Samsung SL820 Review

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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Samsung SL820
Resolution: 12.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
Lens: 5.00x zoom
(28-140mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
ISO: 80-3200
Shutter: 8-1/2000
Max Aperture: 3.4
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
(95 x 59 x 23 mm)
Weight: 4.9 oz (139 g)
MSRP: $280
Availability: 05/2009
Manufacturer: Samsung
Full specs: Samsung SL820 specifications
5.00x zoom
1/2.3 inch
size sensor
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Unfortunately, few details were available on the Samsung SL820 at press time. We do know that the SL820 features a 12.2 megapixel image sensor behind a Samsung-branded 5x optical zoom lens with a useful 28mm wide angle through to a 140mm equivalent telephoto, and a maximum aperture that varies from f/3.4 to f/5.8 across the zoom range. There's no optical viewfinder, with images instead being framed on the Samsung SL820's 3.0" LCD display. Usefully, the SL820 offers dual image stabilization - achieved both by raising ISO sensitivity, and with a mechanical stabilization system of unspecified type. The Samsung SL820 also has a built-in flash strobe, HDMI connection, and a 30 frames-per-second H.264 720p high definition movie mode.

Other features of the Samsung SL820 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 SL820 ships from May 2009, and expected pricing is around $280.

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