Samsung L210 Review

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Samsung L210

Posted 7/8/2008

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Samsung is proud to introduce three new models to its compact and stylish L-Series of point-and-shoot digital cameras. The new 10.1-megapixel L210 and 8.1-megapixel L110 and L100 join the popular lineup and combine a number of features commonly found on higher-priced, more advanced models.

All three additions feature a high-quality, 3x optical zoom Samsung NV lens and pack a 2.5" LCD screen which will automatically brighten or dim depending on the current lighting situation. For reviewing and sharing images with others, the L210, L110 and L100 also include an intuitive Multi-Slide Show function. With Multi-Slide Show, users can playback their images using five different slide transitions and can also have their images set to scroll to the cameras' preloaded music or their own favorite MP3 files.

Compact and stylish, the L210 offers Dual Image Stabilization, which combines Samsung's Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) with Digital Image Stabilization (DIS). When selected, the two work simultaneously to provide blur-free images, no matter how shaky the user's hand may be.

The cameras also feature a number of user-friendly features, including Face Detection, Self Portrait and Auto Red Eye Fix modes. Face Detection technology makes taking pictures of family and friends a snap, as it detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality. Self Portrait mode is a unique function that takes the guessing out of taking a self portrait. By utilizing Face Detection technology, the L210, L110 and L100 automatically detect the user's face, adjust focus and exposure, and will only allow a photo to be taken if the subject is centered in the frame. For enhanced versatility, shooters can remove red-eye during image playback, or for even greater convenience, set the cameras to Auto Red Eye Fix to automatically detect and eliminate red-eye from their images as they are taken.

Another user-friendly feature is Function Description. Designed to reduce the intimidation factor of the cameras' various modes, Function Description automatically provides a brief and easy to understand description of each setting when scrolling through the cameras' menus, helping the user determine which setting is appropriate for their current shooting scenario. The cameras' Photo Help Guide is another intuitive option incorporated into the digital camera. Photo Help Guide offers the user a guided tour of how to take better images as well as easy-to-follow tips instructing them how to obtain excellent results.

The L210 is also equipped with Samsung's advanced i-movie mode, which offers users SVGA resolution (800x592), MPEG-4 video and advanced editing controls. By using the cameras' Successive Recording mode, users can pause, and then resume filming of video clips without having to save the clips as individual files. Additionally, users can operate the cameras' optical zooms and engage DIS image stabilization while filming to compensate for camera shake and to reduce blur.

L210 Features:

  • 10-megapixels of resolution for images up to 3648x2736 pixels
  • Samsung 3x internal optical zoom lens (34-102mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • Dual Image Stabilization mode for blur free photos
  • Capture SVGA (800x592) MPEG-4 movies w/audio and movie stabilization
  • Auto, Program, Manual, Dual IS and 12 scene modes
  • Powerful Effects: Color and Image Adjustment
  • High speed continuous and Auto Bracketing shooting
  • High-quality 2.5-inch color LCD screen with 230K pixels
  • Auto Macro as close as 5cm from the lens
  • 10MB of internal memory and removable SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCPlus card storage
  • Adjustable ISO, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpening
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery, charged via USB (AC Adapter included)
  • USB 2.0 Mass Storage and PictBridge compliant

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L210 Specifications

Image sensor 1/2.33" (approx. 1.09 cm) CCD
Effective Pixel 1/2.33" (approx. 1.09 cm) CCD
Total Pixel approx. 10.3 megapixel
Lens Samsung Lens 6.2 ~ 18.6mm (34 ~ 102mm)
Maximum Aperture F 2.8 (W) ~ F 5.2 (T)
Digital Zoom Still Image:1.0 - 5.0X
Play Mode:1.0 - 11.4X
Viewfinder 2.5" TFT LCD (230,000 pixels)
Focusing TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF)
Focusing Range Normal: 80cm ~ Infinity (W/T)
Macro: 5cm ~ 80cm (W), 50cm ~ 80cm (T)
Auto macro: 5cm - Infinity (W), 50cm - Infinity (T)
Shutter Speed Auto : 1 ~ 1/1,500 s; Manual : 8 ~ 1/1,500 s
Exposure Compensation �±2EV (1/3 EV steps)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Flash Recharging Time approx. 4.0 s
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, flash off, Red-eye Fix
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Storage Media internal memory: approx.10 MB flash memory; external memory: SD card (up to 2 GB guaranteed); MMC plus (up to 1 GB guaranteed,4 bit 20 MHz); SDHC (up to 8 GB guaranteed)
File Format still image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0; movie clip: AVI (MPEG-4); audio: WAV
Image Size normal shooting mode: 10 M: 3648x2736 pixels, 7 M: 3072x2304 pixels, 5 M: 2592x1944 pixels, 3 M: 2048x1536 pixels, 1 M: 1024x768 pixels; wide shooting mode: 6 MW: 3264x1836 pixels; print shooting mode: 7 MP: 3264x 2176 pixels
Playback Editing resizing, rotate
Playback Modes single image, thumbnails, multi slide show, movie clip
Interface USB 2.0
Video Output NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
DC Power Input Connector 20 pin
Power Source rechargeable battery: SLB-10A, 3.7 V (1,050 mAh); charger: SAC-47 * Included battery may vary depending on sales region
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.45" x 2.22" x 0.8"
Weight 0.25 lb (without batteries and card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Software storage driver (Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.4)
Application Samsung Master
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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