CES 2011 Preview: Samsung Cameras
Samsung today unveiled two new cameras that the company will be showing off at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
First up is the NX11, the company's second mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in the Samsung NX line. The NX11 will come with an 18-55mm i-Function lens introduced with the NX10 last month, as well as two new i-Function lenses, a 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver color lens.
The NX11 features a new grip design that is supposed to make shooting easier and more comfortable for users, according to Hyunho Chung, executive vice president and head Samsung's digital imaging.
Additional fine tuning on this camera includes a lens priority mode dial, simplifying the search for the best mode for each lens and a one-touch i-Function button that activates common shooting controls such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance.
Like its predecessor, the NX11 also shoots 720p video. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to handle this new camera next week at CES 2011.
Ultra Slim 1080p Zoom Camera
Samsung's second preview is an ultra-slim 24X zoom camera that packs professional features into a pocket-sized camera.
The WB700 has a 24mm ultra-wide Schneider Kreuznach lens and a 24X zoom function, which consists of an 18X optical zoom and 1.3X Smart Zoom. Fine detail can be captured with the camera’s 16-megapixel CCD sensor.
Special effect filters are built in such as new soft focus, half-tone dot and cinema alongside traditional filters such as fish-eye, miniature and sketch.
This camera can also record in 720p high definition video.
Samsung at CES 2011
Samsung will host one of the largest displays at CES 2011 along with a press event on Wednesday and a keynote event on Thursday, featuring BK Yoon, president of Samsung Electronics.
In addition to these two new cameras, Samsung is also expected to unveil the Galaxy Player, a would-be iPod Touch competitor and the Galaxy Tab 2 Gloria , its second generation tablet at next week's big event.
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