Samsung WB650 Digital Camera (AMOLED, GPS, x15 Zoom, 24mm Wide Angle, 12MP, 720p HD Video) - £149.95 @ Jessops
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Samsung WB650 Digital Camera (AMOLED, GPS, x15 Zoom, 24mm Wide Angle, 12MP, 720p HD Video) - £149.95 @ Jessops

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Found 22nd May 2011
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.

HD Movies
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.

Smart Filter
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.

Additional Features

• Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes
•12 Megapixel Resolution
•Sketch Mode
•Subject Tracking
•Perfect Portrait System

10 Comments

Anyone got experience with this camera?
Whats the difference between this and the wb600 that was listed the other day for £89.99?

I gather this has the global positioning the Lumix ZX10 has.
Must drink the batteries, that.
expertreviews.co.uk/dig…650

My wife had the WB500 and had a major problem with the battery.

After 2 charges that was it, it wouldn't change again (at all).
When through 2 camera's and 3 battery's, they all went the same way! I'm guessing whatever problem it was has been fixed now, but watch out !

Monkey nuts 2

Anyone got experience with this camera?Whats the difference between this … Anyone got experience with this camera?Whats the difference between this and the wb600 that was listed the other day for £89.99?


"Conclusion

The Samsung WB650 adds two significant features to its little brother, the WB600, namely a much better AMOLED screen and genuinely useful geo-tagging features, without increasing the price by too much. Identical in all other respects, it still suffers from a rather bulky design and unwanted noise at relatively slow ISO speeds, but otherwise the WB650 is a great travel-zoom camera."

Read Review
photographyblog.com/rev…on/

not a best buy in which magazine walk away !!

Gold award, best on test. Travel zoom compacts. DPReview.
dpreview.com/rev…om/

LOUGHBORO GUY

not a best buy in which magazine walk away !!



Yeah right.

ive had the wb500 and now have the wb550 and they are superb cameras and do superb videos as now i dont even need a video camera

i love these cameras

I have the WB600 and am really pleased with the performance. Video is good and the camera is simple to use. Not sure if the GPS is really that useful, or the amoled screen is either - seems like a bit of hype. I have had long use out of the battery both in pics and video, which I think the GPS can eat up a bit. Picture qualty is on the 600 (allegedly) slightly better than the 650. If you get the chance of the 600 at under a ton I would buy without hesitation. FYI I also use a Canon 50D with L lenses so am quite 'picky'.

Stu

Yeah right.


yeah yeah right
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