Samsung has announced the WB2200F, a 60x superzoom camera with dual grip design. It offers a 20-1200mm equivalent, F2.8-5.9 zoom lens in front of a 1/2.3"-type 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. Beyond that, specifications are sketchy - it's Wi-Fi equipped, with NFC to make pairing and sharing with compatible smart devices simpler. It also has a 3", hVGA (usually 460k dot) LCD panel. The company promises long battery life and an electronic viewfinder, but in both cases gives no real detail.

Press Release:

Samsung Introduces the Dual Grip, 60x Optical Zoom WB2200F SMART Camera at CES 2014

Premium Super Bridge Long-Zoom SMART Camera Blends Power with Smart Design and SMART Camera 3.0 Technology

LAS VEGAS – January 07, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced the Samsung WB2200F SMART Camera, a Super Bridge Long Zoom camera featuring an incredible 60x Optical Zoom and a unique and comfortable dual grip design. This premium model brings photographers closer to the action and offers powerful optical performance ideal for photographers who value high quality imagery, long battery life and want the ability to share memories instantly.

“For years, super bridge long-zoom cameras have largely been focused on improved optical zoom as a key selling point. In the Samsung WB2200F SMART Camera, Samsung delivers an impressive 60x Optical Zoom lens, but we’ve also prioritized improved image quality, smarter design and our industry-leading SMART Cameras 3.0 Technology,” said Ron Gazzola, Vice President, Marketing for Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics America. “Specifically, the new comfortable dual grip design on the WB2200F SMART Camera brings a new look and feel to the often ubiquitous super bridge long zoom category.”

Smarter Design

With a dual-grip design and solid professional appearance, the WB2200F is comfortable and easy to hold. Its Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) makes photographers’ jobs easier and more pleasurable, and the device’s unique i-Function control offers advanced elements that facilitate full manual control at the touch of a button. Amateur and expert photographers alike can also benefit from more fully automatic SMART Modes ranging from capturing the beauty of a setting sun with 'Sunset' mode to reliving the excitement of a fast-paced sporting event with 'Action Freeze' mode.

An Improved Imaging Experience

The outstanding 60x Optical Zoom allows photographers to capture more intimate shots and get closer to their subject, ensuring that images taken from afar retain impressive detail and accuracy.With the option to operate the zoom at double speed, or to go directly from zero to 60x zoom, the range of flexible shooting options provide greater image control to help secure the desired shots. With a 20mm Ultra Wide angle lens users can pack even more into the frame to create vibrant images that don't miss a thing. The camera also features a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, which produces still images alive with color and rich in detail and 1080/30p Full HD Movie recording, which can be enjoyed in in brilliant detail on the 75.0mm (3.0-inch) hVGA LCD screen that also displays the device’s EVF.

Simply Tap to Share Memories

Boasting the latest SMART Camera 3.0 connectivity features, the WB2200F is equipped with NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities so that photographers can share their creations easily and quickly. The brand new ‘Tag & Go’ feature even goes one step further, seamlessly connecting the WB2200F with smartphones through simply touching the two devices together, no configuration required. This then enables a host of clever features designed to improve both usability and functionality. Photo Beam sends photos being viewed on the camera straight to smartphones, while AutoShare saves images straight to smartphone in real time, removing the burden of manually backing up pictures. With Remote Viewfinder photographers can use their smartphone to control the WB2200F, a great solution for setting up group or individual shots, while Mobile Link allows the transfer of selected images to smartphones to help organize the viewing experience.

Samsung WB2200F specifications

Body type
Body typeSLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 100-6400
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)20–1200 mm
Optical zoom60×
Maximum apertureF2.8–5.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (2x)
Normal focus range80 cm (31.5)
Macro focus range10 cm (3.94)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder resolution201,600
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed8 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • A/S/M
  • Smart
Scene modes
  • Beauty Face
  • Continuous Shot
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Action Freeze
  • Rich Tones (HDR)
  • Panorama
  • Silhouette
  • Sunset
  • Night
  • Fireworks
  • Light Trace
Built-in flashYes
Flash range6.00 m (ISO Auto)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Bracket (WB, AE)
  • Pre-capture
Continuous drive8.0 fps
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30P)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Storage typesInternal, SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included17 MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionBP-1410 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)600
Weight (inc. batteries)708 g (1.56 lb / 24.97 oz)
Dimensions119 x 122 x 105 mm (4.69 x 4.8 x 4.13)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes