Most manufacturers have yet to offer even one camera with a front-facing LCD, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from adding two more models to its growing range. Having started the DualView antics with its TL220 and 225 variants, Sammy is now augmenting the line with the TL205 and 210 which, in spite of their lower numbering, possess a feature the older cams do not. Using the new hardware, you'll be able to compose video as well as stills on the 1.5-inch front LCD, an added bit of functionality that should go over well with the target audience of party-loving hipsters. The TL210 also boasts optical image stabilization, a larger back-mounted display (3 inches versus 2.7), better optical zoom (5x versus 3x), and higher-res video recording (720p versus 640 x 480) than its junior sibling, though the two shooters share a 12MP CCD sensor. They do lose out on the haptic feedback touchscreens of their elder brethren, but that should make it easier for Samsung to price the new TL models aggressively when they're released in March this year. Then again, if you really want the cheapest of the cheap, you can grab one of Samsung's entirely unremarkable new SL600 or SL50 variants, whose PR blurb you can check out after the break together with more on the TL hardware.
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SAMSUNG EXTENDS POPULAR DUAL LCD CAMERA FAMILY WITH TWO NEW MODELS

Latest Samsung DualView Digital Cameras Make it Even Easier for Photographers to Picture Themselves in the Fun

Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2010) - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today extended its renowned DualView family of digital cameras with the introduction of two new models, the TL210 and TL205. Offering Samsung's dual screen LCD technology, the new 12 mega-pixel (TL210-12.4, TL205 12.2) TL210 and TL205 offer a variety of updated features which will make it even easier for consumers to capture their most precious memories with family and friends, both from behind and in front of the camera. The TL210 and TL205 will be on display during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, 2010, in the Samsung booth #11026 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"The introduction of the Samsung DualView camera in 2009 was one of the most successful digital camera introductions in Samsung's history," said Mr. SJ Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company. "The TL225 and the TL220 broke new ground and surpassed industry expectations thanks to a combination of technologies that directly addressed how families and consumers take pictures today. We're proud to add to the momentum generated by the launch of these cameras by extending the DualView family with the TL210 and TL205 that will bring new features to the table and be available at a competitive price to accommodate a wide range of budgets."

Updated Front LCD Screen
The new Samsung DualView TL210 and TL205 feature a 1.5-inch color LCD screen located on the front of the camera. This 1.5-inch display gives consumers the ability to perfect their self-portraits or join their friends and family in the shot. New for the Samsung DualView TL210 and TL205, consumers can now use the 1.5-inch front LCD to frame video in addition to digital stills. With the TL210, consumers can enjoy 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second (fps). An optional HDMI adaptor is also available for the TL210, so that consumers can enjoy their HD video, as well as digital still images, on an HDTV or HD monitor. The new DualView cameras also allow users to have more fun with the dual LCD screens thanks to the addition of the Couple Shot feature and the updated Child Mode with music.

Enhancing Samsung DualView's Renowned Features
Enhancements have been made to some of Samsung DualView's most celebrated features on the TL210 and TL205, including updates to the cameras' Child Mode and Self-Timer. In addition to playing a fun animation on the front LCD screen, the TL210's and TL205's Child Mode will also play a musical tune to better help capture a child's attention in order to snap the perfect picture (additional animations are available for download at www.samsung.com). The self timer function of the original DualView cameras perfected the group shot because it displayed a preview of the image and a visual countdown timer in the front LCD screen, giving everyone in front of the camera an indication of exactly when the photo would be taken. Taking the self-timer to a new level, the new TL210 and TL205 now extend that same functionality when recording video, so that the entire group will know exactly when the camera is rolling.

When it comes to capturing the perfect shot, the Samsung DualView TL210 and TL205 include the popular Smile Shot feature, which will automatically trigger the cameras to take a photo when a smile is detected, but the addition of Couple Shot allows users to set the camera to snap a picture when the subjects in the frame tilt their heads toward one another.

12 Mega-Pixel Resolution, Large Displays and Advanced Optics
The new Samsung DualView TL210 and TL205 come fully equipped with a true color-filtered 12.2 mega-pixel CCD, providing sharp and detailed images. Whether taking pictures indoors or out, shooting a landscape or friends around a table, the TL210's 5x optical zoom, 27mm-wide angle lens gives you a wider shooting range from a shorter distance. The TL210 is also paired with Samsung's Advanced Dual Image Stabilization (IS) technology to help consumers capture crystal clear, blur-free images. The TL210's true Dual IS combines both Optical and Digital Image stabilizers to produce sharp images without the confusion commonly found in other cameras. The Optical IS intelligently compensates for hand trembling by shifting the lens in the opposite direction. When Optical IS isn't quite enough, the Digital IS automatically takes over to ensure blur-free images. The TL205 features a standard 35mm lens with 3x optical zoom, and is paired with Digital Image Stabilization. Both the TL210 and TL205 feature large, rear LCD screens with resolutions of 230K-pixels. The TL210 features a larger 3.0-inch rear LCD while the TL205 features a 2.7-inch LCD.

