Samsung announced the HZ25W(aka WB5000 in Europe and Korea markets), a super-zoom camera with a Schneider-KREUZNACH lens that offers an impressive 24x optical zoom with a 26mm wide-angle. The WB5000 is a 12.5 Megapixel prosumer-level digital camera.
Samsung HZ25W offers a color electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a three-inch LCD screen for users to frame their images. It includes Face Recognition, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection and Samsung’s Beauty Shot. The super-zoom camera is able to record 1920x720p HD video in H.264 format. It offers the option to shoot in RAW (DNG1.1), JPEGs, or both.
Samsung HZ25W will be released later this month for about $550.