WB500 24mm Ultra Wide lens, 10x zoom
Real Dual Image Stabilisation (O.I.S. & Advanced DIS)
Compact Size
Photo Style Selector, Smart Album, Frame Guide
10.2 megapixels.

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.



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10.2 Megapixels

10.2 Megapixels
A mounted high picture quality 10.2 mega pixel CCD. High picture quality is obtained by employing a 10.2 mega pixel 1/2.33" high resolution CCD sensor. Clear picture quality can be achieved even for images larger than A2. A robust mounted image processor allows for rich gradation, fast and high quality picture processing.

the world's first 24mm ultra wide, optical 10x zoom

the world's first 24mm ultra wide, optical 10x zoom
Capturing every detail of your life. Whether you're indoors or out, snapping a landscape or friends around a table, the amazing 24mm ultra wide angle lens gives you a wider shooting range from a shorter distance and more flexibility. Now you have the ability to capture images of beautiful landscapes and entire buildings from a very short distance-not something you can do with a standard 35mm. The 24mm ultra wide angle lens and the 10x optical zoom is a perfect marriage of advanced versatility with the convenience of a stylish, compact camera.

Dual Image Stabilisation

Dual Image Stabilisation
Blurry images can be caused by many factors, such as hand shaking, zooming or insufficient light. Dual Image Stabilisation eliminates the blur caused by camera shake and delivers clear, crisp images every time-even under difficult lighting situations. Integrating the best lens shifting mechanisms of Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) with the sophisticated algorithms of Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS), Dual Image Stabilisation-another superior SAMSUNG innovation-corrects even the tiniest of shakes.

compact high zoom

compact high zoom
Your ticket to a front-row seat. See how the unbelievably compact WB500 hides a 24mm ultra wide 10x optical zoom lens in its thin design. This amazingly versatile lens is perfect for shooting indoors, landscapes and group portraits. The powerful 10x optical zoom brings the action to you so there's no need to move around. While the ultra wide angle lens enables you to get everything you want in the shot.

high definition movie recording

high definition movie recording
Just like being in the theatres your memories deserve the best. With the ability to record HD movies with your SAMSUNG camera, you can enjoy HD-quality movies of 720p resolution at 30ftps. The Latest H.264 compression format enables more than doubled efficiency compared to the previous format which surpasses the capabilities of a digital camcorder. So say goodbye to your video camera and transform your living room into a personal movie theatre!

photo style selector

photo style selector
Put a personal touch on your photos. Taking a simple snapshot, framing an artful pose, or doing something different have never been easier. You can select from a wide variety of optimised advanced photo effects and know exactly what you're getting with a suite of preview images to show you the results before you take your shot.

Smart Album

Smart Album
A quick and easy tool to help you sort through all your photos. With a 4GB SD card, your camera can store up to 2,000 7-megabyte photos-that's a lot to keep track of! But with the Smart Album function sorting and organising your photos is easy: it allows you to sort your photos by time, content, colour, or theme. Smart Album lets you get straight to the best or sort through the rest.

Frame Guide

Frame Guide
Never be left out of the picture again. Imagine be able to compose a photo even before it's even shot. The world's first Frame Guide feature on the WB500 has turned that into reality. The Frame Guide feature allows you easily set up the composition of the shot so it can be used as a guide for the photographer. Simply hand off the camera and you'll never have to be missing from another photo. Now your vacation pictures will come out exactly the way you envisioned them.

high sensitivity ISO 3200

high sensitivity ISO 3200
Take high-quality, high-speed photos with our Image Noise Reduction feature. With a true ISO 3200 setting, your SAMSUNG camera can effectively minimise noise for crystal clear images. The super speed sensitive ISO 3200 feature give you the ability to take amazingly detailed photos-even under low light conditions. Plus, ISO 3200 lets you take perfectly focused photos of fast-moving images, like during a sporting event.

perfect portrait system

perfect portrait system
With the Perfect Portrait system, faces have looked better. With our unique Perfect Portrait system, imperfect photos are a thing of the past. For example, the Beauty Shot feature is like having your own make-up artist-right in your camera. It automatically identifies imperfections such as blemishes and dark circles on the face, and retouches them so that faces appear brighter and smooth. And with different level settings, you can control the amount of retouching that takes place-it's that simple! Plus, the ultra-intelligent Smile and Blink detection technologies will never let you ruin another picture-perfect moment again by detecting when the subjects' eyes are open and their smiles are at their peak.

tech specs

Dimension of EC-WB500BBP/ME

Image Sensor

  • Sensor Type

    1/2.33" (1.09cm) CCD

  • Effective Pixel

    Approx. 10.2 Mega-pixel

  • Total Pixel

    Approx. 10.3 Mega-pixel


  • Focal Length

    Schneider Lens f = 4.2~42mm (35mm film equivalent: 24~240mm)

  • F Value

    F3.3 (W)~F5.8 (T)

  • digital zoom

    Still Image mode: 1.0x~5.0x, Play mode: 1.0x~11.4x (depends on image size)



  • Type

    TTL auto focus (Centre AF, Multi AF, Selection AF, Manual Focus, Face Detection AF)

  • Range

    Normal: 50cm~infinity (Wide), 2m~infinity (Tele), Macro: 5cm~50cm (Wide), 1m~2m (Tele), Auto Macro: 5cm~Infinity (Wide), 1m~Infinity (Tele), Auto Macro: 5cm~Infinity (Wide), 1m~Infinity (Tele)


  • Media

    Internal Memory: About 30MB, External Memory (Optional): MMCplus (up to 2GB guaranteed 4bit 20MHz), SD (up to 4GB guaranteed), SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)

  • Image Size

    10M: 3,648 x 2,736 pixels 9MP: 3,648 x 2,432 pixels, 7MW: 3,648 x 2,056 pixels 7M: 3,072 x 2,304 pixels, 5M: 2,592 x 1,944 pixels, 3M: 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, 1M: 1,024 x 768 pixels

  • File format

    Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0, Movie Clip: MP4 (H.264 (MPEG4.AVC)), Audio: WAV


  • Digital Output Connector

    USB 2.0

  • Audio

    Microphone: Stereo, Microphone: Stereo

  • Video Output

    AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)


  • Power Source
    Power Supply Type

    Rechargeable battery: SLB-10A (1,050mAh), Adaptor: SAC-47, SUC-C5, Connector Type: 20pin

Physical Specification

  • Dimension
    Dimension (WxHxD)

    105 x 61.4 x 36.5mm

  • Weight

    219g (without battery and card)

  • Operating Temperature


  • Operating Humidity


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