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Samsung launches S630 and S730 digital cameras

Samsung announces the 6 megapixel S630 and the 7 megapixel S730. These point-and-shoot digital cameras represent the next generation models of Samsung's most popular point-and-shoot digital still camera products. The S630 and S730 each contain 16 megabytes of internal memory, and accept Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards up to 4 gigabytes. The Samsung S630 and S730 will have MSRPs of $179.99 and $199.99, respectively. Both models will be available in the spring of 2007...

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All about the new Samsung S730Samsung Camera is pleased to announce the release of the 6 mega-pixel S630 and the 7 mega-pixel S730. These two user friendly point-and-shoot digital cameras represent the next generation models of Samsung's most popular point-and-shoot digital still camera products.  Both powerful, compact cameras combine Samsung's advanced image processing technology and quality optics with a straightforward, uncluttered user interface and stylish ergonomic design.

The S630 and S730 simplify the picture-taking process to let photographers capture images without worrying about adjusting multiple settings. Samsung's ASR image stabilization system helps to reduce camera shake and image blur during longer exposures.  

Thoughtful features like red-eye reduction allow users to focus on getting the images they want without having to worry about tedious exposure adjustments or editing.   The conveniently located mode dial provides instant access to the camera's most commonly used settings, such as Auto, Program, Manual, Movie, Scene, ASR, Night Scene and Portrait.  Individual dedicated modes for common-yet-difficult shooting situations including Close-Up (to capture all of the detail at a subject at a close focal range), Sunset (to take advantage of soft, waning light), and Backlight (to compensate for a dark subject lit from behind) are included.

Both models feature a built-in microphone, which allows a 10-second voice memo to be attached to any
still image. Slide Show automatically scrolls through photos and displays them on a bright and vivid 2.5”
TFT LCD screen. The cameras' Movie mode lets users capture video in one of two resolutions, 320x240 and 640x480 at 30 frames per second in AVI (MJPEG) format. Just as in still-picture mode, the ASR image stabilization system can be engaged to compensate for unwanted camera movement and subject  blur in movie mode.

For maximum versatility, the S630 and S730 can be powered by optional high-energy rechargeable Ni-MH batteries as well as available-everywhere AA alkaline cells, which is a surefire boon for travelers and other power users.

All of these features are contained in a sleek silver housing that measures a mere 3.9 inches (width) by 2.5 inches (height) by 1 inch (depth).  The included USB 2.0 cable and CD-ROM containing Samsung's Digimax Master software (compatible with Windows 98/2000/ME/XP and Macintosh OS X 9.2 through 10.4) will get even beginning photographers up and shooting right out of the box.

The S630 and S730 each contain 16 megabytes of internal memory, and can accept Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards up to 4 gigabytes. The Samsung S630 and S730 will have MSRPs of $179.99 and $199.99, respectively.  Both models will be available in the spring of 2007.

Additional information: All about the new Samsung S730
January 7, 2007
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