bother but it really works on bright days.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best Camera I have purchased in a long time


pictures are great, I purchased this camera for a family road trip, across 6 states, pictures are clear even with movement. I will surely buy another camera from Samsung..


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Shopper  Does this camera have a viewfinder and what is the shutter speed ? Thank you .
Reid S  Shutter speed (in M and S modes) can be manually set to 1/4000 sec - 8 sec exposures. In other modes, as mentioned by Andrew, it is adjusted automatically by the camera.
Reid S  Sorry... 1/2000 is the fastest shutter supported on this camera.
Margo J  Does this camera actually have a rear touch screen? Display model I saw did not have a touch screen. Would like to know exactly what I am getting before I purchase.
Andrew R  Unfortunately I believe that the touch screen reference is in error. This unit does not appear to be equipped with a touch screen.
Shopper  how is it with fast action sports shots? Continous shutter speed?
DAVID M  I have not used this camera for mulitple shot high speed photography, but I can tell you for the price, you can't beat all the features & it takes beautiful photos. I was a professional photographer for about 30 yrs & really love this camera for everyday picture taking & especially traveling. Some of the features I really like are the 26x optical zoom & ultra wide angle lens; square format so you don't have to turn the camera for vertical shots; 4AA battery feature very convenient & rechargables work; takes up to 64gb card so you can take long videos with it; many shooting modes depending on what you want to do; top rated if you do a google search. Hope this helps.
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