Samsung L77 Review

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Samsung L77

Posted 8/1/2007

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For 2007, Samsung has introduced the super slim 7-megapixel L77, equipped with a 7x internal optical zoom lens, it's designed for those looking for the latest in sleek design and compact performance. At just wide, the L77 can easily fit in the pocket so that you're always ready to capture the moment. The Samsung L77 has an elegant metal body and features a 2.5" TFT LCD for bright and clear viewing of images taken, and comes equipped with Samsung's EIS(Electric Image Stabilizer) system to ensure the best shots are achieved even in dimly lit conditions.

At 30fps, the sleek L77 can easily capture moving action and is able to record in MPEG-4 VGA TV-quality video clips. For added convenience, editing video clips and photographs is possible through the L77's built-in editing capabilities. While reviewing photos or movies it's simple to trim, resize, or add effects without having to wait until you're back home on the computer. The L77 combines leading edge design with the very latest in digital camera technology, like its 7x optical internal zoom lens and ultra-thin design. The Samsung L77 is the World's slimmest 7-Megapixel/7x optical zoom lens camera.

L77 Features:

  • 7-Megapixel resolution for images up to 3072x2304 pixels
  • Samsung NV 7x internal optical zoom lens (38-266mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • EIS (Electric Image Stabilizer) system for blur free photos
  • Capture 640x480 MPEG-4 movies w/audio and movie stabilization
  • Auto, Program, Effect, and 11 scene modes
  • Powerful Effects: Color, Highlight, Frame
  • High speed continuous and Auto Bracketing shooting
  • Interval Shooting
  • High-quality 2.5-inch color LCD screen with 230K pixels
  • Auto Macro as close as 10cm from the lens
  • 20MB of internal memory and removable SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCPlus card storage
  • Adjustable ISO, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpening
  • Various Color effects for that unique look
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery and charger included
  • USB 2.0 Mass Storage and PictBridge compliant

The L77 is available now, with a street price of US$259 or less.

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L77 Specifications

Product Specifications
Image Sensor Type 1/2.5" CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 7.1 Megapixel
Total Pixel Approx. 7.4 Megapixel
Lens Focal Length NV lens f =6.3 ~ 44.1mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 ~ 266mm)
F No. F3.5 ~ 5.3 (25%ND filter ON/OFF)
Digital Zoom

Still Image mode : 1.0X ~ 5.0X
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 10.0X (depends on image size)

LCD Monitor 2.5" color TFT LCD (230,000 pixel)
Focusing Type TTL auto focus
Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity (Wide), 100cm ~ infinity (Tele)
Macro: 10cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 100cm ~ 150cm (Tele TBD)
Auto Macro: 10 ~ infinity (Wide), 100cm ~ infinity (Tele.)
Shutter Speed 1 ~ 1/1,250 sec. (Night: 15 ~ 1/1,250 sec.)
Exposure Control

Program AE
Metering : Multi, Spot, Center

Compensation ±2EV (0.33EV steps)
ISO Equivalent Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off
Range Wide: 0.2m ~ 5.1m, Tele.: 0.4m ~ 3.3m (ISO AUTO)
Recharging Time Approx. 5.5 sec.
Sharpness Soft, Normal, Vivid
Effect Normal, B&W, Sepia, Negative, Red, Green, Blue, RGB
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Voice Recording

Voice Recording (Maximum 9 hrs)
Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10 sec.)

Date Imprinting Off, Date, Date&Time (user selectable)
Shooting Still Image

Modes : Auto, Program, Effect, Scene
* Scene : Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow,
Continuous: Single, Continuous, AEB, Interval
Self-timer: 2 sec., 10 sec., Double (10 sec., 2 sec.)

Movie Clip

With Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time : memory capacity dependent)
Size : 640x480, 320x240
(7X Optical Zoom, 5X Digital Zoom)
Frame rate : 30 fps, 15 fps
Movie Stabilizer (User Selectable)
Movie Editing (Embeded) : Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming

Storage Media Internal memory: Approx. 20MB flash memory (20MB or less TBD)
External memory: SD /MMC (Up to 2GB) , SDHC (Up to 4GB), MMCPlus (Upto2GB,4bit 20MHz)
File Format

Still Image : JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Movie Clip : Quick time (MPEG-4)
Audio: WAV

Image Size

7M : 3072x2304 pixels, 5M : 2592x1944 pixels,
3M : 2048x1536 pixels, 1M : 1024x768 pixels,
5M : 3072x1728 pixels
6M : 3072x2048 pixels

Capacity (256MB MMC)

7M : Super Fine 3 Fine 7 Normal 11
5M : Super Fine 5 Fine 11 Normal 16
3M : Super Fine 8 Fine 17 Normal 26
1M : Super Fine 35 Fine 71 Normal 106
5M : Super Fine 5 Fine 10 Normal 15
6M : Super Fine 4 Fine 8 Normal 13
* These figures are measured under Samsung's standard conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings. (in case of 20MByte)

Image Play Type Single image, Thumbnails, Slide show, Movie Clip
Editing Trimming, Resizing, Effect

Digital output connector : USB 2.0
Audio : Mono
Video output : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
Audio output : Pictbridge

Power Source

Rechargeable battery: NP-700, 3.7V (660mAh)
AC Charger, AC-Adaptor
* Included battery may vary depending on sales region.

Dimensions (WxHxD) 94x57x21 mm
Weight TBD (without battery and card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40 °C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Software Camera Driver Storage Driver (Windows98/98SE/2000/ME/XP, Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.4)
Application Digimax Master, Acrobat reader , E-User manual (TBD)
Special Features

EIS(Electric Image Stabilizer)
7X Optical Zoom for Still & Movie.
MPEG-4 VGA 30fps Movie Clip (supporting Edit on DSC)
Powerful Effect (Color, Highlight, Frame)
5 Way Button System
Interval Shooting (1-60min,1-99frames, User selectable)


Booting time: 1.5 sec.TGT
Shot to shot: TBD
Continue shot speed : 1.3 fps
Play time delay: 0.3 sec.
Flash range : 3.3m ~ 5.1m at ISO 640
Flash charge time: 5.5 sec.
AF time : 0.2(Wide), 0.3(Tele) TBD
AF metering type : Multi, Spot, Center
Shutter lag : 0.01 sec
Battery life : 180shot (660 mAh)

For Windows

PC with processor better than Pentium II 450MHz (Pentium 700MHz recommended) Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP
Minimum 64MB RAM
200MB of available hard-disk space
USB port (HDTV)
CD-ROM drive
1024x768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (24-bit color display recommended)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0C

For Macintosh

Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.3
* Movie clip play condition : Above Mac OS 10.1 (need to install MPlayer or VLC)
Minimum 64MB RAM
110MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
Quick time 4.0 or later for Movie Clip

Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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