Samsung WB5000- the compact with most powerful lens

Samsung has newly introduced the WB5000 compact camera which asserts itself as the compact powered by the most powerful lens. It is the Schneider-KREUZNACH 26mm wide angle lens with 24x optical zoom all of it actually packed in a quite compact body.

Besides a superb picture quality, the 12.5 megapixel sensor lends a lot of manual controls including the aperture priority, shutter priority and manual focus of the lens.

It is even surprising to note that the compact also features a dual image stabilization in addition to such a powerful zoom.

The Smart Auto mode gives a choice of 11 different modes to shoot in.

The WB5000 is also capable of recording HD in 1280×720p resolution at 30 frames per second in H.264 format when one wants to swap stills for movies.

Samsung has still not given out any word on pricing but the compact can be expected in markets sometime this month.