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Samsung S1050

Jan 7, 2007 at 17:42 GMT

CES 2007: Samsung has announced 7 new models today. Perhaps the most interesting is the S1050, which has the same styling as the NV10/NV7 launched earlier in the year, though without the innovative Smart Touch user interface. The S1050 is a 10MP model with a 5x optical zoom, lots of exposure modes (including A,S and M) and what Samsung describes as an 'Advanced Shake Reduction' system (but we know as an ISO boosting mode).

Press Release:

Samsung’s 10 Mega-Pixel S1050 Tops the Charts in Resolution, Quality and Style

8 January 2007 - Samsung Cameras today announced the release of the S1050, a point-and-shoot digital camera with a premium quality 10.1 mega-pixel image sensor. Coupled with a super-sharp 5x optical zoom lens, the S1050 combines the hardware that demanding photographers require of a camera with intuitive ease-of-use.

The S1050 includes Samsung’s Intelligent Face Recognition Technology, which detects the subject’s face, automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality in portraits, and other shots featuring people. The AF function instantaneously recognises the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them. The AE function then takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality.

Users will be able to take advantage of the S1050’s speed and resolution in any situation - from taking landscape photos at dusk to shooting fast action sports photography. Razor sharp images can be delivered using Samsung’s ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) system which helps to reduce camera shake and image blur during longer exposure shots or in lower light conditions.

For maximum versatility, the S1050 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:

Samsung S1050 specifications

Sensor

• 1/1.8 " Type CCD
• 10.3 million pixels total
• 10.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 3648 x 2736
• 3472 x 2604
• 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 • with sound
• 800 x 600 @ 15 / 20 / 30fps
• 640 x 480 @ 15 / 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 15 / 30fps
• 160 x 128 @ 15 / 30fps
File formats • JPEG
• Exif 2.2
• DCF
• DPOF 1.1
• AVI (MPEG-4)
• WAV audio
Lens • 38-190mm (35mm equiv)
• F2.8-4.4
• 5x optical zoom
Image stabilization No
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 5x
Focus • TTL auto focus
• Face Recognition AF & AE
AF assist lamp n/a
Focus distance • Normal: 80cm - infinity
• Macro: 10 - 80cm (wide) 50 - 80cm (tele)
• Super Macro: 1 - 10cm (wide)
• Auto Macro: 10cm - infinity (wide) 50cm - infinity (tele)
• Manual Focus: 1cm - infinity (wide) 50cm - infinity (tele)
Metering • Multi
• Spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 0.5EV steps
Shuttter speed 1 - 1/2000sec (Manual: 15 - 1/2000sec)
Aperture F2.8-4.4
Modes • Auto
• Program
• Scene
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
• Manual
• ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction)
• Movie
Scene modes • Night
• Portrait
• Children
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Sunset
• Dawn
• Fireworks
• Backlight
• Beach & Snow
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent H
• Fluorescent L
• Tungsten
• Custom
Self timer 2 or 10 sec, Double (10, 2 sec)
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: 0.2m - 5.0m (wide) 0.5m - 3.0m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 3.0-inch color TFT
• 230,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Full speed
• NTSC / PAL
• Cradle Interface
Print compliance PictBridge 1.0
Storage • SDHC / MMC / SD card compatible
• approx 45 MB internal flash memory
Power • 2x AA alkaline batteries
• Optional rechargeable battery & charger SNB-2512B
Weight (no batt) 204 g
Dimensions 104.5 x 64.2 x 25.5 mm