Samsung has announced the PL200, a slim, stylish, moderately priced 14.2 megapixel camera.
The PL200 includes a long 7x optical zoom lens, with a 35mm film equivalent focal length of 31mm-217mm, and both optical and digital image stabilization. It has a 3.0-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen. It can record 720p HD video at 30 frames per second in H.264 format, giving users three times more recording capacity than MJPEG video.
The PL200 offers a comprehensive suite of automatic controls such as Smart Auto, for both still photos and movies, which will analyze the current shooting environment and subject and automatically select the most appropriate scene mode and settings for the best results possible. The PL200 also offers Beauty Shot (smoothes the skin) and Smile Shot (automatically takes the photo when the subject smiles) modes, as well as Blink Detection and Face Detection. In addition, users can use the Smart Album feature to help manage their images.
Pricing and availability
The PL200 will be available in September at a list price of $179.99. For additional information, visit Samsung's website.