CeBIT: Samsung's 7mpix camera phone|
(Wednesday, March 9, 2005 - 20:23 EST)
Articles from a number of sources today have revealed details of a new camera phone model from Korean manufacturer Samsung that offers a whopping seven megapixel resolution.
The company set a benchmark last year with the announcement of the first five megapixel camera phone, and the new Samsung Anycall SCH-V770 is likewise said to be a world's first. Features are getting increasingly more sophisticated, with the SCH-V770 sporting a Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan 3x optical zoom lens, and apparently including features such as support for telephoto and wide-angle conversion lenses, auto-exposure lock, and aperture priority mode.
Detailed specifications, pricing and availability information are not currently available from Samsung. We've compiled a list of some of the features mentioned in an array of news articles covering the phone's announcement, as well as some we gleaned from the Korean-language press release:
- 1/1.8" 7.4 megapixel CCD imager (7.0 megapixels effective)
- Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan 3x optical zoom lens, 7.8 - 23.4mm
- Tele and wide conversion lenses extend zoom range to 4.7x
- 2-inch, 16 million color QVGA LCD display
- TV output (live preview possible)
- MMC-micro memory card slot (32MB memory included)
- Built-in high intensity flash strobe
- Compatible with CDMA EV-DO cellphone networks
- Dimensions: 127 x 52 x 27mm approx.
- Weight: 180 grams approx.
- Auto and manual focusing
- AE lock possible
- Shutter priority, aperture priority and manual modes
- Shutter speeds from 15 - 1/2000 second
- Video clip function (15 / 30 frames per second)
- MP3 player function with Digital Power Amplifier
- Business card reader function
- 5x digital zoom
Note: This item is based on information from a number of sources, which disagreed on quite a few points as to the specification of the new camera phone. Where possible, we went with the information most sources agreed on...