Pre-PMA 2007: Next we have the 8-megapixel S830 which seems to be exactly the same as the S1030 above, except of course having a lower resolution.

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Press Release:

Samsung Continues S-series with the Feature-Packed S830

8th February 2007 - Samsung Cameras today launches the S830, a fully featured digital camera with an advanced feature set including an 8.0 Mega-pixel image sensor and a 3x optical zoom lens (35 - 105mm, 35mm equivalent) to ensure superb digital images time and time again.

Compact and powerful the Samsung S830 offers high resolution and provides enough detail to produce high quality images large enough to be creatively used up to poster size and by taking advantage of the speed of the camera and its high resolution it is the ideal camera for taking images of any fast moving action such as sports and animals.

For maximum versatility and ease of use a convenient mode dial with a range of 10 camera settings is easily accessible. These settings include special scene modes such as Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Dawn, Close-up, Sunset, Backlight, Fireworks and Beach & Snow which help to produce stunning results in difficult lighting conditions by optimising the camera’s exposure.

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 camera also offers the user the opportunity to record quality movie clips, complete with sound and the option to cut and edit in-camera giving the user flexibility and creative control.

Printing from the S830 is simple and easy at the push of a button when a successful connection is made between the camera’s USB port and any PictBridge compatible printer.

For maximum versatility, the S830 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 1/1000 sec
  • An ISO equivalent of 1600
  • A bright 2.7” LCD display
  • “One-touch Playback” for instant playback of an image, even when the power is off
  • Aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual control is available
  • 20 megabytes of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD and MMC) flash memory cards up to 1 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 S830 will be available in the spring of 2007.

Samsung S830 specifications

Sensor

• 1/1.8 " Type CCD
• 8.3 million pixels total
• 8.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 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
• Single
• Continuous
• AEB
• Scene
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) 0.5 - 2.5m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.7-inch TFT
• 112,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0
• Video out
• Cradle
Print compliance PictBridge 1.0
Storage • MMC / SD card compatible
• approx 20MB internal memory
Power 2x AA alkaline / rechargeable battery SCC-S5 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