Samsung SH100 Review

June 10, 2011 | Gavin Stoker | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The Samsung SH100 is a new 14 megapixel compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to wirelessly connect the camera to other devices, automatically back up your shots to your PC, or playback on your HDTV. The Wi-Fi capability on the Samsung SH100 also allows you to use your Android smartphone as a remote control and viewing device. Other more standard features include a 5x optical zoom lens, 3 inch LCD with Smart Touch 3 user interface that responds to finger commands, 720p HD video recording at 30 frames-per-second in the H.264 format, and the intelligent Smart Auto feature which automatically adjusts the camera's settings. The Samsung SH100 is available in black, red or silver priced at £199.99 / $199.99.

Ease of Use

Appearing very much the twin of Samsung's equally new PL170 compact from the front, complete with the same 26mm equivalent wideangle 5x optical zoom lens, the SH100 differs by virtue of its built-in Wi-Fi wireless capabilities. Offering automatic back up of photos to your PC plus the ability to upload to social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube or the sending of images via a specified email address - as long as it can find a local network to connect to - the SH100 further ups its future proofing ante by being what Samsung claims is the first camera to be able to connect live to an Android smart phone.

While there have been Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled compact cameras for quite some time that have been equipped to beam and receive pre-captured pictures between similarly enabled gadgets, Samsung's offering enables the phone to be used to view the shot about to be taken by the camera in real time; in other words to be used as a remote device. Whether you'd actually find that facility useful or not, Samsung further suggests a smartphone (such as its own Galaxy S) could be used to view GPS information about where each photo was taken. Gimmicky perhaps, but since Samsung has a vested interested in both digital cameras and mobile phones, it's hardly a big surprise that it would seek to connect them in some way; and hopefully without ownership of one canceling out the other.

In terms of feel and handling, place the SH100 on your desk top and you'll notice a subtly backward leaning body design that is supposed to make for an easier, more comfortable hold. By the same degree, it also means that the lens is pointing slightly upwards all the time, if only subtly so. However this also places the thumb within touching distance of the 3-inch, 230k dot resolution back screen, which is also naturally a touch screen.

In terms of the control layout of said screen, Samsung claims it has overhauled its user interface on the SH100 to be closer to that of a smartphone, so making for theoretically a smoother transition between the two. We get a 16:9 aspect widescreen ratio and a 'Smart Access' user interface allowing photographers to drag, click and control 'app' style icons and flip through photos with a finger swipe - second nature to any touch screen phone user. Overall dimensions are 93x53.9x18.9mm, and the camera weighs 110.2g without battery or card.

Speaking of which, and linking mobile phone and camera further, is the SH100's use of the unloved (at least by us) microSD card, the fiddly fingernail sized removable storage media that is always in danger of getting lost when dropped. We also get a paltry 6.9MB internal memory, allowing for the saving of just one full resolution image. There's no option to use the larger and more common regular SD card here as an alternative, although there was surely space for Samsung to shoehorn a wider slot next to the rechargeable battery at the camera's base - incidentally like Sony's competing touch screen Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 charged within the SH100. Still, as the Samsung camera currently retails for a very reasonable manufacturer's suggested £199 (against the Sony's £319), with street prices lower still, it would be churlish of us to grumble too loudly here.

In terms of its networking capabilities the SH100 seems to work without too much palaver; by picking out our similarly Wi-Fi enabled desktop computer from a range of options, we were able to email ourselves (or in theory anybody else) one of the camera's image files within seconds. There's also the options for specifying a Facebook or Picasa account to upload to should you happen to be a member. No need for USB cables which saves on wires snaking around your desktop, though you can of course use the one provided in the box for dragging and dropping files onto your computer's hard drive in lieu of a card reader. Moreover the SH100 includes an account with mobile hotspot provider Boingo, claimed to provide access to over 200,000 Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide.

With all of the above helping earmark the SH100 as more than 'just another' point and shoot snapshot for under £200, it's almost easy to overlook its core spec of a 14.2 megapixel stills resolution and 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, with 26mm to 130mm focal range (in 35mm film terms).

Given everything else that's going on and the SH100's obvious 'youth' appeal, it's no surprise to find that this is an auto everything model, with Smart Auto scene and subject recognition and enhancement mode being chief among the on-screen options. We also get the ubiquitous face detection and the Samsung regular of Beauty Shot mode for easier portrait taking.

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Front Rear

Despite the budget price tag, from the front the Samsung SH100 very much looks the part, if not a great departure from how anyone would picture a compact camera to look. The black version we had in for review adds a further layer of sophistication one would perhaps not expect. With the retracted zoom lens dominating proceedings, marked out by concentric circles, top right of this, as viewed lens-on, is a small port housing the bulb for the self timer and AF assist lamp, and over at the other side we have a narrow lozenge type window housing the internal flash. Notably missing is any attempt at providing a handgrip or rest of any sort, though there is a very subtly roughened feel to the front surface, only noticeable to the touch in contrast to the smooth feel of the plastic at the back.

What few physical controls there are on the SH100 are to be found on the top plate and backplate. In contrast to the backward sloping body design, top plate controls are angled subtly forward. Falling readily under the forefinger when gripping the camera one handed is the shutter release button, which is conveniently encircled by a lever for operating the zoom. This has a raised forward-pointing lip for easier purchase.  To the left of this and marginally recessed into the top plate itself is a power button, adjacent to which is a built-in mono microphone and speaker.

Press the power button and in approximately two second the camera is ready for the first shot, lens extending from flush to the body to its extreme wide angle setting and the rear LCD flicking into life a mere moment later. As expected the default display setting is 4:3 despite the widescreen ratio dimensions, which means black bands crop the image left and right, unless video is being captured.

If the user has Smart Auto pre-selected the user is provided with a very clean looking interface - the 4:3 still ratio image, a battery life indicator top right of screen and just one app-like visual icon top left. This latter icon changes when the camera is pointed at a particular subject - switching to the familiar tulip-like icon for macro mode if pointed at a close subject, or alternatively a mountain range-type icon if pointed at a faraway one. Operation in this mode really is just purely point and shoot, and the Samsung is reliably quick to respond to each new subject framed, automatically adjusting the likes of focus and exposure as the user pans with the camera, switching modes without the shutter release button having to first be squeezed halfway.

At first it's a bit of a mystery how the camera's other shooting modes, features and functions are accessed. Pressing said shooting mode icon merely solicits a text prompt informing you you're in Smart Auto mode. This means that the user is prompted to give an exploratory press of the only physical control on the camera back; a button marked with a house/home icon. Sure enough this provides function access, calling up the first screen full of eight mobile phone-like 'app' icons.

The initial screen shows the Smart Auto icon witnessed on power up, along with Program mode, Smart Movie, Web, Email, Auto back up, Album and Settings (set up) mode. Delve into any one of these in search of features and, if you don't find what you're expecting to, a subsequent press of the 'Home' button acts as a way to return to the main screen.

Though there isn't a dedicated video record button on the SH100, a now expected feature on even the humblest of compacts, a virtual one has been provided instead. Tap the Smart Video icon and one unexpectedly appears centre bottom of screen, the red button in the midst of a white square subconsciously recalling the Japanese flag, though Samsung is of course Korean.

Alternatively tap the program mode and what could loosely be termed a function toolbar appears on the left hand side of the screen, allowing the control of flash settings - which summons up a virtual 'roll bar' with red eye and slow sync featuring alongside fill in, auto, and automatic red eye fix. Focus mode can also be switched in the same manner - though between auto and macro, with no manual option provided here - as can the self timer options be accessed.

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Side Top

At the bottom of the left hand bar is a menu button. Give this a tap with a finger and this is where you'll find the ability to control ISO, incrementally adjust exposure +/- 2EV, control white balance, flash (again), focus area (centre AF, multi zone AF, smart touch AF or one-touch shooting - the latter as it sounds being the Panasonic-like ability to fire the shutter release by tapping a finger on the screen. Additionally we get the ability to turn face detection on or off.

Incidentally, we noticed that with prolonged use the right hand side of the camera - if viewed from the back - started to get quite warm. Of course this is also where the camera is gripped, so some heat is unavoidable. In any event it didn't cause any malfunctions or issues for us over our test period.

The second screen of settings on the Samsung is where you'll find the remote viewfinder option for hooking up with a smartphone, though evidently a piece of software ('Remote Viewfinder') needs to be added to said phone to enable a hook up. Unexpectedly the second setting icon on the second screen allows images to be sent and received from a similarly Wi-Fi enabled camera, while the very next icon allows files to be sent to you (again suitably enabled) PC desktop or device. As well a Smart Movie we also here get a standalone Movie option, that provides a similar side panel toolbar (leaving out flash) to that found when selecting Program mode. Maximum movie size is a not quite full HD 1280x720 pixels at 30 frames per second, with the ability to drop down to 320x240 pixels for web sharing if wanted. Frame rate can similarly be dropped down to 15fps.

