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Camera Reviews : Samsung’s WB750 Compact Offers Fast Speed and Long 24x Smart Zoom

September 27, 2011
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Ridgefield Park, NJ—Samsung Electronics’ WB750 camera features a proprietary BSI (back side illuminated) CMOS sensor and newly redesigned lens and image processor to deliver Full HD video and 12.5 megapixel photos. The WB750 also boasts an 18x optical zoom with 24x Smart Zoom technology, making it the longest zoom in Samsung’s compact camera portfolio.

Introduced to Samsung’s compact camera range for the first time, BSI CMOS technology works to reduce image noise and distortion to help deliver clear photos and video even in low light. The WB750 is designed for speed, as specs state it captures still photos at 10 frames per second in high-speed continuous mode.

“We recognize that consumers want a point and shoot that allows them to get up close to the action and capture images with stunning detail and clarity. We believe that the WB750’s increased zoom and ultra wide angle certainly meet these demands,” said Myoung Sup Han, senior vice president and head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “Its portable design makes it the ideal travel companion, putting even more of the world at the consumers’ fingertips and ensuring it can do justice to the most memorable journeys. The unique features of the WB750 offer a rare combination of quality, fun and creativity, particularly for those on the move.”

Additionally, the WB750’s dual capture function allows photographers to take 10 megapixel photos while simultaneously recording Full HD 1080p video. And, its creative movie maker feature lets users create movie clips in Full HD with special effects right on-camera. Rather than needing to upload content to a PC, this feature enables users to get creative by collating photos and videos into one themed file on the WB750, adding effects and music instantly.

The camera also provides several panorama features: action panorama tracks a moving person or object with a static background to record movement within a single photo; live panorama captures large groups of people when users hold down the shutter button and sweep the camera across the scene; and 3D panorama uses one lens and one sensor to create a 3D image.

Other features include: face tracking; HDR (High Dynamic Range), which opens up the color spectrum for more vibrant results or to take hyper-realistic images without the use of software; Smart Auto 2.0, which recognizes conditions and automatically selects the most appropriate setting from 16 photo modes and four movie settings; Smart Filter 3.0, which offers effects and color options, such as oil paint, cartoon, ink painting color and cross filter; zooming shot, which lets users highlight the center of a shot while blurring the rest; and the magic frame creative suite, with frame templates that include wall art, old film, ripple, full moon, old record, magazine, holiday and classic TV.

For more advanced photographers, the WB750 offers full manual mode and aperture priority and shutter priority settings that permit them to experiment with shutter speeds and depth of field. $279.99. samsung.com

 

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