Samsung continue in their tradition of pushing the envelope of digital camera performance with the WB-650. Its 15x zoom lens is a pioneer in also having a 24mm (equivalent) wideangle setting and the super sharp AMOLED display has a vibrancy that struggles to be matched by any LCD equivalent. If that wasn’t enough, Samsung have also decided to include GPS satellite positioning with Geo-Tagging for your images.
15x super zoom lens with 24mm Wide Angle
A true feat of design, the Schneider 15x zoom lens also features a wide angle setting which is equivalent to 24mm on a 35mm camera. This is ideal for indoor group shots or extra dramatic landscapes. At the other end of the scale the 360mm (equivalent focal length is fantastic for picking out small details in the distance. Many Digital SLR owners with two lenses will not have access to as much zoom range as this.
Dual Image Stabilisation
“That long zoom’s all well and good…” I hear you say, “…but what about keeping the thing still?” Well Samsung have thought of that too and included Dual Image Stabilisation with this camera. This combines optical (mechanical) and digital stabilisation to cancel out camera shake both at source and when the image is being processed.
GPS map viewer with Geo-tagging
Record exactly where your favourite images are being taken and view them on the GPS Map Viewer (optional memory card required). You can even sort your images by where they were taken.
3.0” AMOLED Screen
To fully appreciate the quality and vibrancy of an AMOLED display it has to be seen first hand. The Ultra Clear hVGA (920,000 pixels) display on the WB650 is even viewable in direct sunlight. The 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio provides stunningly dynamic image which can be viewed from just about any angle. As it is an LED display, no backlight is needed so it actually consumes less power than an equivalent LCD monitor.
Records 720p HD Movies at 30 frames per second. The H.264 compression format is twice as efficient as MPEG-4 and offers 4 times as long recording as M-JPEG for the same amount of card space. The WB650 is equipped with a HDMI socket for easy attachment for example to a HD TV.
Personalise your pictures from this palette including lens effect, miniature filter, vignetting filter and fisheye filter – all creating a slightly quirky and alternative look to your images.
Smart Auto 2.0
Applicable to still and movie modes, this function automatically chooses the most appropriate settings from a preset list of scene types, making sure your images are well focused and exposed.
• Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes
•12 Megapixel Resolution
•Perfect Portrait System