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Samsung Unveils New Camera and Camcorders

Samsung EX1

Besides the new mobile phones that were announced at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has recently unveiled their latest EX1 high end digital compact camera, and ultra-compact video camcorders (HMX-U20 and the HMX-U15).

Seoul, February 22, 2010 — Samsung Digital Imaging has introduced the 10-megapixel EX1, a high-end compact digital camera designed for advanced and enthusiast photographers. The new flagship digital camera incorporates a full-range of advanced features, including a high-performance imaging sensor and one of the most impressive lenses ever found on a compact camera – a 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider KREUZNACH, f/1.8.

High-Quality Optics and Images

The f/1.8 lens offers photographers a wider range of aperture steps and shallow depth-of-field, giving them the ability to blur out the background of their images while maintaining focus on their subjects. The ultra-fast, f/1.8 lens also allows users to take better photos in low-light environments as more light is passed through to the new high-performance 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor. Together with Samsung’s re engineered and fast, DRIMeIII imaging processor, the EX1 captures high-quality images. The Schneider lens offers a 24mm, ultra-wide focal length and 3x optical zoom. For blur free images, the EX1’s lens is also paired with Samsung’s Dual Image Stabilization technology.

Versatile Display Enhances the Viewing Experience

The rotating AMOLED display allows photographers to precisely frame their images the way they want and shoot from just about any angle. Compared to traditional TFT-LCD found on most digital cameras, the EX1’s AMOLED provides users with a higher contrast ratio, deeper blacks and more accurate, vivid colors, even when viewed from an angle or in direct sunlight. The EX1’s AMOLED display is also more efficient when it comes to power consumption, allowing photographers to maximize battery life and shoot longer on a single charge.

Multiple Shooting Options

The EX1 supports RAW and gives enthusiasts full control over their images thanks to its shutter priority, aperture priority and full Manual shooting modes. When using these settings, shooters can experiment with features such as slower shutter speeds and depth-of-field. For those who prefer ease-of-use over manual controls, the EX1 also offers Samsung’s Smart Auto 2.0 (Still & Movie) scene recognition technology. Applicable for video recording (640×480 / 30fps / H.264) and taking digital stills, this intelligent feature analyzes the scene and then automatically selects the appropriate settings for the best results possible.

Source: Korea Newswire

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