Samsung WB2000


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.

Samsung-WB2000The 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.

Advanced sensitivity

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

Technical specifications

Chip TypeCMOS
Resolution Width in Pixel3648
Resolution Height in Pixel2736
Viewfinder TypeLCD Monitor
Memory TypeInternal and External
Optical Zoom5
Digital Zoom4
Depth in mm22
Height in mm59
Lowest Focal Length in mm24
Focal Length in mm120
Interchangeable lensNo
Screen Size3
Video CaptureVideo + Sound
Secure DigitalYes
Micro DriveNo
Compact FlashNo
Memory Stick / Memory Stick ProNo
Memory Stick Duo / Duo ProNo
Internal Memory size in MB22
Continuous shootingYes
Resolution in Pixel920000
Max Resolution Mode Video Width1920
Max Resolution Mode Video Height1080
Ability to save files in RAWNo
Maximum Aperture Tele5.8
Maximum Aperture Wide2.4
Shutter Speed Fastest in Second0
Shutter Speed slowest in Second8
Sensor Size1/2.4 “
Battery TypeSamsung SLB-11A
Image StabilizerOptical Stabilizer
DebuggingFace Detection and Smile
Shutter PriorityNo
Aperture PriorityNo
Number of frames per second in video mode1000