Samsung adds five new SMART Cameras

Samsung has just rolled out five new SMART Cameras at CES 2014. The list includes the WB35F, WB50F, WB350F, WB1100F, and the WB2200F.

WB50F_004_Right-Angle_Red.jpgThe first three models focus on compact size, yet they still offer a generous zoom ranges and 16-megapixels of resolution. Looking at the WB35F and WB50F, we see almost identical specifications. Both offer 16.2-megapixels via a CCD image sensor, a 12x optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC tech, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), and 720p HD video recording. The WB50F (pictured above) offers a larger 3.0-inch display (versus the WB35F's 2.7-inch), and the flash is located directly above the lens; instead of being off to the side. Both models are available in several colors.

WB350F_005_Right-Angle_brown.jpgThe WB350F takes it up a notch by using a higher quality 16.3-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, offering Full HD video at 1080/30p, a 21x optical zoom lens, and a 3.0-inch Hybrid touch screen. Even with these upgrades, the WB350F still measures just 0.98-inches thick when powered down. This one is available in five colors (Black, Blue, Brown, Red, and White).

WB1100F_012_Dynamic7_black.jpgNext up is the WB1100F. This looks to be an affordable super-zoom (aka bridge) camera that offers a versatile 35x optical zoom lens, a 16.2-megapixel CCD image sensor, Dual IS stabilization system (OIS + DIS), a 3.0-inch LCD, 720p HD video recording, and of course built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

WB2200F_001_Front_Black.jpgLast, but not least, we have the WB2200F. This is the most interesting looking model of the bunch, with it's DSLR + grip look and feel. The "dual-grip" design lends to the cameras versatility in framing, offering not only a better grip for vertical or portrait style shooting, but also secondary controls (shutter release, zoom control, and control dial). Samsung has also managed to stuff a 60x optical zoom lens inside the WB2200F, with a fast f/2.8 - 5.9 maximum aperture range. This bright lens, combined with the camera's 16.3-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor (1/2.3") and Optical Image Stabilization, should afford the ability to shoot clearer images at the telephoto extremes; and in low-light. Like all of their new SMART camera offerings, this unit also includes built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC technology.  Samsung also claims the WB2200F has long battery life (no spec given) thanks to its BP-1410 Li-ion battery pack.