Samsung WB5000 Review

February 8, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |


Image sensor Type 1/2.33" (7.83mm) CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 12.47 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel Approx. 12.70 Mega-pixel
Lens Focal Length Schneider-Kreuznach Lens f = 4.6 ~ 110.4mm (35mm film equivalent: 26 ~ 624mm), 24x Zoom
F No. F 2.8 (W) ~ 5.0 (T)
Digital Zoom Still Image mode: 1x ~ 5x Play mode: 1x ~ 12.5x (depends on image size)
Focusing Type TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF, Tracking AF, Selection AF)
Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity (Wide), 170cm ~ infinity (Tele) Macro:10cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 80cm ~ 150cm (Macro Tele) Auto Macro: 10cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 80cm ~ Infinity (Macro Tele) Super Macro: 1 ~ 10cm Manual Focus: 10cm ~ Infinity
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Control Program AE
ISO Equivalent Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (up tp 5M), 6400 (up to 3M)
Metering Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection AE
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Recharging Time Approx. 5 sec.
Range Wide: 0.3m ~ 6.0m, Tele: 0.5m ~ 3.0m (ISO AUTO)
Storage Media Internal Memory: About 20MB External Memory (Optional): SD (up to 4GB guaranteed) SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)* Internal memory capacity is subject to change without prior notice.
File format Still Image: RAW (DNG1.1), JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 Movie Clip: H.264 (AVC) Audio: WAV
Image Size 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels, 10M P: 3984 x 2656 pixels 9M W: 3968 x 2232 pixels, 8M: 3264 x 2448 pixels 5M: 2592 x 1944 pixels, 3M: 2048 x 1536 pixels 2MW: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1M: 1024 x 768 pixels
Interface Audio Microphone: StereoInternal Speaker: Mono
Digital output connector USB 2.0
Video Out AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
DC power input 4.4V
Cradle N/A
Physical Specification Dimensions (WxHxD) 116.1 x 82.8 x 91.1mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight 398g (without battery and card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40 °C
Operationg Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Display Type TFT LCD
Feature 3" (7.62cm) 230K
Movie Clip Recording With Audio or without Audio (Max Recording time: 20min in HQ Movie) Size: High Quality-1280 x 720 (30fps & 15fps) Standard Quality-640 x 480 (30fps & 15fps), 320 x 240 (60fps & 30fps) (With 24x Optical Zoom) Setting: Movie Stabilizer, Dynanic Range* Due to the noise while optical zooming, user can select to record sound or not.
Effect Color Style: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
Edit Pause during Playing, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Still Image Shooting Mode : Smart Auto, P, M, A-S, USER1, USER2, Scene, Beautyshot, NightScene Recognition : Portrait, Night Portrait, Night, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Macro, Macro Text, Tripod, ActionScene : Frame Guide, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & SnowContinuous : Single, Continuous, HS Continuous, AEB, Motion CaptureSelf-timer : 2 sec., 10 sec., Double
Effect Color Style : Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, CustomImage Adjust : Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation (5 steps), Beauty shot, Dynamic Range
Edit Image Edit : Resize, Rotate, TrimmingColor Style : Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, CustomImage Adjust : Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACB
Special Feature • 26mm wide, 24x Zoom Lens with Dual IS (OIS+DIS)
• Scene Recognition - Smart Auto Mode
• Face Recognition
• Perfect Portrait System - Face Recognition, Beauty Shot (Playback Retouch), Face Detection & Self Portrait, Blink Detection & Smile Detection
• High Definition Movie Recording - H.264, 720 (30fps), Stereo Mic.
• Smart Dial UI
• Full maual functions - WB control, MF control, RAW File Format, Etc
• ISO 6400 (3M)
• Function Description
• Frame Guide, Smart Album, Recycle Bin (Only JPEG Format)
• Dynamic Range, ACB
System Requirement in general For Windows PC with processor better than Pentium? 500MHz (Pentiumlll 800MHz recommended) Windows 2000 / XP / Vista 250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend) Minimum 256MB RAM (Over 512MB recommended) USB port CD-ROM drive 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (24-bit color display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
For Macintosh Power Mac G3 or later Mac OS 10.4 or higher Minimum 256MB RAM 110MB of available hard-disk space USB port CD-ROM drive