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Samsung WB500 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
The 10 megapixels resolution, storage in JPEG format and the fact there is no RAW support, will make storage capacity easy. Naturally, Samsung supports the standard memory card Secure Digital up to and including 2GB, and additionally the SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) officially up to and including 8GB. As a matter of fact; 16 and 32GB should not be a problem either. Samsung has equipped the WB500 with a modest amount of 10 megapixels, which is a good choice as far as we're concerned.
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Samsung WB500 memory
The Samsung WB500 has three different compression levels; Super fine, Fine and Standard. We applied the highest quality for this review, and the 10MP setting including Super fine. A file has an average size of 5.5MB in this quality, which is not too bad in terms as of processing for the camera, and at a later stage, for notebook and desktop. A 1GB memory card will get you quite far, and it is therefore also our advice to combine at least this capacity with the Samsung WB500.

Considering 1GB of storage capacity:
10 Megapixels - 3648x2736 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 183 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3648x2736 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 334 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3648x2736 pixels - JPEG - Standard - 472 pictures
9 Megapixels - 3648x2432 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 200 pictures
9 Megapixels - 3648x2432 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 362 pictures
9 Megapixels - 3648x2432 pixels - JPEG - Standard - 511 pictures
7 Megapixels - 3072x2304 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 252 pictures
7 Megapixels - 3072x2304 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 442 pictures
7 Megapixels - 3072x2304 pixels - JPEG - Standard - 613 pictures
7 Megapixels - 3648x2056 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 252 pictures
7 Megapixels - 3648x2056 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 445 pictures
7 Megapixels - 3648x2056 pixels - JPEG - Standard - 619 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 334 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 578 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - JPEG - Standard - 793 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 495 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 814 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - Standard - 1067 pictures
1 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 1238 pictures
1 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 1673 pictures
1 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - JPEG - Standard - 1876 pictures
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed card reader - SanDisk Extreme
If you hesitate to transfer files through the Samsung WB500, you may choose to use a card reader. A card reader is handy for your digital workflow if you want to avoid connecting the camera all the time, or want to be able to keep the workflow going whilst the memory card transfers pictures. The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed card reader of SanDisk is one of the fastest available and provides data transfers of maximum 20MB/sec.

Samsung SLB-10A Lithium Ion battery
The SLB-10A Lithium-Ion battery comes standard with the Samsung WB500 camera. A fully loaded battery has a capacity of around 135 minutes. Charging via the camera takes approximately 150 minutes. The camera has to be used to charge the battery, which is a disadvantage. This way you can't shoot and charge the extra battery at the same time. An average of 270 pictures is said to be possible with the capacity of the battery. However, we did not reach this amount in practice; we came to around 220 pictures. The amount of 270 is an indication of the number of pictures taken in CIPA standardized conditions, which do not equal the conditions in which we were testing, so a deviation of the amount is obvious.
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