Samsung has announced six Wi-Fi capable compact cameras, including compact superzooms and its latest Dual-View model. The WB250F is an 18x, 24-432mm equiv compact superzoom with a 3.0" touch screen and the company's latest Wi-Fi implementation - dubbed 'Smart 2.0.' The WB250F uses a 14MP BSI CMOS sensor while its near-twin, the WB200F, uses a 14MP CCD chip. Meanwhile the WB800F uses a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor behind a 21x, 23-483mm equivalent lens. The WB30F uses a 16MP CCD with 24-240mm equivalent lens. The latest DualView model shares the same sensor and a 25-125mm equiv zoom and includes a 1.5" front LCD. The ST150F is a budget style compact - taking most of the DV150F's features but without the front screen and costing $20 less.

The DV150F and ST150F both use the smaller MicroSD format of memory cards.

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Samsung unveils new SMART CAMERAs Allowing Users to Shoot and Share Precious Moments Instantly

Samsung WB250F

New WB250F/WB200F, WB800F, WB30F, DV150F and ST150F bring together optical performance with enhanced usability

LAS VEGAS, USA – January 7, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of upgraded SMART CAMERA and the first devices to run on the new technology: the WB250F/WB200F, the WB800F, WB30F, DV150F and ST150F. As new additions to the WB series of long-zoom models, DV series of Dual View cameras and ST series of Style Feature cameras, the new devices combine high optical performance and classic style with the enhanced connectivity of SMART Camera.

Samsung has evolved its innovative Wi-Fi technology to enhance its acclaimed SMART CAMERA, originally announced at CES 2012, by creating SMART CAMERA 2.0. New functionalities and upgrades allow users to shoot and share their cherished photography instantly, revolutionizing the connective camera experience and allowing consumers to be in complete control across the breadth of the SMART CAMERA  portfolio. The ‘One Click, Simplify’ concept enables connected devices to seamlessly connect so images can be shared flawlessly in one motion through the striking interface. Designed with smartphone users in mind, this interface combines touch-type and big screen functionality, creating faster editing and uploading to other devices and social media sites.

Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics, commented: “Samsung firmly believes that the future of photography lies in connectivity and with this next phase in Samsung’s SMART CAMERA offering, we have sought to deliver an incredible connected photography experience with the enhanced capabilities and usability of wireless features. Whether a light and portable long-zoom camera, or a sharp and stylish dual LCD model, the new cameras introducing this technology deliver the combination of image quality and connectivity that today’s consumer needs.”

Introducing the WB250F

The new flagship camera in the WB long-zoom series makes it easy for users to achieve excellent quality pictures from a camera that is stylish and classic in design. The WB250F (and WB200F) boasts outstanding optical performance to make capturing great photos easy, with 18x optical zoom, a 14.2 Megapixel BSI CMOS (WB250F) or CCD (WB200F) sensor and 24mm lens. Built with a classic design, it incorporates a hybrid touch interface consisting of touch LCD screen and five-way navigational keys, allowing users to manipulate controls to their preference. For photographers that want to make the most of this, a full manual mode option gives complete control over the camera’s settings.

To make brilliant photography easy, the new WB cameras also incorporate features such as Best Face, which automatically selects the best facial expressions from a burst shot to create group photos where everyone looks their best, as well as SMART Mode and Motion Photo features, allowing users to achieve pro-standard quality and creativity under any condition. With the addition of Wi-Fi capabilities, users can share high-quality photos quickly and easily. The WB250F is completed with pop-up flash and is available across four stylish colors; white, cobalt black, gun metal and red.

New models offering upgraded SMART CAMERA

The WB800F is a classic long-zoom camera, with 21x optical zoom and a 16.3 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for excellent low-light photography. This powerfully performing camera has been built around a hybrid user interface, which allows photographers the choice of controlling the camera via the touchscreen or a five way manual key. The WB800F will be available in white, cobalt black and red.

The WB30F is the range’s new ‘mini model’, with the capabilities of a WB model, including 10x optical zoom and 24mm, wide angle lens, in an ultra-slim body that is only 17mm thick. Extra features built into the slim and stylish design include Magic Frame and Live Panorama that allow for an enhanced photography experience. The WB30F will be available in black, white, red, purple and pink.

The DV150F combines Wi-Fi connectivity with a 1.5” Front LCD, making it easier than ever to take easy and creative self-portraits. Perfect portraits can be taken with the DV150F’s Beauty Palette feature which enables users to apply one of a range of make-up looks to the subject of a photo to instantly transform portraits. In addition, a series of creative features such as Smart Filter 3.0, Motion Photo and Magic Frame make it easy to create interesting and unique pictures worth sharing. The imaging technology of the DV150F, a 16.2 Megapixel CCD sensor, F2.5 25mm bright lens and 5x optical zoom, deliver outstanding quality pictures that can then be shared instantly via Wi-Fi. The DV150F is housed in a stylish aluminum body and is available in five different colors including plum, lime green and light pink.

The ST150F completes the range of new SMART CAMERA models. With an F2.5 Bright Lens, 5x optical zoom and 25mm lens, taking bright pictures is made easy and a 16.2 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers sharp and clear results. The Wi-Fi connectivity enables photos to be shared and uploaded to social media sites on the move and is perfect as a connected camera for amateur photographers and creative individuals.  Available in four colors, it delivers unparalleled ease-of-use to capture and share great pictures. With an F2.5 Bright Lens, 5x optical zoom and 25mm lens, taking bright pictures is made easy and a 16 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers sharp and clear results.

Samsung WB250F, WB200F and WB800F specifications

 Samsung WB250FSamsung WB800F
Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution4320 x 3240
Effective pixels14 megapixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Image
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG (DCF) EXIF 2.21
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–432 mm23–483 mm
Optical zoom18×21×
Maximum apertureF3.2 - F5.8F2.8 - F5.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Built-in flashYes
External flashNo
Self-timerYes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (D-type)
WirelessBuilt-In
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)226 g (0.50 lb / 7.97 oz)218 g (0.48 lb / 7.69 oz)
Dimensions106 x 62 x 22 mm (4.17 x 2.44 x 0.87)111 x 65 x 22 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 0.87)
Other features
GPSNone

Samsung WB30F, DV150F and ST150F specifications

 Samsung WB30FSamsung DV150FSamsung ST150F
Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
Image
ISOAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationOpticalNo
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG (DCF) EXIF 2.23
  • JPEG (DCF) EXIF 2.21
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–240 mm25–125 mm
Optical zoom10×5×
Maximum apertureF3.1 - F6.3F2.5 - F6.3
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size32.73
Touch screenNoYesNo
Screen typeQVGA TFT LCDRear TFT LCD + 1.5 inch front LCdQVGA TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Built-in flashYes
External flashNo
Self-timerYes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXCmicroSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
WirelessBuilt-In
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)128 g (0.28 lb / 4.52 oz)116 g (0.26 lb / 4.09 oz)114 g (0.25 lb / 4.02 oz)
Dimensions98 x 58 x 17 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 0.67)96 x 55 x 18 mm (3.78 x 2.17 x 0.71)94 x 58 x 18 mm (3.7 x 2.28 x 0.71)
Other features
GPSNone

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