Monday, February 28, 2011
01_1.8″ Front LCD
The perfect self shots with the Samsung ST600
When travelling, I sometimes want a photo of myself, and fell awkward asking someone to take my picture but with the ST600 I can easily take a self shot. With other cameras you have to worry about making sure your face is in the frame correctly. For those of you who don’t like that struggle, I would recommend the ST600. The ST600 has a front display for users to take more convenient and accurate self shots.
Here is the link to the long review: http://www.samsungimaging.net/2011/02/28/the-perfect-self-shots-with-the-samsung-st600/
Moreover, PL120 has more amazing features such as smart filter, magic frame, smart auto and more to create awesome pictures very easily.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Samsung has received positive reviews from different press by launching 30mm, 18-55mm, 50-200mm lens. By previously releasing a lens roadmap, Samsung had signaled that various models with improved features were on the way. Unexpectedly today, a part for the new NX lens has been released which NX users have been waiting for. Of course it’s not out in the market yet, and the exact release date and prices have yet to be revealed, but it’s possible to widely guess its design and function. Let’s take a look at the new NX lens through a video and pictures.
The 16mm lens is a light, compact F2.4 Ultra Wide Pancake Lens. The bright aperture of this lens helps to capture wider images even in low light and deliver a shallow depth of field. Its ultra wide angle is ideal for landscape shots and deep perspective pictures.
The 60mm Macro Lens features a Super Sonic Actuator (SSA) to deliver a fast, quiet Auto Focus (AF). It has F2.8 and as you could’ve guessed from the name of the lens, it is great for close-ups. Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) ensures steadiness and stability of every moment so you never have to miss the timing of that perfect close-up shot.
The ultra bright 85mm F1.4 Compact System Camera (CSC) lens features SSA, which like the 60mm lens provides fast and silent AF. It also includes Full Time Manual Focus which provides advanced photographers greater control over their preferred settings. This premium lens with bright F1.4 offers the ideal solution for capturing perfect and professional looking portrait pictures.
The 18-200mm multi-purpose Long Zoom Lens can be used diversely from taking landscape to portrait pictures. It features modes optimized for creating high-quality movie content with a single lens. Due to Samsung’s use of Voice Coil Motor (VCM) technology, the new Long Zoom Lens also has a fast and silent AF, which enables you to video important events without recording the sound of the camera’s AF. It also features OIS, which cancels out any hand movements and delivers crisp, clear images perfect for filming videos.
All of the lenses are compatible with Samsung’s unique i-Function system, which helps users easily create powerful effects utilizing the quick and convenient controls.
Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics, commented, “At Samsung, we are committed to ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of imaging technology, and these five new lenses are a testament to that ambition and the growing strength of compact system camera photography. These are products that a professional photographer would be proud to use, but we make them so easy to use that a novice could get amazing results every time, and that is a credit to our strong R&D team. We are continuing to innovate in this exciting market and we have more significant developments planned for the future, which will add to our growing strength in the compact system camera market.”
The release of these lenses with great features is exciting news to previous NX users who wanted various lenses, and also for those who used DSLR despite the weight and size for the diversity of lenses. How about taking wonderful pictures with the light and excellent NX cameras and lenses?
Here is the link to the source: http://www.samsungimaging.net/2011/02/21/samsungs-2011-new-nx-lenses-are-revealed/
It has 14.2 Mega Pixels, 27mm wide-angle Lens and 10x Optical Zoom.
There are DIS, 3.0" LCD, Magic Frame, Smart Filter, Sound Alive and Smart Auto 2.0 more.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
This video will introduce the amazing features of the new ST95 digital camera.
ST95's "Photo Filter" and "Magic Frame" help users to take creative and fun pictures very easily. Moreover, ST95 can create high quality movie with HD movie recording with 720P at 30fps and new innovative sound technology called "Sound Alive".
The Dual LCD from Samsung has changed again and come back with a new cute design. It’s totally different from the previous ST500/550 and becomes more stylish and slimmer. Compact digital cameras are normally more popular for woman users rather than men, because of the great mobility, light weight, and convenience. The stylish and cute design is also a big advantage enough to be popular for woman users. Let’s take a closer look at the ST100 from now.
