Samsung has been a prominent player in the field of smart cameras. The feature abundant cameras manage to cram in great many features into a complete package. Interesting as the concept is, the camera does almost everything such as capturing, editing, sharing as well as severing a link between the smart phone and the computer. Here’s more on the WB 1100F:
The camera features a 1/2.3in CCD sensor that’s 16.2MP (according to the spec sheet), 16.4MP (according to the back of the camera) or 15.9MP (images are actually made up of 4608x3456 pixels), and a 35x zoom lens that's equivalent to 25-875mm in 35mm terms. The optic has a maximum aperture that varies from f/3 at the wide end to f/5.9 at the long end. Along with 1080p video, Optical Image Stabilization and wireless features, the WB1100F certainly seems on the surface to have plenty to recommend it. While this camera doesn’t have quite the range of skills, it lacks manual, aperture and shutter priority modes.
Design and Display:
The camera is definitely not pocket friendly and has a protrusive lens as well as a grip that is deep enough to get a proper hold of, but neither is it huge and ungainly. However, this camera is lighter than you’d expect with plenty of electronics and glass packed into it. The controls on this camera are placed for accessing with a finger or thumb while still keeping hold of the camera and using the live view screen to compose your images - there's no electronic viewfinder on this model. This camera is constructed out of plastic, still feels way better than most competing camera builds. There is an NFC logo placed towards the left side of its body and the USB charging port. Samsung has taken quite a minimalistic approach expecting the user to dive into menu or use the dedicated settings position on the mode dial to alter parameters. The menu systems are sensibly laud out, although some options are not available in all modes, leading to a hurried switch from Auto to P (there's nothing less automated, like aperture priority or manual) in search of something. The menu for Auto mode is one page, while P mode's extends past three full pages. Overall the camera feels quite responsive and the images pop up instantly. The menu system comes up promptly and the processing of the built-in Smart Filters doesn't take very long even on a full 16MP image. Overall, this camera has a firm build and feels great. There is a 3”screen placed on the rear side of this camera that lets the user enjoy a wider and cleaner image.
The Samsung WB1100F is a great techno-abundant camera with plenty of features under its solid body.