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|
|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″)|
Jan 9, 2014
Jan 5, 2017
Jan 5, 2017
Jan 5, 2017
|Sophisticated construction by the nature by Orchideon|
|After the Rain by Flor Tempra|
from Macro - Something Pink
|Asilah by Limburg|
from Cozy Corners
Following some initial lab testing results, Lensrentals has published a full review of the highly-anticipated Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 Art.
EyeEm has revealed the finalists for its fourth annual photography contest, the largest competition of its kind.
Via its strategic partnership with Huawei Leica is already in the smartphone camera development game, but chairman Andreas Kaufmann can imagine the German manufacturer taking things one step further.
In a blog post the imaging engineers behind the dual-camera in Andy Rubin's Essential Phone explain how the imaging components were developed and calibrated for best performance.
Tamron calls it an 'ultra-telephoto,' and for good reason: this lens offers a massive 27-600mm equivalent zoom range. But is it sharp?
It started with a great idea and a slick promotional video, and ended with the company headquarters being raided by the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. Wired reports on Lily, the selfie-drone maker that never got off the ground.
With card readers disappearing from MacBooks, USB-C card readers are now a necessity. Macworld's helpful guide compares five models and decodes the current mess of card speeds and certifications.
A Sony a7S II mounted on the outside of the ISS' Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO) for the last seven months has sent back some impressive 4K video and stills.
A Federal judge has refused to throw out a copyright case against controversial artist Richard Prince, who used an image by photographer Donald Graham in an exhibition.
Sony has teased its customers with news of an upcoming announcement: it will soon take the wraps off a new CineAlta motion picture camera, one sporting a 36x24mm sensor.
QuikStories is integrated into the latest version of the GoPro app and automatically creates 'stories' using the video clips you've shot during a day.
Journalists photographing a protest in the US Capitol building claim they were told by Capitol Police to delete photos and videos of arrests.
The Meizu Pro 7 Plus secondary display can be used for music playback, date and weather-related information, or as viewfinder when taking selfies with the rear cameras.
Nikon is marking its 100th anniversary in many ways, including the creation of a new scholarship program for 'future visual creators' in the USA and Canada.
Take one Digital ELPH (or IXUS), rotate it vertically, add a fully articulating LCD and a lens with a camcorder-like focal length, and what do you get? Why, the Canon PowerShot TX1, of course. In this week's Throwback Thursday we revisit Canon's one-of-a-kind hybrid stills/video camera.
Just in case there was any doubt in your mind, here's the definitive video proof that yes, a $50,000 cinema camera beats the pants off a $50 camcorder in a side-by-side test.
Photographers who fly frequently in the US may want to finally invest in that TSA Pre-check status: in standard security lines, cameras and all other electronics larger than a smartphone will need to be placed in a separate bin for screening.
Images have appeared which claim to show Nikon's forthcoming D850 DSLR, the development of which was announced this week. If genuine, the pictures indicate that the D850 will offer illuminated controls and a tilting LCD screen, but no built-in flash.
To celebrate the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 lens' successful Kickstarter campaign, Lomography has announced a chrome-plated version of the lens in Nikon and Canon DSLR mounts.
Nikon just released four new firmware updates, adding features and fixing bugs in the D600, D610, D750 and the KeyMission 80.
It probably hasn't made your landscape photography bucket list just yet, but there's a good reason to visit Idaho. Here are 9 must-visit locations in this beautiful state.
Oops... Adobe accidentally leaked their unfinished Lightroom-powered cloud-based photo editor 'Project Nimbus' to some Creative Cloud users yesterday.
Storm chaser and award-winning photographer Mike Oblinski just released his latest time-lapse, and it is absolutely stunning.
Looking to level up your video capture capabilities without buying a whole new camera? Blackmagic's Video Assist 4K is well worth considering, despite a few flaws and its lack of 4K/60p support.
We're big fans of Fujifilm's fast-growing GFX system, and the GF 110mm F2 lens is no exception. Positioned as the system's classic portrait lens, its optics are just as impressive with non-human subjects as well.
Nikon turns 100 years old today, and the company is celebrating with a wacky music video, some tributes to its history, and a new vision presented by president Kazuo Ushida.
Phottix just released the Premio Parabolic Umbrellas series, replacing their Para-Pro line with a stronger, deeper and better made set of parabolic umbrellas.
The Moto Z2 is Motorola's first dual-camera smartphone and, compared to its predecessor, comes with a number of improvements and new camera features.
Researchers at Stanford have revealed a new '4D camera system' built for robots. The system is based on the same light field tech that allowed Lytro cameras to refocus images after they were taken.
If you want 'beautiful rendition' from your lenses, follow this simple rule: only buy classic low-element prime lenses with lead glass elements—everything else is junk.