Pre-PMA 2009: Samsung has announced the SL30 (ES15 in Europe) budget compact camera. The camera is designed with a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom and includes Face Detection and a Beauty mode that retouches faces for a smoother skin tone. Priced at £79, the camera will be available from April 2009 in candy pink, silver, white and dark gray.

Press Release:

Samsung Launches the Slim and Feature-packed ES15 Compact Camera

February 17, 2009 Samsung, leaders in innovation and digital imaging, is pleased to announce the launch of a new E Series compact camera - the ES15 - combining all the technology today’s picture takers need, but at an affordable price.

The extremely stylish optical 3x zoom lens, 10 mega pixel digital camera boasts a host of features to make it easier than ever to take high-quality photos.

Face Detection
Samsung's innovative Face Detection technology detects the subject’s face and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality for portraits. The in-built Beauty Shot mode retouches facial skin for a brighter and smoother skin tone - immediately making these cameras everyone’s best friend.

Digital Image Stabilisation
The premium quality ES15 also features Samsung’s fast Digital Image Stabilization system, compensating for unwanted camera movement and subject blur - so pictures are always crisp and sharp focus.

The ES15 – available in Candy Pink, Silver, White and Dark Grey - will retail at £79 and will be available from leading high street and online retailers from April 2009.