Samsung SL620 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Samsung SL620
Resolution: 12.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.33"
Lens: 5.00x zoom
(35-175mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
ISO: 80-3200
Shutter: 16-1/2000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
(94 x 59 x 24 mm)
Weight:  
MSRP: $200
Availability: 03/2009
Manufacturer: Samsung
12.20
Megapixels
5.00x zoom
1/2.33"
size sensor
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Unfortunately, few details were available on the Samsung SL620 at press time. We do know that the SL620 features a 12.2 megapixel image sensor behind a Samsung-branded 5x optical zoom lens with 35 - 175mm equivalent focal length range, and a maximum aperture that varies from f/3.5 to f/5.5 across the zoom range. There's no optical viewfinder, with images instead being framed on the Samsung SL620's 3.0" LCD display. Usefully, the SL620 offers dual image stabilization - achieved both by raising ISO sensitivity, and with a mechanical stabilization system of unspecified type. The Samsung SL620 also has a built-in flash strobe and a 30 frames-per-second MPEG-4 VGA movie mode.

Other features of the Samsung SL620 include autoexposure / autofocus-linked face detection capable of recognizing up to nine faces in a scene, blink detection, smile detection, a "Smart Auto" mode that automatically chooses one of eleven scene modes, "Smart Album" function in playback mode, and a "Beauty Shot" mode which enhances skin tones. The Samsung SL620 ships from March 2009, and expected pricing is around $200.

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