Samsung TL34HD, TL9, SL201 & SL310W digital cameras launch

Jul 16, 2008
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Four new digital cameras out of Samsung today, all in the company's point-and-shoot compact range.  However that doesn't mean a paucity of features; top of the lineup is the 14.7-megapixel TL34HD, complete with a 3.6x optical zoom, 720p video capture, dual image stablization and a three-inch touchscreen.  The camera uses Samsung's new Smart Touch 2.0 interface, and has face-detection autofocus and autoexposure, smile shot and blink detection.

 

 

Next in line is the 10-megapixel TL9, measuring just 3.74 x 2.36 x 0.84-inches despite containing an internal 5x optical zoom and max ISO of 1600.  Neatest feature of the TL9 are its dual analog gauges on top, which display remaining battery life and memory capacity, but there's also the same face detection, blink detection, smile shot and dual image stabilizers as on the TL34HD.  Samsung have thrown PMP and MP3 functionality in too, so you can use the TL9's 2.7-inch LCD to watch videos. 

Finally, two new basic cameras, the SL201 and SL310W.  The former packs 10.2-megapixels and a 3x optical zoom, while the latter has 13.6-megapixels, a 3.6x optical zoom and wide-angle 28mm lens.  Both use a 2.7-inch LCD for framing and have face detection, smile shot and self portrait modes; the SL310W adds blink detection and MPEG-4 video recording.  With the beginner photographer in mind, each camera can talk users through the functions on offer and give tips to get better pictures.

All four cameras will be available in September 2008.  The TL34HD and TL9 will be priced at $329.95 and $279.95 respectively, while the SL310W and SL201 will carry tags of $229.95 and $169.95 respectively.

Press Release

Samsung Unveils 2008 Second-Half Digital Camera Line Up

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. --(Business Wire)-- Jul. 16, 2008 Samsung today unveiled its 2008 second-half digital camera line up with the launch of four new models - the TL34HD, TL9, SL310W and SL201. Joining the company's growing array of advanced digital imaging solutions, these four new digital cameras bring new technologies to the industry and will be on retail shelves nationwide in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
TL34HD

Boasting an impressive resolution of 14.7 megapixels and renowned Schneider lens yielding a 28mm wide-angle focal length with 3.6x optical zoom, the TL34HD promises sharp, clear and detailed images with every shot. The most advanced point-and-shoot digital camera in Samsung's history, the TL34HD builds upon the success of its predecessor, the NV24HD, with the ability to capture high-definition video at a resolution of 720P along with Dual Image Stabilization.

Featuring an all-metal build, the TL34HD is pocket-sized with dimensions of 3.68" x 2.34" x 0.80". Available in all-black, or silver with a red accent adding to the camera's elegance, the TL34HD takes camera design to a new level. Although compact, a large three-inch touch-screen hVGA LCD dominates the back of the camera and is sure to turn heads no matter where the TL34HD may be used.

The TL34HD also pioneers Samsung's next generation Smart Touch 2.0 user interface, which further simplifies the way users navigate through the camera's comprehensive feature set. By incorporating touch-screen technology, users can now select and control various camera functions by interacting with the TL34HD's large three-inch touch-screen LCD. Not only does this enhance the experience for the shooter and the operation of the Smart Touch interface, but it also provides for a much sleeker and attractive design.

TL9

Samsung's TL9 is an ultra-compact, 10.0 megapixel digital camera highlighted by a large 2.7 inch LCD, internal 5x optical zoom as well as Dual Image Stabilization. The latest digital camera in Samsung's digital camera arsenal to feature MP3 and PMP capability, the TL9 sets itself apart from the crowd as a multimedia powerhouse.

The TL9 is encased in a silver, metal body, measuring 3.74" x 2.36" x 0.84", and incorporates a unique design element which graces the top of the camera's body - dual analog gauges. The small gauges, located next to the power button, display remaining battery life and memory capacity in a way that's easy for the shooter to access while on the go. Thanks to the enhanced sensitivity of the TL9's CCD sensor, which features a maximum ISO of 1600, and the camera's Dual Image Stabilization, users can rest assured that they'll be able to capture images in low-light situations, especially when the use of a flash is not desired.

Shooters can also benefit from a comprehensive suite of automatic controls designed to help them capture better images, specifically portraits and group shots of family and friends. The TL9's Face Detection technology makes taking pictures of family and friends a snap, as it detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality. Furthermore, Smile Shot automatically triggers the TL9 to take a photo only when the camera detects smiles on the subjects' faces, and Blink Detection will prevent a photo from being taken if the camera recognizes that a subject's eyes are closed - a useful feature as it's often difficult to distinguish closed eyes when composing a shot on an LCD screen.

SL310W

Ideal for the step-up shooter, the SL310W is highlighted by features commonly found on higher-end, more expensive digital cameras, including an impressive resolution of 13.6 megapixels, Dual Image Stabilization, 2.7 inch LCD, and a 3.6x, 28mm wide-angle optical zoom lens which significantly improves the user's ability to photograph more of a desired scene.

Unlike a standard 35mm lens which is commonly found on compact digital cameras, the SL310W's 28mm wide-angle lens gives consumers the ability to expand their creativity and take even more moving and emotional images. Ideal for a variety of scenarios, users can easily leverage the increased viewing angle of the SL310W's wide-angle lens, especially when shooting landscapes or groups of family or friends.

