Pre-PMA 2010: Samsung has announced the TL350 (WB2000 in Europe) with full 1080p HD video recording. The camera comes with a 10MP CMOS sensor and offers P/A/S/M shooting modes, RAW capture and high-speed video recording at up to 1000 fps. It also features an 'advanced panorama' mode with object tracking, and a dual capture mode that allows users to capture stills whilst recording videos. A 3" AMOLED screen rounds off the specification.
SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES THE HIGH-SPEED WB2000
WITH FULL HD VIDEO
WB2000’s New Dual Capture Mode Allows Users To Take 10 Mega-Pixel Stills While Simultaneously Recording Full-HD Video
LONDON, UK - February 20, 2010 - Samsung Digital Imaging Co., Ltd., a market leader and award‑winning innovator in digital imaging, today unveiled the WB2000 - a high-speed, 10 mega‑pixel CMOS sensor compact camera with 1080P, full-HD video recording. With a maximum video recording speed of 1,000 frames-per-second (fps) and a burst mode capable of capturing 10 full-size digital stills per second, the WB2000 takes high-speed imaging to a new level for today’s consumer. Additionally, the WB2000 enhances the digital imaging experience with Samsung’s Advanced Panorama Shot with Object Tracking as well as an innovative Dual Capture mode, which allows users to simultaneously take 10 mega-pixel still images while recording full-HD videos.
“The WB2000 is representative of Samsung’s strategy to lead the digital imaging industry through product innovation,” said Steve Mitchell, General Marketing Manager, Samsung Digital Imaging. “Consumers have expressed frustration with having to choose between shooting video or taking digital stills with their camera. With the WB2000, Samsung has addressed this unmet consumer need, and now gives consumers the ability to do both simultaneously.”
High-Speed Digital Stills and Video
The WB2000 allows users to capture high-quality images no matter how fast the action may be. Its advanced CMOS sensor and re-engineered DRIMeIII processor yield impressive low-light performance and most notably, speed, giving users the ability to capture up to 10 pictures-per-second (pps) at the resolution of 10 mega-pixels. Additionally, the WB2000 features a 1,000 fps, high-speed video recording mode which today’s creative consumer can use to reveal details of a fast moving event in super‑slow motion. Whether it’s used to capture an everyday moment in an astonishing new light or to analyze a golf swing, the capabilities of the WB2000’s super-slow motion playback are endless.
Impressive Optics and Display
In addition to its impressive speed, the WB2000 also features a high-performance 24mm ultra‑wide angle Schneider KREUZNACH lens complete with a generous 5x optical zoom. Much wider than traditional compact cameras, the WB2000’s 24mm ultra-wide angle lens allows photographers to capture more of a desired scene, such as large groups of friends or family, while the 5x optical zoom will allow them to get in close when shooting from a distance. Samsung’s Advanced Panorama shot with Object Tracking will further enhance the camera’s wide-angle capabilities, ideal for the better capture of scenes such as vast landscapes. For blur‑free images, the WB2000’s lens is also paired with Samsung’s Dual Image Stabilisation technology.
The WB2000 is equipped with a three-inch AMOLED screen providing users with a higher contrast ratio, deeper blacks and more accurate, vivid colors, even when viewed from an angle or in direct sunlight. The AMOLED display is also more efficient when it comes to power consumption, allowing photographers to maximize battery life and shoot longer on a single charge.
Features for the Advanced and Novice Shooter
The WB2000 will appeal to both novice and more experienced users thanks to the combination of Smart and Manual controls. The camera’s intuitive Smart Auto 2.0 (Still & Movie) scene recognition technology will take the guess work out of taking a perfect photo or video every time; however, for those users who want to have more control over image capture, the WB2000 supports RAW and offers Manual control. When set to Manual, consumers can experiment with features such as slower shutter speeds, depth-of-field and even focus.
|Sensor|| 10.2 million pixels
RAW + JPEG
|Movie mode||• 1080p full HD
Optional HDMI connectivity
High speed Movie recording at up to 1000 fps
|Lens||• 24-120mm equiv.
• 5x Optical Zoom Lens
|Image Stabilization||Yes, Lens|
|Display||• 3.0” VGA AMOLED screen
• 614000 dots
|Shooting modes||• Program
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
• Full-size Dual Capture Feature
|Weight (no batt)||TBC|
|Dimensions||106.6 x 60.5 x 28mm|
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