CES 2007: Just in case you felt the range of cameras announced by Samsung today didn't offer you enough choice here's the L700, another 7MP, 3x zoom model with MPEG-4 movies, ISO 1600 and that 'no moving parts' ASR 'stabilization' system (aka high ISO mode).

Press Release:

Samsung Launches L700 Full-Featured, Stylish Point & Shoot

8 January 2007 – Samsung Cameras today announced the launch of the L700. An ideal digital camera for shooters in search of a compact, stylish, metal body. The L700 offers 7 mega-pixel image resolution, a 3x optical zoom, a bright 2.5” LCD display and a suite of advanced video and editing features.

The Samsung L700 can record MPEG-4 video in VGA (640x480) at 30fps, for smoother video and a bigger view of the movie on LCD and TV screens. Users can also take advantage of the camera’s unique movie shooting functions, including a movie stabiliser, continuous video recording, improved in-camera video editing and the ability to use the 3x optical zoom while recording.

As with all Samsung digital still cameras, the L700 features a built-in image editing function allowing users to edit a variety of images without the use of a PC. The Trimming function can be used to cut an undesired part of an image and save only the required part.

Other features include:

  • 11 scene modes including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Backlight, Fireworks and Beach & Snow
  • Shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 sec
  • An ISO equivalent of 1600
  • 20 megabytes of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards up to 4 gigabytes
  • Continuous Shooting mode and Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB), enabling the shooting of a series of images with varying exposures
  • Colour effects include B/W, sepia, blue, green and red
  • An Auto Macro function that automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus
  • Voice recording for up to one-hour, voice memo and “One-touch Playback” for instant playback of an image, even when the power is off.

Samsung L700 specifications

  • Sensor

    • 1/2.5 " Type CCD
    • 7.4 million pixels total
    • 7.2 million effective pixels

    Image sizes • 3072 x 2304
    • 2592 x 1944
    • 2048 x 1536
    • 1024 x 768
    Movie clips • with WAV audio
    • 640 x 480 @ 15 / 30fps
    • 320 x 240 @ 15 / 30fps
    File formats • JPEG DCF
    • Exif 2.2
    • DPOF 1.1
    • AVI (MPEG-4)
    Lens • 35 - 105mm (35mm equiv
    • F2.8 - 4.9
    • 3x optical zoom
    Image stabilization No
    Conversion lenses No
    Digital zoom up to 5x
    Focus TTL contrast auto focus
    AF assist lamp n/a
    Focus distance • Normal: 80cm - infinity
    • Macro: 5 - 80cm (wide) 40 - 80cm (tele)
    • Auto Macro: 5cm - infinity (wide) 40cm - infinity (tele)
    Metering • Multi
    • Spot
    ISO sensitivity • Auto
    • ISO 50
    • ISO 100
    • ISO 200
    • ISO 400
    • ISO 800
    • ISO 1600
    Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 0.5EV steps
    Shuttter speed 1 - 1/2000 sec
    Aperture F2.8 - 4.9
    Modes • Auto
    • Program
    • Scene
    • Voice Recording
    Scene modes • Night
    • Portrait
    • Children
    • Landscape
    • Close-up
    • SUnset
    • Dawn
    • Backlight
    • Fireworks
    • Beach & Snow
    • Text
    White balance • Auto
    • Cloudy
    • Daylight
    • Fluorescent H
    • Fluorescent L
    • Tungsten
    • Custom
    Self timer 2 or 10 sec, Double (10 & 2)
    Continuous shooting n/a
    Image parameters • Sharpness: Soft, Normal, Vivid
    • Effect: Color, B&W, Sepia, Negative, Red, Green, Blue, Negative, RGB, Highlight
    Flash • Auto
    • Auto & Red-eye Reduction
    • Fill-in Flash
    • Slow Sync
    • Flash Off
    • Range: 0.2 - 3.0m (wide) 0.4 - 2.0m (tele)
    Viewfinder No
    LCD monitor • 2.5-inch Color TFT
    • 230,000 pixels
    Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Mass Storage Class)
    • Video Out: NTSC / PAL selectable
    Print compliance PictBridge (Full option)
    Storage • approx 20MB Internal memory
    • SD / MMC / SDHC card compatible
    Power RechargeableLi-ion battery SLB-0837
    Weight (no batt) 130 g
    Dimensions 96.9 x 56.8 x 20.5 mm