Samsung officially announced its first SLR-styled digital camera, the Pro815, an 8 megapixel, 15x zoom model back in June, but it didn't actually arrive until the late autumn. It's targeted at enthusiasts and boasts a lot of 'world firsts' including the largest LCD on a digital camera (3.5 inches), world's longest zoom on a high-end camera and world's largest capacity lithium-ion battery. The Pro815 sports a Schneider-Kreuznach lens and boasts a color data LCD screen for waist-level shooting, 2.5fps continuous mode and a wealth of photographic features.
- 8.0 million effective pixel CCD
- 15x optical Schneider-KREUZNACH zoom lens (28-420mm equiv.)
- World's largest (3.5") TFT screen on a digital stills camera
- Raw, TIFF and JPEG shooting
- 500-shot Lithium-Ion battery
- Mechanical zoom
- Full photographic control
- Dedicated flash hot-shoe connector
- Optional remote control
Samsung Pro815 Key specifications
|Street price|| US: $795
|Body Material||Metal and Plastic|
|Sensor|| 2/3 " Type CCD
8.3 million pixels total
8.0 million effective pixels
• 3264 x 2448
|Still image recording formats||
|Movie clips||• 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 / 160 x 120
• 25 / 15 fps
• With stereo audio
• 640 x 480 / 25 fps: 30 second max clip length
• All others limited only by storage
• MJEPG (.avi) format
• 28 - 420 mm equiv. (15x zoom)
• Single and continuous TTL autofocus
ISO 50, 100, 200, 400
|Shutter speed||• All modes except Manual: 2 - 1/4000 sec
• Manual mode: 15 - 1/4000 sec
|Aperture||• Wide: F2.2 - F8.0
• Tele: F4.6 - F8.0
Contrast (5 levels)
|Continuous|| Full resolution: 1.0 or 2.5 fps
Ultra High Speed mode: 10 fps, 1.0 megapixel setting (up to memory capacity)
Exposure, focus and white balance bracketing (3 or 5 frames)
|Flash|| Built-in pop-up flash
Modes: Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Slow sync , Slow sync with red-eye reduction, On (fill-in)/Off
Range: 0.7 to 6.0 m (wide, ISO 100); 1.5 - 3.0m (tele, ISO 100)
External flash via hot-shoe
• Flash exposure compensation (+/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps)
|Viewfinder|| EVF (234,000 pixels), 0.44-inch
|LCD monitor|| Rear: 3.5" TFT LCD, 235,000 pixels
• Top: 1.44" Wide Color TFT LCD, 115,000 pixels.
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery SLB-1974
|In the box*||
PictBridge and DPOF compatible
|Weight inc battery||910 g (32.1 oz) / 870.5g without battery.|
|Dimensions||135.5 x 87 x 144.6 mm (5.4 x 3.4 x 5.7 in) including lens protrusion|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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