The next virtual button is for scene modes, which provides access to some brief yet attractively illustrated photo-led buttons for the usual suspects - landscape, sunset, dawn, backlight, beach and snow and text. Interestingly, and more unexpectedly, next to this we get button to provide a corner shading vignetting effect to both stills and video - with the ability to further adjust brightness, contrast and the degree/strength of the vignetting via three slider bars.

Next to this we find the self explanatory Beauty - allowing a degree of retouching and skin tone alteration - and Photo Editor modes, in which brightness, contrast and saturation can further be altered.

Getting slightly more esoteric as we progress, the third screen of eight icons features Magic Frame - a plethora of rather wild 'n' wacky options for the kids - plus Photo Filter, Movie Filter, Night, Palette Effect, Close Up, Simple Shot (allowing manual brightness and colour adjustment) and Object Highlight modes (manual adjustment of blur and tone)s. Photo Filter is where not only do we once again find a vignetting option, we also get an increasingly ubiquitous miniature mode, soft focus mode and two old film modes, one black and white the other sepia tinted, and both complete with authentic scratches and blemishes like a damaged negative or old movie reel. With a swipe of the finger we get further access to half tone, sketch, fisheye, defog, classic, retro and negative digital filter effects. Again more than we expected from this point and shoot option - and again one so keenly priced.

A similar albeit reduced selection of filters can be applied in movie mode, namely miniature, vignetting, fish eye, half tone and sketch - which is still pretty cool.

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Memory Card Slot Battery Compartment

The fourth screen tops this off with 3D Album Slide Show (allowing images to be dragged around the screen and flicked though with a finger jab), Voice Recorder and Magazine options - the latter providing slightly tacky frames for your subjects to make them look as if they're part of a layout on travel, weddings or parties, dependant on which you choose is the best 'fit'.

Although each of the above options varies in usefulness, it's no doubt the SH100 provides a very extensive collection of creative choices for those who, although they may want to point and shoot in the main, may enjoy occasionally experimenting with weird and wacky effects.

In playback mode meanwhile, accessed with a press of the familiar playback button located top right of the LCD screen on the backplate, the user is presented with a simple array of options at the left hand side of the screen, with the ability first and foremost to delete duff shots, followed by the ability to transmit stored images in some way. We alternatively then get the ability to display the shots as a series of thumbnails. At any time a press of the Home button takes us back to those phone app like shooting options.

So far, so intuitive, though occasionally a couple of finger taps were required before the screen realized what we wanted to do, and likewise it can take two or three swipes with a finger to find the setting you want. So, not really quicker than tabbing with an 'old fashioned' command pad to achieve the same - although it looks a lot cooler and allows for the Samsung's progressively minimalist appearance overall.

While the left hand flank of the camera - if viewing from the rear - is devoid of any feature whatsoever, the right hand side features a tiny loop for attaching a wrist strap and covered port for USB/AV output and connecting up the camera to its mains plug (again via USB lead).

The base of the SH100 meanwhile features a slightly off-centre screw thread for attaching a tripod, and a covered compartment that houses both battery and microSD card as highlighted earlier, which is opened by flicking a catch.

Overall then, we were very impressed with how much functionality - albeit largely auto functionality - Samsung has packed into the SH100, and how relatively seamless and streamlined such implementation is. But how does it perform when it comes to picture quality. Does it display a lightness of touch, or is its approach distinctly heavy handed?


Image Quality

All of the sample images in this Review were taken using the 14 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 3Mb.

When it comes to image quality the SH100 suffers some familiar bugbears, including some softening of detail towards the edges of frame at maximum 26mm equivalent wideangle setting and also some obvious pixel fringing between areas of high contrast. Also, results can be a little soft when shooting handheld at maximum 130mm equivalent telephoto.  Colours are for the most part however are vibrant and well saturated even when it's completely left to Smart Auto mode to deliver the goods. Thus this is a camera you can truly point and shoot with until the cows come home, and get results that will require little if any adjustment by most of the SH100's would-be users.

For lower light shooting the Samsung offers a range stretching between ISO80, so starting lower than most, and topping out at ISO3200, so reasonably modest by today's standards whilst at the same point being perfectly acceptable for its class. Having said that we're noticing noise as low as ISO200, albeit only on very close inspection, when ISO400 would usually be the lowest setting at which we'd expect to start seeing a grainy texture to shadow detail. By ISO800, the gritty look has extended across the entire image, though not to such an extent that would make this setting unusable. It is slightly disappointing however, as it appears similar to the kind of look we'd normally expect at ISO1600 or ISO3200. As a result then we'd argue that the highest two settings are to be avoided - and, with a chance to examine our test samples here - you probably won't want to disagree.

