Samsung WB500 Digital Camera with HD Movie £116.4 @ Pixmania Plus 5.5% Quidco
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Samsung WB500 Digital Camera with HD Movie £116.4 @ Pixmania Plus 5.5% Quidco

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Found 26th Jun 2010Made hot 27th Jun 2010
Samsung's stylish, compact WB500 is bulging with fantastic features, including an enormous 24-240mm zoom (35mm equivalent).

Its incredible Schneider-Kreuznach lens is supported by a dual digital and optical image stabiliser, which works to reduce the effects of trembling hands and insufficient lighting.

You'll be able to capture tiny details thanks to its 10.2-megapixel sensor, no matter whether you're shooting from close up or far away.

The WB500 is perfect for landscape photography and group shots. It has a top-quality video mode so you can film in high definition and enjoy strikingly realistic playback on any HD screen. The use of the H.264 codec means you might never have to use a memory card, even for large files, because files are stored in a compressed format that takes up much less space.

The WB500 also boasts a number of handy visual effects for editing photos and videos, such as black and white and sepia, as well as audio captions.

General
Product Type Digital camera - compact
Width 10.5 cm
Depth 3.7 cm
Height 6.1 cm
Weight 219 g
Enclosure Colour Grey
Main Features
Resolution 10.2 Megapixel
Colour Support Colour
Optical Sensor Type CCD
Total Pixels 10,300,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution 10,200,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size 1/2.33"
Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO auto, ISO 3200 (3Mpix)
Digital Zoom 5 x
Shooting Modes Frame movie mode
Shooting Programs Landscape, portrait mode, text, close-up, backlight, beach/snow, self-portrait, Children, food, fireworks, dawn/dusk, cafe, beauty shot
Special Effects Negative, Black & White, Sepia, blue, green, red
Image Stabiliser Optical
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Min Shutter Speed 16 sec
Exposure Metering Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight)
Digital Video Format H.264
Still Image Format JPEG
Video Capture H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 15 fps H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps H.264 - 640 x 480 - 15 fps H.264 - 320 x 240 - 60 fps H.264 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps H.264 - 320 x 240 - 15 fps
Memory / Storage
Flash Memory 30 MB Flash - integrated (soldered memory - 30 MB )
Supported Flash Memory MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus
Image Storage JPEG 3648 x 2736 JPEG 3648 x 2432 JPEG 3648 x 2056 JPEG 3072 x 2304 JPEG 2592 x 1944 JPEG 2048 x 1536 JPEG 1024 x 768
Camera Flash
Camera Flash Built-in flash
Flash Modes Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Red Eye Reduction Built-in
Effective Flash Range 0.3 m - 4.7 m
Features Flash +/- compensation
Lens System
Type Zoom lens - 4.2 mm - 42 mm - f/3.3-5.8
Focal Length 4.2 mm - 42 mm
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 24 - 240mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
Min Focus Range 50 cm
Macro Focus Range 5cm
Lens Aperture F/3.3-5.8
Optical Zoom 10 x
Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive
Lens Manufacturer Schneider
Features Built-in lens shield
Additional Features
Self Timer Built-in
Self Timer Delay 10 sec, 2sec
Additional Features Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, sharpness control, PictBridge support, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, face retouch, in-camera red-eye fix, in-camera film editing, face detection, dual image stabilization, Auto Contrast Balance (ACB), Blink Detection technology, Smile Detection technology
Display
Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - colour
Display Form Factor Built-in
Display Format 230,000 pixels
Microphone
Type Microphone - built-in
Microphone Technology Electret condenser
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Connections
Connector Type 1 x USB 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x DC power input
Expansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card
Software
Software Drivers & Utilities, Samsung Master
System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System Support MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows Vista
Peripheral Devices USB port, CD-ROM Drive
Miscellaneous
Included Accessories Carrying strap
Cables Included USB cable A/V cable
Power
Power Device Power adapter - external
Battery
Supported Battery Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1050 mAh ( included )
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Universal Product Identifiers
Part Numbers EC-WB500ABA/GB, EC-WB500ABP/E1, EC-WB500ABP/GB

Reviews:

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pcadvisor.co.uk/rev…045
- hajj_3

20 Comments

Original Poster Banned

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Dodgy retailer , check the reviews online & on here

Pixmania aren't that bad - they're French. I've bought from them before & it was ok'ish.

Original Poster Banned

Pixmania is owned by DSG International plc which also operates Dixons, Currys, and PC World.
I have ordered a digital camera and laptop speakers with them, hope everything would be fine.

Xpert;8923465

Pixmania is owned by DSG International plc which also operates Dixons, … Pixmania is owned by DSG International plc which also operates Dixons, Currys, and PC World.I have ordered a digital camera and laptop speakers with them, hope everything would be fine.



They are ok as they are very cheap but delivery is slow and expensive as products are shipped from france therefore some items have eu plug.

This is a superb camera, I got it from Amazon as an alternative to a TZ7 a few weeks ago & it was 140 quid. Scorching hot at this price.

Some people report problems with this retailer if a return is necessary.

I was about to get the TZ7. I've bought this instead. Scorching deal.

Thanks Xpert.

Fantastic camera this. I bought it a year back from Amazon. Great battery life aswell.

The WB550 is worth considering if you can push the £'s a little.

£154.90 pixmania.co.uk/uk/…tml

Heat added. Silly question, but what would be better for recording, this or a Kodak zi8? Looking for a new camcorder, but none of the mini ones have optical zoom or are any good in low light. How would the microphone be for this too?

Great price have this Canon at £139 coming from Amazon wonder if i've made a mistake... amazon.co.uk/gp/…uct

NB Cheapest delivery @ £7 - better add to title or any free delivery code ??

Received mine today. With a FOREIGN power adapter. Not happy. Let's see how their customer services deal with it!

Computerman;8923577

They are ok as they are very cheap but delivery is slow and expensive as … They are ok as they are very cheap but delivery is slow and expensive as products are shipped from france therefore some items have eu plug.



You're not wrong! I'll never use these idiots again. '.co.uk' should be removed from their damn title!!!

Is that such a problem if it charges via mini USB ? If the cameras great price then an EU to UK adaptor is only a £1. Think - good for travelling !

rogercat;8950422

Is that such a problem if it charges via mini USB ? If the cameras great … Is that such a problem if it charges via mini USB ? If the cameras great price then an EU to UK adaptor is only a £1. Think - good for travelling !



I guess it is if you need to charge a spare battery while using the camera, swings and roundabouts etc

I think it may actually be illegal to sell an electrical item in the UK with a foreign type plug on it....

dwl99;8965938

I think it may actually be illegal to sell an electrical item in the UK … I think it may actually be illegal to sell an electrical item in the UK with a foreign type plug on it....



Not sure as you are actually buying from France not the UK, if you bought something from the US you wouldn't expect a UK plug

£120 at Argos
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