New compacts released into Samsung’s Digimax range

A new 8MP model and two wideangle compacts are among the new to Samsung’s Digimax range.

A new 8MP model and two wideangle compacts are among the new additions to Samsung’s Digimax range. The Digimax V800 is an 8MP compact with a 3x optical Schneider-Kreuznach zoom lens and 2.5in LCD screen. It follows the release earlier in 2005 of the 7MP V700 and with it Samsung hopes to obtain a bigger share of the 8MP compact market. As well as Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes, the V800 has 11 scene modes and an MPEG 4 movie mode with stabilisation to rectify camera movements. A selection of colour effects and photo frames can be applied to photographs, which can be stored on the camera’s 32Mb internal memory. Next up, sporting a 4.8x optical wideangle lens equivalent to 28-135mm (in 35mm format) the Digmax L55 has a metal cover. In a first for a Samsung camera, the L55 includes a 2.8in LCD screen offering a160° viewing angle, continuous shooting at a rate of 2.5 fps and a shot-to-shot time of one second. Targeting family users, the 5MP Digimax L50 includes a 3x optical zoom lens and 2.5in LCD screen. It features MPEG-4 movie mode with a movie stabiliser and 11 scene modes. The A55W, A50, A40 and A502 are four new additions to Samsung’s ‘A’ range. Available at the end of the summer, the A55W has a 5MP CCD and 28-135mm 4.8x optical zoom lens. Sporting a similar design the A50 has a 5MP CCD and 35-105mm 3x optical zoom. Hitting shops in September is the A40, a 4MP compact with a 3x optical zoom and 2in LCD screen; while the A502 is a 4MP camera with a fixed-focus lens. To find out more about any of Samsung’s new cameras call 00 80 0122 63727 or go to www.samsungcamera.co.uk. SPECIFICATIONS MANUFACTURER: Samsung MODEL: Digimax L55W CCD: 1/2.5 inch 5.25MP CCD, 5.13MP effective 2592 x1944 maximum MAX PRINT SIZE: 13 x 10 at 200dpi LENS: f3.3-4.8 (35mm equiv 28 – 135) SHUTTER SPEEDS: 16 – 1/2000th sec ISO: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 EXP MODES: M, A, 10 scene modes FLASH: Wide 0.3 – 3.0m, Tele 0.5 – 2.0 m FOCUS: TTL autofocus VIEWFINDER: n/a DRIVE MODES: Single, Continuous METERING: Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted WHITE BALANCE: A, Custom, 5 pre-set MONITOR: 2.8” wide color TFT, 195,840 CONNECTION: USB 2.0, AV FILE: Jpeg, MP4 FILE SUPPORT: Exif 2.2, Pictbridge 1.0, DPOF 1.1 VIDEO OUTPUT: NTSC/ PAL POWER: Li-ion STORAGE: SD/MMC OTHER: 2cm macro, 640 x 480 movie clips DIMENSIONS: 94x52x24.8mm WEIGHT: To be determined MANUFACTURER: Samsung MODEL: Digimax L50 CCD: 1/2.5 inch 5.36MP CCD, 5MP effective 2592 x1944 maximum MAX PRINT SIZE: 13 x 10 at 200dpi LENS: f3.2-5.4 (35mm equiv 38 – 114) SHUTTER SPEEDS: 15 – 1/2000th sec ISO: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400 EXP MODES: P, A, 11 scene modes FLASH: Wide 0.1 – 2.5m, Tele 0.1 – 1.5 m FOCUS: TTL contrast autofocus VIEWFINDER: n/a DRIVE MODES: Single, Continuous, AEB, METERING: Multi, Spot WHITE BALANCE: A, Custom, 5 pre-set MONITOR: 2.5” color TFT, 230,000 CONNECTION: USB 2.0, AV FILE: Jpeg, AVI FILE SUPPORT: Exif 2.2, Pictbridge 1.0, DPOF 1.1 VIDEO OUTPUT: NTSC/ PAL POWER: Li-ion STORAGE: 32Mb int, SD/MMC OTHER: 640 x 480 movie clips, DIMENSIONS: 94x52x24.8mm WEIGHT: 120g MANUFACTURER: Samsung MODEL: Digimax A55W CCD: 1/2.5 inch 5.1MP CCD, 5.0MP effective 2592 x1944 maximum MAX PRINT SIZE: 13 x 10 at 200dpi LENS: f3.3-4.8 (35mm equiv 28 – 135) SHUTTER SPEEDS: 8 – 1/1000th sec ISO: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400 EXP MODES: P, A, 9 scene modes FLASH: Wide 0.25 – 3.0m, Tele 0.5 – 2.0 m FOCUS: TTL autofocus VIEWFINDER: n/a DRIVE MODES: Single, Continuous, AEB METERING: Multi, Spot WHITE BALANCE: A, Custom, 5 pre-set MONITOR: 2.5” wide color TFT, 201,000 CONNECTION: USB 2.0 FILE: Jpeg, AVI FILE SUPPORT: Exif 2.2, Pictbridge 1.0, DPOF 1.1 POWER: 2x AA STORAGE: 32Mb int, SD/MMC OTHER: 1cm macro, 640 x 480 movie clips DIMENSIONS: 106.8x56x26.5mm WEIGHT: 115g (TBD) MANUFACTURER: Samsung MODEL: Digimax A50 CCD: 1/2.5 inch 5.3MP CCD, 5.0MP effective 2592 x1944 maximum MAX PRINT SIZE: 13 x 10 at 200dpi LENS: f2.8-4.8 (35mm equiv 35 – 105) SHUTTER SPEEDS: 15 – 1/2000th sec ISO: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400 EXP MODES: P, A, 9 scene modes FLASH: Wide 0.25 – 3.0m, Tele 0.5 – 2.0 m FOCUS: TTL autofocus VIEWFINDER: n/a DRIVE MODES: Single, Continuous, AEB METERING: Multi, Spot WHITE BALANCE: A, Custom, 5 pre-set MONITOR: 2.5” wide color TFT, 201,000 CONNECTION: USB 2.0 FILE: Jpeg, AVI FILE SUPPORT: Exif 2.2, Pictbridge 1.0, DPOF 1.1 POWER: 2x AA STORAGE: 16Mb int, SD/MMC OTHER: 5cm macro, 640 x 480 movie clips DIMENSIONS: 106.8x59x35.5mm WEIGHT: To be determined

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