Samsung unveils new digital cameras
Manama, July 8, 2010
Samsung, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, has unveiled two new ultra-slim digital cameras in Bahrain.
“The ST5000 and ST60 deliver are convenient and easy-to-use, but still retain style and an element of fun,” said Ram Modak, general manager of the digital imaging division of Samsung Gulf Electronics.
“They after all, this is what photography is all about. In the case of the ST5000, we’ve taken it a step further by providing several connectivity options to share those photos and videos on the go,” Modak added.
The ST5000, the upgraded version of the Samsung ST550, features a 3.7-inch WVGA, Amoled touch screen and an oversized lens.
When the camera is turned on, the lens barrel extends automatically and the image’s specifications (focal length and aperture) appear in the concave reflective lens rings instantaneously.
The ST5000 shoots in 14.2 mega pixels, often a characteristic of bulkier, heavyweight cameras, and this image quality, alongside the premium lens and 7x optical zoom.
The ST5000 also comes equipped with an account with mobile hotspot provider Boingo, delivering broadband speeds at more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the world.
The ST60 offers an expanded 4x optical zoom alongside new image effects and photo styles including normal, soft, vivid, forest retro, cool, calm, classic, negative, custom RGB and two new options: sketch and defog clear/fog lifting, which cuts through the haze to take clear photos.
The ST60 offers a high-definition video recording in the palm of users’ hands allowing them to record videos at a resolution of 720p/ 30fps, using H.264 compression, said a statement.
The camera also offers the Smart Auto feature – an upgrade from the ST50 used with video and still images.
Consumers who want a little more control over their picture-taking can opt to use the program mode or choose from a long list of scene modes.
Program mode allows the user to manually set options including ISO, white balance, metering mode, AF, and exposure compensation.
Choosing a scene mode that best matches the shooting environment also provides users with some control but doesn’t require much effort since the camera automatically adjusts the settings for the selected mode. – TradeArabia News Service