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Old Apr 13, 2010, 7:24 PM   #1
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I was at the store today looking to pick up a WB550 after recommendations from people here and the sales person said that they only had the display model left and that it was discontinued and they won't be getting any more in stock since there is a new model out.

Has any one heard any news about this?

I checked out the Samsung website and it says that the WB600 is "new" and the WB650 is "coming soon". I've never heard of the WB600 but it looks similar in specs to the 550 with the addition of a higher zoom and OLED screen.

I'm looking to buy within the next month and had myself set on this camera as it was perfect for me.

Thanks for any insight.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 8:27 PM   #2
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---> Samsung WB600

---> Samsung WB650

prices for WB600/WB650 ---> http://geizhals.at/eu/?fs=samsung+wb6&in=

both available since weeks

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Old Apr 13, 2010, 8:59 PM   #3
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Yes, I believe the WB-550/HW15Z has be discontinued. However, there is still plenty of remaining inventory. Amazon is selling the WB-550/HW15Z for around $(US)186.00. That is a substantial savings over the soon to be introduced WB-600/HW30Z which will be initially selling for $(US)279.00.

So, vercro, it might be worth the almost $(US)100.00 savings to find one of the remaining WB-550 cameras. At one time, I believe, Henry's had a large WB-550 inventory.

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DonalDuc is in Germany (Europe anyway). Here in North America the Samsung cameras have been extremely scarce and available in very limited numbers. Samsung is still calling these "pre-release" models. I am not sure when they will be widely available in North America.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 9:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info everyone.

Sarah:
After reading your suggestion I did some looking and I did find it for $186 from Amazon in the US. After taking into account the current exchange rate, I think I'll be saving more than $100 over the same model in Canada, and more than $230 over the WB600 in Canada.

Thank you very much for the suggestion! I have placed my order and anxiously await my new camera.
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Congratulations,. Vercro-

I am sure that you will like and enjoy the WB-550. It is a very good camera.

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