A compact digital camera
A promising marriage between these different technologies, the Samsung WB2000 seems to compete with the best digital camera producers.
This compact digital camera has an ultra-wide angle objective and a 12.2 megapixels resolution. Its large AMOLED display and the optical stabilization make it a powerful gadget. This product is able to film at HD standard quality in all the tests performed by the review team.
The WB series of digital compact high-end cameras by Samsung has been enriched since August 2010 with a new model even more attractive, compared to its predecessors. Announced in early 2010, WB2000 has many attractive features: an ultra -wide angle (24mm ) so you can see very large spaces on display and a 3 inch (7.6 cm diagonal) AMOLED display that gives a new definition in terms of viewing angles, reactivity, color rendition and resulted contrast.
The WB2000 also enjoys a compelling finish, with its enclosure design made of aluminum, its mini-grip for powerful grip and especially with the two retro dials. These are able to display the battery capacity and available space of the internal memory or of the card. It’s a small gadget, but these small details count for as those attached to the object and its use in special conditions.
The most interesting innovation of this model is the integration of a new CMOS Exmor R sensor. This type of sensor technology was developed by Sony and integrated in this digital camera. The sensor works in an interesting way. With the inverted sense of assembly, the light is less affected by the electrical noise. The result is that you’ll obtain better pictures, even in low light conditions, difficult for other sensors. This gadget seems to be ideal to work without flash! This revolutionary technology has already proven itself, especially on the excellent WX1 and Sony HX5 cameras. It is also helped by the opening of its very light aperture (f / 2.4 in wide angle).
According to the latest rumors, the next sensor from Samsung will also shoot in burst mode at 10 fps. And that ‘s not all, since this condensed technology integrates a 1080p video mode! Only the focal range of WB2000 is a little bit short: with 5x zoom from 24-120 millimeters, it does not go much further than the portrait tight. Note, moreover, this product loads a new image processor called the DRIMeIII. Its performance is still not very well-known.
The WB2000 has been on the market since August 2010 with a price of about € 399. We’ll be back with the test results and a full review !
Positive points (pros)
* Ultra-wide angle 24mm equivalent
* Large AMOLED display with good resolution
* Funny mechanical display
* CMOS bright and with a large surface
* 1080p included
Negative points (c0ns)
* Zoom 5x a little bit short
* Very expensive
|Resolution Width in Pixel||3648|
|Resolution Height in Pixel||2736|
|Viewfinder Type||LCD Monitor|
|Memory Type||Internal and External|
|Depth in mm||22|
|Height in mm||59|
|Lowest Focal Length in mm||24|
|Focal Length in mm||120|
|Video Capture||Video + Sound|
|Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro||No|
|Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro||No|
|Internal Memory size in MB||22|
|Resolution in Pixel||920000|
|Max Resolution Mode Video Width||1920|
|Max Resolution Mode Video Height||1080|
|Ability to save files in RAW||No|
|Maximum Aperture Tele||5.8|
|Maximum Aperture Wide||2.4|
|Shutter Speed Fastest in Second||0|
|Shutter Speed slowest in Second||8|
|Sensor Size||1/2.4 “|
|Battery Type||Samsung SLB-11A|
|Image Stabilizer||Optical Stabilizer|
|Debugging||Face Detection and Smile|
|Number of frames per second in video mode||1000|