updated 05:25 pm EST, Fri February 9, 2007
Three new Samsung cameras
Three new compact cameras have been announced by Samsung. First is the L77, a 7.1-megapixel model with an unusually long 7x optical zoom. The camera is also just 0.8 inches thick, and records VGA video clips at 30fps, which (along with photos) can be edited while they're still onboard. ISO senitivity peaks at 1600. The S830 upgrades the sensor to 8.1 megapixels, but interestingly, downgrades the zoom to 3x. It does however have 20MB of internal memory in addition to its SD/MMC slot, and offers manual control of shutter and aperture. At the top end is the S1030, which is nearly identical to the S830 but has 10.1 megapixels, 45MB of memory, and automatic exposure bracketing. The L77 is expected to ship first in April, with the S830 and S1030 coming sometime in the spring.