Samsung SL820 and SL620

February 17, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment |

Samsung SL820The Samsung SL820 and SL620 are new 12.2 megapixel cameras with 3 inch LCD screens and 5x zooms. The SL820 (known as the IT100 in Europe) offers a 28mm wide angle lens and 720p HD video recording, while the SL620 has a standard 35mm lens and 640x480 pixel video. Both the SL820 and SL620 (known as the PL65 in Europe) feature both Optical and Digital Image Stabilization, Smart Auto mode, Smart Album, Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Shot, and Beauty Shot. The Samsung SL820 will be available in May for $279.99. The Samsung SL620 will be available in March for $199.99. The Samung IT100 will be available in silver, black, and red for £229 from April 2009. The Samsung PL65 will cost £179 and comes in Black, Pink, Silver and Dark Grey, available from March.

Samsung Electronics America Press Release

New Digital Cameras Elevate Stature of SL-Series with High-Performance Features

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – February 17, 2009 – Samsung Electronics America today extended its popular SL-Series with the introduction of four new models, comprising two 12.2 mega-pixel and two 10 mega-pixel digital cameras. Stylish and advanced, the new SL-Series models elevate the stature of the user-friendly family of digital cameras, allowing consumers to experience higher-end features and performance at more affordable price points. 

Samsung’s new 12.2 mega-pixel SL820 and SL620 offer users large three inch LCD screens and powerful 5x optical zooms. With the SL820, users have access to a 28mm wide angle lens, while the SL620 offers a standard 35mm lens. Both the SL820 and SL620 are paired with Optical and Digital Image Stabilization to help reduce blur caused by hand movements. Shooters have the option of simply using Optical Image Stabilization, ideal for well lit environments, or choosing Dual Image Stabilization and combining the strengths of Optical and Digital Image Stabilization.

A first for Samsung’s SL-Series, the new SL820 offers consumers high-definition video recording at a resolution of 720p, as well as HDMI connectivity, allowing the camera to be connected to an HDTV through a cradle for reviewing footage and photos. The camera also utilizes H.264 compression, an advanced codec that allows users to record video for longer periods of time. The SL620 offers users advanced MPEG-4 video recording at a resolution of 640x480. For added versatility, with both the SL820 and SL620, consumers can use the cameras’ 5x optical zooms and Optical Image Stabilization while recording video.

The new SL820 and SL620 offer an array of automatic controls, including Samsung’s Smart Auto mode. When selected, Smart Auto will automatically choose from one of the cameras’ 11 scene modes, determining which best suits the environment the user may be shooting in. For example, if the user is taking a photo of a mountain range, Smart Auto will automatically select the Landscape scene mode. If the user then proceeds to take photo of an individual, Smart Auto will switch to the Portrait scene mode - no manual interaction is required.

In addition to Smart Auto, the SL820 and SL620 also feature Samsung’s proprietary Smart Album program. In addition to Smart Auto, the SL202 features Samsung’s Smart Album program. Smart Album is useful tool which allows users to easily search for a specific image they have saved on their memory card. Smart Album automatically organizes the user’s digital images and gives them the ability to narrow their search based on specific criteria. Users can quickly sort by the date or week the image was taken, the overall color tone, as well as whether they’re searching for portraits or specific file types, including photos, videos, or voice memos.

Other automatic features found on the SL820 and SL620 include Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Shot, and Beauty Shot. Designed to help capture better portraits and group shots of family and friends, Face Detection technology detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality. Smile Shot automatically triggers the SL820 and SL620 to take a photo only when a smile is detected on the subjects’ faces, and Blink Detection will automatically fire two consecutive shots if a subject’s eyes are closed. Beauty Shot is a unique functionality which will automatically brighten and even out skin tones as well as remove blemishes.

The SL820 will be available in May 2009 at an MSRP of $279.99.
The SL620 will be available in March 2009 at an MSRP of $199.99.

Samsung SL820 Specifications
Mega-Pixels 12.2 mega-pixels
Optical Zoom 5x optical zoom
LCD Size 3.0” LCD
Lens Samsung
Movie Mode 720P HD Resolution /  H.264 / 30fps / HDMI Connectivity
Size 94.5mm × 58.9mm × 22.5mm
Special Features - 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
- 5x Optical Zoom
- 3.0 Inch LCD
- High-Definition 720p Video With HDMI Connectivity through a cradle
- Dual Image Stabilization (Optical + Digital)
- Smart Auto / Smart Album
- Face Detection / Smile Shot / Blink Detection / Self Portrait / Beauty Shot / Red-eye Fix
- Frame Guide
- Function Description, Photo Style Selector
- Recycle Bin

Samsung SL620 Specifications
Mega-Pixels 12.2 mega-pixels
Optical Zoom 5x optical zoom
LCD Size 3.0” LCD
Lens Samsung
Movie Mode MPEG4 / VGA / 30fps
Size 94mm ×59mm × 23.7mm
Special Features - 5x Optical Zoom
- 3.0 Inch LCD
- MPEG4 / VGA Video
- Dual Image Stabilization (Optical + Digital)
- Smart Auto / Smart Album
- Face Detection / Smile Shot / Blink Detection / Self Portrait / Beauty Shot / Red-eye Fix
- Frame Guide
- Function Description, Photo Style Selector
- Recycle Bin

Samsung SL820

Samsung SL820

Samsung SL820

Samsung SL620

Samsung SL620

Samsung SL620



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