Ilse Jurriën : February 18th 2009 - 18:22 CET
Samsung ST50 digital camera : Samsung announces the ST50 digital camera - also known as TL100 in the USA. The Samsung ST50 is a remarkably slim and easy-to-use 12.2 mega-pixel point-and-shoot digital camera. Measuring just 16.6mm thick (excluding the lens), the ST50 is the ultimate pocket-sized solution for the on-the-go consumer in search of a digital camera that won’t weigh them down. Encased in eye-catching, brushed stainless steel, the ultra-slim Samsung ST50 manages to pack a large 2.7 inch LCD screen for framing shots and reviewing images and video, as well as a high-quality Samsung lens, offering a 3x optical zoom.|
Samsung ST50 offers a Smart Auto feature
The Samsung ST50 is highlighted by Samsung’s new Smart Auto feature, which takes ease-of-use to a new level, underscoring what it truly means to be a point-and-shoot digital camera. When engaged, Smart Auto will automatically select one of the ST50’s 11 scene modes which best suits the environment the user may be shooting in. For example, the Samsung ST50’s Smart Auto feature will automatically set the camera to its Landscape scene mode if the user is taking an image of a mountain range, and then switch gears and automatically select the Portrait scene mode if the user proceeds to take an image of an individual. No manual interaction is required.
Smart Album program on the Samsung ST50
In addition to Smart Auto, the Samsung ST50 also incorporates Samsung’s proprietary Smart Album program. Smart Album is useful tool which allows users to search through the various files they have saved on their memory card for a specific image. Smart Album automatically organizes the user’s digital images and gives them the ability to narrow their search based on the date or month the image was taken, the file type, whether it’s a photo, video, or voice memo, and the overall color tone.
Samsung ST50 offers style & simplicity
“The Samsung ST50 exemplifies style and simplicity,” said SeoungSoo Park, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Digital Imaging, at Samsung Electronics America. “This is an attention grabbing digital camera, not only because of its brushed stainless steel body and slim profile, but because of the advanced features that it brings to the user’s fingertips, which make taking a digital photograph easier than ever.”
Samsung ST50 digital camera technologies
The Samsung ST50 also offers consumers Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, and Beauty Shot technology, all engineered to help improve results and enhance one’s images. Face Detection automatically recognizes up to nine faces in a frame and adjusts camera settings to maximize image quality, while Smile Shot will only allow an image to be taken if the ST50 recognizes a smile. Blink Detection is a useful feature that will improve a user’s ability to capture a photo with everyone’s eyes open. When Blink Detection is selected, the ST50 will automatically take two successive shots when the shutter button is fully pressed, and if the camera detects that a subject’s eyes are closed, a third shot will be fired. The Samsung ST50’s Beauty Shot mode is a unique option that will automatically retouch imperfections on a subject’s face, such as blemishes and dark spots, to help improve and even out skin tones. The level of retouching is also selectable by the shooter allowing them to control how much editing will be applied to image.
Samsung ST50 features a Digital Image Stabilizer
For added stability and blur-free images, Samsung has incorporated Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) technology into the ST50, a useful feature that helps reduce the blur found in images as a result of vibrations, hand shake or other unexpected movements at the moment of image capture.
MPEG-4 video recording with the Samsung ST50
Users can also record video with the new Samsung ST50. Featuring MPEG-4 video recording, consumers can capture video at a maximum resolution of 800x592 (SVGA) at 20fps and utilize the camera’s 3x optical zoom for added versatility. The Samsung ST50 also features useful in-camera editing controls, which allows users to pause, and then resume filming of video clips without having to save each clip as an individual file.
Samsung ST50 offers an embedded Function Description program
Further adding to the ST50’s ease of use is Samsung’s embedded Function Description program. Function Description provides users with a brief and easy to understand description of each setting when scrolling through the camera’s menus, helping them determine which setting is appropriate for their current shooting scenario.
Samsung ST50 review
As soon as we receive a Samsung ST50 test sample, we will publish a picture gallery with high resolution photos, followed by an extended Samsung ST50 review.