Samsung announces 7 new digital cameras and 3 camcorders in Singapore

samsung Samsung announces 7 new digital cameras and 3 camcorders in Singapore

Singapore, 27 August, 2009 – Samsung Electronics today announced its range of seven new digital cameras and three digital camcorders for the Singapore market in the second half of 2009. The company also reinforced its position as the leading innovator in the digital camera market, setting a new benchmark with the introduction of the ST550 and ST500 digital cameras, both of which incorporate dual LCD touch-sensitive screens for an entirely fun way of taking pictures.
 
With subscription and usage of social networking sites and file sharing services on the uptake, another recent consumer trend is the sharing of photo and video content on such sites. One from Samsung’s latest lineup includes the ST1000 digital camera with its incredible connectivity through Wi-Fi, built-in geo-tagging and Bluetooth 2.0, providing consumers the perfect device for such a purpose.
 
Likewise, the new ultra-compact HMX-U10 camcorder – with Full HD recording at 1920×1080 resolution and a one-touch button to upload to YouTubeTM – gives consumers the ability to quickly capture and share video content on online social networks.
 
Samsung’s range of digital imaging products announced today includes:
 
Digital Still Cameras
 
·         ST550/ST500: The ST550 and ST500 are the latest Samsung compact digital cameras which feature dual LCD touch-sensitive screens. With one 1.5 inch LCD screen on the front of the camera, and a second one on the back of the camera, Samsung now gives consumers the ability to truly step out from behind the camera and put themselves in the picture. A 12.2 mega-pixel CCD and 27mm wide-angle Schneider-KREUZNACH lens with 4.6x optical zoom gives a wider shooting range from a shorter distance for more expressive images. Haptic feedback for the two screens and innovative technologies such as Smart Gesture User Interface and Smart Auto make it easy for consumers to operate the camera. The ST550 will be available from end August at a recommended retail price of $549 bundled with a 8GB microSD card. The ST500 will be available from end September at a recommended retail price of $499 bundled with a 8GB microSD card.
·         ST1000: The ST1000 features built-in geo-tagging, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi connectivity and DLNA compatibility for quick and easy sharing of photos and videos wirelessly while on-the-move. Encased in a sleek compact frame, the ST1000 is a great way to keep your network of friends and family in the know.  The ST1000 will be available in Singapore in the fourth quarter of this year with a recommended retail price of $649 bundled with one piece of 8GB memory card.
 
·         PL51: The PL51 features a 10.2 megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, Digital Imaging Stabilization (DIS) and a 2.7” 230K Intelligent LCD screen. The PL51 incorporates Samsung’s smart technologies such as Smart Auto for scene selection, Smart Album for easy management of files, Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Face Detection and Self-Portrait. Users can also record MJPEG movies via the Movie Mode. The PL51 will be available from September 2009.
 
·         PL70: The PL70‘s Smart Auto shooting mode automatically chooses from one of the cameras’ 11 scene modes to produce the best possible image, while the Smart Album feature allows users to easily search for a specific image they have saved on their memory card based on specific criteria such as the date or week the image was taken, the overall color tone, portraits or specific file types, including photos, videos, or voice memos. The PL70’s advanced Face Recognition technology automatically stores up to 10 preferred faces to the cameras’ internal memory, identifying them as a priority for focus and exposure. The PL70 will be available in Singapore from September 2009 with a recommended retail price of $399 bundled with one piece of 8GB memory card.
 
·         ES17: The ES17 is an affordable yet full-feature camera that boasts a 12.2 mega-pixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, Digital Imaging Stabilization (DIS) and a 2.5 inch 230K Intelligent LCD screen. The ES17 also incorporates Samsung’s smart technologies such as Smart Auto for scene selection, Smart Album for easy management of files, Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Face Detection and Self-Portrait. Users can also record MJPEG movies via the Movie Mode. It uses AA batteries. The ES17 will be available from September 2009.
 
·         ES60: The workhorse ES60 digital camera features a 12.2 mega-pixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, Digital Imaging Stabilization (DIS) and a 2.5” 230K Intelligent LCD screen. It also incorporates Samsung’s smart technologies such as Smart Auto for scene selection, Smart Album for easy management of files, Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Face Detection and Self-Portrait. Users can also record MJPEG movies via the Movie Mode. The ES60 will be available from September 2009.
 
Digital Video Camcorders
 
·         HMX-U10: The HMX-U10 ultra-compact camcorder provides Full HD video recording at 1920×1080 resolution, and incorporates a 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor that allows users to capture impressive 10-megapixel still images. With its sleek wave design and weighing just 95g including its battery, the U10 is the ultimate in portability and ease-of-use. The U10 will be available in Singapore from September 2009 with a recommended retail price of $329.

·         SMX-K40/SMX-K45: The SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 camcorders have the ability to record videos in standard definition at a resolution of 720×480 but upscale the footage to near Full HD quality when viewed through a HDMI output on a HDTV. Their powerful 65x Intelli-Zoom lenses and advanced Optical Image Stabilizer allows the capturing of distant images. The K45’s internal 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) provides over 20 hours worth of recording. The K40 and K45 will be available in Singapore from mid-September this year at recommended retail prices of S$699 and S$499 respectively.