So, in common with most cheaper models, the SH100 is a camera that only really excels in ideal conditions - blue skies and plenty of light.


There are 7 ISO settings available on the Samsung SH100. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting.

ISO 80 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)


ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)


ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)


ISO 3200 (100% Crop)


Focal Range

The Samsung SH100's 5x zoom lens offers a versatile focal range, as illustrated by these examples:




Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little soft and ideally benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can also change the in-camera sharpening level.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)


Chromatic Aberrations

The Samsung SH100 handled chromatic aberrations fairly well during the review, with some purple fringing present around the edges of objects in high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Example 1 (100% Crop)

Example 2 (100% Crop)


The Samsung SH100 offers a Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is 5cms away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.

Macro Shot

100% Crop


The flash settings on the Samsung SH100 are Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, and Red-eye fix. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Flash Off - Wide Angle (26mm)

Auto - Wide Angle (130mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Flash Off - Telephoto (26mm)

Auto - Telephoto (130mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Auto setting or the Red eye fix option caused any red-eye.


Auto (100% Crop)

Red eye fix

Red eye fix (100% Crop)

Night Shot

The Samsung SH100's maximum shutter speed is 8 seconds in the Night scene mode, which is good news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 6 seconds at ISO 80.

Night Shot

Night Shot (100% Crop)

Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Samsung SH100 camera, which were all taken using the 14 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample video from the Samsung SH100 camera at the highest quality setting of 1280x720 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 25 second movie is 29.1Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Camera

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Front of the Camera / Lens Extended

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Isometric View

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Isometric View

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Rear of the Camera

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Rear of the Camera / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Camera / Main Menu

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Top of the Camera

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Bottom of the Camera


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Side of the Camera

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Side of the Camera

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Memory Card Slot

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Battery Compartment


A compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi, whilst perhaps not an over-riding consideration for the average happy snapper at the point of purchase, certainly has its uses and moreover in the case of the SH100 actually works, and works simply. OK, it's not the only option for sharing photos, but more methods rather than fewer is always welcome. Plus, as we noted at the start of this review, with the SH100 Samsung is targeting the smartphone generation, so it makes sense that it showcases a similar interface and operability.

Strip away such gimmicky and, yes, this is your average 'auto everything' point and shoot pocket camera. But as it retails for a price that matches your regular snapshot - and so said gimmickry can be viewed as an 'extra' rather than commanding a premium in itself - the SH100 suggests excellent value and obvious appeal to the tech-savvy teen.

Retrieving and replacing the fiddly microSD card is a pain however, and we were in constant fear of misplacing it on a busy desktop, so loses the SH100 a star from our rating. In targeting a youth audience you can see why Samsung has adopted it however - phone users might conceivably have a stash of microSD cards already.

However, there's more to the SH100 than meets the eye, as long as you don't want to shoot in low light without flash to any great extent it delivers a reliable performance and is priced reasonably too. All things considered one could do far, far worse if looking for an auto everything point and shoot with a degree of versatility regards connectivity and future proofing built in.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 5

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Image sensor

Type 1/2.33″ (Approx. 7.76mm) CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 16.1 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel Approx. 16.4 Mega-pixel


Focal Length Samsung Lens f = f4.7 - 23.5mm (f26 - 130m 35mm film equiv.)
F No. F3.3 (W) ~ F5.9 (T)
Digital Zoom Still Image mode : 1x ~ 5x (Optical x Digital : 25x)
Play mode : 1x ~ 14.4x (depends on image size)


Type TTL Auto Focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF, Smart Touch AF, One Touch Shooting AF, Object Tracking AF, Smart Face Recognition AF)
Range Normal: 80cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 1.5m ~ Infinity (Tele)
Macro: 5cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 1m ~ 1.5m (Tele)
Auto Macro: 5cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 1m ~ Infinity (Tele)


Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Control Program AE
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Metering Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection AE


Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
Recharging Time Approx. 4 sec.
Range Wide: 0.2m ~ 3m, Tele: 1.0m ~ 1.8m (ISO AUTO)


