Samsung WB650 Review

June 23, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |


Information displayed is accurate at time of launch

Usage note
(1) Internal memmory : 128MB
(2) Remarks: HDMI function is available when connected through Type C HDMI Cable (optional).
(3) Smart Movie enable (Landscape, Bluesky, Green, Sunset, Action)(TBD)Low AF & Zoom Noise while recording MovieSize : 1280x720(30fps & 15fps) High Quality (Mbps ?? ??) 1280 x 720(30fps & 15fps) Standard Quality (Mbps ?? ??) 640 x 480(30fps & 15fps) , 320 x 240 (60fps & 30fps), Online Share(YouTube)(320 x 240, 30fps)Due to the noise while optical zooming, user can select to record sound or not.
(4) Smart Auto : Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Motion, Tripod, Night, Macro, Macro Text, Blue Sky, Sunset Sky, Macro Portrait, Natural Green, Children, Cloud (TBD)Scene : Frame Guide, Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Self shot, Food, Cafe Continuous : Single, Continuous, AEB, Motion CaptureSelf-timer : 10 sec., 2 sec., Double, Motion Timer, Remote Controller (SCR-A5)

Image sensor Type 1/2.3" (1.10cm) CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 12 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel Approx. 14.2 Mega-pixel
Lens Focal Length Schneider Lens f = 3.9 ~ 58.5mm (35mm film equivalent : 24 ~ 360 mm)
F No. F3.2 (W) ~ F5.8 (T) (TBD)
Digital Zoom Still Image mode : 1.0x ~ 5.0xPlay mode : 1.0x ~ 12.5x (depends on image size)
Focusing Type TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Centre AF, Selection AF, Face Detection AF, Face Recognition AF, Object Tracking AF) Focus Area, Manual Focus
Range Normal : 80cm ∼ ∞ (W), 200cm ~ ∞(T) Macro : 3cm ~ 80cm (W) / 100cm ~ 200cm (T) AutoMacro : 3cm ∼ ∞ (W), 100cm ~ ∞ (T)
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Control Program AE, Shutter AE, Aperture Priority AE or Manual ExposureAE Lock (TBD)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Metering Multi, Spot, Centre Weighted, Face Detection AE
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Recharging Time Approx. under 4sec.
Range Wide : 0.3m ~ 5.0m, Tele : 0.5m ~ 3.0m (ISO AUTO) (TBD)
Storage Media Internal Memory : TBD External Memory (Optional) : SD (up to 2GB guaranteed) SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed) (1)
File format Still Image : JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 Movie Clip : MP4 (H.264 (MPEG4.AVC)) Audio : WAV
Image Size 12M : 4000 x 3000 pixels, 8M : 3264 x 2448 pixels, 5M : 2560 x 1920 pixels, 3M : 2048 x 1536 pixels 1M : 1024 x 768 pixels, 9MW : 3840 x 2160 pixels, 2MW :1920 x 1080 pixels, 10MP : 3984 x 2656 pixels
Interface Audio Microphone : StereoInternal Speaker : Mono
Digital output connector HDMI Type D built-in (Cable sold separately)
Video Out AV : NTSC, PAL (user selectable) HDMI 1.4 : NTSC, PAL (user selectable) (2)
DC power input TTA 20Pin
Physical Specification Dimensions (WxHxD) 106.6 x 60.5 x 28mm
Weight 214.6g (without battery and card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Operationg Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Display Type AMOLED
Feature 3.0" Visual VGA Screen Panel AMOLED
Movie Clip Recording With Audio or without Audio (Max Recording time : 20min) 15x Optical Zoom enable (3)
Effect *Photo Style Selector : Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom, Defog, Skecth*Lens Effect : Miniature, Vignetting, Fish-eye I, Fish-eye II
Edit Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Multimedia functions Additional functions Map viewer with GPS
Still Image Shooting Smart Auto, Auto , Program, A/S/M, Dual IS, Scene, Movie, Map View (TBD) (4)
Effect Photo Style Selector : Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom, Defog, Sketch Lens Effect : Miniature, Vignetting, Fish eye Image Adjust : Sharpness (Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+), Contrast (High+, High, Normal, Low, Low+), Saturation (++, +, Normal, -)
Edit Image Edit : Resize, Rotate, TrimmingPhoto Style Selector : Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, CustomSpecial Effect : Colour Filter, Add Noise, Shaded, Elegant, High LightImage Adjust : Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACBFun : Big Head, Mosaic, Snow, Highlight
Special Feature   • 14.x Mega-pixel • 15x Schneider Lens • 3.0" Visual VGA Screen AMOLED • Dual Image Stabilisation : Optical IS + Digital IS
System Requirement in general For Windows PC with processor better than PentiumIII 500MHz (PentiumIII 800MHz recommended) Windows 2000 / XP / Vista 250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend) Minimum 256MB RAM (Over 512MB recommended) USB portCD-ROM drive1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (24-bit colour display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or later
For Macintosh Power Mac G3 or laterMac OS 10.3 or higher Minimum 256MB RAM110MB of available hard-disk space USB portCD-ROM drive
System Requirement for 720P H.264 Movie For Windows Intel Pentium 4, 3.2GHz or higher / AMD Athlin 64FX, 2.6GHz or higher Windows XP service pack2 / VistaMinimum 512MB RAM (1GB and above recommended) 64MB or greater video card (nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher / ATI X1600 series or higher recommended)
For Macintosh 64MB or greater video card