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Samsung WB600 - Test shots: Detail and Lens Performance

By Gavin Stoker



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A more general selection of test shots are revealed on this page and next to act as an evaluation of the Samsung WB600 in a variety of shooting conditions.


With the WB600's mode dial set to the scene and subject recognising Smart Auto, the camera correctly deduced it should switch to macro/close up mode. The degree of detail on display, plus natural if moderately warm colours, are very impressive for a camera in this price bracket


By way of contrast next we have a shot taken at the extreme telephoto end of the WB500's optical zoom, handheld and using available light. Again, when the WB600's images are sharp, they're sharp indeed, picking up every detail of this duck's plummage. Usually at this range on a compact camera we'd expect and forgive a degree of softness.


And for comparison this is a shot taken at the wide angle end of the zoom range. The WB600 has provided a good degree of edge to edge softness, with no tell-tale corner softening, nor is there much in the way of barrel distortion - if any. On the whole a surprisingly good showing from the Samsung.


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