The ST100 has totally been changed, so it can’t even say it’s the same Front display series as previous cameras. The front color and high glossy UV coating is so elegant. The elegant front makes the dual LCD more attractive, and without using the front LCD, it helps users take self shots. Of course, using the front LCD allows more accurate self shots.
The ST100 is stylish enough to appeal to woman users without considering the dual LCD function. The size is also compact and slim suitable for woman users. The 135g of weight is not that light as a compact digital camera, but appropriate to take a shot to prevent shaky pictures.
The biggest difference from the previous front display cameras is the inner zoom lens. It’s not easy to find inner zoom lens camera among the newly released compact digital cameras, but since Samsung is proud of their quality and lens, they tried to change the front display cameras, I think.
The inner zoom lens in the ST100 is the 35-175mm (On 35mm equivalent) Schneider approved lens with F3.6-4.8 good enough as a compact digital camera. It could have been better if there was a cover for the lens, because the lens was weak to fingerprints or dusts. Next to the lens, the built-in flash and assist light are located. The 5x zoom suitable for standard and telephoto zoom has a relatively narrow range of aperture, so it can secure the shutter speed in telephoto angle, so it’s better for users who like easy shooting rather than various and complicated functions.
On the top of the body, circular function buttons are located. From the left, microphone, front LCD button, power LED, power button, shutter, and zoom lever are located, and below is the play button in the same color as the body. The grip is a little insufficient, because of the touch screen LCD. However, using both hands, there was no inconvenience for shooting.
On the bottom of the body, a battery and memory chamber are located, and micro SD memory is supported. 20 pin port and tripod socket is located next. The 740mAh Li-Ion battery is a relatively small caused by the slim body. It takes about 200 shots with the battery, so if you go somewhere to take shots, a spare battery or recharger is necessary.
The 740mAh battery capacity requires recharge, but it can also be charged by connecting it to PC via USB port. Therefore, the convenience might fill the insufficient battery capacity.
The touch LCD is the representative part of Samsung cameras, I think. The touch LCD of the ST100 is the 3.5” large touch screen allowing more convenient operation. The ST500/550 provided capacitive/resistive types, but the ST100/600 supports the capacitive type, so there’s no difference in the specification. Users have preference and there’s advantage and disadvantage in both capacitive and resistive, so I think the capacitive LCD was a good choice without the difference in specification. The brightness and vividness of the 3.5” touch LCD is very good and much better than the ST500/550.
The TFT 3.5” touch LCD has 1,152K colors, so it has high quality of brightness and vividness. Even though the AMOLED has not been applied, it’s bright enough under the daylight, and through the gravity sensor, the mode can be changed by tilting the camera. The full touch screen UI is provided with icons and explanations, so beginners can easily use the camera. Especially, the F.LCD button turns on the front LCD and allows users to select the self shot, jump shot, and smile shot menus to help users take shots more conveniently.
The ST100 has been advanced in the body design. It has the 7 degree slanted body and it allows easier self shots with the front LCD. Samsung compact cameras are not DSLR-like cameras, but more specialized cameras in the hardware as a compact digital camera and differentiated from the high end cameras. Of course, the 7 degree slanted body is not as good as the wide angle lens, but it can be distinguished from other same level cameras.
The elegant style of the ST100 and the 1.8” front LCD can be controlled by the F.LCD button or tapping the LCD. Using the F.LCD button, self shot, couple shot, children, jump shot, and smile icon can be used, while tapping the front LCD, only the front LCD is activated from the previous shooting mode.
The front LCD hid in the high glossy UV coated body might surprise people who don’t know of the front LCD of the ST100. For example, when shooting the person, he/she would be surprised by looking at their faces. On the other hand, when shooting a person at the back, you can take him with pretending to take a self shot.
