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Samsung Digimax S700

Luuk Jurrien
Photokina report
Thursday 20th, July 2006
Posted by: Luuk Jurrien

Samsung is pleased to announce the launch of a new “S” Series model within its Premium line of Samsung Digimax digital still cameras. The seven Megapixel Samsung S700 digital camera is a full featured model designed to deliver maximum value, style and performance for digital photographers of all skill and experience levels. Offering features useful to the entire family, the Samsung Digimax S700 boasts a crystal-clear 2.4-inch LCD and a 3x optical zoom in both still and movie modes. “The new Samsung Digimax S700 digital compact camera is perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced digital photographers,” says Stewart Henderson, National Marketing Manager at Samsung Opto Electronics.

Samsung Digimax S700

Samsung Digimax S700 compact camera - Video editing
For example, “S” series owners can select and save a portion of a movie clip during playback and/or select part of a movie clip to be saved as a still image. All of this can be done right on the camera, without the aid of a computer or third party editing software. Also included is Samsung’s unique successive video function that allows shooters to pause and resume video recording at any time and merge multiple video files into one single file. .

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Samsung S700 digital camera - Digital special effects
For crystal-clear images under many lighting conditions, the Samsung Digimax S700 model features seven scene modes including: Landscape, Close-Up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks and Beach & Snow. And, for the ultimate in creative control the “S” series models also features a Special Effects Hot Key, putting several special effects at the user’s fingertips. These effects include: Color Effect, offering a variety of colors, including B/W, sepia, blue, red, green or Negative depending on your photographic settings; Highlight, which keeps the subject in sharp focus while putting the rest of the image into soft focus; Photo Frame, allowing the shooter to choose from nine different types of photo frames to shoot their subjects in; and Composite Shot that allows the user to take two-to-four, and save them into a single file.

Samsung Digimax S700 - Price and Availability
For further convenience, all Samsung digital still cameras feature a built-in image editing function allowing users to edit a variety of images without the use of a PC. The Trimming function can be used to cut an undesired part of an image and save only the required part. When short of memory, shooters can use the Resizing function to recover some of the memory space, by resizing and saving images in a smaller size. The Rotating function allows users to rotate an image in the desired direction and save it. The Samsung Digimax S700 will have an estimates street price of $249.99 and will be available in August 2006.

Samsung Digimax S700

Samsung Digimax S700 compact camera - Macro and Voice recording
To ensure the clarity of images regardless of shooting range, the Auto Macro function automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus. By using the macro button, users can set the camera to automatically adjust distance and focus from between 5cm to infinity. Equipped with 16MB of built-in memory, the Samsung Digimax S700 allows shooters to save pictures without a memory card while the Copy to Card function allows users to seamlessly transfer images saved in the internal memory to external memory. The ‘S” series also includes various useful functions such as voice recording for up to one hour, voice memo for adding a short voice message to a picture and "One-touch Playback" for instant playback of a picture even when the power is off.

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