Samsung PL120 Preview

Designed as the bargain model in their compact series of DualView cameras, Samsung has announced an updated version of the ST100, the PL120, which features 14.2-megapixels.  DualView cameras offer LCD screens on both the front and back of the camera to assist with taking self-portraits as well as couple and group shots with your friends and family. The PL120 boasts a 1.5-inch front display as well as a 2.7-inch rear screen. It comes standard with Easy Self Shot, a feature that only activates the front screen in order to assure added privacy. The PL120 includes built-in DIS (Digital Image Stabilization) for its 5X optical zoom lens (35mm film equivalent of 26-130mm).

The Samsung's PL120 also records high definition (720p) video at 30 frames per second with audio. Other Samsung model wide features include both Smart 2.0 video filters (soft-focus, cinema, fish-eye, miniature, etc.) and Smart Auto modes (16 for still images and 4 for video) to help customize the look of your photos and videos.

Samsung PL120 features:
  • 14.2-megapixel 1/2.33" CCD Image Sensor
  • 5x, 26mm wide optical zoom lens
  • 2.7-inch main Display (230K)
  • 1.5-inch front Display (61K)
  • Front Display Feature modes
  • Magic Frame
  • Smart Face Recognition
  • Smart Auto 2.0 (Movie & Still)
  • Smart Filter 2.0
  • Smart Album
  • Face Detect & Tracking
  • Beauty Shot
  • Object Tracking AF
  • High Definition Movie Recording - 720p
  • Multi Slide Show
  • High Sensitivity ISO3200 (Full Size)
  • Compact body measures 94 x 54.5 x 18.8mm
The Samsung PL120 will have a MSRP of under $150, and should be in stores this March (2011).

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