Samsung today announced two new additions to its WB-series of high zoom, point-and-shoot digital cameras. 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 15x optical zoom. In addition, the WB650 comes equipped with a super clear and sharp 3.0-inch AMOLED display and built-in GPS technology for the automatic geo-tagging of images from anywhere in the world.
12 Megapixel CCD, 24mm Wide-Angle Lens with 15x Optical Zoom
Samsung‘s WB650 and WB600 claim to provide the world’s best optical performance in the compact high-zoom category, with their 24mm ultra wide angle and 15x super optical zoom. 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.
The WB650 features a 3.0-inch AMOLED display which offers significant benefits compared to traditional LCD screens. The 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. The AMOLED screen offers improved battery life, a higher contrast ratio, more vibrant colors, and the ability to display images that can be reviewed at any angle, while fully maintaining the same color gamut. The WB600 features a large, 3.0-inch TFT LCD.
GPS Technology & Geo-tagging Capability
The WB650 utilizes built-in GPS technology to pinpoint and store the exact location that the shots were taken. With the WB650, users can geo-tag digital images, recording the longitude and latitude of where in the world the photo was taken.The camera will display the name of the city, state, and country on its AMOLED screen.
HD Video Recording
The WB650 and the WB600 both put high-definition video recording in the palm of users’ hands thanks to the ability to record video at a resolution of 720p / 30fps. Samsung also incorporates H.264 compression and offers consumers true HDMI connectivity, which allows the camera to be connected directly to an HDTV without the need for a cradle.
Source: Korea Newswire