Samsung Announces Two New Cameras

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Samsung has announced two new additions to their SL line of compact digital cameras–the SL720 and SL50. Both cameras boast 12.2MP and 5x optical zoom. The SL720 has a 28mm wide‑angle lens and Dual Image Stabilization, and the SL502 offers a standard 35mm lens and Digital Image Stabilization. More on both cameras after the jump…

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From Samsung:

The SL720 and SL502 are also the first cameras in Samsung’s SL-Series to feature Face Recognition technology. Samsung’s Face Recognition technology automatically stores up to 20 preferred faces to the cameras’ internal memory. While taking a portrait, the SL720 and SL502 will automatically recognize if one of the user’s 20 preferred faces is in the frame and identify them as a priority for focus and exposure. Users can also save time sorting through their photos and instead search for photos that contain a specific face. Samsung’s Perfect Portrait System can also be found on the new SL720 and SL502, which includes Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection and Samsung’s Beauty Shot.

The new SL720 and SL502 offer consumers advanced video recording options. With the SL720, users can record 720p, high-definition video which can be played on an HDTV through an optional HDMI cradle sold separately. The camera also utilizes H.264 compression, an advanced codec that allows users to record video for longer periods of time. The SL502 features high-quality MJPEG video recording at a resolution of 640×480. For added versatility, both the SL720’s and SL502’s 5x optical zooms can be used while recording video.

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