Samsung SL420 Review

Review posted 09/16/2009

One of many Samsung "SL" series models announced at CES 2009, the SL420 features a resolution of 10.2 megapixels, offers Face Detection technology and is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery. The SL420 also employs a large 2.7-inch LCD display, powerful 5x optical zoom that allows you to get in close to your, and Dual Image Stabilization, which combines the strengths of both Optical and Digital Image Stabilization to help reduce blur.

Designed for novice users, the SL420 includes several fully automatic exposure modes that will help you capture great photos, without having to learn a new trade. Not only do you have access to Auto, Program, and 14 "Scene modes", the SL420 also features a Smart Auto mode as well as a helpful Photo Help Guide. Combined, these exposure options allow this camera to be used by just about anyone, regardless of their photo taking experience.

SL420 Main Features:

  • 10.2-megapixel CCD image sensor for images sizes up to 4000x3000 pixels
  • Samsung 5x optical zoom lens
  • Smart Auto exposure mode chooses from 12 scene modes for best possible results
  • Program AE mode offers access to more advaced setttings (ISO, WB, etc.)
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection system with Blink Detection, Smile Shot, and Beauty Shot options
  • Capture video at 640x480 or 320x240 (30/15fps) w/audio
  • Powerful Effects such as Face Retouch,Red Eye Reduction, Photo Style Selector and Image Adjustment (Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast)
  • 2.7-inch color TFT LCD screen with 230K pixels
  • Macro focus as close as 4 inches (10cm) from the lens
  • Adjustable sensitivity from ISO 80 - 3200
  • Adjustable ISO, white balance, and metering
  • 40MB of internal memory and removable SD/SDHC/MMC card storage
  • Voice recording mode enables use as a digital sound recorder
  • In-camera edit menu for making adjustments to still images
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery, charged via USB (AC Adapter included)
  • USB 2.0 Mass Storage and PictBridge compliant

The SL420 camera kit includes: Rechargeable battery pack, AC adapter/USB cable, AV cable, Camera Strap, Software CD-ROM, Maual and Product Warranty.

The Samsung SL420 is available now for estimated selling prices of US$179.99.

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