Samsung Announces SL502/PL55 & SL720/PL70

Samsung has recently announced a pair of compact digital cameras offering 12.2 mega-pixels and 5x optical zooms, image stabilization, and eye-catching style. With the SL720, users have access to a 28mm wide-angle lens, while the SL502 offers a standard 35mm lens.

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The new SL720 and SL502 offer consumers advanced video recording options. With the SL720, users can record 720p high-definition video which can be played on an HDTV. The SL502 features high-quality MJPEG video recording at a resolution of 640×480. Both cameras equipped with 5x optical zooms that can be used while recording video.

Samsung SL502/PL55 Press Release

Samsung SL502/PL55 Press Release

Seoul, Korea – July 14, 2009 – Samsung Digital Imaging, leaders in innovation and digital imaging, today announced the release of the 12 megapixel PL55; the perfect camera for families looking to capture all those important memories. The PL55 is packed with all the clever technology needed to capture your memories and experiences, combining modern design with ease of use.

Smart Auto (Scene Recognition)

The PL55 features Samsung’s “Smart Auto” (Scene Recognition) technology which has 11 optimized picture pre-settings such as Portrait, Night portrait, Macro, Macro Colour etc – helping people take the perfect shot regardless of the conditions. You can also use these settings when sorting through your photos – making it quick and easy to find all the photos or movies you’ve taken.

Smart Album

The PL55 also feature Samsung’s unique ‘Smart Album’ Digital Contents Management system; a program within the camera that significantly reduces the time it takes to find your favourite photos – so it’s quicker and easier to store and manage your photo collection. The clever navigation program automatically organizes photos based on the date they were taken, their contents, colour, or themes – so you’ll never have an excuse for losing a photo again.

Face, Smile and Blink Detection

Samsung’s popular Perfect Portrait System comes as standard in the PL55; “Face Detection” locates the subject’s face within the frame and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality for portraits; in “Blink Detection Mode” the camera will take a series of shots when closed eyes are detected so friends and family are always captured with their eyes open; in “Smile Mode” a picture is automatically taken when smiles are detected and, in “Beauty Shot” mode, facial skin is retouched for a brighter and smoother skin tone.
Samsung’s Self Portrait feature is also included within the PL55 – a beep sounds when faces are positioned centrally so you don’t have to be behind the camera to take the perfect shot.

Digital Image Stabilisation

The PL55 features Samsung’s Digital Image Stabilisation to ensure outstanding photos without handshake blur, even in low light conditions. When you couple the image stabilisation technology with the highly sensitive ISO 3200 setting that offers a faster response to light, you can capture great low light shots without needing any flash.

Frame Guide

Samsung’s Frame Guide feature means you no longer need to rely on the technological capabilities of strangers for perfect holiday snaps. When you use the setting, the camera takes a ghost picture of your desired shot and displays a template image around the edge of the screen when you pass your PL55 over to someone else – ensuring they take the picture you want them to take.

The PL55 has a recommended retail price of £149 and comes in a variety of colours. It will be available from August 2009 from leading high street and online retailers.

Samsung SL720/PL70 Press Release

Samsung SL720/PL70 Press Release

Seoul, Korea – July 14, 2009 – Samsung Digital Imaging, leaders in innovation and digital imaging, today announced the release of the compact 5x optical zoom, 28mm Wide Angle PL70; a camera which combines innovative technology and user-friendly features in a streamlined, stylish package.

Take fantastic group pictures and wide landscape shots with the wide angle lens, and get closer than ever in crisp focus with the 5 x optical zoom; the perfect feature combination for amateur photographers.

HD Movie Recording

The 12 mega pixel PL70 includes HD movie capture so you can ‘Pause and Re-record’ high definition videos and super sharp movie-quality recordings in one movie clip – a Samsung patented function. It also features HDMI connectivity so you can see your video creations on the big screen via an optional cradle.

Smart Auto (Scene Recognition)

The PL70 features a 3.0” (230K) TFT LCD screen and Samsung’s new “Smart Auto” (Scene Recognition) technology which has 11 optimized picture pre-settings such as Portrait, Night portrait, Macro, Macro Colour – helping people take the perfect shot regardless of the conditions. You can also use these settings when sorting through your photos – making it quick and easy to find all the photos or videos you’ve taken.

Smart Album

The PL70 includes Samsung’s unique “Smart Album” Digital Contents Management system; a program built into the camera that significantly reduces the time it takes to find your favourite photos – so it’s quicker and easier to store and manage your photo collection. The clever navigation program automatically organizes photos based on the date they were taken, their contents, colour, or themes – so you’ll never have an excuse for losing a photo again.

Face, Smile and Blink Detection

Samsung’s Perfect Portrait System is also included in the PL70; “Face Detection” locates the subject’s face within the frame and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality for portraits; in “Blink Detection Mode” the camera takes a series of shots when closed eyes are detected so friends and family are always captured with their eyes open; in “Smile Mode” a picture is automatically taken when smiles are detected and, in “Beauty Shot” mode, facial skin is retouched for a brighter and smoother skin tone. Samsung’s Self Portrait is also included within the PL70 – a beep sounds when faces are positioned centrally so you don’t have to be behind the camera to take the perfect shot.

Dual Image Stabilisation

Samsung’s Dual Image Stabilization technology combines Digital and Optical image stabilisation to ensure outstanding photos without blur – even in low light conditions. Couple this with a highly sensitive ISO 3200 that offers a faster response to light, you can capture great low light shots without needing any flash.

The PL70 is available in a range of colours including red, pink and silver and has a recommended retail price of £199 from leading high street and online retailers from August 2009.


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