Aug 4 2008
MPEG-4 Digital Camera Samsung TL9
 

Samsung TL9

  • 10.0 effective Megapixel CCD
  • F3.7-4.9, 5X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Ultra-compact metal body comes in silver and black
  • 2.7″ LCD display
  • Analog gauges on top of the camera show shots remaining and battery capacity
  • Point-and-shoot operation; face, smile, and blink detection available
  • Doubles as a Portable Media Player: can play movies and music
  • Same DCM system and Recycle Bin as the TL34HD
  • Records movies at 800 x 592 (at 20 fps) using MPEG-4 codec
  • Ships in September for $280

Samsung SL201

  • 10.2 effective Megapixel CCD
  • 3X optical zoom lens
  • 2.7″ LCD display
  • Point-and-shoot operation; face detection available
  • Photo Help Guide offers “a guided tour of how to take better images”
  • Movie mode of some sort
  • Ships in September for $170

Samsung SL310W

  • 13.6 effective Megapixel CCD
  • 3.6X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28 – 101 mm
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2.7″ LCD display
  • Point-and-shoot operation, with face, smile, and blink detection
  • Automatic redeye removal
  • Same Photo Help Guide as above
  • MPEG-4 movie mode
  • Priced at $230

Samsung NV4 [specs]

  • 8.2 effective Megapixel CCD
  • F3.5-4.5, 3X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 38 – 114 mm
  • Ultra slim metal body
  • 2.5″ LCD display with 230,000 pixels
  • Point-and-shoot operation
  • Face detection, digital image stabilization features
  • Can play movies and music in a variety of popular formats; headphone port supports SRS 3D sound
  • Built-in World Tour Guide with travel information for 4500 regions (I first saw this on the L74 Wide)
  • Can record MPEG-4 videos at 800 x 592 with sound (not sure about the frame rate)
  • 20MB onboard memory + SD/SDHC/MMC card slot
  • Uses proprietary li-ion battery; battery life numbers not available
  • Priced at $280

Samsung i8 [specs] – changes:

  • Somewhat different design; seems to come in black and white
  • 2.7″ LCD display with 230,000 pixels
  • 195MB onboard memory
  • Priced at $300
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