A new 8MP model and two wideangle compacts are among the new to Samsungu2019s 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