CORRECTING and REPLACING Samsung Zooms into the Future with the New WB700

The ultra-slim 24X zoom camera comes packed with features for the demanding photographer

CORRECTION...by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--()--Please replace release dated December 29, 2010 due to a change to the "Additional features" listed in the Specification Sheet.

The corrected release reads:

SAMSUNG ZOOMS INTO THE FUTURE WITH THE NEW WB700

The ultra-slim 24X zoom camera comes packed with features for the demanding photographer

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of the new WB700, the ultra-slim camera with an impressive 24X zoom function, capable of delivering superb quality images whether your subject is near or far.

The camera features a 24mm ultra-wide Schneider KREUZNACH® lens to capture the perfect wide shot, as well as an outstanding 24X zoom function, made up of an 18X optical zoom and 1.3X Smart Zoom. The WB700 delivers sharp images with incredible detail, thanks to the camera’s 16 Megapixel (MP) CCD sensor. The WB700 is also equipped with full manual control and the ability to record in 720p high definition video (H.264 format). The flexibility of the WB700’s lens and zoom functions allows users to capture a broad landscape in the same 16MP detail as a bubbling brook in the distance.

“We understand that many of our customers come to us for the very best and most up-to-date technology available, which is why we have chosen to bring all our innovation together in the WB700 for both the advanced and novice photographer, giving a balance of professional quality imaging and the kind of usability anyone can master,” said Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “On top of the core excellence of the WB700’s 16MP 24mm lens with OIS and Schneider KREUZNACH 18x super-zoom, we have added features that bring surprise and delight to the photography experience, such as our new smart filters, the smart lens effect and zoom noise cancellation.”

High quality and fun shooting

The successor to the successful WB600 and WB650 models, the WB700 includes Samsung’s latest advances in HD video technology so users can capture high quality video footage, as well as still images. The WB700 also features Smart Filter 2.0 - artistic filters in modes such as ‘soft focus’, ‘half-tone dot’ and ‘cinema’ alongside traditional features such as ‘fish-eye’, ‘miniature’ and ‘sketch’, giving entertaining and professional finishes at the touch of a button.

Zoom Noise Reduction

Samsung has also introduced new innovation to remove zoom noise from video content. The WB700 uses an advanced noise reduction algorithm that actively cancels out the zoom noise, as the optical zoom slides backwards and forwards, giving you uninterrupted clear sound to complement your detailed High Definition movies.

Specification Sheet

 

      WB700
Image Sensor     1/2.33″ (approx 7.76mm) CCD,

16 Megapixel, 14MP(effective)

Zoom    

Still Image mode : 1.0X ~ 5.0X
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 13.5X (depends on image size)

Still Image mode:
  - Super resolution: 1.0X~1.5X after optical Zoom
  - Extra Zoom: Crop Zoom 1.0X~2.0X (Extra Zoom on)
  - Digital Zoom: 1.0X ~ 4.0X: Optical Zoom (X18) --> Super
    Resolution (X1.5) --> Extra Zoom (X2) or Digital Zoom (X4)
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 12.5X (depends on image size)

Lens     Schneider-KREUZNACH f = 4.06 ~ 73.08mm (35mm film equivalent : 24~432 mm)
Image Stabilization     Dual OIS and DIS (Optical / Digital Image Stabilization)
Dimensions     99.5 x 59 x 21.7
Additional features    
  • Full Manual Mode (A/S/M Support)
  • Movie Recording button
  • Built in HDMI Type D with Anynet+ (CEC) + 20Pin Connector
  • Flash Manual Adjustment(Timing, Light Quantity)
  • Smart Auto (Still/Movie)
  • Smart Filter 2.0
  • Perfect Portrait System
  • Built-in S/W (intellistudio) - supporting F/W Update
Pricing     $299.99
Availability (est.)     April
   

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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Contacts

Samsung Electronics. Co. Ltd
Ashley Park, +82 31 277 8482
hj0401.park@samsung.com

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Release Summary

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced today the launch of the new WB700, the ultra-slim camera with an impressive 24X zoom function, capable of delivering superb quality images.

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Samsung Electronics. Co. Ltd
Ashley Park, +82 31 277 8482
hj0401.park@samsung.com