Original Source Press Release:
Samsung announces SL201 digital camera|
(Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 16:26 EDT)
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has today announced several new digital camera models slated to ship later this year, of which the new Samsung SL201 is one example.
The Samsung SL201 features a ten megapixel image sensor, Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens, and a fairly large 2.7" LCD display. The SL201's ISO sensitivity ranges from 80 to 1600, and there are four metering modes plus three autofocus modes - both including face detection choices. The Samsung SL201 has eleven scene modes to add a degree of control, and can record movies in AVI Motion JPEG format at up to 640x480 pixel resolution with sound.
The Samsung SL201 stores its images on SD, SDHC, or MMC plus cards, or in 16MB of built-in memory. Power comes from a proprietary lithium-ion battery pack, and NTSC / PAL video, plus USB 2.0 computer connectivity is on offer. The Samsung SL201 ships from September 2008 priced at US$170.
For more detailed information take a look over our Samsung SL201 preview. For specifications and the official press release, read on below.
|Camera Type||Ultra Compact|
|Dimensions||3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8"|
90.2 x 58.0 x 19.3mm
|Planned Availability|| 2008|
|Sensor Type||1/2.33 CCD|
10.30 megapixels (total)
10.20 megapixels (effective)
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Image Dimensions||3648 x 2736 (10.0 megapixels)|
3072 x 2304 (7.1 megapixels)
3648 x 2056 (7.5 megapixels)
1920 x 1080 (2.1 megapixels)
3648 x 2432 (8.9 megapixels)
|Image Quality||3 levels|
|Image Preview / Review|
|LCD||2.7", 230,000 pixels|
|Lens Type||3x optical zoom|
|Focal Length||35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)|
|Aperture Range|| f/3.0(W) - f/5.6(T)|
|Focusing System||Contrast Detect (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF)|
|Focusing Range||Normal: 33" - infinity (80 cm - infinity)|
Macro: 4.1" - 33" (10 cm - 80 cm)
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Shutter Speed||8 - 1/1500 second|
|Exposure Modes||Program, Manual|
|Metering Modes|| Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection 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 : 0.4m - 3.0m, Tele : 0.5m - 2.5m (ISO AUTO)
|Scene Modes||Portrait, Night scene, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow.|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 5.0x|
|Movie Format||AVI (Motion JPEG) with audio|
|Recording Medium||SD/MMC, Built-in|
|File System||FAT16, FAT32, complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)|
|File Format||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Video||Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable|
|Computer||USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed|
|Other||DC input (4.2v)|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion rechargeable|
|Battery Form Factor||Proprietary SLB-0837(B) (800mAh)|
|Software||Samsung Master, Adobe Reader|
|Battery / Charger||1 x Proprietary SLB-0837 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and charger|
|Flash Memory||16.0MB Internal|
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant||Yes|
|SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE SLIM SL201|
10.2 Megapixel Digital Camera Offers Digital Image Stabilization and Face Detection
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., July 16, 2008 – Samsung extends its range of compact point-and-shoot digital cameras with the introduction of the SL201. While slim, the SL201 features a resolution of 10.2 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a large 2.7-inch intelligent LCD which will automatically brighten or dim based on available lighting.
“The SL201 truly makes it easy for anyone to take great pictures in virtually any situation,” said Tony Sorice Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Digital Imaging at Samsung Electronics America. “Its slim design allows consumers to take it with them wherever they go. With the Function Description Guide and a host of automated settings, it’s easier than ever to get the very best images in any environment.”
For added versatility, the new SL201 features Face Detection, Self Portrait, and Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) technology. Face Detection makes taking pictures of family and friends a snap as it automatically detects up to nine faces and adjusts focus and exposure settings to ensure better composition and image quality. Self Portrait mode is a unique function that takes the guessing out of taking a self portrait. When in Self Portrait mode, the SL201 automatically detects the user’s face, adjusts focus and exposure, and allows a photo to be taken only if the subject is centered in the frame. Samsung’s improved DIS technology helps the user capture blur-free images. Thanks to the enhanced sensitivity of the SL201’s imaging sensor, which features a maximum ISO of 1600, and the camera’s DIS technology, users can rest assured that they’ll be able to capture images in low-light situations, especially when the use of a flash is not desired.
With eleven scene modes to choose from including Night, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-Up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, and Beach & Snow, shooters can effortlessly adjust the camera to capture the most superb image possible in any setting. Additionally, the SL201 features Function Description and a Photo Help Guide. Function Description provides a brief and easy-to-understand description of each setting when scrolling through the camera’s menus, helping the end-user determine which setting is appropriate for their current shooting scenario. The Photo Help Guide is another intuitive component incorporated into the digital camera. It offers the end-user a guided tour of how to take better images as well as easy-to-follow tips instructing them how to obtain excellent results.
The Samsung SL201 will be available in September 2008 at an MSRP of $169.95.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
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