Samsung SL102 Review

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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Samsung SL102
Resolution: 10.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.33 inch
(6.1mm x 4.6mm)
Kit Lens: 3.00x zoom
(35-105mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 80 - 1600
Max Aperture: 3.2
Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
(90 x 59 x 22 mm)
Availability: 04/2009
Manufacturer: Samsung
Full specs: Samsung SL102 specifications

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The Samsung SL102 features a 10.2 effective megapixel 1/2.33" image sensor behind a Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens. The SL102's lens offers a 35 - 105mm equivalent focal range, a rather tight wide angle to a moderate telephoto. Maximum aperture varies from F3.2 to F5.8 across the zoom range. There's no optical viewfinder, with images instead being framed on a 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 dot resolution.

The SL102's ISO sensitivity ranges from 80 to 1,600. The Samsung SL102 offers contrast detection autofocusing, with a face detection function. The Samsung SL102 lacks any form of true mechanical image stabilization, offering only what Samsung terms "Digital Image Stabilization" - essentially combatting blur using the camera's firmware, automatically raising the camera's ISO sensitivity (and noise levels) as needed. The Samsung TL100 has the ability to record movies in MotionJPEG format, with a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The SL102 stores its images on SD or MMC cards, and derives its power from a proprietary lithium-ion battery pack. Connectivity options include NTSC / PAL video, and USB 2.0 computer connectivity of unspecified speed.

The Samsung SL102 ships from Spring 2009, and expected pricing has not yet been disclosed.

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