World's first with new Face Recognition technology

The new ST10 was amongst a barrage of new releases from Samsung unveiled at CES in Las Vegas.

This nine megapixel model is set apart by being the world’s first digital camera to feature face recognition, which is claimed to actually recognise the people you’re taking photos of and then prioritises friends, family and those you photograph most.

This new tool is coupled with the usual smile shutter mode and blink shutter mode.

Another new innovation is the camera’s Haptic Interface (a feature in many touchscreen model phones), which is integrated into a 3.0 inch hVGA Touch Screen – giving physical feedback when the snapper moves through the camera’s functions.

This camera also boasts a PMP (Personal Multimedia Player) with integrated MP3 player as well as photo tools including Digital Image Stabilisation, Smart Scene Recognition technology with 11 pre-settings such as Portrait, Night portrait, Macro, and Macro Colour and Samaung’s new Angle/Composition Guide.

The ST10 is currently priced at £179 although this is to be confirmed and will be available in various colours from February 2009.

Samsung has also launched the 14mm ultra slim ST50 which is a 12 megapixel model with a 2.7 inch QVGA TFT LCD screen, Samsung’s new Smart Scene Recognition technology all for £179. It will be available in mid grey, arty red and blue black from March.

For more information, visit the Samsung website.