Samsung HZ30W/WB600

Last Updated (01 February’11):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews

Samsung HZ30W/WB600 is a 12-megapixel compact camera features 15X optical zoom (5X digital zoom/75X total zoom), Dual Image Stabilization (optical and digital), Wide-angle lens for shooting landscapes and large groups, ISO 100-3200, and 3″ adjustable LCD screen. The camera measures (WxHxD) 4.2″ X 2.38″ X 1.1″ and weighs 7.4 Ounces.

Samsung HZ30W/WB600
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Samsung HZ30W/WB600 Reviews

TrustedReviews reviews the Samsung HZ30W/WB600 and writes;
“The plus points here are, obviously, a big internally stacked zoom with a broad focal range, pocket sized dimensions yet a robust and solid build, and a greater range of specifications, including some manual control options, than usually found for similar outlay.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Samsung HZ30W/WB600 and writes;
“The Samsung WB600 compact zoom camera takes good outdoor photos and average indoors. At Rs. 15,990, it is a better compact zoom camera than the Sony DSC H55 and the Nikon Coolpix S8000”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ePhotozine reviews the Samsung HZ30W/WB600 and writes;
“Image quality is notably better than some previous Samsung cameras, with good colour performance throughout, and while the metering and focussing might be slight let downs, the WB600 does have great features in a solidly built package..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Samsung HZ30W/WB600 and writes;
“The 24-360mm optically-stabilized lens is undoubtedly very versatile though, so the WB600 makes sense if you really need the extra reach… Picture quality is very similar to the WB550. With ideal shooting conditions the WB600 impresses with its vivid, colour-rich imagery, with the caveat that this can veer towards looking slightly unrealistic on occasion.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Samsung HZ30W/WB600 User Reviews

The perfect little camera!, | Rating: ★★★★★
“It is light weigh and easily portable(in comparison to how bulky cameras really used for professional photography). The zoom is out of this world and I could tell there was still great quality even almost zoomed to its fullest. What has me in love with this camera is the video capture.” – By Samantha L. Williams

Samsung HZ30W-Digital Point&Shoot Camera- Fully loaded | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Occasionally the pictures seem to be over processed. The colours are true and vivid. In my photos I have not found any colour fringing or vignetting. At the widest angle there may be some distortion of both horizontal and vertical aspects. It is normal for wide angles. ” – By masood

so far so good | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Have it for two days and so far so good i would say… This samsung camera takes great pictures i would say almost similar to my dsc v1(still takes crystal clear pictures) though i have not compared it side by side. ” – By A. Islam

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Samsung HZ30W/WB600 User Manual (PDF)

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Samsung HZ30W/WB600 Features

See deeper, go wider, get closer with the HZ30W
Have it all, literally, with the Samsung HZ30W. It’s the first to combine a 24mm ultra wide angle lens with an up close and personal 15x Super-zoom. With more options and a deeper perspective, you’ll capture more fun out of every moment and relive each detail with artistic depth and perspective, and with absolute ease. And you’ll be able to fit more in frame when objects seem too close. Whether it’s an extended family around an even more extended dining room table or a sprawling landscape, the HZ30W lets you get the most out of life.

When it comes to brightness, it’s brilliant
When we engineered the Samsung HZ30W to be bright, we meant it in both senses of the word. It’s intelligent and luminous, both. It has a 3.0-inch LCD for improved contrast and color reproduction, which allows you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. And its Intelligent LCD brightness automatically detects environmental illumination and adjusts the LCD brightness for optimal image viewing. It does the thinking for you, which makes the HZ30W a smart choice.

Take control. Seize the moment.
When it comes to capturing life’s greatest moments on film, hit-or-miss just isn’t good enough. That’s why Samsung’s Full Manual Control lets you capture those moments you might otherwise miss out on in auto mode. Aperture Priority makes sure your main subject stands out from its surroundings, Sutter Priority captures fast movements, and Manual Mode grants you complete

HD Movie recording with built-in HDMI
Imagine having HD video recording capabilities in a camera that fits in the palm of your hand. One that delivers impressive 720p HD quality video at 30 frames per second. With the H.264 format that offers recording time 2 times longer than MPEG-4 and 4 times longer than MJPEG video. And this camera lets you get creative – just use one of its many cool effects, such as sketch mode. Then hook it up to any HDTV or HD monitor with an HDMI and you’re ready to share all the HD action.

Shake, rattle or stroll.
Even the tiniest shake can ruin your shot. Dual Image Stabilization solves that. Samsung has combined the revolutionary technology of their ultimate Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) mechanism with the advanced algorithms of Digital Image Stabilization (DIS). Giving you sharp images no matter the condition. Whether it’s low light, zooming or just a case of plain old shaky hands, your photos come out sharp and clear. So let your Samsung camera shake things up. In a good way.

Cool effects make every photo unique
Samsung’s Smart Filter, lens effect, delivers an artistic edge to your still shots and videos. The Miniature filter gives your subjects a miniaturized look, the Vignetting filter delivers a strikingly strong compositional contrast, and our Fish-eye filter gives your video that cool distorted feel. So get creative and get Samsung.

The simple way to go pro
Turn any moment into a perfect memory. And a professional-looking photo. Whether it’s a few friends from last night’s party or the moon reflecting off the lake, Smart Auto 2.0 (Still & Movie) instantly analyzes key elements of your composition then automatically adjusts to capture the perfect shot with multitude of different photo modes and movie modes. And since life isn’t a still life, the camera’s object tracking feature captures those subjects that just don’t, or won’t, stand still.

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