Auf der PMA 2006 hat Samsung einen Ausblick auf die im Jahre 2006 anstehenden Produkte gegeben. Die Samsung Digimax L60 ist ein 6 Megapixel Kamera mit 3fachem optischen Zomm,  2.4 Zoll Display und MPEG-4 Video-Funktion. Ebenfalls neu ist die mit 8 Megapixel ausgestattete Samsung Digimax L85. Sie bietet einen 5fachen optischen Zoom, ein 2,5 Zoll Display sowie ein High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) welches die Betrachtung der Fotos auch auf HDTV Ausgabegeräten erlaubt. Ebenfalls in diesem Jahr erwartet uns die Samsung GX-1L, die zweite DSLR von Samsung dieses Jahr. Sie ist mit einem 6 Megapixel Sensor ausgestattet, bietet ein 2,5 Zoll Display und zahlreiche weitere DSLR übliche Features.

Samsung Digimax L60:

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Pressemitteilung:

Secaucus, NJ (February 23, 2006) – Samsung Camera announces the introduction of the new Digimax L60. Part of the Prestige line featuring sleek designs and user-friendly advanced features, the L60 features a 3x optical zoom SHD lens, a 5x digital zoom and a large, 2.4-inch color LCD display.

“The Prestige line is perfect for the step-up user who desires high-quality optics but with easy to use features,” says Stewart Henderson, National Marketing Manager at Samsung Opto Electronics. “And, after extensive market research we developed a sleek, ergonomic body design with features such as MPEG4 video recording in a compact package.”

The Digimax L60 offers MPEG-4, the high-compression, high quality video format that can record for up to 3-4 times longer than traditional video formats commonly used in other digital cameras. The L60 can record in VGA (640×480) at 30fps, for smoother video and a bigger view of the movie on LCD and TV screens. For steady recording, the built-in movie stabilization will automatically detect and correct lateral and vertical camera movement caused by the shooter’s unsteady hand. Users can also take advantage of the camera’s unique movie shooting functions, including a movie stabilizer, continuous video recording, improved in-camera video editing and the ability to use the 3x optical zoom while recording. Movie stabilizer helps reduce camera shake by automatic detection and correction of lateral and vertical camera vibrations, while continuous video recording allows the shooter to pause and resume video recording at any time and merge multiple video files into one single file. Users can also save a selected part of a movie clip into a new file during playback and capture a still image during video playback.

The L60 features several special effects functions for creative control in-camera, such as Color Effect, Highlight, Photo Frame, Negative and Composite Shot. Color effects include B/W, sepia, blue, green and red. For shooting fast-moving subjects, the L60 includes Continuous Shooting mode and Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB), a feature that will shoot a series of images with slightly varying exposures.

For crystal-clear images under various shooting conditions, the Digimax L60 features 11 scene modes including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow and Text Recognition. Text Recognition, a feature unique to Samsung digital still cameras, allows users to shoot documents such as books, papers and magazines and then extract text from the image taken using the bundled “Digimax Reader” text recognition software.

All Samsung digital still cameras feature a built-in image editing function allowing users to edit a variety of images without the use of a PC. The Trimming function can be used to cut an undesired part of an image and save only the required part. When short of memory, shooters can use the Resizing function to recover some of the memory space, by resizing and saving images in a smaller size. The Rotating function allows users to rotate an image in the desired direction and save it.

To ensure the clarity of images regardless of shooting range, the Auto Macro function automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus. By using the macro button, users can set the camera to automatically adjust distance and focus from between 5cm to infinity.

Equipped with 32MB of built-in memory, the L60 allows shooters to save pictures without a memory card, while the Copy to Card function allows users to seamlessly transfer images saved in the internal memory to external memory. The L60 allows includes helpful features such as voice recording for up to one-hour, voice memo and “One-touch Playback” for instant playback of an image, even when the power is off.

The Samsung Digimax L60 has an MSRP of $299.99 and will be available in April 2006.

Samsung Digimax L85:

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Pressemitteilung:

Secaucus, NJ (February 23, 2006) – The new Digimax L85, the latest addition to Samsung’s Prestige line of digital cameras, is the world’s first digital still camera to feature High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). This revolutionary new feature allows L85 users to share their photos on a high definition television in their original quality. The eight-mega-pixel L85 also includes a world renowned Schneider Kreuznach 7.8 23.44mm lens with 5x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD display (approximately 230K pixels) which provides the photographer with a wider viewing angle and a more vivid viewing display. The stylishly designed camera offers a comfortable grip, ergonomic design and a sleek black body with silver accents.

“At Samsung Camera we are committed to providing the consumer with the latest technology, such as the first HDMI in a digital still camera, at an affordable price,” says Stewart Henderson, National Marketing Manager at Samsung Opto Electronics America, Inc. “By combining our technology with Schneider optics users can now capture, and then display their photos with breathtaking clarity.”

For the more advanced photographer looking for additional control, the Digimax L85 provides multiple manual functions at the user’s fingertips. The L85 features three kinds of manual exposure adjustment including Aperture Priority which allows more control of depth, Shutter Priority which allows better capture of fast motion and Manual adjustment which allows users to set the shutter and aperture themselves.

