Original Source Press Release:
Samsung announces L83T digicam|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 20:22 EDT)
One of three new cameras announced today by Korea's Samsung is the ultra-compact Samsung L83T, combining an eight megapixel CCD imager and a Samsung NV-branded 3x optical zoom lens with a fairly standard 38 - 114mm equivalent focal range.
The lens is internal, and capable of focusing as close as 1cm (~0.4 in.) in Super Macro mode. For framing images, the L83T forgoes any form of optical viewfinder - increasingly rare on small digital cameras these days - in favor of a large, high resolution 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixels.
The Samsung L83T has 14 scene modes to help beginners achieve the results they're looking for without the need to comprehend shutter speeds, apertures and the like. The L83T's Face Detection feature detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better focus and image quality in portraits and other shots featuring people. Seven white balance settings are available including an auto mode, five presets and the ability to measure a custom white balance. ISO sensitivity is controlled automatically or manually, ranging from 50 to 1600. The Samsung L83T also offers a movie mode, capturing clips at up to 800 x 592 pixel resolution with audio, using MPEG-4 compression. And yes, optical zoom is supported while recording movies.
Images are stored on Secure Digital / MultiMediaCards as well as the newer SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards, or in 19MB of internal memory. The Samsung L83T offers USB 2.0 High-Speed computer connectivity and power comes from a proprietary Lithium Ion battery. The L83T comes bundled with Digimax Master software.
The Samsung L83T will ship mid August, at a suggested price of US$279.
|Camera Type||Ultra Compact|
|Dimensions||3.7 x 2.3 x 0.7"|
93.3 x 57.7 x 18.0mm
|Planned Availability|| 2007|
|Sensor Type||1/2.5 CCD|
8.30 megapixels (total)
8.20 megapixels (effective)
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 3:2|
|Image Dimensions||3264 x 2448 (8.0 megapixels)|
3264 x 2176 (7.1 megapixels)
3264 x 1824 (6.0 megapixels)
2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1024 x 768 (0.8 megapixels)
|Image Quality||3 levels|
|Image Preview / Review|
|LCD||2.5", 230,000 pixels|
|Playback Zoom||12.0x max|
|Lens Type||Samsung NV lens|
3x optical zoom
|Focal Length||6.3 - 18.9mm (actual)|
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
|Aperture Range||f/3.5 - ? (wide), f/4.5 - ? (tele)|
|Focusing System||Contrast Detect; Multi-AF, Face Recognition AF|
Manual Focus possible (0) steps
|Focusing Range||Normal: 33" - infinity (80 cm - infinity)|
Macro: 0.4" - 33" (1 cm - 80 cm)
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Shutter Speed||15 - 1/2000 second|
|Meterin g Modes||Multi, Spot, Center-weighted, Face Recognition AE|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV increments|
|White Balance||Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom , Manual|
|Internal Flash||Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red-eye Fix|
Range: Wide : 0.2m - 3.0m, Tele : 0.5m - 2.5m (ISO AUTO)
|Scene Modes||Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Cafe, Food, Self Shot, ASR|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 5.0x|
|Self Timer||Yes, 2/10/2+10 seconds|
|Movie Format||AVI (MPEG-4) with audio|
|Recording Medium||SD/MMC, Built-in|
|File System||FAT16, complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)|
|Video||Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable|
|Computer||USB 2.0 High Speed|
|Battery Type||SLB-0837(B) Lithium Ion rechargeable|
|Battery Form Factor||Proprietary|
|Software||Digimax Master, Drivers|
|Battery / Charger||1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeabe battery and charger|
|Flash Memory||19.0MB Internal|
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant||Yes|
|Samsung Launches Ultra-Compact L83T|
Slim form factor and internal optical zoom highlight Samsung’s new 8MP camera
Secaucus, NJ (July 11, 2007) – Samsung today announced the launch of the ultra-compact L83T- a new 8 mega pixel pocket-sized camera that will join the company’s growing L-Series. The L83T features Samsung’s high-performance NV lens and packs an internal 3x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 38~114mm) and a large, 2.5" LCD screen in a sleek, metal body measuring a mere 3.67" x .71" x 2.27 ".
The L83T offers shooters a 1cm super macro function and a maximum shutter speed of 1/2,000 sec. Additionally, the L83T includes a motion capture feature that allows users to take up to seven pictures a second. When in low-light situations, shooters can rest assured that their images will come out sharp and clear as the L83T boasts an ISO equivalent of 1600 and is outfitted with Samsung’s ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) image stabilization system to minimize the effects of hand shake and ensure that the best shots are captured even in dimly lit conditions.
With Samsung’s Wise Shot and Face Detection technologies, the L83T further enhances the shooter’s ability to capture the perfect shot. The L83T’s Wise Shot feature automatically takes two consecutive pictures in rapid succession—one with ASR image stabilization enabled, and one with the flash—and prompts the user to review both and keep the preferred version of the picture. The camera’s Face Detection feature detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality in portraits and other shots featuring people.
To automatically adjust the camera and capture the best image possible in any setting, shooters can dial in one of 14 scene modes, including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Café, Food, and Self-Shot. Users can also review, edit and customize their images using the bright 2.5” LCD screen. By using the L83T’s special effects "E" button, users can easily access various creative controls, including options for resizing and rotating images, adjusting brightness, contrast and saturation levels, fixing red eye, and manipulating color such as saving captured images as B&W, Sepia, Red, Blue, Green, and Negative. Additionally, with the color filter option, shooters can choose to keep a section of their saved image in color and leave the rest in black and white.
Enabling users to further express their creativity is the "Fun" feature. This unique feature allows shooters to create a composite photo by saving up to four individual images as one, highlight an image by sharpening the foreground and softening the focus of the background, as well as customize their saved images with photo frames, stickers of various shapes, and cartoon text bubbles. All images can be saved to the L83T’s 19MB of internal memory or to an external SDHC/SD card with a guaranteed maximum of 4GB.
The L83T is also equipped with Samsung’s i-movie mode, which offers users SVGA resolution (800x592) MPEG-4 video and advanced editing controls. By using the camera’s Successive Recording mode, users can pause, and then resume filming of video clips without having to save the clips as individual files. Additionally, users can operate the camera’s optical zoom while filming and can engage a movie stabilizer to compensate for unwanted camera movement and subject blur.
Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc., Secaucus, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd., Sungnam Kyungki-Do, Korea. Samsung Opto-Electronics markets a full line of auto focus cameras, zoom and digital cameras for the amateur as well as the professional under the Samsung brand name.
For full specifications and hi-res images visit the Samsung Camera website at: www.samsungcamerausa.com