The 1.8” front LCD provides various functions. Especially, when taking a shot of children, it was very difficult to take them, because they moved a lot without focusing on the lens. However, with the children mode in the ST100, they can focus on the camera lens by showing a funny animation like ‘Keroro’. If you tried to take a shot of children a lot, the children mode of the ST100 would be the great solution for that.
When shooting, in some situations, it wasn’t easy to say ‘One, Two, three, shot!’ loudly. The ST100 shows the smiling icon on the front LCD in the half shutter condition. This helps those who are not used to cameras take shots easily.
Recently, I have seen a lot of missions to take a jump shot or group picture with a tripod, but it’s really not easy to take a jump shot in TV shows a lot. That’s why the mission was assigned, but if they had known the ST100, the mission could have been a piece of cake. Selecting the jump shot in the F.LCD function, counting numbers are shown on the front LCD, and the ST100 takes 3 continuous shots in order not to miss the jumping moment. As I explained, the dual LCD is not only an auxiliary LCD, but also hot item for more fun and better pictures.
Since the inner zoom lens of the ST100, I worried about the quality of the ST100. However, I could really feel the insufficient quality of the inner zoom lens. Of course, bright aperture allows easier shooting in a low light condition, but it costs more. The ST100 is a compact digital camera for easy and fun snap shots, not a high end compact digital camera. If you expect great quality like DSLR or mirrorless cameras, you’d better find another model.
ISO 80 - 400
The ST100 supports ISO from 80 to 3200 and as you can see from the above picture, it showed the high quality in ISO 80 to 400. Even though I tested the cameras indoors without setting light or something, it provided pleasing results in the brightness and noise.
ISO 800 - 3200
In ISO 800 to 3200, there were differences in the noise. Recently, the noise feature is getting better in compact digital cameras, and ISO 3200 of the ST100 alleviated my worries about the inner zoom lens. I’m not sure how many shots would be taken in ISO 3200, but I don’t think you will hesitate to choose ISO 3200 because of the brightness or noise. In up to ISO 800, there was no big noise or something, but in ISO 1600-3200, there were some noise and marred pixels, but no brightness difference.
Shooting in maximum wide angle
The 35-175mm inner zoom lens (On 35mm equivalent) provides 5x optical and 4x digital zoom, so it’s not a wide angle camera, but good enough for simple snap shots.
Shooting in optical 5x zoom
Shooting in digital 4x zoom
It supports optical 5x zoom and digital 4x zoom, and the quality of optical 5x zoom was quite great, although it has an inner zoom lens. Due to the F3.6-4.8 aperture characteristic, the shutter speed got slower in the telephoto angle and it affected the shooting, but by adjusting ISO, you can take a great picture without hand blur. It supports auto, Smart auto, and scene mode for more convenient shooting.
The results in digital 4x zoom were a little disappointing, but if you are aware of the difference between optical and digital zoom, you will not really use the digital 4x zoom, so you don’t have to worry about it. Even beginners would recognize the changeover interval between optical and digital in the optical 5x zoom, and in a compact digital camera, optical 5x zoom will be convenient enough, I think.
It really doesn’t matter if you are a professional or a beginner with the ST100. Smart Auto function is the greatest function of Samsung compact digital camera. Now it becomes a basic function of Samsung cameras. It automatically recognizes 17 different situations and helps take the best shots.
You might have already been disappointed in the pictures taken in auto mode, I think. However, Smart Auto is totally different from the normal auto. When it’s close, it changes to Macro, or when it finds text, it changes to Text. It also automatically recognizes faces. Taking out the worries of people to the quality of compact cameras is the requirement of the compact digital cameras, I think.
The ST100 has the elegant style and dual LCD, and it makes people more accessible to cameras easily, I think. Nowadays, we could see a big DSLR or mirrorless camera anywhere, but the compact digital camera is much cheaper and more convenient than DSLRs and easy and simple shooting is also the reason of compact digital cameras.
From the ST550, the front display cameras have been improved a lot. The ST100 has style, compact size, stylish design, great quality, performance, and reasonable price, and it fits better with woman users. Since it allows users to take shots easily and conveniently, the ST100 is so special and different from other compact digital cameras, I suppose.