Better Portraits Every Time
Both cameras feature Samsung's advanced scene recognition technology, Smart Auto (Still & Movie of TL210), which has been upgraded for use with video as well as with still images. Designed to simplify the way consumers take a photograph, Smart Auto (Still & Movie) ensures that users never have to worry about their photos being washed out, too dark or out of focus. Smart Auto (Still & Movie) analyzes key elements of the composition of the image such as color, brightness, motion and subject and then selects the appropriate scene mode which will produce the best results possible. Similar to the way the technology analyzes the composition of an image when capturing digital stills, the technology will do the same for video, automatically choosing between one of four pre-programmed settings and selecting that which will yield the best footage with proper exposure and color balance.

The TL210 and TL205 also feature Samsung's Perfect Portrait System – a series of automatic technologies which take the guess work out of shooting beautiful portraits. Key features of this system are Samsung's Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Red-eye Fix, and Beauty Shot technologies which allow consumers to capture their subjects looking their best.

Stylish Design Makes DualView Stand Out
The new Samsung's DualView TL210 boasts the company's elegant Touch of Color (ToC) finish. First introduced in Samsung's line of flat panel HDTVs in 2008 and brought to digital imaging in 2009 with the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 camcorders, the ToC design incorporates a hint of color which is naturally blended into the deep black body of the cameras for an attractive crystalline appearance, making the new TL210 as stylish as it is advanced.

The TL210 and TL205 also feature a slanted design, which places the back of the camera at a seven degree angle. This subtle design accent provides users with further options for taking impressive self-portraits and group shots. The issue that many consumers face when taking self-portraits or group shots with traditional digital cameras is the camera must be positioned much higher than the subjects in order to capture the complete image. Thanks to the seven degree angling of the TL210 and TL205, the lenses will always be pointed at the subjects' faces even if the camera is positioned at a lower angle.

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SAMSUNG ADDS VERSATILITY AND STYLE TO NEW SL-SERIES CAMERAS

The New SL600 and SL50 Offer Enhanced Feature Sets, Powerful Optics and Stylish Design


Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2010) – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today extended its popular SL-Series of digital cameras with the introduction of the SL600 and SL50. These two stylish, easy-to-use compact digital cameras offer consumers an impressive range of advanced features all at an affordable price. The SL600 and SL50 will be on display during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, 2010, in the Samsung booth #11026 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"Samsung's SL-Series of digital cameras deliver significant value to the consumer, and that's especially true with the new SL600 and SL50," said Mr. SJ Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company. "In addition to their attractive designs, these cameras give casual photographers the ability to do more with features that are typically not found in entry-level digital cameras, including wide-angle lenses, longer zooms and automatic functionalities such as Samsung's Smart Auto scene recognition technology."

With the 12.2 mega-pixel SL600 and 10.2 mega-pixels SL50, casual photographers will be able to enjoy the benefits of more powerful lenses, allowing them to enhance their creativity. Both new SL-Series cameras feature a high-quality 27mm wide-angle Samsung lens with 5x optical zoom, delivering significant flexibility when compared to a traditional 3x optical zoom, 35mm lens. The Samsung SL600 and SL50 also feature Samsung's advanced Digital Image Stabilization technology, which helps reduce blur and makes it easy for novice photographers to capture impressive images. In addition, the SL-Series cameras offer large LCD screens on the back of the cameras to help frame one's shot and review images. The SL600 offers users a 2.7-inch 230K LCD, while the SL50 offers a 2.5-inch 230K LCD. Both the SL600 and SL50 even come equipped with standard definition video recording (640x480) at 30 frames per second, enabling consumers to capture important moments.

Smart Automatic Controls
The new SL-Series cameras offer a full suite of automatic controls, including Samsung's advanced scene recognition technology known as Smart Auto. Designed to simplify the way consumers take a photograph, Smart Auto ensures that users never have to worry about their photos being washed out, too dark or out of focus. Smart Auto analyzes key elements of the composition of the image such as color, brightness, motion, and subject and then selects the appropriate scene mode which will produce the best results possible.

In addition to Smart Auto, the SL600 and SL50 also feature Samsung's Perfect Portrait System – a series of automatic technologies which take the guess work out of shooting beautiful portraits. Key features of the Perfect Portrait System include face detection and Samsung's Smile Shot and Blink Detection technologies which automatically detect when your subjects are smiling and if their eyes are closed, allowing you to capture them looking their best. Another advanced feature is the Red-eye Fix mode. This in‑camera feature automatically fixes the typical red-eye associated with the use of the flash, before the photo is produced, a significant time saver as you don't have to spend time afterwards removing red-eyes from your pictures. The Perfect Portrait System also includes Samsung's Beauty Shot, a unique technology which allows consumers to remove all the imperfections on a subject's face such as wrinkles, blemishes, and moles. Simply select one of three editing options to even out skin tone and complexion.

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