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View Full Version : Samsung Launches More Dual Screen and Superzoom Compacts

Lee Yuan Sheng
01-06-2011, 02:19 PM
<p>Samsung's not done with cameras yet; this round is rather&nbsp;uninspiring&nbsp;though.</p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1294319904.usr15670.jpg" /></p><p>The first bath of cameras are Samsung's "DualView" cameras, essentially cameras with two LCD screens, one at the back and one on the front. Personally, I wonder how prevalent is the self-portrait culture is outside of East Asia? It is something I see a lot of young females do, so it makes sense for Samsung's home ground, but outside of it?</p><p>Anyway, the three cameras are the DualView <strong>PL120</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>PL170</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>ST700</strong>. All are very similar, with the main differences coming in the sensor, lens and LCDs. The ST700&nbsp;features a 16 megapixel LCD with an optically stabilised 5x 26-130mm equivalent f/3.3-5.9 lens and 3" and 1.8" LCDs (back and front respectively), with the 3" LCD being a touchscreen featuring Samsung's latest touch interface that reminds me of TouchWiz. The <strong>PL170</strong>&nbsp;drops the front LCD down to 1.5" and loses the touchscreen feature, while the <strong>PL120</strong>&nbsp;loses the optical stabilisation, and has a 14 megapixel sensor and 2.8" LCD instead. All three cameras record video in 720p, and will ship in March for about US$150, US$200 and US$280 respectively.</p><p><a href="http://www.dcresource.com/news/newsitem.php?id=4235" target="_blank">Samsung DualView PL120/PL170/ST700</a></p><p>Next up is the pair of superzooms; the <strong>WB210</strong>&nbsp;and <strong>PL210</strong>. (By now Samsung numbering system has totally confused me). Both are 14 megapixel shooters with optical image stabilisation, with the former offering a 12x 24-288mm equivalent zoom lens and an optional 21mm equivalent&nbsp;converter, as well as a 3.5" touchscreen LCD with aforementioned TouchWiz UI);&nbsp;the latter comes with a 10x 27-270mm equivalent zom lens and a more standard 3" LCD screen. The pair will ship in February at about US$280 and US200 respectively.</p><p><a href="http://www.dcresource.com/news/newsitem.php?id=4234" target="_blank">Samsung PL210/WB210</a></p>