Samsung today extended its SL-Series with the introduction of four new models, comprising two 12.2 mega-pixel and two 10 mega-pixel digital cameras.
The SL820 and SL620
Samsung?s new 12.2 mega-pixel SL820 and SL620 offer users large three inch LCD screens and 5x optical zooms. With the SL820, users have access to a 28mm wide angle lens, while the SL620 offers a standard 35mm lens. Both the SL820 and SL620 are paired with Optical and Digital Image Stabilization to help reduce blur caused by hand movements. Shooters have the option of simply using Optical Image Stabilization or choosing Dual Image Stabilization and combining the strengths of Optical and Digital Image Stabilization.
A first for Samsung?s SL-Series, the new SL820 offers consumers high-definition video recording at a resolution of 720p, as well as HDMI connectivity. The camera also utilizes H.264 compression.
The SL620 offers users MPEG-4 video recording at a resolution of 640x480.
The new SL820 and SL620 offer an array of automatic controls, including Samsung?s Smart Auto mode. When selected, Smart Auto will automatically choose from one of the cameras? 11 scene modes, determining which best suits the environment the user may be shooting in.
In addition to Smart Auto, the SL820 and SL620 also feature Samsung?s proprietary Smart Album program. In addition to Smart Auto, the SL202 features Samsung?s Smart Album program. Smart Album is useful tool which allows users to easily search for a specific image they have saved on their memory card. Smart Album automatically organizes the user?s digital images and gives them the ability to narrow their search based on specific criteria.
Other automatic features found on the SL820 and SL620 include Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Shot, and Beauty Shot. Smile Shot automatically triggers the SL820 and SL620 to take a photo only when a smile is detected on the subjects? faces, and Blink Detection will automatically fire two consecutive shots if a subject?s eyes are closed. Beauty Shot is a unique functionality which will automatically brighten and even out skin tones as well as remove blemishes.
The SL202 and SL30
Designed for families and entry-level shooters looking for an easy-to-use digital camera, the 10 mega-pixel SL202 and SL30 present users with a range of features that will help them effortlessly capture digital images without having to worry about becoming entrenched in technical specifications or terminology. The SL202 and SL30 offer consumers a quality Samsung lens with a 3x optical zoom, as well as Digital Image Stabilization.
The SL202 powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery and gives users the ability to record high quality MJPEG video at VGA resolution with a frame rate of 30fps. The video, along with photos, can be reviewed on the SL202?s 2.7 inch LCD screen. Furthermore, the camera?s advanced movie mode will allow users to pause and then resume recording video without having to save the clips as individual files.
When it comes to snapping digital images, the new SL202 does a bulk of the work for the user thanks to a host of advanced automatic features, including Samsung?s new Smart Auto mode and Smart Album program. Other automatic controls found on the SL202 include Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Shot, and Beauty Shot.
For added convenience, the SL30 is powered by easily available, AA alkaline batteries. Like the SL202, the SL30 also offers users MJPEG, VGA video recording, Face Detection, which detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure, as well as Beauty Shot, which automatically enhances subjects? skin tones. Photos and videos can be reviewed on the camera?s 2.5 inch LCD screen.
The SL820 will be available in May 2009 at an MSRP of $279.99.
The SL620 will be available in March 2009 at an MSRP of $199.99.
The SL202 will be available in March 2009 at an MSRP of $149.99
The SL30 will be available in March 2009 at an MSRP of $99.99