CES 2008: Last but not least from Samsung is the i8 - a blend of camera and media player with a 2.7" touch-sensitive screen and a 'World Tour Guide' covering 30 countries. 195 MB internal memory stores the 8.1 megapixel images or you can slot in an SD card for more space. ISO 1600 and Digital Image Stabilization help to keep things steady and Intelligent Face Recognition ensures faces are correctly focused and exposed. Interested? You'll find it in the shops from February for £149.

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Samsung Cameras unveils quality convergence with the i8

6 January 2008 - Samsung Cameras is pleased to announce the release of the 8.1 mega pixel i8. The i8 is equipped with a 2.7” touch screen LCD and PMP (Personal Multimedia Player) with integrated MP3 player.

An in-built 'World Tour Guide' function provides instant access to travel information covering 2,600 regions in 30 countries, so you’ll always know where the action is. Further information can be downloaded directly from the internet, and with 195 MB of internal memory you won’t need to worry about space for favourite travel tips.

The camera is equipped with the Samsung Digital Image Stabilization system and ISO 1600 high sensitivity support so images remain crisp and detailed even without a flash.

The i8 also features 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 for portraits. The AF function instantaneously recognises the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them before the AE function takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality.

The stunning new Samsung i8 is a must-have camera packed with intelligently integrated multimedia features. The i8 will retail at £149 and will be available from leading high street and online retailers from February 2008. Customers requiring further information should call 00 800 122 637 27 or visit www.samsungcamera.co.uk