Along with its many manual functions, the Digimax L85 also has Continuous Shooting mode for consecutive shots at up to (insert fps). This model also includes Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB), allowing users to shoot a series of pictures with slightly different exposures to ensure perfect lighting and Auto Focus Bracketing to take several shots which focus on different elements of the frame to ensure that the perfect image is captured.

The L85 provides MPEG-4 video compression which allows recording times that are three-to-four times longer than the standard digital camera. It has the advanced capabilities to capture movie clips in VGA (640 x 480) at 30fps and several unique movie shooting functions, including a movie stabilizer function, continuous video recording, improved in-camera video editing and the ability to use the 3x optical zoom while recording. Movie stabilizer helps reduce camera shake by automatic detection and correction of lateral and vertical camera vibrations, while continuous video recording allows the shooter to pause and resume video recording at any time and merge multiple video files into one single file. Users can also save a selected part of a movie clip into a new file during playback and capture a still image during video playback.

To accommodate any subject matter, the Digimax L85 also features 11 scene modes including Night Scene, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow and Text Recognition. The camera also provides various user-friendly functions such as My Set shot mode, which allows the user to save customized shooting settings. A unique feature, Text Recognition allows the user to shoot documents such as books, papers and magazines and then extract text from the image taken using the bundled "Digimax Reader" text recognition software. And, the L85 also includes several special effects functions including Color Effect, Highlight and Photo Frame.

Faster in operational speed than its predecessors, the Digimax L85 boasts a speedier booting time and quicker shot-to-shot speed that reduces down time between pictures. Shooters can take pictures immediately after the power is turned on, and they can just keep snapping. The L85 also features an improved Graphic User Interface (GUI) that ensures faster and smoother menu navigation. Menu settings can be accessed quickly and with ease, by using the camera’s Move and Set functions. Due to this camera’s high-speed capabilities and a display that notifies the user of remaining battery power, users can be assured that with the Digimax L85 they will never miss a beat.

The Digimax L85 is equipped with 32 MB of built-in memory, a voice recording function and comes bundled with Samsung’s exclusive “Digimax Reader” software.

The Samsung Digimax L85 has an MSRP of $499.99 and will be available in April 2006.

Samsung GX-1L:

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Pressemitteilung:

Secaucus, NJ (February 23, 2006) – Samsung Camera is pleased to announce a second digital SLR model for 2006—the GX-1L—an entry-level, six-megapixel model. The interchangeable lens DSLR, jointly developed with partner Pentax Corporation, features world-renowned Schneider optics in a compact, lightweight, easy-to-hold body.

“The GX-1L was designed with entry-level DSLR users in mind with its easy-to-use features and aggressive price point,” says Stewart Henderson, National Marketing Manager at Samsung Camera. “The GX-1L features a host of automatic functions including Auto Sensitivity, Auto Picture Mode and a newly designed operation system. This, combined with its full range of advanced manual functions, make the GX-1L perfect for the beginning through advanced DSLR user.”

For exceptional image quality and control, the GX-1L has a five-point, wide-area Auto Focus system, with a choice of AF-single or AF-continuous, providing accurate auto focusing in a variety of shooting conditions. The GX-1L also incorporates a high-precision, three-mode metering system including, 16-segment multi-pattern metering, center-weighted metering and spot metering. For additional control and creativity, users can choose from eight scene modes including Kids, Pets, Candlelight, Museum, Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Text and Sunset and several White Balance settings.

As with many high-end Samsung camera models, the GX-1L was developed for use with Schneider optics. The GX-1L uses the Schneider D-XENON 18mm-55mm lens and will be available as a body only, or bundled with the D-XENON lens as a kit. For added convenience the GX-1L can be used with many Pentax DSLR lenses and KAF2 and KAF mount lenses.

Designed for easy use, the GX-1L includes a host of automatic operations including an innovative Auto Picture mode that automatically selects the appropriate picture mode from Standard,
Landscape, Macro or Action depending on the subject. When in Auto Sensitivity mode the GX-1L automatically selects the camera’s sensitivity including brightness and focal length to help reduce camera shake and ensure a steady, clear image. And, for easy selection, all major functions can be accessed from the large, easy-to-read mode dial.

The Samsung GX-1L includes a high-speed consecutive shooting mode of up to 2.8 frames per second up to eight frames in JPEG shooting and up to five frames per second when shooting in Raw Mode, allowing the user to capture a series of the subject’s action or movement.

Designed to enable easy viewing of images in all lighting conditions, the GX 1L features a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor (210,000 pixels) and a bright, high-magnification pentaprism viewfinder offering a 96-percent field view.

The GX-1L features a compact, lightweight body measuring just 4.9 x 3.6x 2.6-inches and weighing 16-ounces* perfect for on-the-go shooting.

The Samsung GX-1L can be powered by four AA-size Lithium, Ni-MH or CR-V3 batteries.

Quelle: dpreview

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