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Samsung S1050

Mark Peters
PMA 2010 Report
Friday 23rd, February 2007
Posted by: Mark Peters

Samsung Camera is pleased to announce the release of the Samsung S1050, a point-and-shoot digital camera with a premium quality 10.1 mega-pixel image sensor. Coupled with a super-sharp 5x optical zoom lens, the Samsung S1050 digital camera combines the hardware that demanding photographers require of a camera with the intuitive ease-of-use that is Samsung’s hallmark. While ease-of-use was a top priority when designing the S1050, Samsung engineers were equally committed to delivering a comprehensive suite of robust features and technologies in the flagship model of the S Series. The price of the new Samsung S1050 digital compact camera is not official yet, but the camera will be available in the spring of 2007.

Samsung S1050

Samsung S1050 camera - Stabiliser
With shutter speeds that reach up to an effective 1/2000 sec and an ISO equivalent of 1600, users will be able to take advantage of the S1050’s speed and resolution in any situation, from taking landscape photos at dusk to shooting fast action sports photography. Further ensuring razor sharp images in any situation, Samsung’s ASR image stabilization system helps to reduce camera shake and image blur during longer exposures and at times when holding the camera steady is impossible or a tripod is unavailable.

Samsung S1050 compact camera - Scenes
Samsung equipped the S1050 with several thoughtful features including red-eye reduction and face recognition, allowing users to capture the images they want without having to worry about tedious exposure adjustment or editing. Dedicated modes for common-yet-tricky shooting situations include Children (with a high shutter speed to freeze motion while avoiding blur), Backlight (to compensate for a rear-lit subject), and Portrait (to bring the subject into strong focus while deemphasizing the background). When enabled, the Samsung S1050’s Wise Shot feature automatically takes two consecutive pictures in rapid succession , one with ASR enabled and one with the flash, then prompts the user to review both and select their preferred version of the picture.

Samsung 1050 digital camera - Digital effects
The S1050’s dedicated Effect button lets users quickly access a host of powerful in camera image effects, including conversion to sepia-tone, black-and-white and RGB color effects. Images can be trimmed, resized, and rotated in the camera without the use of a PC and a built-in microphone allows a 10-second voice memo to be attached to any still image. Slide Show automatically scrolls through photos and displays them on the bright and vivid 3.0-inch TFT LCD screen, which uses Samsung’s Intelligent LCD technology to automatically detect environmental illumination and adjust LCD brightness for optimal image viewing.

Samsung S 1050 photo camera - Video and Energy
Just as much attention was given to the Samsung S1050’s Movie mode, which lets users capture video in one of four resolutions, from 160x128 to 800x600, at 20 frames per second and encoded as AVI MPEG-4 video. Just as in still-picture mode, the ASR image stabilization system can be engaged to compensate for unwanted camera movement and subject blur in movie mode. For maximum versatility, the Samsung S1050 can be powered by an optional high-energy rechargeable Ni-MH battery, as well as available-everywhere AA alkaline cells, which is a surefire boon for travelers and other power users.

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b>Samsung S1050 - Design and Box content
All of these features are contained in a sleek black housing that measures a mere 3.9 inches (width) by 2.5 inches (height) by 1 inch (depth). Unlike other compact cameras, the S1050 features a molded, ergonomic grip that makes framing, steadying, and shooting a breeze. The included USB cable, camera cradle, and CD-ROM containing Samsung’s Digimax Master software (compatible with Windows 98/2000/ME/XP and Macintosh OS X 9.2 through 10.4) will get even beginning photographers up and shooting right out of the box.

Samsung S1050 digital photo camera - Memory
The Samsung S1050 contains 40MB of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards up to 4GB. Over 1,000 images can fit on a 256 megabyte card, depending on the selected image quality. Users can save images in one of 10 resolutions, ranging from 640x480 pixels all the way up to 3648x2756 pixels.

Samsung S1050

About Samsung
During 27 years of experience in the camera industry, Samsung has deployed a wide range of digital camera product lines, from a 2 Megapixel model in 2001 to a slim style model and a 8 Megapixel 15x zoom model in 2005, by utilizing its superior information technology in high precision lens/optics. In the coming years, Samsung will concentrate on technology convergence and development of the best-designed products that meet customer requirements, based on its core technology and competency in design, development and manufacturing. In addition, Samsung will establish global networks for sales and services to provide a faster response to customers' needs. All of these efforts should boost the Company to the position of the worlds best digital camera company.

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