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A further new Samsung comes in the form of the S830 compact. The ?fully featured? model packs in 8-megapixels, 3x optical zoom and a range of user ?friendly features. Samsung is yet to confirm a price or availability for the new camera, but the S-series has traditionally been one of the manufacturer?s more affordable ranges.

Read on for the full press release:

Samsung Continues S-series with the Feature-Packed S830

8th February 2007 – Samsung Cameras today launches the S830, a fully featured digital camera with an advanced feature set including an 8.0 Mega-pixel image sensor and a 3x optical zoom lens (35 – 105mm, 35mm equivalent) to ensure superb digital images time and time again.

Compact and powerful the Samsung S830 offers high resolution and provides enough detail to produce high quality images large enough to be creatively used up to poster size and by taking advantage of the speed of the camera and its high resolution it is the ideal camera for taking images of any fast moving action such as sports and animals.

For maximum versatility and ease of use a convenient mode dial with a range of 10 camera settings is easily accessible. These settings include special scene modes such as Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Dawn, Close-up, Sunset, Backlight, Fireworks and Beach & Snow which help to produce stunning results in difficult lighting conditions by optimising the camera?s exposure.

As well as offering a full auto mode the camera offers a manual option allowing the more experienced or adventurous user to take control of the settings for complete creativity.

The camera also offers the user the opportunity to record quality movie clips, complete with sound and the option to cut and edit in-camera giving the user flexibility and creative control.

Printing from the S830 is simple and easy at the push of a button when a successful connection is made between the camera?s USB port and any PictBridge compatible printer.

For maximum versatility, the S830 can be powered by an optional Samsung rechargeable Ni-MH battery system, as well as available-everywhere AA alkaline batteries, making it the perfect choice for travellers and power users alike.

Other features include:

Shutter speeds of up to 1/1000 sec

An ISO equivalent of 1600

A bright 2.7? LCD display

?One-touch Playback? for instant playback of an image, even when the power is off

Aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual control is available

20 megabytes of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD and MMC) flash memory cards up to 1 gigabytes

Colour effects include B/W, sepia, blue, green and red

An Auto Macro function that automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus

Movie mode lets users capture video in one of three resolutions, from 160×128 to 320×240 and 640×480, at up to 30 frames per second in AVI (MPEG-4) format. Movie stabilization can be engaged to compensate for unwanted camera movement and subject blur

A built-in microphone allows a 10-second voice memo to be attached to any still image

The Samsung S830 will be available in the spring of 2007 at an RRP of £TBC.