Samsung releases WB35F, WB50F and WB1100F CCD Wi-Fi compacts
Samsung has used CES as an opportunity to refresh its compact line-up, launching the WB1100F superzoom, alongside the WB50F and WB35F CCD-based compacts. All three offer Wi-Fi with NFC, as well as 720p video. The WB35F and 50F are both based around 12x, 24-288mm equiv, F3.1-6.3 lenses, with the more expensive 50F offering a larger, higher-res rear screen. The WB1100F has a 35x, 25-875mm equiv zoom.
The company hasn't created press releases for these three models, instead issuing 'Fact Sheets.'
Push the limits with the WB1100F's outstanding 35x optical zoom and easily share detailed images captured from afar through advanced NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities
LAS VEGAS, US – January 07, 2014 - Samsung is proud to introduce an impressive new addition to its WB family of handheld zoom cameras, the WB1100F. The WB1100F brings users up close and personal with the subject of their compositions with its impressive 35x Optical zoom capabilities coupled with the device’s 25mm wide angle lens. The new camera allows owners to capture both depth and breadth in stunning clarity and detail.
Building on the device’s impressive zoom abilities, Samsung has developed and fitted the WB1100F with a Speed Control Key that allows users to move through the various levels of zoom with speed and ease. This ensures that fleeting moments are captured in deep zoom detail and not missed while focusing in on the action. The Speed Control Key can be used to activate both the zoom capability and Panorama mode which creates beautiful panoramic images in crisp and clear detail.
Advanced NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity brings additional functionality to the WB1100F. The brand new ‘Tag & Go’ feature allows the camera to connect to smartphones by simply tapping the two devices together. No manual set up is required, allowing users access to a host of features which make it easier to share photographic creations with friends and family, instantly. This technology allows the WB1100F camera and smartphones to work in tandem, enabling features such as Photo Beam, which instantly transfers images being viewed on the camera to the paired smartphone. AutoShare transfers images to smartphones automatically, as they are being taken, to avoid the worry of having to back up images whilst with MobileLink, users can select the exact images they wish to transfer to their smartphone to make organizing shots simple. Remote ViewFinder allows smartphones to take control of the WB1100F so that photographers have another choice of how to frame their shot.
The Samsung WB1100F is designed for adventurous photographers who want to zoom into striking moments and share their creations with friends and family instantly. Its comfortable grip allows for use in every situation, and the device’s state of the art design will appeal to the most design conscious camera enthusiasts.
The WB1100F will be available in Black and Red.
With a soft flash and charming design, the WB50F is a child friendly camera that the whole family can enjoy
LAS VEGAS, US – January 07, 2014 – Building on the impressive heritage of Samsung’s WB family of cameras, the company is today announcing a new member to the range. The WB50F is sleek and stylish, boasting a clear long zoom, and bouncing soft flash that allows photographers to create images that are soft and naturally lit as well as those that are bright, light and crisp.
As well as the impressive 12x optical zoom, the WB50F is also equipped with a 16MP CCD sensor allowing for the soft flash to reach its optimal potential and create images with softer, more natural lighting.
With advanced NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, sharing images is easier than ever. The innovativeand brand new ‘Tag & Go’ feature pairs the WB50F with smartphones simply by tapping the two devices together. With no configuration required, Tag & Go allows the camera and smartphone to work together through a host of functions, meaning that transferring, sharing and backing up images requires minimal effort. Photo Beam instantlytransfers images being viewed on the camera to the smartphone, while AutoShare backs up images automatically, as they are being taken. Remote Viewfinder allows photographers to control the WB50F using the paired smartphone, providing greater control for setting up images while with Mobile Link photographers can choose which individual shots they wish to transfer to their smartphone, making it simple to organize images. Working in tandem, the camera and smartphone offers next-generation connectivity so that sharing images and videos is easy and enjoyable.
Both Smart Mode and Smart Auto are standard with the WB50F. Smart Mode allows for a number of different customization and personalization settings to be used by photographers. Smart Auto automatically selects these settings based on an analysis of the shooting situation. Both features allow the device, and photographer to capture the most beautiful images as possible.
The Samsung WB50F was created with the style conscious and aesthetically-aware photographer at heart. It comes in four different colors including white, black and red, and its sleek design will appeal to those who want a camera to be both a fashion accessory and photography device.
The portable design and long zoom capabilities of the WB35F makes it simple to capture impressive images and share them easily through the latest NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity
LAS VEGAS, US – January 07, 2014 – Samsung Digital Imaging has today announced a new member of the WB family of handheld zoom cameras, the WB35F. The WB35F boasts an impressive 12X optical zoom and 16MP CCD sensor, allowing photographers to capture stunning images in sharp definition and vibrant color.
Samsung’s state of the art NFC and Wi-Fi technology makes sharing images with friends and family easier and more enjoyable. The brand new ‘Tag & Go’ feature takes sharing to an entirely new level as it connects the WB35F camera with smartphones by just touching the two devices together. With no manual set up required, an array of features are activated which make it simple to transfer, share and back up images. This includes Photo Beam, which immediately transfers the image being viewed on the camera to a smartphone. With AutoShare, images are instantaneously backed up as they are being shot, while MobileLink allows users to select which images to transfer, so that shots can be organized easily. Remote View Finder offers greater flexibility when setting up shots, as the camera can be controlled via a smartphone to act as a viewfinder, as well as providing access to a host of manual settings.
Pre-loaded with a suite of Smart Mode options that enable photographers to enhance the color and quality of any image, the WB35F allows for an unparalleled level of customization and functionality. Another impressive feature is the Smart Auto mode which analyses shooting environments and selects the most optimal settings for any situation, helping photographers capture stunning photographs wherever they are.
Additional capabilities of the device include Live Panorama mode in which users can automatically activate panoramic image capture by simply spanning the device from side to side. In addition, there is a video mode capability in which users can capture HD video recordings in impressive HD quality.
The Samsung WB35F was created for ambitious photography enthusiasts that want an affordable device with impressive imaging capabilities. It comes in four different colors (black, red, white and purple) and the 67.5mm (2.7”) QVGA LCD screenhelps for easy and simple control of navigation, letting photographers focus on shooting, editing and sharing the exciting moments that make up their lives.
|Samsung WB1100F||Samsung WB50F||Samsung WB35F|
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)||Compact|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||80 - 3200|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–875 mm||24–288 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F3.0 - F5.9||F3.1 - F6.3|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Storage types||SD, SDHC, SDXC||MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC|
|Wireless notes||with NFC|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||512 g (1.13 lb / 18.06 oz)||207 g (0.46 lb / 7.30 oz)||194 g (0.43 lb / 6.84 oz)|
|Dimensions||125 x 87 x 96 mm (4.92 x 3.43 x 3.78″)||101 x 68 x 27 mm (3.98 x 2.68 x 1.06″)||101 x 61 x 28 mm (3.98 x 2.4 x 1.1″)|