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Samsung Digimax V6

Aug 5, 2004 at 12:50 GMT

Samsung has today announced the latest addition to its V range, the 6 million-pixel Digimax V6, which is set to retail at under £300 (approx $450). The aluminium-bodied camera has a 3x Schneider Kreuznach zoom lens and, in line with other cameras in the range, can take up to nine types of batteries. As well as offering manual control the Digimax V6 is PictBridge-compatible and includes a new Move & Set function for customising the menu controls.

Press Release:

SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE V6, ITS MOST POWERFUL DIGITAL CAMERA TO DATE


Building on previous success, Samsung Cameras introduces its most powerful camera ever to the acclaimed V range, the V6.

Developed with the more demanding photographer in mind, where high definition shooting is required, it features 6 megapixels in a stylish aluminum design and is set to retail at a well under £300.

The Samsung Digimax V6 provides more enhanced manual photograph functions for advanced users who expect true professional quality photography. Three kinds of manual creative adjustments are available: Aperture priority, Shutter priority, and Manual adjustment.  The manual focus adjustment function allows fine focusing and total user control.

The exclusive 1400mAh Li-ion battery, enables users to take up to 380 images in succession. This feature provides unlimited ability for advanced users who want to take many pictures at once.

Home movie fans will enjoy the capability to shoot movies at up to 30 frames per second of VGA quality (640x480). This allows stored movies to be played on general TVs, without any deterioration of the image.  Users can also capture a still picture from movie clips.

Further V6 features include:

The Digimax V6 features comfortable, easy-to-read, and quick menu controls. New features include a menu display in 256 colours and the Move & Set function that allows users to rapidly set the menus to their own personal requirements.

With 9 scene modes (Portrait/Children/Landscape, Close up/Sunset/Dawn/Backlight /Fireworks/Beach/Snow), users can easily produce better pictures by determining the right mode for each individual situation.

The PictBridge function of the Digimax V6 allows images taken by the camera to be directly printed without PCs.  This means users can immediately get clear 6 Mega-pixel pictures, by directly connecting the camera to a printer supporting the PictBridge printing standard.

Users can set any image they want on the default screen of the camera after adjusting the image size. As well as basic video recording, the Digimax V6 supports additional functions such as voice recording with video, solo voice recording, voice memo to add voices to general pictures, and One-Touch playback.

The V6 provides multiple language support including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Dutch and more. It comes equipped with a full complement of accessories, including a stylish carrying case, USB cable, NTSC/PAL video cable, software driver CD-ROM and a wrist strap.

Samsung Digimax V6 specifications

Sensor

• 1/1.9" Type CCD
• 6.4 million pixels total
• 6.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes

• 2816x2112
• 2560x1920
• 2272x1704
• 2048x1536
• 1600x1200
• 1024x768
• 640x480

Movie clips

• 640x 480
• 320 x 240
• 30 fps, 15 fps
• R
ecording time dependant on memory card capacity

File formats

Still Image: TIFF, JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Movie: AVI (MJPEG)
Voice : WAV (Voice recording max. 1 hour/voice memo in still image max. 10 sec.

Lens 38-114mm equiv. (3x zoom)
F2.7 - 4.9
• Schneider Kreuznach
Focus TTL autofocus
Focus distance

Normal: 80cm - infinity
Macro: 30 80cm
Super Macro: 6 - 30cm (Wide only)

Metering Multi
Spot
ISO sensitivity

Auto
50
100
200
400

Exposure compensation +/- 2EV
0.5EV steps
Shuttter speed 2 - 1/2000 sec
Modes

Program AE
• Shutter Priority AE
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Exposure

Colour modes Normal
B&W
Sepia
RGB
Negative
Scene modes 9 scene modes
White balance Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent _H
Fluorescent _L
Tungsten
Custom
Self timer 2 or 10 sec
Continuous shooting Yes
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. 7 sec.
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 1.5" TFT LCD
• 115,200 pixels
Connectivity • USB 1.1
• AV out
• DC-in
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • SD/MMC card
Power

• 2 x AA alkaline, Lithium, Ni-Mn, Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, Ni-Zn / 1 x CR-V3
• Rechargeable battery : 3.7V Li-ion(SLB-1437)

Weight (no batt or card) 170 g (6 oz)
Dimensions 106 x 55 x 38 mm (4.1 x 2.1 x 1.5 in)