Following the announcement of the mirrorless interchangeable NX300 immediately before CES Las Vegas, Samsung launched six new compact cameras at the show.
The WB250F (pictured left, for a change) and WB200F models feature a ‘hybrid touch’ interface consisting of touch LCD screen and five-way navigational keys. Equipped with a 24mm 18x optical zoom lens and 14-megapixel BSI CMOS (WB250F) or CCD (WB200F) sensor, these cameras provide a wide range of user-adjustable controls. ‘Smart Camera’ functions include ‘Best Face’, which automatically selects the best facial expressions from a burst shot to create group photos where everyone looks their best. According to the camera.
The WB800F is a long zoom 21x camera (perhaps ‘mid-zoom’ with 50x models now available) and a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. Offered in white, blue, black and red, it has a similar hybrid touch interface to the two above.
The WB30F is the baby of the range, featuring a 24mm, 10x optical zoom lens in an ultra-slim body (17mm thick). It will be available in black, white, red, purple and pink.
The 16-megapixel DV150F combines Wi-Fi connectivity with a 1.5-inch Front LCD, which makes it easy to take self-portraits.The camera’s Beauty Palette feature enables users to apply one of a range of make-up looks to the subject. This camera includes a series of creative features such as Smart Filter 3.0, Motion Photo and Magic Frame.
The DV150F is housed in a stylish (of course) aluminium body and is available in five colours.
The ST150F completes the range. With an f2.5 lens, 5x optical zoom and 25mm angle-of-view, it features a 16.2 Megapixel CCD sensor plus Wi-Fi connectivity that enables photos to be shared and uploaded to social media sites. It will be offered in four colours.
Local release details? In the second week of January? Not likely – this is Australia!