Samsung WB5000 Coming this Month

samsung-wb5000Samsung have announced that they are launching the WB5000 compact digital camera. It has a 12.5 megapixel sensor along with 24x optical zoom and a 26mm wide angle focal length. By having a 24x optical zoom it is capable of a focal range of 624mm.

The camera is also capable of capturing images in HD at 720p in H.264 format.

‘Photographers of all skill levels are going to be drawn to the WB5000’s features, said Choong Hyun Hwang, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Samsung Digital Imaging Company. ‘The versatility of the lens gives any user, whether you’re a soccer mom on the sidelines or an enthusiast looking to create a stunning image, the ability to be prepared for just about any shooting scenario.Serious shooters will gravitate toward the WB5000’s aperture and shutter priority modes as well as full manual control and RAW support. For the entry-level shooter, Samsung’s Smart Auto takes simplicity to a new level, ensuring a great shot every time without having to be concerned about camera settings.

The H.264 compression codec allows longer videos to be captured and the camera also allows you to zoom in and out while recording. The Samsung WB5000 also has Dual Image Stabilisation that uses both optical and digital stabilisation to reduce motion blur which is very useful when using 24x optical zoom without a tripod.

The camera has aperture and shutter priority modes as well as a full manual shooting mode for advanced users who like to have full control of the photos they capture. Also users can set the temperature range from 3,000K up to 10,000K as well. RAW pictures, JPEGs or both together can be captured on the WB5000.

The camera has a 3 inch LCD screen and an electronic view finder. Also a Smartdial is also available on the camera allowing the user to quickly navigate through menus.

It is expected that the camera will cost $550 and ship later this month.

The press release can be found here. Via: GearLive

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