Here is the link to the source: http://www.segadget.com/entry/623
Friday, February 25, 2011
Switch Grip (G-acceleration sensor that recognizes the angle and turns the LCD)
Smart Touch 3.0
Full HD with OIS Duo System
BSI CMOS sensor
Capture Still Photo
Columbus’ egg is famous, because it’s the representative brilliant idea which anyone can think of, not because of it was totally new or something.
Samsung’s egg of Columbus in the digital camera market was the unique and innovative front display series.
After the first dual LCD camera ST550 which was released a year ago, there have been various front display cameras. Among them, the ST100 is the only slim and compact style camera by adopting the inner zoom lens.
Samsung compact cameras’ popularity comes from the various interesting functions, I think. The ST100 has also these convenient functions such as ACB, Beauty shot, face recognition, face registration, and various scene modes.
It’s easy to use, and also has a lot of functions, so users need to read the instruction thoroughly to use them well.
The ST100 is not a perfect camera which takes always great pictures, but good enough to take shots with your friends and family and have fun.
Stylish Dual LCD camera, Samsung ST100!
This is a long review. Please clik the link to the source.
After a dramatic improvement of camera technology, the performance of cameras becomes similar especially among compact digital cameras. That’s why unique functions and convenience are more important these days. Samsung adopted Dual LCD for the first time in the world with the ST550, and it made self shots easier. The following model ST600 has been released, so let’s take a look.
The 1.8” LCD in the front can be activated by pushing the F.LCD button or tapping the LCD. When it’s not used, nothing is displayed in the front, so it doesn’t affect anything on the camera design.
Shooting with the front LCD can be made by pushing the shutter or smiling shutter. It also supports a few interesting functions such as couple shot taking shots when the camera detects 2 faces in the LCD an children mode which displays funny animation on the LCD to get attention of children’s eyes.
Here is the link to the source to continue the long review.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
1.9M still Photo
Long Recording Time -- 6h 20m
Battery Life -- 4h
ST600, the King of Self Camera
Last year, the shocking dual LCD Samsung ST550 was very popular. Samsung Front Display camera opened the free self shot world with the front LCD.
This Samsung camera has changed again. The ST600 has the changed appearance and upgraded performance. After 3 weeks of experience, I’m going to introduce you to the new functions and images of the ST600.
※ All pictures except the ST600 itself were taken by the ST600 and except slight brightness adjustment, there was no compensation at all.
Here is the link to continue: http://www.segadget.com/entry/620
Recent compact cameras have been updated so quickly. Every time a new mode came out, new technology has been applied and the performance has been updated. I found a good compact digital camera, and it’s the WB2000 from Samsung. The performance and functions are higher than high end digital cameras. It has great quality, action panorama, 10 shots per sec, HD movie recording, Smart Auto, My Style, Smart Filter, and Beauty Shot. I strongly recommend this as a high end digital camera. However, it’s quite expensive, of course. Let’s take a look.
Move upgraded camera, Limit of a compact digital camera
Recent cameras have been developed by the progress of technology. Of course, it’s not as great as DSLR cameras, but compact camera is being changed to a great compact camera from just a compact digital camera. The WB2000 shows how the evolution (or change) goes. As a compact camera, it supports M mode, RAW file format, ultra high speed shooting, action panorama, and AMOLED with vivid visions. Let’s take a closer look at the WB2000 with various functions and photos.
This is a long review.
Please click the link to continue: http://www.segadget.com/entry/618
Digital camera taking Panorama action
Samsung has released various digital cameras for different users at different prices. The WB2000 has followed the previous WB1000 as a high end digital camera. It has a compact size body and advanced functions.
The most important feature of a digital camera is the result, I mean the quality. However, for the results, we need to know the specification. Let’s take a look at the specification of the WB2000 briefly. This specification was quoted from Samsung Digital Imaging web site, and for more information, please refer to the home page.
This is a long review. Please click to continue: http://www.segadget.com/entry/617