The SL310W offers a number of user-friendly features, including 11 scene modes, auto red eye fix and MPEG-4 video recording. The camera also features Self Portrait, Face Detection, Blink Detection, and Smile Shot technology, all which help enhance the digital imaging experience for the shooter.

The SL310W also offers Function Description and a Photo Help Guide. Function Description automatically provides a brief and easy to understand description of each setting when scrolling through the camera's menus, helping the end-user determine which setting is appropriate for their current shooting scenario. The camera's Photo Help Guide is another intuitive component incorporated into the digital camera. Photo Help Guide offers the end-user a guided tour of how to take better images as well as easy-to-follow tips instructing them how to obtain excellent results.

SL201

The Samsung SL201 is an ultra-slim, compact point-and-shoot digital camera featuring a resolution of 10.2 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens and large 2.7-inch intelligent LCD which will automatically brighten or dim based on available lighting.

For added versatility, the new SL201 features Face Detection, Self Portrait, and Digital Image Stabilization technology. Face Detection makes taking pictures of family and friends a snap as it automatically detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality. Self Portrait mode is a unique function that takes the guessing out of taking a self portrait. When in Self Portrait mode, the SL201 automatically detects the user's face, adjusts focus and exposure, and will only allow a photo to be taken if the subject is centered in the frame. Samsung's improved Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) helps the user capture blur-free images.

With 11 scene modes to choose from, including Night, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-Up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, and Beach & Snow, shooters can effortlessly adjust the camera to capture the most superb image possible in any setting. Additionally, the SL201 features Function Description and a Photo Help Guide. Function Description provides a brief and easy-to-understand description of each setting when scrolling through the camera's menus, helping the end-user determine which setting is appropriate for their current shooting scenario. The Photo Help Guide is another intuitive component incorporated into the digital camera. It offers the end-user a guided tour of how to take better images as well as easy-to-follow tips instructing them how to obtain excellent results. -0-

Specifications
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TL34HD
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Mega-Pixels 14.7
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Optical Zoom 3.6x
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LCD Size 3.0" hVGA Touch Screen LCD
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Shutter Speed Auto: 1 tilde 1/1,500 sec. Manual Mode: 15 tilde
1/1,500 sec.
Night: 8 tilde 1/1,500 sec.
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ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
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Movie Mode HD 720p Resolution @ 30fps
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Memory Card SD/SDHC (up to 8GB)
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Special Features - 28mm Wide Angle Schneider Lens
- High-Definition 720p Video
- HDMI CEC (Optional HDMI Cradle)
- DLNA Compatible
- Smart Touch 2.0 User Interface
- High-Performance DRIM Engine Image Processor
- Dual Image Stabilization (Optical + Digital)
- Face Detection AF & AE / Smile Shot / Blink
Detection
- Recycle Bin
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* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Samsung TL34HD will be available in September 2008 at an MSRP of $329.95 -0-

Specifications
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TL9
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Mega-Pixels 10.0
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Optical Zoom 5x
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LCD Size 2.7" Intelligent LCD
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Shutter Speed 2 tilde 1/2,000 sec. (Night : 15 tilde 1/2,000 sec.)
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ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
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Movie Mode SVGA @ 20fps & VGA @ 30fps
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Memory Card SD/SDHC (Up to 8GB)
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Special Features - Multimedia Capability
- MP3/PMP with SRS Sound Effect
- DCM Support (Digital Contents Management)
- Dual Image Stabilization (Optical + Digital)
- Face Detection AF & AE
- Smile Shot, Blink Detection
- Recycle Bin
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* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Samsung TL9 will be available in September 2008 at an MSRP of $279.95 -0-

Specifications
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SL310W
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Mega-Pixels 13.6
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Optical Zoom 3.6x 28 mm Wide
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LCD Size 2.7" Intelligent LCD
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Shutter Speed Auto: 1 tilde 1/1,500 sec.
Manual: 8 tilde 1/1,500 sec.
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ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
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Movie Mode MPEG-4
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Memory Card SD/SDHC (up to 8GB)
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Special Features - 13.6MP
- 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
- Dual Image Stabilization (Optical + Digital)
- 11 Scene Modes
- Self Portrait, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink
Detection
- Auto Red Eye Fix
- MPEG-4 Movie Recording
- Movie Editing and Zoom During Movie
- Function Description, Photo Help Guide
- Li-ion Battery
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* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Samsung SL310W will be available in September 2008 at an MSRP of $229.95. -0-

Specifications
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SL201
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Megapixels 10.2
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Optical Zoom 3.0
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LCD Size 2.7" Intelligent LCD
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Shutter Speed Auto: 1 tilde 1/1,500 sec.
Manual: 8 tilde 1/1,500 sec.
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ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
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Memory Card SD/SDHC (up to 8GB)
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Special Features - 11 Scene Modes
- Face Detection AF & AE
- Auto Red Eye Fix
- Multi Slide Show
- Function Description, Photo Help Guide
- Self Portrait Mode
- Digital Image Stabilization
- Li-ion Battery
- Slim Design
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* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Samsung SL201 will be available in September 2008 at an MSRP of $169.95.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit http://www.samsung.com for more information.


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