Samsung WB50F Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Samsung WB50F
Resolution: 16.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Lens: 12.00x zoom
(24-288mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
ISO: 80-3200
Shutter: -
Max Aperture: 3.1
Dimensions: 4.0 x 2.7 x 1.1 in.
(101 x 68 x 27 mm)
Weight: 5.5 oz (157 g)
MSRP: $167
Availability:  
Manufacturer: Samsung
16.20
Megapixels
12.00x zoom
1/2.3"
size sensor
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Samsung WB50F Review -- First Impressions

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As yet we have relatively little information about the Samsung WB50F, but it looks to offer a couple of unusual features. One of these is what would appear to be an articulated flash, dubbed the Soft Flash. Could this be a built-in bounce strobe? It certainly looks a little that way.

Based around a 1/2.3-inch type, 16.2 megapixel CCD image sensor, the Samsung WB50F offers a sensitivity range of ISO 80 to 3200 equivalents.

The sensor sits behind a 12x optical zoom lens with a 24mm-equivalent wide angle, and a telephoto equivalent in the region of 288mm. Maximum aperture starts from f/3.1, and falls to a dim f/6.3 by telephoto. On the plus side, optical image stabilization is included, helping to prevent blur from camera shake. Images and movies are framed and reviewed on a 3.0-inch, 460K-dot LCD monitor.

Shooting modes include Smart, Photo / Video Filter, and Live Panorama. The Smart mode offers a variety of scene types, including Landscape, Action Freeze, Silhouette, Sunset, Fireworks, Light Trace, Beauty Face, Night, and Macro. Movie resolutions include HD (1,280 x 720 pixels; 720p), VGA (640 x 480), and QVGA (320 x 240). All are captured at 30 frames per second.

Images and movies are stored on MicroSD cards, including the higher-capacity MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC types. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi wireless networking with support for remote live view, and NFC for easy setup with Android devices. Power comes from a BP70A battery.

Body colors for the Samsung WB50F include white, black, red and one other as-yet unspecified color. Pricing and availability hadn't been disclosed at press time.

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