Media • Internal memory: 10MB
• External memory: Micro SD Card (up to 2GB guaranteed), Micro SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)
File format • DCF, EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
• Still Image: JPEG
• Movie Clip: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC)
• Audio file: WAV
Image Size 16M: 4608 x 3456 14MP: 4608 x 3072,
10M: 3648 x 2736, 12MW: 4608 x 2592,
5M: 2592 x 1944, 3M: 1984 x 1488,
2MW: 1920 x 1080, 1M: 1024 x 768


Audio Microphone: Mono
Internal Speaker: Mono
Digital Output Connector USB 2.0
Video Output AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
HDMI 1.4: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
(Built-in HDMI Type D)
DC Power Input 4.2V

Physical Specification

Dimensions (WxHxD) 102.3 x 56.5 x 19.3mm
Weight 126.5g (Body Only)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%


Type TFT LCD, Touch Panel (Resistive)
Recording 3"W (7.62cm), 230K

Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed • Smart Auto: 1/8 ~ 1/2000 sec.   • Program : 1 ~ 1/2000 sec.
• Night: 8 ~ 1/2000 sec.

White Balance

White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom Set

Movie Clip

Recording • Mode: Smart Movie, Movie, Vignetting, Movie Filter, Palette Effect
• Smart Movie: Landscape, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Sunset
• Size:  High Quality - 1280 x 720 (30fps, 15fps)
Standard Quality - 1280 x 720 (30fps, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30fps, 15fps), 320 x 240 (30fps, 15fps)
• Due to the noise while optical zooming, user can select to record sound or not.
(Voice recording selectable: Sound Alive On / Sound Alive Off / Mute)
• 5x Optical Zoom enable (Max Recording time: 20min)
Effect • Palette Effect: Palette Effect 1, Palette Effect 2, Palette Effect 3, Palette Effect 4
• Movie Filter (Smart Filter): Miniature, Vignetting, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, (Custom RGB)
Edit Pause during Recording and Playing, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming

Still Image

Shooting • Smart Access UI : Smart Auto, Program, Scene, Simple shot, Vignetting Filter, Beauty shot, Magic Frame, Photo Filter, Night, Close-up, Object Highlight, Dual IS
• Smart Auto : Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Night, Backlight, Landscape, White, Natural Green, Blue Sky, Sunset, Macro, Macro Text(with Smart Guide), Macro Color, Tripod, Action, Fireworks
• Scene : Landscape, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Beach & Snow
• Drive : Single, Continuous, AEB, Motion Capture
• Self-timer : Off, 2sec., 10sec., Double
Effect • Photo Filter (Smart Filter): Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Old film 1, Old film 2, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, (Custom RGB)
• Image Adjust : Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation (5 steps)
Edit • Image Edit : Resize, Rotate, Trimming, Smart Crop
• Smart Filter : Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Old film 1, Old film 2, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB
• Image Adjust : Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACB
Special Feature ? Smart Touch 3.0
? Dual IS
? Sound Alive
? Built in HDMI Type D with Anynet+ (CEC) + 20 Pin Connector
? Smart Auto (Still / Movie)
? Smart Filter 2.0
? Perfect Portrait System

System Requirement in general

For Windows PC with processor better than PentiumIV 3.2GHz / AMD Athlon FX 2.6GHz or higher
Minimum 512MB RAM (Over 1GB recommended)
Windows XP SP2 / Vista/ 7
250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend)
USB port 
CD-ROM drive 
nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / Ati X1600 series or later
1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor 
(1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour display recommended) 
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
For Macintosh Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 10.4 or higher
Minimum 256MB RAM 
110MB of available hard-disk space 
USB port 
CD-ROM drive

