While it's not the first name you think of in digital cameras, Samsung makes a decent piece of kit and its SL820
took the top prize in our recent summer shootout
. So we figured you'd want to know that its WB1000 compact with those smokin' analog battery and capacity gauges
is now on sale for KRW548,000 or about $418 closer to home. The 12.2 megapixel WB1000 features a 24-mm wide-angle 5x zoom Schneider-KREUZNACH lens and 1/2.33-inch CCD with 720p video record mode in H.264 format, max ISO 3200 sensitivity (at 3 megapixel resolution), and Samsung's Dual IS optical and digital image stabilization to compensate for hand jitter. The viewer won't disappoint either with a full 3-inch 480x260 AMOLED display rocking the backside. Why should you care? Check the video after the break to see how AMOLED compares to the TFT-LCD found on the Canon SD990 IS
under different lighting and viewing angles. The winner is clear, no?
Video: Samsung's 12 megapixel WB1000 rocks analog gauges, 3-inch OLED