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Samsung releases the 5 megapixel Digimax S500

Samsung is to release the Digimax (or Kenox) S500, a 5 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom and a spacious 2.4 inch LCD monitor. As with all recent Samsung digital cameras, the S500 features Auto Macro, to take close-up pictures automatically even if close-up mode is not set and high-speed USB 2.0 transfer rate to computers and printers at 480 Mbps. Movie clips can be recorded at 30 frames per second and 640 X 480 VGA resolution with sound...
Samsung releases the 5 megapixel Digimax S500 - digital camera and photography news

SPECIFICATIONS

Image Sensor Type 1/2,5" CCD
Effective pixels Approx. 5,1 mega-pixel
Total pixels Approx. 5,3 mega-pixel
Lens Focal length Lens F = 5,8 ~ 17,4 mm (equivalent with film 35 mm: 35~105 mm)
F No. F2,8 ~ F7,1 (Wide), F4,9~F12,4 (Tele)
Digitall zoom Still  image mode: 1X ~ 5X
Play Mode: 1X ~ 10,1X (depends on the image size)
Viewfinder LCD monitor 2.4 " LCD TFT Color (112 000 pixels)
Focussing Type TTL Autofocus
Range Normal: 80 cm ~ infinite
Macro: 5 cm~80 cm (Wide), 40 cm ~ 80 cm (Tele)
Shutter Type Mechanical and electronic shutter
Speed 1 ~ 1/1 500 seconds (Manual: 8 ~ 1/1 500 seconds)
Exposure Control Programmed EA Metering, Multi, Spot
Compensation ±2 EV (0,5 EV steps)
ISO equivalent Auto, 50 100, 200, 400
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye, Fill in, Slow sync., Flash off
Range Wide: 0,2 m ~ 3 m, Tele: 0,4 m ~ 2,5 m (ISO AUTO)
Recharging time < Approx. 6.1 seconds
Sharpness Soft, Normal, Vivid
Effect Normal, B&W, Sepia, Red, Blue, Green, Negative
Voice memo Voice recording (max. 1 hour max.)
Voice memo on still images (max. 10 sec.)
Date imprinting Off, Date, Date & Time, (User selectable)
Still image Mode: Auto, Program, Scene
* Scene: Night, Portrait, Landscape and more
* Selector of mode: Auto, Program, Handbook, Video, Scene, Portrait, Night, Children
Continuous: Single, continuous
White balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent _ H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Movies With or without audio (User selectable)
Size: 640x480, 320x240, 160x1201
Frame rate: 30 fps, 15fips
Storage Meida Internal storage: approx. 20 MB flash memory
External storage: SD/MMC cards (up to 1 GB)
File Format Still image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1
PictBridge 1.0
Video: AVI (MJPEG)
Audio: WAV
Image size 5M: 2592x1944 pixels, 4M: 2272x1704 pixels,
3M: 2048x1536 pixels, 2M: 1600x1200 pixels,
1M: 1024x768 pixels, VGA: 640x480 pixels
Storage capacity 5M: Very fine 7, Fine 15, Normal 22
4M: Very fine 10, Fine 19, Normal 23
3M: Very fine 12, Fine 23, Normal 34
2M: Very fine 20, Fine 36, Normal 44
1M: Very fine 43, Fine 76, Normal 92
VGA: Very fine 86, Fine 99, Normal 117
* These figures are established according to the standards of Samsung and can vary according to the conditions
Self timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Double self (10 seconds, 2 seconds)
Interface Digital output conneector: USB 2.0
Audio: Mono
Video: NTSC, PAL (User selectable)
Power source Primary battery: 2x AA Alkaline
Rechargeable battery (option)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 96,8 x 61,8 x 32,8 mm
Weight Approx. ? g (without the batteries and card)
Software Camera driver Storage driver (Windows98/98SE/2000/ME/XP, Mac OS 9.2 ~ 10.3)
Application Digimax Master 1.0
December 30, 2005
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