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Samsung intros PL90 camera with built-in USB plug

updated 12:35 pm EDT, Wed August 4, 2010

Samsung PL90 takes cue from Flip with own USB

Samsung tackled a longstanding problem with compact cameras today by adding a new entry-level model, the PL90. Borrowing a cue from Cisco's Flip cameras and Samsung's own pocket camcorders, the PL90 has its own swiveling USB plug. The connector not only eliminates the risk of losing a USB cable but, as it uses a full USB jack, can charge the camera's battery without needing a separate AC adapter.

As a camera, the PL90 shoots at 12.2 megapixels and has support for full scene detection, face detection with smiles and blinks, and a self-portrait feature that will trigger an audio alert when the photographer's face is in the frame. Video is basic, however, with just VGA (640x480) as an option. A 4X lens provides a modest amount of true optical zoom.

The camera design will cost little and should be priced at $150 when it reaches the US in September.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I don't think USB sockets were ever designed to support the physical weight of appliances. Minus one!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Weight

    And why would this USB socket be supporting the weight of the camera?

  1. MiNGLED

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Neat & tidy

    Good idea, the less wires the better.

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