January 9, 2007: Samsung Camera released details of five new compact digicams at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas.
Topping the line-up is the S1050, a point-and-shoot digital camera with a premium quality 10.1 mega-pixel image sensor and 5x optical zoom lens. Featuring shutter speeds up to 1/2000 second and an ISO equivalent of 1600, the S1050 comes with Samsung’s ASR image stabilisation system plus special scene modes for photographing children, backlit subjects and portraits. When enabled, the S1050’s Wise Shot feature automatically takes two consecutive pictures in rapid succession, one with ASR enabled and one with the flash, then prompts the user to review both and select their preferred version of the picture. Video clips can be captured in four resolutions, from 160×128 to 800×600, at 20 frames per second and encoded as AVI MPEG-4 video.
The new L73 is pocket-sized digital point-and-shoot camera with a 7 mega-pixel image sensor and a precision 3x optical zoom lens. It includes many of the features of the S1050 but adds a built-in motion detection feature that automatically halts exposure for two seconds when it detects movement in self timer mode. It also features the Smart Touch user interface, which employs two sets of pressure-sensitive buttons to access the camera’s controls, and Samsung’s Intelligent Face Recognition Technology.
With similar specifications, the new L700 offers 7 megapixel image resolution, a 3x optical zoom, a bright 2.5-inch LCD display and a robust suite of video and editing features. Eleven scene modes include including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Backlight, Fireworks and Beach & Snow settings. MPEG-4 video can be recorded in VGA (640×480) resolution at 30fps and the camera includes a movie stabiliser, continuous video recording, improved in-camera video editing and the ability to use the 3x optical zoom while recording.
Samsung has also upgraded two popular models with the release of the 6 megapixel S630 and the 7 megapixel S730. These two user-friendly point-and-shoot digital cameras come with Samsung’s ASR image stabilisation system plus a conveniently located mode dial for accessing the Auto, Program, Manual, Movie, Scene, ASR, Night Scene and Portrait modes, along with settings for Close-Up, Backlight and Sunset. Both models can record voice memos and capture video at VGA or QVGA quality at 30 frames/ second in AVI (MJPEG) format.
Contact local distributor, Adeal (www.adeal.com.au) for pricing and release dates.