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Samsung WB5000 digital camera

Samsung WB5000 digital cameraSamsung has announced a 12.5Mp 'bridge' digital camera that has a 26mm wideangle lens and a 24x optical zoom. The Samsung WB5000 will go onsale in the UK this month.

Samsung sees the launch of the WB5000 model as an important step forward in its bid to make an impact in the growing high-zoom area of digital photography. Such models combine the relatively compact dimensions of a pocket camera with the superior zoom functions usually found on digital SLR (single reflex models) which have detachable zoom lenses.

The 12.5Mp camera offers a choice of full manual and semi-automatic modes that allow the user to select aperture and shutter priority as well as specific scene modes. A Smart Auto mode can be used for point-and-shoot photography, while the Samsung WB5000 can switch between standard Jpeg photo format and capturing RAW images that are uncompressed.

Face detection, blink detection and both optical and digital image stabilisation features are included, as is a high-definition video capture mode that can shoot 1280x720p resolution video at 30 frames per second. Video is saved to the popular H.264 format.

Samsung has yet to announce pricing for the WB5000 camera, but full specifications can be found at samsungcamera.co.uk.

Samsung WB5000 digital camera

Samsung WB5000 digital camera

Samsung WB5000 digital camera

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