Samsung intros four new point-and-shoot digital cameras
By Peter Cohen
Samsung on Tuesday introduced four new members of its
SL series of point-and-shoot digital cameras, with prices ranging from $99.99 to $279.99. They’ll roll out in March and May.
The SL820 and SL620 are both 12.2-megapixel models with 3-inch LCD displays and 5x optical zoom lenses. The SL820 sports a 28mm wide-angle lens and the SL620 a standard 35mm lens. Both also feature optical and digital image stabilization. The SL820 can record high-def video at 720p and features an HDMI connection. It has on-board H.264 compression. The SL620 can record 640 x 480 video using MPEG-4.
Both cameras also feature “Smart Auto” modes, “Smart Album” program which lets you search for a specific image on your memory card by sorting through pictures organized by criteria; Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Shot and Beauty Shot. The SL620 will be released in March for $199.99; the SL820 is coming in May for $279.99.
The SL202 and SL30 are both 10-megapixel models equipped with 3x optical zoom and digital image stabilization features. The SL202 records MJPEG video at 640 x 480 resolution at 30 frames per second, and features a 2.7-inch LCD screen. The SL30 sports some of the same features as the SL202 and has a smaller 2.5-inch LCD display. The SL202 and the SL30 both will be released in March for $149.99 and $99.99 respectively.
Samsung’s Web site had not been updated with information on the new cameras as Macworld posted this article.