PMA 2002: Samsung has announced no less than four new digital cameras at PMA this year. The $349.99 Digimax 230 has a 2 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom. The $479.99 Digimax 340 has a 3 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom. The $549.99 Digimax 350SE has a 3 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, high resolution LCD and manual features. And finally the $679.99 Digimax 410 has a 4 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom and some manual features.

Four new Samsung digital cameras @ PMA 2002

Digimax 230, 2 megapixel, 3x zoom Digimax 340, 3 megapixel, 3x zoom
Digimax 350SE, 3 megapixel, 3x zoom Digimax 410, 4 megapixel, 3x zoom

Press release:

SAMSUNG CAMERA BECOMES MAJOR PLAYER IN THE FIELD OF DIGITAL CAMERAS WITH INTRODUCTION OF HIGH-END DIGIMAX 410 WITH 4.1 MEGAPIXEL 3X OPTICAL ZOOM

Samsung Camera introduces eight new Digimax digital cameras at PMA!

SECAUCUS, N.J., February 24, 2002--Taking advantage of the boom in digital photography, Samsung Camera introduced eight new Digimax digital cameras to its line. From the 1.3 megapixel Digimax 130 all the way up to the super sophisticated
4.1 megapixel Digimax 410, with it's 1/1.8" CCD, Samsung clearly becomes a major player the digital camera arena.

"Consumers are expected to purchase 7.9-million digital cameras in 2002, compared to the 6-million purchased last year," said Ken Gerb, senior vice president of sales for Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc. "We are delighted to offer the consumer a large selection of digital cameras to fit every need and budget and we are focused on becoming a 'world class' manufacturer of digital as well as analog products," Gerb said.

Digimax 130. With a suggested retail price of $199.99, the Digimax 130 is a 1.3 mega- pixel (1280 x 960) high-resolution camera with a digital 2X zoom. It has a 1.6" TFT LCD monitor and comes bundled with a 8MB CompactFlash card. Other features include: mass storage driver, MGI PhotoSuiteIIISE software and multiple languages.

Digimax 200. With a suggested retail price of $269.99, the Digimax 200 is a 2.1 mega- pixel digital camera that produces brilliant, high quality images. It has a large viewfinder and a 1.5" TFT LCD monitor where you can preview or review desired pictures. The camera features a 2X digital zoom as well as a video out function. There is a video clip feature with moving JPEG (AVI file) and an easy-to-select mode dial for Macro, Capture, Display or PV Modes. The Digimax 200 comes bundled with a removable 8MB smart media card and is one of the smallest cameras in its class measuring 2.6" H x 3.94" W x 1.45" D.

Digimax 220SE. With a suggested retail price of $399.99, the Digimax 220SE features a 2.1 megapixel 3X optical and 2X digital zoom or CCD and captures every nuance of the subject you are trying to record. It features an F5.8 - 17.4mm lens that is equivalent to 38-115 mm in 35mm format and a 1.8" TFT color LCD monitor (528 x 220).

The Digimax 220SE incorporates a real image zoom optical viewer and autofocus with a focusing range of (normal) 0.8m - infinity (macro) 0.2m - 0.8m. The image size is (large) 1600 x 1200 and (small) 800 x 600.

In addition to a mass storage driver feature, other highlights include a removable 8MB compact flash card. The storage capacity is:

Super fine (TIFF), Large: 1, Small: 5
Super fine (JPEG), Large: 8, Small: 30
Fine (JPEG), Large: 15, Small: 59
Normal (JPEG), Large: 30, Small: 113

The Shutter on the Digimax 220SE is a mechanical and electronic shutter: ½ - 1/7.500 sec; white balance, auto/manual (Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent); exposure, type: program AE, exposure compensation: -2.0 - +2.0; self timer, 10 second delay.

The camera has three shooting modes:

Continuous - Capture speed: 2 frame / sec.
Full size: super fine 3, fine 6, normal 12
Half size: super fine 12, fine 24, normal 48

Interval - Interval time: 10 seconds - 24 hours
No. of images: 2 - 250

Movie - Moving JPEG (400 x 296, 192 x 144)

The Digimax 220SE is both Mac and PC compatible and features RS-232, RS-422 and USB connections.

Digimax 230. With a suggested retail price of $349.99, the Digimax 230 is a 2.1 mega- pixel digital camera with a 1/2.7" CCD. It has an auto focus, 3X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom lens, a 1.6", 60K pixel Casio TFT-LCD (LED type) monitor for preview and review with multi languages. The camera comes bundled with removable 8MB Compact Flash Card. There is also a NTSC, PAL selectable video clip feature with live view.

AP Software: Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0 CD-ROM for Window, Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0 CD-ROM for Windows and Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 CD-ROM for Macintosh.

Digimax 330. With a suggested retail price of $499.99, the Digimax 330 is a 3.3 mega- pixel digital camera with a 1/1.8" CCD. It has an auto focus, 3X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom lens plus a Super Fine (1/6), Fine (1/12) and Normal (1/25) image compression with a real image zoom finder. This camera will be a "limited distribution model" sold predominantly by Samsung specialty dealers.

The camera has a 1.8" TFT color LCD monitor for preview and review, auto or manual focusing with a focusing range of 16" (40 cm) to infinity, Macro 8 - 40 cm. The focal length of the camera is 7.0 - 21.0mm (34 - 102mm in 35mm equivalent.)

In addition, the Digimax 330 has a 2 - 1/500 second shutter speed, auto exposure, 100 ISO equivalent and a Aperture Range of Wide: F3.4, Tele: F3.6 (F/open 3.4, 4.8, 7.7 and 15.)

The camera comes bundled with removable 8MB CompactFlash card. There is also a NTSC, PAL selectable video clip with live view.

AP Software: AdobePhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0 CD-ROM for Windows and Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 CD-ROM for Macintosh.

Digimax 340. With a suggested retail price of $479.99, the Digimax 340 is a 3.3 mega- pixel digital camera with a 1/1.8" CCD. It has an auto focus 3X optical zoom and a 2X digital zoom lens, a 1.6", 60K pixel Casio TFT-LCD (LED type) monitor for preview and review with multi languages. The camera comes bundled with removable 16MB CompactFlash Card. There is also a NTSC, PAL selectable video clip feature with live view.

AP Software: AdobePhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0 CD-ROM for Windows and Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 CD-ROM for Macintosh.

Digimax 350SE. With a suggested retail price of $549.99, the Digimax 350SE is a 3.3 megapixel camera with a 1/1.8" CCD. It has an auto focus 3X optical zoom and a 2X digital zoom lens, and a 1.5" TFT color LCD monitor. The camera comes bundled with 16MB CompactFlash Card. There is a Moving Picture Mode that allows you to record and playback video clips from 10 to 30 seconds.

MGI PhotoSuite SE software is included.

Digimax 410. With a suggested retail price of $679.99 the Digimax 410 is a 4.1 mega- pixel camera with a 1/1.8" CCD. It has an auto focus, 3X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom lens, and a 1.6", 60K pixels Casio TFT LCD (CCFL type) monitor for preview and review. The camera comes bundled with removable 16MB Compact FlashCard.

AP Software: Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0 CD-ROM for Windows and Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0CD-ROM for Macintosh.