[CES 2011] Samsung is heading to CES with the launch of two new cameras, the WB700 upgrades the WB650 with a an 24X zoom, made up of an 18X optical zoom and 1.3X digital zoom dubbed “SmartZoom”. The mega-pixel number has been increased from 14.2 in the previous model  to 16, the WB 700 boasts a 24-432 mm ultra-wide Schneider-KREUZNACH lens, 720p* HD video recording (H.264 format) and a new noise reduction algorithm that removes the zoom sliding noise from the video.

(*Note: a previous version of this post mentioned 1080p video recording. This was due to an error in Samsung’s specs sheet. Samsung notified us on 12/19/2010 at 6:08pm, and we corrected the post within the next minute).

The Samsung WB700 will be available in April for $299.99, feature list after the jump.

Features includes:

Image Sensor
1/2.33″ (approx 7.76mm) CCD,
16 Megapixel, 14MP(effective)

Still Image mode : 1.0X ~ 5.0X
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 13.5X (depends on image size)

Still Image mode:
Super resolution: 1.0X~1.5X after optical Zoom
Extra Zoom: Crop Zoom 1.0X~2.0X (Extra Zoom on)
Digital Zoom: 1.0X ~ 4.0X: Optical Zoom (X18) –> Super
Resolution (X1.5) –> Extra Zoom (X2) or Digital Zoom (X4)
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 12.5X (depends on image size)

Schneider-KREUZNACH f = 4.06 ~ 73.08mm (35mm film equivalent : 24~432 mm)

Image Stabilization
Dual OIS and DIS (Optical / Digital Image Stabilization)

99.5 x 59 x 21.7

Additional features
Full Manual Mode (A/S/M Support)Movie Recording button
Support Raw file format
Built in HDMI Type D with Anynet+ (CEC) + 20Pin Connector
Flash Manual Adjustment(Timing, Light Quantity)
Smart Auto (Still/Movie)
Smart Filter 2.0
Perfect Portrait System
Built-in S/W (intellistudio) – supporting F/W Update

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