Samsung WB1000 3-inch OLED: Very Good

Samsung‘s WB1000, a 12 megapixel compact digital camera, makes use of an impressive 3-inch OLED display. The WB1000 features a 24mm wide-angle 5x zoom Schneider-KREUZNACH lens coupled with a 1/2.33-inch CCD. You can also capture 720p HD video in H.264. It’s got both optical and digital image stabilization.

3-inch OLED The WB1000 sports an impressive Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) with a 480 x 260 resolution. The video shows that the AMOLED is significantly better than a LCD by comparing to a Canon SD990 IS. I must say I am impressed. I was surprised to see the OLED perform so well in brightly-lit environments.

Cost The added cost of integrating the 3-inch AMOLED does not seem to have affected the price too much. The WB1000 is KRW548,000 or a little above US$400. Amazon has the WB1000 for just US$361.16 and the SD990 IS with a bit more megapixels at 14.7 goes for US$299.99. If the quality of the display is important to you and most likely it is I would recommend seriously considering a digital camera that feature an OLED display.

via Engadget

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