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Samsung TL100 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics America Inc. Samsung announces TL100 digicam
(Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 17:30 EST)

Samsung has today unveiled a new twelve megapixel ultracompact digital camera, the Samsung TL100.

The Samsung TL100 couples its 12.2 megapixel image sensor with a Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens. Images on the TL100 are framed on a 2.7" LCD display. The TL100's ISO sensitivity ranges from 80 to 1,600, and the camera offers both 11 scene modes, plus a Smart Auto mode which can automatically select between them for the ultimate in ease-of-use. There's no true mechanical image stabilization, but the Samsung TL100 does include Digital Image Stabilization functionality. Other features of the TL100 include 800x592 pixel MPEG-4 video, SD / MMC storage, power from a proprietary lithium-ion battery pack, and a choice of NTSC / PAL video plus USB connectivity.

The Samsung TL100 ships from Spring 2009, with pricing as yet undisclosed. More details are available in our Samsung TL100 preview.

Samsung TL100
Samsung TL100 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics America Inc. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera TypeUltra Compact
Model NumberTL100
Dimensions3.7 x 2.2 x 0.7"
94.2 x 55.7 x 16.6mm
Planned Availability 2008
Image Capture
Sensor Type1/2.33 CCD
12.20 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Image Dimensions10.0 megapixels
7.1 megapixels
7.5 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
8.9 megapixels
Image Quality3 levels
Image Preview / Review
LCD2.7", 230,000 pixels
Lens TypeSamsung lens
3x optical zoom
Image StabilizationNo
Focal Length6.3 - 18.9mm (actual)
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f/3.0(W) - f/5.6(T)
Focusing SystemContrast Detect (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF)
ISO SensitivityAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*At 3MP)
Metering Modes TBD
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV increments
White BalanceImage Sensor, Manual
Internal FlashModes: TBD
Range: TBD
Scene ModesTBD
Digital ZoomUp to 5.0x
Movie FormatMPEG-4 with audio
Recording MediumSD/MMC, Built-in
File SystemFAT16, FAT32, complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File FormatJPEG (EXIF 2.2)
VideoYes, NTSC / PAL switchable
ComputerUSB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Battery TypeLithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Form FactorProprietary
Product Bundle
Battery / Charger1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and charger
Flash Memory0.0MB Internal
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliantYes
PictBridge CompliantYes
Internal MicrophoneYes
Internal SpeakerYes
Remote ControlNo
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Samsung TL100 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics America Inc. Click for a bigger picture!
Samsung TL100 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics America Inc. Click for a bigger picture!
Samsung TL100 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics America Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:

Samsung Unveils Stylish, Ultra-Slim Digital Camera

New TL100 Packs Extensive List of Advanced Technologies in Svelte Frame

LAS VEGAS, N.V., January 7, 2009 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the TL100, a remarkably slim and easy-to-use 12.2 mega-pixel point-and-shoot digital camera. Measuring just 16.6mm thick (excluding the lens), the TL100 is the ultimate pocket-sized solution for the on-the-go consumer in search of a digital camera that won’t weigh them down. Encased in eye-catching, brushed stainless steel, the ultra-slim TL100 manages to pack a large 2.7 inch LCD screen for framing shots and reviewing images and video, as well as a high-quality Samsung lens, offering a 3x optical zoom.

The TL100 is highlighted by Samsung’s new Smart Auto feature, which takes ease-of-use to a new level, underscoring what it truly means to be a point-and-shoot digital camera. When engaged, Smart Auto will automatically select one of the TL100’s 11 scene modes which best suits the environment the user may be shooting in. For example, the TL100’s Smart Auto feature will automatically set the camera to its Landscape scene mode if the user is taking an image of a mountain range, and then switch gears and automatically select the Portrait scene mode if the user proceeds to take an image of an individual. No manual interaction is required.

In addition to Smart Auto, the TL100 also incorporates Samsung’s proprietary Smart Album program. Smart Album is useful tool which allows users to search through the various files they have saved on their memory card for a specific image. Smart Album automatically organizes the user’s digital images and gives them the ability to narrow their search based on the date or month the image was taken, the file type, whether it’s a photo, video, or voice memo, and the overall color tone.

“The TL100 exemplifies style and simplicity,” said Tony Sorice, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Digital Imaging, at Samsung Electronics America. “This is an attention grabbing digital camera, not only because of its brushed stainless steel body and slim profile, but because of the advanced features that it brings to the user’s fingertips, which make taking a digital photograph easier than ever.”

The TL100 also offers consumers Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, and Beauty Shot technology, all engineered to help improve results and enhance one’s images. Face Detection automatically recognizes up to nine faces in a frame and adjusts camera settings to maximize image quality, while Smile Shot will only allow an image to be taken if the TL100 recognizes a smile. Blink Detection is a useful feature that will improve a user’s ability to capture a photo with everyone’s eyes open. When Blink Detection is selected, the TL100 will automatically take two successive shots when the shutter button is fully pressed, and if the camera detects that a subject’s eyes are closed, a third shot will be fired. The TL100’s Beauty Shot mode is a unique option that will automatically retouch imperfections on a subject’s face, such as blemishes and dark spots, to help improve and even out skin tones. The level of retouching is also selectable by the shooter allowing them to control how much editing will be applied to image.

For added stability and blur-free images, Samsung has incorporated Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) technology into the TL100, a useful feature that helps reduce the blur found in images as a result of vibrations, hand shake or other unexpected movements at the moment of image capture. 

Users can also record video with the new TL100. Featuring MPEG-4 video recording, consumers can capture video at a maximum resolution of 800x592 (SVGA) at 20fps and utilize the camera’s 3x optical zoom for added versatility. The TL100 also features useful in-camera editing controls, which allows users to pause, and then resume filming of video clips without having to save each clip as an individual file.

Further adding to the TL100’s ease of use is Samsung’s embedded Function Description program. Function Description provides users with a brief and easy to understand description of each setting when scrolling through the camera’s menus, helping them determine which setting is appropriate for their current shooting scenario.

The Samsung TL100 will be available in Spring 2009.

Samsung Electronics America's CES press releases, video content and product images are available at www.samsung.com/icespress  and our recently launched www.samsung.com/newsroom.

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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