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Samsung Adds 60x Dual-Grip Superzoom Monster to Its SMART Camera Lineup

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Samsung was the first to announce some of its new offerings pre-CES, but the company didn’t let all of its cats out of the bag right away. In addition to the NX30, Galaxy Camera 2 and 16-50mm f/2-2.8 premium lens already announced, Samsung yesterday also refreshed its SMART camera lineup with a few point-and-shoots and two superzooms, one of which packs dual grips and monstrous 60x zoom.

Samsung WB2200F SMART Camera

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The big boy of the bunch, and the one that has been making headlines, the Samsung WB2200F is a 60x optical zoom monster of a camera that is made all the more monstrous looking because it features both portrait and landscape grips, basically adding a non-removable battery grip.

Spec-wise, the WB2200F packs a 16.3-megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor, a 60x 20-1200mm f/2.8-5.9 lens, built-in OIS (thank God…), 3-inch hVGA LCD, EVF, full HD video recording, HDMI output, a larger battery that promises more shooting time per charge and built-in WiFi and NFC so you can take advantage of the slew of “smart” features the camera comes with.

You can already pre-order the camera on B&H for $450

Samsung WB1100F SMART Camera

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The WB1100F is the 2200′s little sibling, and unlike the 60x monster it doesn’t sport dual grip or any other feature that will make it particularly unique among superzooms.

The internals are similar, though slightly less impressive than the 2200′s. A 16.2-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor is joined by a 35x 25-875mm f/3-5.9 lens, optical and digital stabilization, 3-inch hVGA LCD Screen, 720p max resolution video recording, and WiFi and NFC capability built-in.

As with the 2200, you can already pre-order the 1100. The camera is available over on B&H for $250.

Miscellaneous Point-and-Shoots

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In addition to the two superzooms, Samsung followed everyone else’s lead and refreshed some point-and-shoots as well. Here’s a brief overview:

  • The WB350F replaces the 250F and features a 16MP BSI sensor, 21x zoom lens, OIS, max ISO of 3200 and a 3-inch hVGA touchscreen LCD — price tag $250.
  • The WB35F is basically a WB1100F with only 12x of zoom capability and microSD instead of SD — price tag $150
  • The WB50F is a more rugged version of the WB35F that is being touted as ‘kid friendly’ — price tag $180.

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Samsung hasn’t revealed availability information for any of the cameras above, so stay tuned for that. If you want to learn more about each one (or anything the company has revealed at CES), head over to Samsung’s Press Room by clicking here.


 
 
  • Kynikos

    It’s a compact camer–oops, it’s not so compact. Kind of like building the world’s largest 128GB hard drive…

  • Rob Elliott

    I think that is a stupid camera.. but I am hoping it will lead to a batter grip eventually to the NX line.

  • Renato Murakami

    What is this I don’t even….

  • Jin

    Image quality of a small sensor compact with conspicuity of the flagship FF DSLR! What a camera!

  • Rabi Abonour

    The battle for “silliest camera design” is long and hard-fought, but a dual-grip superzoom? That might win.

  • Oj0

    The Samsung Galaxy Mega of the compact camera world. I’m seeing a trend here, Samsung…

  • Leonardo Abreu

    Oh… It’s Samsung, no surprise here.

  • AbinSur

    I sure hope Samsung is working on a full frame version of these cameras..

  • MJ Coffey

    Hey, nice 1D.. um.. wait… it’s a bridge camera from.. what?.. Samsung!?
    So now with that vertical grip you can easily style on all these people with their 1D’s, D4′s and whatnot.

  • Guest

    OK for all of you who question this camera READ

    This is a not an SLR hens the 60x zoom and small sensor. every brand has them so why mock the size of the camera in relation to the sensor size

    calling it ugly because it has a Vertical grip is idiotic and you shouldnt be omening on camera reviews.

    i agree this camera should have a hot shoe, samsung dont have enough accessories!!

  • Andre Joseph Stuart-John

    OK for all of you who question the WB2200f camera READ

    it is a BRIDGE CAMERA not an SLR not a compact, hens the 60x zoom and small sensor. every brand has them so why mock the size of the camera in relation to the sensor size.

    calling it ugly because it has a Vertical grip is idiotic and you shouldnt be comenting on camera reviews.

    i agree this camera should have a hot shoe, samsung don’t have enough accessories!!

  • http://www.praverb.net/ Praverb

    hahaha great point

  • Adam

    Was really hoping “dual grip” meant there was a left-handed option. Silly me.