Samsung WB2200F

 
Samsung WB2200F front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 20-1200mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 708g - 119 x 122 x 99mm
  • Announced January 2014
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
59
Imaging
42
Features
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Overall
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Samsung WB2200F overview

Samsung WB2200F is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first announced on January of 2014. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The WB2200F is scored #81 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #540 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your personal requirements.

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Below is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Samsung WB2200F family

The Samsung WB2200F is part of a family of products. You can view the complete list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Samsung-WB1100F front thumbnailSamsung WB1100F
WB2200F vs WB1100F
25-875mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB50F front thumbnailSamsung WB50F
WB2200F vs WB50F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Samsung-WB2200F front thumbnailSamsung WB2200F20-1200mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB350F front thumbnailSamsung WB350F
WB2200F vs WB350F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB35F front thumbnailSamsung WB35F
WB2200F vs WB35F
24-288mm
F3.1-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
Samsung-WB800F front thumbnailSamsung WB800F
WB2200F vs WB800F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Samsung-WB250F front thumbnailSamsung WB250F
WB2200F vs WB250F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2013
Samsung-WB850F front thumbnailSamsung WB850F
WB2200F vs WB850F
23-483mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB150F front thumbnailSamsung WB150F
WB2200F vs WB150F
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2012
Samsung-WB750 front thumbnailSamsung WB750
WB2200F vs WB750
24-432mm
F3.2-5.8
13MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-WB210 front thumbnailSamsung WB210
WB2200F vs WB210
24-288mm
F2.9-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
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Samsung WB2200F Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung WB2200F based on factors that are normally seen as important in a camera.

built-in flash
comes with HDMI port
excellent zoom range (20-1200mm 60.0 x zoom)
features face detection autofocus
features tracking autofocus
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
NFC connectivity
quite wide (20mm)
screen is a good size (3")
very good min ISO (80)
very long reach (1200mm)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
you can focus manually
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have external microphone port
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have selfie friendly display
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW format
external flash not possible
low resolution screen (460 k dot)
more heavy than competition in class (708 grams)
screen does not articulate
sluggish at full zoom (f5.9)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Samsung WB2200F Sensor specs

The sensor specification in the Samsung WB2200F is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 80 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image below shows the WB2200F's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The WB2200F sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung WB2200F dimensions

Samsung WB2200F is 1.56 pounds (708 gr or 24.97 oz) and features exterior size of 119mm x 122mm x 99mm (4.7" x 4.8" x 3.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Samsung WB2200F is weightier as compared to its rivals.

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Below is a photo of the Samsung WB2200F alongside a softdrink to help you have a feel for its size.

Samsung WB2200F dimensions scale

The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the WB2200F.

Samsung WB2200F topview buttons dials

Samsung WB2200F Lens details

The WB2200F has a fixed lens offering a focal range of 20-1200mm making it a 60.0 x zoom which is ideal and could let you zoom right in.

At it's widest 20mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.8 and that is pretty sluggish and not good in low light circumstances and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also have to increase your ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. For the long end, 1200mm is excellent zoom and comes with f5.9 making it very sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.

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Samsung WB2200F Connectivity

The WB2200F has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy pictures and oftentimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Several apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Samsung WB2200F Video details

The highest video resolution in the Samsung WB2200F is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance for quality and file size but FULL HD will not leave you with much room to downsample. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone socket which means you have absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably best to look into a different camera in case you need better sound in your video clips.

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Samsung WB2200F Weather Sealing

Samsung WB2200F doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions may ruin the camera.

Samsung WB2200F Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung WB2200F houses a 3" fixed screen having a resolution of 460k dots.

Please note that the screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specs regarding Samsung WB2200F are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 200k dots

In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be very useful.

Samsung WB2200F Shutter details

Samsung WB2200F continuous shooting speed is 8.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Samsung WB2200F Flash and Hot shoe details

Samsung WB2200F has got just integrated flash with no external flash ability.

Samsung WB2200F Autofocusing details

Samsung WB2200F has got only Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and accurate as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which makes it valuable for portrait photography.

It also has Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Samsung WB2200F includes manual focusing when required for low light occasions or you need to have more exact focusing control.

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Samsung WB2200F Battery life

The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest (600) battery life for this group of cameras.

Here is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Samsung WB2200F for various categories of photography

The following bar chart shows a summation of the Samsung WB2200F for various categories of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Samsung WB2200F Portrait photography factors

The Samsung WB2200F has a points total of 45 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not really good to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the flexibility to work with external flash.

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focusing manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Samsung WB2200F Street photography factors

With a dreadful points tally of 41, the Samsung WB2200F is not really good to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than competition (708g)

Samsung WB2200F as a Sports photography camera

A moderate sports photography rating of 54 means the Samsung WB2200F is reasonably acceptable for shooting sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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amazing zoom range (20-1200mm 60.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

Samsung WB2200F Travel photography information

Portability is super crucial when selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Samsung WB2200F gets a average 52 as a travelling camera which is somewhat acceptable to take with you on your holidays.

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good resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (20mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
missing Timelapse mode
more heavy than average (708g)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)

Samsung WB2200F Landscape photography details

If you find yourself looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung WB2200F at it's reasonable rating of 47 as a landscape camera is somewhat appropriate within the current market.

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you can focus manually
fairly wide (20mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Time Lapse function

Samsung WB2200F Vlogging info

A vlogging camera preferably should offer a moving screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung WB2200F is not really good for vlogging as it gets a dreadful rating of 26.

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rather wide (20mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external mic socket
heavier than others (708 grams)

Samsung WB2200F Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the WB2200F, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph here will give you an overview of the WB2200F compared to it's top rated competitors suggested earlier.

These are various other cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To look at a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Samsung
Model type
Samsung WB2200F
Category
Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced
2014-01-07
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
6400
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
20-1200mm (60.0x)
Highest aperture
f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range
10cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3"
Display resolution
460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
200k dot
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
1/8 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
6.00 m (ISO Auto)
Flash options
Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920x1080(30fps), 1280x720(30fps), 640x480(30fps), QVGA(30fps, 30s, Streaming) * High Speed : 360fps(176x128), 240fps(384x288)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video format
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
708 grams (1.56 lb)
Physical dimensions
119 x 122 x 99mm (4.7" x 4.8" x 3.9")
Other
Battery ID
BP-1410
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD, SDHC, SCXC
Storage slots
Single
Retail price
$599