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Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! Booth Report: Samsung
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 12:37 EST)

Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has a fairly large booth at this year's PMA, on which it is demonstrating quite a range of digital cameras.

In recent years, Samsung has gained a reputation as one of the companies that unveils the largest digicam lineups at PMA, with many models sharing a similar foundation (but with slight tweaks such to things such as sensor resolution, firmware or camera styling to differentiate the models). This year, we've heard that Samsung is attempting to pare down its offerings as it tries to rationalise the lineup, and this is reflected in the fact that there are just nine models listed below, rather than as many as 15 or so as in past years. (We emphasise the word "just" in a rather tongue-in-cheek manner; this is still a lot of digital cameras from one manufacturer, by anybody's standards!)

Samsung's models span a range from entry-level models with fixed focal-length lenses to higher-spec cameras with Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan branded zoom lenses. One thing the models have in common is resolution, and lots of it - even the entry-level cameras start from four megapixels, and the top models reach as high as seven megapixels, about as high as the top competing models from other manufacturers at the show.

Note that not all of these models are entirely new; some (such as the A400, A5, A6 and A7) have been shipping in Europe and/or Asia for a while now. They're new to the US market however, and definitely worthy of mention.

Samsung Booth
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Samsung Products
Digimax A400
Samsung Digimax A400
4.0 Megapixels
2.8x Zoom
37 - 104mm (35mm equivalent)
A400 shot at 1:2 with [A]
A400 shot at 2:1 with [A] A400 shot at 2:2 with [A]
Digimax A402
Samsung Digimax A402
4.0 Megapixels
Fixed focal length
31mm (35mm equivalent)
A402 shot at 3:2 with [B]
A402 shot at 4:1 with [B] A402 shot at 4:2 with [B]
Digimax A5
Samsung Digimax A5
5.0 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
A5 shot at 5:2 with [C]
A5 shot at 6:1 with [C] A5 shot at 6:2 with [C]
Digimax A6
Samsung Digimax A6
6 .0 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
A6 shot at 7:2 with [D]
A6 shot at 8:1 with [D] A6 shot at 8:2 with [D]
Digimax A7
Samsung Digimax A400
7.0 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
A7 shot at 9:2 with [E]
A7 shot at 10:1 with [E] A7 shot at 10:2 with [E]
Digimax U-CA5
Samsung Digimax U-CA5
5.0 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
U-CA.5 shot at 11:2 with [F]
U-CA.5 shot at 12:1 with [F] U-CA.5 shot at 12:2 with [F]
Digimax U-CA505
Samsung Digimax U-CA505
5.0 Megapixels
Fixed focal length
35mm (35mm equivalent)
U-CA.505 shot at 13:2 with [G]
U-CA.505 shot at 14:1 with [G] U-CA.505 shot at 14:2 with [G]
Digimax V70
Samsung Digimax V70
5.0 Megapixels
3x Zoom
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
V70 shot at 15:2 with [H]
V70 shot at 16:1 with [H] V70 shot at 16:2 with [H]
V700
Samsung Digimax V700
7.1 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
V700 shot at 17:2 with [I]
V700 shot at 18:1 with [I] V700 shot at 18:2 with [I]
V700 shot at 19:1 with [I] V700 shot at 19:2 with [I]
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