Developed for the younger generation and style conscious, Samsung has announced the pocket-sized U-CA 4, which boasts 4.1 million pixels. Available in two colours, it features a long time shutter function for shooting in low light and allows users to customize menus using the Move & Set function. Movies can be recorded in MPEG4 format and it also features, no doubt for the ‘young and stylish’, a 7-colour function lamp. It is set to retail at under £200 (approx $310).

Press Release:

SAMSUNG LAUNCH NEW COMPACT DIGITAL CAMERA

Samsung Cameras introduces the new Digimax U-CA 4, developed for the younger generation of digital camera users, with 4.1 mega pixels and an 3x optical zoom, set to retail at under £200 (approx $310).

Its compact design has been made to withstand the rigours of modern life, while providing an array of useful and fun features. The UCA-4 is also perfect for the style conscious. Its streamlined body comes in 2 different colours, Techno Silver and the darker Titan silver.

The U-CA 4 is ideal for recording all those memorable days or nights out, as it has auto white balance, exposure metering and exposure compensation. This leaves you free to concentrate on getting the picture you want.  You can also take pictures at night or in dark conditions with minimal fuss, as the UCA-4 has a Long Time Shutter function.

Getting to grips with the UCA-4 is simple, as you can navigate the menu system quickly and easily, with the enhanced User Interface. The menus on the LCD screen use 256 colours to cater for individual tastes and can be customised quickly, using the Move & Set system.

Film fans will enjoy the MPEG-4 facility, allowing a high-compression, high-quality, movie clip file format, giving a long recording time and high-quality results.

You can edit and convert movie clips using the relevant software, and you can play them back on the camera. The 256MB Memory Stick Duo means you can enjoy over an hour of full-length movie footage.

Camera Features:

The UCA-4 maximizes convenience by incorporating a one-touch playback function, allowing review of images even when the camera power has been switched off. The LCD brightness can also be adjusted.

The U-CA 4 also has a voice recording and voice memo function, which can be used as an alternative to a voice recorder.

The U-CA 4 uses Memory Stick Duo, which is one-third of the size of a standard Memory Stick and is totally compatible with new high-capacity & high-speed Memory Stick PRO Duo.

It allows the use of a primary battery as well as a dedicated rechargeable Li-ion battery, making it possible to take pictures without having to worry about power supply.

The U-CA 4 also supports PictBridge, a direct printing system that links to a printer in real time via a USB cable, without the need for a computer.

  • 4.1 Mega-pixel Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
  • MPEG-4 Movie Clip: Up to 3 x or 4 x Longer Recording Time
  • Attractive 7 Colour Function Lamp, Streamlined Compact Design
  • Creative RGB Colour Effect, Superb 5cm Macro Shooting
  • Easy to Use Buttons and Menus
  • 9x zoom capability with its 3x optical zoom
  • 3x digital zoom
  • Focusing distance of f=5.8-17.4mm (f=35-105mm when compared to a    
    35mm camera)

For a complete list of further information, please call the Samsung Cameras information line on:   00 800 122 63727 or visit www.samsungcamera.co.uk

Samsung U-CA 4 specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 4.2 million pixels total
• 4.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2272x1704
• 2048x1536
• 1600x1200
• 1024x768
• 640x480
Movie clips • 320 x 240
• 160 x 120
• 20 fps, 15 fps
• Recording time dependant on capacity of memory card
• With sound
File formats Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1
Movie: MOV (MPEG4)
Voice : WAV (Voice recording max. 1 hour/voice memo in still image max. 10 sec.
Lens • 35 - 105mm
• F2.8 - F4.8
Focus TTL autofocus
Focus distance • Normal: 80cm - infinity
• Macro: 5 - 80cm (wide) & 50- 80cm (tele)
Metering • Multi
• Spot
ISO sensitivity

• Auto
• 100
• 200
• 400

Exposure compensation • +/-2EV
• 0.5EV steps
Shuttter speed • 2 - 1/1200 sec
• Long time shutter function only in night scene mode 16 - 1/8 sec
Modes Program AE
Colour modes Normal
B&W
Sepia
RGB
Sunset
Scene modes Night scene mode
White balance Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Flourescent
Tungsten
Custom
Self timer 2 or 10 sec
Flash • Built-in
• Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, On/Off, Slow Sync
• Range: (wide) 3.0 m, (tele) 2.0 m
• Recharge time: Approx. 6 sec.
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor 1.5" TFT LCD
Connectivity • USB 1.1
• AV out
• DC-in
Print compliance PictBridge 1.0
Storage • Memory Stick Duo
• Memory Stick PRO Duo supported
Power • 3V lithium battery
• Charger included (?)
Weight (no batt) 119 g (4.2 oz)
Dimensions 102 x 54 x 32 mm (4 x 2.1i x 1.2 in)