Seoul, Korea - Samsung Digital Imaging Co. Ltd today unveiled the WB5000, a 12.5 mega-pixel camera outfitted with the most powerful lens ever offered on a Samsung compact digital camera. Joining the company's advanced WB Series, the WB5000's high-performance Schneider-KREUZNACH lens offers an impressive 24x optical zoom with a 26mm wide-angle focal length (35mm film equivalent focal range of 26mm-624mm), which can be used for shooting high-quality digital still images as well as recording 720p HD video in H.264 format.
"Photographers of all skill levels are going to be drawn to the WB5000's features," said Choong Hyun Hwang, vice president of Strategic Marketing at Samsung Digital Imaging Company. "The versatility of the lens gives any user, whether you're a soccer mom on the sidelines or an enthusiast looking to create a stunning image, the ability to be prepared for just about any shooting scenario. Serious shooters will gravitate toward the WB5000's aperture and shutter priority modes as well as full manual control and RAW support. For the entry-level shooter, Samsung's Smart Auto takes simplicity to a new level, ensuring a great shot every time without having to be concerned about camera settings."