Pre-PMA 2007: Samsung announced a few new cameras yesterday, but we have only received this information today. First up is the 10.1-megapixel S1030, sporting a 3x zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, sensitivity to ISO 1600 and 45MB of internal memory.

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Press Release:

Samsung Expands its Digital Range with the 10 Mega-Pixel S1030

8th February 2007 - Samsung Cameras today launches the S1030, a high performance camera that scores ten out of ten with its features which include a 10 Mega-pixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom lens for pin sharp pictures with every click of the shutter.

The powerful S1030 with its 45MB internal memory capability was designed for digital photographers who demand outstanding photographic image quality and sophisticated levels of creative functionality.

For maximum versatility a mode dial is included to allow quick setting of 10 shooting modes including special scene modes such as Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Backlight, Fireworks, Dawn and Beach & Snow which help to produce stunning results in difficult lighting conditions by optimising the camera’s white balance, exposure and other settings for specific shooting situations.

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 S1030 also features six flash modes and auto-exposure bracketing to ensure that the final photograph is exactly what the photographer wants.

The camera features a 2.7” LCD screen and allows the user to record quality movie clips in MPEG-4 format and in one of three resolutions 160 x 128, 320 x 240 and 640 x 480. Complete with sound and the option to cut and edit in-camera movies and hundreds of still images can be taken and stored up to 2GB.

Photographers requiring an instant print capability will appreciate the S1030’s compatibility when a successful connection is made between the camera’s USB port and any PictBridge enabled printer.

For maximum versatility, the S1030 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 1/1500 sec
  • An ISO equivalent of 1600
  • A bright 2.7” LCD display
  • Aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual control is available
  • 45 megabytes of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD and MMC) flash memory cards up to 2 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 160x128 to 320x240 and 640x480, 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 S1030 will be available in the spring of 2007 and includes a two-year warranty.

Samsung S1030 specifications

Sensor

• 1/1.8 " Type CCD
• 10.3 million pixels total
• 10.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 3672 x 2760
• 3472 x 2604
• 3264 x 2448
• 3072 x 2304
• 2816 x 2112
• 2592 x 1944
• 2272 x 1704
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480 @ 30 / 15fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30 / 15fps
• 160 x 128 @ 30 / 15fps
File formats • JPEG Exif 2.2
• DCF
• DPOF 1.1
• AVI MPEG-4
Lens • 35-105mm (35mm equiv)
• 3x optical zoom
Image stabilization No
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 10x
Focus TTL auto focus
Focus distance

• Normal: 80cm - infinity
• Macro: 4 - 80cm (wide) 50 - 80cm (tele)
• Auto Macro: 4cm - infinity (wide) 50cm - infinity (tele)

Metering • Multi
• Spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1600
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 0.5EV steps
Shuttter speed 1-1/1500 sec
Aperture F2.8 - 7.1 (wide) F5.1 - 13.1 (tele)
Modes • Program AE
• Auto
• Scene
• Single
• Continuous
• AEB
Scene modes • Night
• Portrait
• Children
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Sunset
• Dawn
• Backlight
• Fireworks
• Beach & Snow
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent H
• Fluorescent L
• Tungsten
• Custom
Self timer 2 or 10sec, Double (10sec, 2sec)
Continuous shooting n/a
Image parameters • Sharpness: Soft, Normal , Vivid
• Effect: Normal, B&W, Sepia, Red, Blue, Green, Negative. RGB
Flash • Auto
• Auto & Red-eye reduction
• Fill-in flash
• Slow Sync
• Flash Off
• Range: 0.2 - 3.0m (wide) 0.4 - 2.5m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.7-inch TFT
• 230,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0
• Video out
• Cradle
Print compliance PictBridge 1.0
Storage • MMC / SD card compatible
• approx 45MB internal memory
Power 2x AA alkaline / optional rechargeable battery SCC-S8 kit (dedicated cradle charging system) / SNB-2512 kit (2xAA Ni-MH battery & charger)
Weight (no batt) 169 g
Dimensions 99.6 x 61.8 x 26.95 mm