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samsung Samsung announces 7 new digital cameras and 3 camcorders in Singapore

Singapore, 27 August, 2009 – Samsung Electronics today announced its range of seven new digital cameras and three digital camcorders for the Singapore market in the second half of 2009. The company also reinforced its position as the leading innovator in the digital camera market, setting a new benchmark with the introduction of the ST550 and ST500 digital cameras, both of which incorporate dual LCD touch-sensitive screens for an entirely fun way of taking pictures.
 
With subscription and usage of social networking sites and file sharing services on the uptake, another recent consumer trend is the sharing of photo and video content on such sites. One from Samsung’s latest lineup includes the ST1000 digital camera with its incredible connectivity through Wi-Fi, built-in geo-tagging and Bluetooth 2.0, providing consumers the perfect device for such a purpose.
 
Likewise, the new ultra-compact HMX-U10 camcorder – with Full HD recording at 1920×1080 resolution and a one-touch button to upload to YouTubeTM – gives consumers the ability to quickly capture and share video content on online social networks.
 
Samsung’s range of digital imaging products announced today includes:
 
Digital Still Cameras
 
·         ST550/ST500: The ST550 and ST500 are the latest Samsung compact digital cameras which feature dual LCD touch-sensitive screens. With one 1.5 inch LCD screen on the front of the camera, and a second one on the back of the camera, Samsung now gives consumers the ability to truly step out from behind the camera and put themselves in the picture. A 12.2 mega-pixel CCD and 27mm wide-angle Schneider-KREUZNACH lens with 4.6x optical zoom gives a wider shooting range from a shorter distance for more expressive images. Haptic feedback for the two screens and innovative technologies such as Smart Gesture User Interface and Smart Auto make it easy for consumers to operate the camera. The ST550 will be available from end August at a recommended retail price of $549 bundled with a 8GB microSD card. The ST500 will be available from end September at a recommended retail price of $499 bundled with a 8GB microSD card.
·         ST1000: The ST1000 features built-in geo-tagging, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi connectivity and DLNA compatibility for quick and easy sharing of photos and videos wirelessly while on-the-move. Encased in a sleek compact frame, the ST1000 is a great way to keep your network of friends and family in the know.  The ST1000 will be available in Singapore in the fourth quarter of this year with a recommended retail price of $649 bundled with one piece of 8GB memory card.
 
·         PL51: The PL51 features a 10.2 megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, Digital Imaging Stabilization (DIS) and a 2.7” 230K Intelligent LCD screen. The PL51 incorporates Samsung’s smart technologies such as Smart Auto for scene selection, Smart Album for easy management of files, Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Face Detection and Self-Portrait. Users can also record MJPEG movies via the Movie Mode. The PL51 will be available from September 2009.
 
·         PL70: The PL70‘s Smart Auto shooting mode automatically chooses from one of the cameras’ 11 scene modes to produce the best possible image, while the Smart Album feature allows users to easily search for a specific image they have saved on their memory card based on specific criteria such as the date or week the image was taken, the overall color tone, portraits or specific file types, including photos, videos, or voice memos. The PL70’s advanced Face Recognition technology automatically stores up to 10 preferred faces to the cameras’ internal memory, identifying them as a priority for focus and exposure. The PL70 will be available in Singapore from September 2009 with a recommended retail price of $399 bundled with one piece of 8GB memory card.
 
·         ES17: The ES17 is an affordable yet full-feature camera that boasts a 12.2 mega-pixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, Digital Imaging Stabilization (DIS) and a 2.5 inch 230K Intelligent LCD screen. The ES17 also incorporates Samsung’s smart technologies such as Smart Auto for scene selection, Smart Album for easy management of files, Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Face Detection and Self-Portrait. Users can also record MJPEG movies via the Movie Mode. It uses AA batteries. The ES17 will be available from September 2009.
 
·         ES60: The workhorse ES60 digital camera features a 12.2 mega-pixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, Digital Imaging Stabilization (DIS) and a 2.5” 230K Intelligent LCD screen. It also incorporates Samsung’s smart technologies such as Smart Auto for scene selection, Smart Album for easy management of files, Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Face Detection and Self-Portrait. Users can also record MJPEG movies via the Movie Mode. The ES60 will be available from September 2009.
 
Digital Video Camcorders
 
·         HMX-U10: The HMX-U10 ultra-compact camcorder provides Full HD video recording at 1920×1080 resolution, and incorporates a 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor that allows users to capture impressive 10-megapixel still images. With its sleek wave design and weighing just 95g including its battery, the U10 is the ultimate in portability and ease-of-use. The U10 will be available in Singapore from September 2009 with a recommended retail price of $329.

·         SMX-K40/SMX-K45: The SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 camcorders have the ability to record videos in standard definition at a resolution of 720×480 but upscale the footage to near Full HD quality when viewed through a HDMI output on a HDTV. Their powerful 65x Intelli-Zoom lenses and advanced Optical Image Stabilizer allows the capturing of distant images. The K45’s internal 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) provides over 20 hours worth of recording. The K40 and K45 will be available in Singapore from mid-September this year at recommended retail prices of S$699 and S$499 respectively.

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