As the day goes on at CES, more press conferences continue to take place! In Samsung’s CES 2010 press release earlier today, we saw a new line of cameras and camcorders, and of course, some love for 3D!
Samsung TL-Series Digital Cameras
The first thing on show was a few new additions to Samsung’s digital camera line-up, starting with two new point and shoot models: the TL210 and TL205. Both of these models contain a front facing LCD display measuring 1.5”, giving your subject enough time to get their pose just right! Specifications for both cameras are pretty similar: the TL210 comes with a 12.4MP sensor, and the TL205 with a 12.2MP sensor. The lenses on the two models also differ – if you opt for the TL210, you’ll become familiar with a 27mm wide angle lens that offers 5x optical zoom. The TL205 on the other hand comes packed with a 35mm lens and just 3x optical zoom.
Both of these cameras are capable of recording video, but where the TL205 only offers 640×480 captures at 30FPS (AVI format), the TL210 gives you HD recording (720p) at 30FPS, stored using an H264 container. If you decide to go for the TL210 you’ll be getting some premium features that don’t appear on the TL205, including Dual Image Stabilisation, Smart Face Recognition which will recognise up to 20 faces and a Smart Filter for lens effects. Both of these models are due for release in March, so watch out for them!
Samsung SL-Series Digital Cameras
Further bolstering their digital camera line-up, Samsung also announced two new cameras in the SL-Series: the SL102 and SL420. Both of these models feature 10.2MP resolution, and feature Samsung’s face detection and image stabilisation technology. The lens in the SL102 has a 3x optical zoom, where as the SL420 features a 5x optical zoom and a slightly larger LCD display to match. Both devices are also capable of video recording, although you won’t find any HD quality captures here unfortunately.
Samsung CL-Series Digital Cameras
If you want a bit of diversity in Samsungs camera offerings, then you’ll love the next model… The CL80 comes packed full of features including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth – and that’s just the beginning! Due in Spring 2010, you’ll find the CL80 in all its 14.2MP of glory with a 7x optical zoom, HD (720p) video recording capablities and a HDMI port to go along with it as well as 3.7” AMOLED Touch-Screen.
Thanks to the Wi-Fi connectivity on the camera, you can email photos you’ve taken, or send them directly to photo sharing websites, which is great, as it saves you from having to sync your photos to your computer before uploading to the web. With the touch screen comes a smart gesture user interface to make the point and shoot experience just that bit more satisfying and software designed to handle taking panorama pictures. The pre-loaded software also allows you to edit your photos on a PC without any software installation from other mediums.
I rarely get excited about a digital camera, but I’m definitely excited about the CL80, and may just be tempted to get one for myself come Spring 2010! Samsung have definitely done a great job adding to their portfolio of point and shoot camera devices, and it’s not long before these products will be hitting the consumer market.