Samsung today announced two economical digicams with solid specs for their price-point. The S760 and S860 are virtual twins with only the pixel count - 7 and 8 MP respectively - to distinguish them. 3x optical zoom, Face Recognition and 2.4" LCDs round off the specs. Both cameras are due to arrive in January priced at $169 and $179. Oh and there'll be Pink and Blue finishes available besides the more usual Silver and Black.

Press Release (UK):

Samsung Expands its Digital Range with two stylish compacts

4 December 2007 - Samsung Cameras, leaders in digital imaging, today announced the release of two new cameras to their popular award-winning S series. The 7 mega pixel S760 and the 8 mega pixel S860 are easy to use and packed with innovative features.

Both cameras combine Samsung’s advanced image processing technology and Samsung’s Intelligent Face Recognition Technology. Samsung’s Intelligent Face Recognition Technology, detects the subject’s face and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality in portraits. The AF function instantaneously recognises the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them, then the AE function takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality.

The S760 and S860 feature 3 x optical zoom and a bright 2.4” LCD display. Both models also boast 11 scene modes and digital image stabilisation technology.

Features include:

  • 3x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 2.4” LCD Screen
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • High Sensitivity ISO 1000
  • Function Description
  • Self Shot

The Samsung S760 and S860 will be available in a choice of black, silver, pink or blue colours from January 2008 at an RRP of £79.99 for the S760 and price still to be confirmed for the S860. Customers requiring further information should call 00 800 122 637 27 or visit www.samsungcamera.co.uk