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Samsung's new S830 / S1030 compact digicams

Darren Murph

Although we're a bit partial to the more stylish NV lineup of Samsung shooters, the firm has unveiled a new duo of middle-of-the-roads compact for the budget-minded set. Both the S830 and S1030 sport the same silver casing, 3x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD monitor, built-in microphone for voice memo attachments, auto-macro, ISO 1600, SD / MMC card support, optional rechargeable battery pack, AVI / MPEG4 movie mode, and ten pre-set scene modes as well. The 8-megapixel flavor packs just 20MB of internal memory, but does add a "one-touch playback" mode for reviewing photos without fully powering the camera up. The 10-megapixel version boasts 45MB of integrated storage, a slightly faster shutter speed, and comes bundled with a nice two-year warranty right out of the box. Unfortunately, pricing on each wasn't available, but both the S830 and S1030 should be landing sometime this Spring amongst the hordes of other ho hum point-and-shoots vying for your dollar.

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