Samsung adds 15x optical zoom high end compact cameras to WB-series

Published March 10th, 2010 - 09:51 GMT

Samsung Digital Imaging Company Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced the addition of two new models to its WB-series of high zoom, point-and-shoot digital cameras, that will be available on the Egyptian market during the month of March.
The 12-megapixel WB650 and WB600 offer the same wide-angle 24mm Schneider lenses as their predecessors, the WB550 and WB500, but extend the telephoto capability of the range from a 10x optical zoom to an impressive 15x optical zoom.  In addition, the WB650 comes equipped with a super clear and sharp 3.0” AMOLED display and built-in GPS technology for the automatic geo-tagging of images from anywhere in the world.
“These cameras represent what consumers can expect from Samsung,” M. Duke Park, General Manager of the Samsung Cairo Office.  “From their powerful optics to the exceptional combination of features which make snapping perfect pictures every time effortless, Samsung’s new WB-Series goes above and beyond what’s expected from a point-and-shoot and raises the bar even higher for this class of high zoom compacts.” 
12 Megapixel CCD, 24mm Wide-Angle Lens with 15x Optical Zoom
Samsung's WB650 and WB600 provide the world's best optical performance in the compact high-zoom category, with their 24mm ultra wide angle and 15X super optical zoom. With such wide-angle and telephoto capabilities, users will have access to a wider shooting range from a shorter distance making it possible to capture beautiful landscapes, entire wedding parties, and skyscrapers from a greater distance.  The cameras’ high-performance Schneider KREUZNACH lenses are also paired with Dual Image Stabilization (IS), which allows users to capture crystal-clear images by both Optical and Digital Image stabilizers.

Advanced Display
The WB650 features a 3.0” AMOLED display which offers significant benefits compared to traditional LCD screens.  The impressive screen enhances the experience for end-users with a much brighter and sharper display, which can easily be viewed outdoors and even in direct sunlight. 

GPS Technology & Geo-tagging Capability
The WB650 utilizes built-in GPS technology to pinpoint and store the exact location that the shots were taken. Thanks to its visual map-view feature, users can even check the photos’ location on a map without having to upload the images to the Internet.

HD Video Recording
The WB650 and the WB600 both put high-definition video recording in the palm of users’ hands. Samsung also offers consumers true HDMI connectivity, which allows the camera to be connected directly to an HDTV without the need for a cradle.  Smart Auto has been upgraded from the WB550 and WB500, as it can now be used with video as well as with still images.  Smart Auto analyzes the composition of a video to select the best scene mode when capturing a video, the technology automatically chooses between one of four pre-programmed settings and selecting the setting that will yield the best footage with proper exposure and color balance.


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