Samsung aims for global top three|
(Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 09:55 EDT)
A news article from Taiwan's DigiTimes Inc. yields some interesting details from a press conference held in that country by Korean CE giant Samsung Electronics.
According to the article, the company is planning to launch a total of 20 to 30 new digital camera models this year, with expected shipments of 13 million units worldwide. The goal: to become one of the top three global digital camera brands in 2007.
The press conference was held to launch Samsung's i7 and i70 digital cameras for the Taiwanese market. Both cameras were first unveiled back in January, and feature fairly unconvential designs. The Samsung i7 has seven megapixel resolution, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a huge 3" LCD display mounted on a spring-loaded swivel that serves to set the camera's operating mode. The Samsung i70 has identical sensor resolution, zoom range and LCD size but with a sliding cover that conceals the entire lens portion of the camera when not in use.