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Samsung WB750 CMOS Sensor Ultra Zoom Announced - Samsung has announced the new WB750, an update to the WB700, it features a new Samsung B.S.I CMOS sensor for high speed shooting, and high speed video. We go hands on with the WB750.
An update to the Samsung WB700 - the new Samsung WB750 features a new Samsung made B.S.I (Back side illuminated) CMOS sensor enabling panoramic, 3D panoramics, panoramic action shots, high speed shooting at 10fps, full HD video recording, dual capture (movies and still), and 1000fps video shooting.
Samsung WB750 Key Features:
- 12.5 megapixel 1/2.33inch BSI CMOS Sensor
- 18x optical zoom lens, 24-432mm equivalent
- Dual IS: Optical and Digital Image Stabilization
- 3inch AMOLED hVGA screen
- Smart Auto, Program, A/S/M, Dual IS, Scene, Panoramic, Creative Movie Maker, Movie
- Full HD Video with optical zoom
- Dual Capture: 1080p Video and 10 megapixel photo
- 3D/Live/Action Panorama, 3D Photo
- Advanced HDR
From Samsung: Today at IFA 2011, Samsung Electronics announces the launch of the WB750 – boasting the company’s latest BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor that ensures consistent professional images with a wide range of unique features. With its own innovative in-house sensor, lens and DSP 3 key component, this is the first time Samsung’s technology has been brought to the compact camera market. The WB750 also features the longest ever zoom in the company’s compact camera portfolio, with an 18x Optical Zoom, 24x Smart-Zoom and 24mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens.
The WB750 joins the WB700 as the perfect accessory for today’s traveller, guaranteeing a powerful optical performance so users never miss a special moment – be they travelling light on a romantic city break or hiking in remote mountain ranges.
With its 12.5 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, the Samsung WB750 is easier than ever to deliver consistent professional images. Introduced to Samsung’s compact camera range for the first time, this pioneering BSI CMOS technology works to significantly reduce image noise and distortion in favour of clear, precise photos and video, even in low light conditions. Equipped with a high speed continuous still shot of 10fps and a movie recording speed of up to 1000 fps, the device ensures that incredible quality is delivered in real-time.
The Samsung WB750 gives users the best of both worlds: high-quality digital photos as well as Full HD video for incredible depth of colour and detail. Samsung’s sophisticated Dual Capture function unites the two, enabling users to take 10 Megapixel photos whilst simultaneously recording video in full 1080p HD quality.
When speed is of the essence, Creative Movie Maker enables users to instantly create a fun and shareable slide show on the move in just four steps. Rather than needing to upload content to a PC, this feature allows you to get creative by collating photos and videos into one themed file on the device itself, adding impressive effects and music instantly. Movie Maker ensures you can enjoy your travel moments in full quality picture definition for years to come.
Nick White, Head of Digital Imaging, Samsung UK comments: “We recognise consumer desire to capture the upmost level of detail in their shots and believe that the WB750’s increased zoom and ultra wide angle certainly meet these demands. Position is everything when capturing the perfect picture. The 18x Optical Zoom, 24x Smart-Zoom and 24mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens offer our customers the most up-to-date technology. In addition, its portable design makes it the ideal travel companion, ensuring you can do justice to your most memorable holidays. The unique features of the WB750 bring to market high quality imaging technology, fun features and the perfect tool to get creative, particularly for those on the move.”
Breathe life into your images
With its range of Panorama features, the WB750 helps convey a sense of dynamism to images. Whether vertical or horizontal, Live Panorama, 3D Panorama or Action Panorama, breath-taking scenery or an unforgettable holiday moment with friends, the multitude of options are guaranteed to fulfil your photographic needs. Action Panorama, for example, tracks a moving person or object with a static background to record movement within one, still photo, whilst the Live Panorama function allows the easy capturing of large groups simply by holding down the shutter button and sweeping the camera across the scene, allowing the user to preview the whole scene they’ve just captured via the LCD. The 3D Panorama, meanwhile, works to bring your photos to life even further, using one lens and one sensor to create a 3D image, to give family and friends a taste of your trip on your return home.
Consistent quality at your fingertips
The camera’s innovative HDR (High Dynamic Range) provides an abundance of colours that give an outstanding richness to the WB750’s images, opening up the colour spectrum for the most vibrant results. Providing the opportunity to take hyper-realistic images without the use of photo editing software, HDR brings an added level of clarity to images, whether you’re capturing a lake at sunset or a tree-lined street in the morning sun. The WB750 merges multiple exposures of shots to ensure images have an artistic finish, whilst creating a greater range of luminance results in perfect exposure across all areas. The camera’s HDR feature ensures that WB750 users capture their creative visions through the latest cutting-edge technology.
Smart Auto 2.0 identifies and automatically selects the most appropriate of its 16 photo and four movie modes, to help you achieve standout results. So, even when you are caught-up in the moment, the WB750 makes sure you can capture every special moment on your journey.
Customise your world
Creating standout images is even more effortless, thanks to the WB750’s Smart Filter 3.0. The extensive variety of effects and colour options lets the user customise shots with ease. New special effects include: Oil Paint, Cartoon, Ink Painting Colour and Cross Filter. These features can be enjoyed in preview mode and after taking the picture. In addition, Zooming Shot, which can be used in scene mode, makes creating unique shots even easier. By experimenting with the focus, you can highlight the centre of a shot whilst blurring the rest, thereby selecting a part of the image to stand out.
Staying in creative control
Purpose-built and powerfully-personalised shooting options ensure the advanced user has full manual control, allowing images to be tailored just as you need. Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority settings let users experiment with shutter speeds and depth of field, so shooting fast-moving images in low light has never been easier.
Keeping it fun
Magic Frame further builds on this creative theme, allowing you to express yourself through adapting photos to reflect your mood and personality. Frame templates include Wall Art, Old Film, Ripple, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Holiday, Classic TV and more, and are incredibly simple to achieve - just point the camera at the desired subject, fit it within the on-screen template, capture and - like magic - your frame appears.
Intelligent Face tracking
When the action begins, or your subject starts moving, it can be hard to keep the camera focused. The Intelligent Object Tracking feature automatically focuses on an object while in motion, letting you easily track the action. So, even if you’re trying to capture special images of fast moving animals on safari or loved ones at the beach, you’ll never miss a perfect shot.
Samsung WB750 Specifications
|Max Aperture||f/3.2 - f/5.8|
|35mm equivalent||24mm - 432mm|
|CCD pixels||12.5Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||6.16mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||4.62mm|
|Screen resolution||hVGA 460000 Pixels|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||16sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 3200|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Box Contents||Camera, AC/Adapter / USB Cable, Rechargeable battery, Strap, User Manual CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide|