Samsung today is announcing more than a dozen digital cameras and camcorders as part of CES 2011. The new models include:
- DualView PL120. Samsung is aiming the PL120 (MSRP $149.99) at beginner photographers looking for dual-LCD technology at a low price.
- DualView PL170. Look for a 16.1MP image sensor and dual LCD screens with the PL170 ($199.99).
- DualView ST700. With 16.1 megapixels of resolution, the ST700 ($279.99) can shoot high-end photos.
- PL210. Samsung's PL210 ($199.99) offers a 10X optical zoom lens in a camera that measures only 0.78 inches in thickness.
- SH100. The SH100 ($199.99) will offer many options for uploading photos, including automatic backing up of your photos via WiFi.
- WB210. Finding a 12X optical zoom lens in a camera body measuring only 0.88 inches in thickness is pretty rare, but it's available in the WB210 ($279.99).
- HMX-H300 camcorders. The H300 can shoot 4.9MP still images and full HD video, while offering a 30X optical zoom lens. Four camcorders are in the H300 series ($399-$599).
- HMX-P100 camcorder. The P100 ($149, pictured here) offers a 2.3-inch LCD and full HD video recording, with 5MP still images.
- HMX-P300 camcorder. With a 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD, the P300 ($199) should be very easy to use. It can shoot 8MP still images.
- SMX-F50 camcorders. Samsung is offering the F50 as a low-priced, easy-to-use camcorder. Three camcorders are part of the F50 series ($199-$299).
I'll have more information on these cameras closer to their actual release dates in February and March. Samsung already had announced two cameras and a camcorder ahead of CES, so it looks like 2011 will be a busy year for what I consider to be one of the most underrated camera manufacturing companies.
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