System Requirement for 720P H.264 Movie

Image sensor Type 1 / 2.33″ (Approx. 7.76mm) CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 14.2 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel Approx. 14.48 Mega-pixel
Lens Focal Length Samsung Lens f = f4.7 ~ 23.5mm (f26 ~ 130mm 35mm film equiv.)
F No. F3.3 (W) ~ F5.9 (T)
Digital Zoom Still Image mode: 1.0x ~ 5.0x (optical zoom x digital zoom: 25.0x), playback mode: 1.0x ~ 14.4x
Image Stabilization   DIS (Digital Image Stabilization)
Display Type TFT LCD Touch Screen Pannel (Resistive)
Recording 3.0" WQVGA, 230K
Focusing Type TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Centre AF, Smart Face Recogniton AF, Face Detection AF, Smart Touch AF, One Touch Shooting AF)
Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity (Wide), 150cm ~ infinity (Tele) Macro: 5cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 100cm ~ 150cm (Tele) Auto Macro: 5cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 100cm ~ Infinity (Tele)
Shutter Speed   Program: 1 ~ 1/2000 sec. Night: 8 ~ 1/2000 sec. (AEB, continuous: 1/4 ~ 1/2000 sec.), Smart Auto: 1/8 ~ 1/2000 sec
Exposure Control Program AE
Metering Multi, Spot, Centre Weighted, Face Detection AE
Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Flash Modes Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red Eye Fix
Range • Wide: 0.2m - 3.2m (ISO Auto) • Tele: 0.5m - 1.8m (ISO Auto)
Recharging Time Approx. 4 sec
Sharpness   Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+
White Balance   Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Still Image Shooting Mode: Smart Auto, Program, Scene, Simple Shot, app (Magic Frame Shot, Beauty Shot, Object Highlight, Night Shot, Close-up, Vignetting, Photo Filter, Movie, Smart Movie Smart Auto: Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Night, Backlight, Landscape, White, Natural Green, BlueSky, Sunset, Macro, Macro Text, Macro Colour, Tripod, Action, Fireworks, Smart Grid Smart Movie: Landscape, BlueSky, Natural Green, Sunset, Scene: Portrait, Landscape, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Back Light, Fireworks, Beach, Snow Drive: Single, Continuous, AEB, Motion Capture Self-timer: Off, 2 sec., 10 sec., Double
Effect Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Old Film 1, Old Film 2, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish-eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB
Edit Image Edit: Resize, Rotate, Trimming, Smart Crop Smart Filter: 1.Still Image - Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film 2, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish-eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB 2. Movie - Hollywood1, Hollywood2, Hollywood3, Hollywood4 Miniature, Vignetting, Half Tone, Sketch, Fish-eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB Image Adjust: Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACB, Add Noise
Image Play   Single image, Thumbnails, Multi Slide show, Movie Clip, Smart Album, Megazine Slide show: Slide show with Effect and Music
Voice Recording   Voice Recording (max. 10 hours), Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10 sec.)
Date Imprinting   Date & Time, Date, Off (user selectable)
Movie Clip Recording Mute, Sound Alive On, Sound Alive Off (Max recording time: 20min) 5x Optical Zoom enable Smart Movie enable: Landscape, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Sunset Size: 1280 x 720 HQ (30 FPS, 15 FPS), 1280 x 720 (30 FPS, 15 FPS), 640 x 480 (30 FPS, 15 FPS), 320 x 240 (30 FPS, 15 FPS), 320 x 240 Web (30 FPS Only)
Effect Smart Filter: Palette Effect1, Palette Effect2, Palette Effect3, Palette Effect4 Miniature, Vignetting, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish-eye, Defog, Classic, Retro, Negative, Custom RGB
Edit Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Storage Media Internal memory: Approx. 6.9MB flash memory External memory: Micro SD card (up to 2GB guaranteed), Micro SDHC card (up to 8GB guaranteed) Internal memory capacity is subject to change without prior notice.
File format Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 Movie Clip: AVI (H.264) Audio: WAV
Image Size 14M: 4320 x 3240 pixels 12MP: 4320 x 2880 pixels 10MW: 4320 x 2432 pixels, 10M: 3648 x 2736 pixels 5M: 2592 x 1944 pixels, 3M: 1984 x 1488 pixels, 2MW: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1M: 1024 x 768 pixels
Interface Digital Output Connector USB 2.0
Audio Microphone: MonoInternal Speaker: Mono
Video Output AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
DC Power Input 20pin, 4.2V
Power Supply   Rechargeable battery: BP85A(3.7V, Typical 890mA, Min 850mAh) Charger: SAC-48DC power input connector: 20pin Included battery may vary depending on sales region.
Physical Specification Dimensions (WxHxD) 93 x 53.9 x 18.9mm
Weight 110.2g
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Software   Intelli-studio, Autobackup
Special Feature   Smart Auto 2.0 Smart Filter 2.0Self PortraitFace Recognition Beauty ShotOut-focus Portrait Wireless connection (802.11b/g/n)
System Requirement in general For Windows PC with processor better than Pentium? 3.2GHz / AMD Athlon FX 2.6GHz or higher Minimum 512MB RAM (Over 1GB recommended) Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend) USB port CD-ROM drive nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / Ati X1600 series or later 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
For Macintosh Power Mac G3 or later Mac OS 10.4 or higher Minimum 256MB RAM 110MB of available hard-disk space USB port CD-ROM drive

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