Samsung launched three new cameras today and one of them is the ultra-compact L83T, boasting 8 megapixels, an NV lens and a 2.5-inch display.
It is also equipped with what Samsung calls its Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) image stabilization system to minimize blur due to shaky hands. Add to that the L83Tâ€™s high ISO of up to 1600 and you should have sharp pictures. In theory, that is; weâ€™ll have to wait what the labs say about its true image quality.
The new camera can shoot up to seven pictures per second, according to Samsung. Thatâ€™s a good burst speed if you ask me, but Sammy doesnâ€™t say at what resolution settings that 7pics/sec is possible.
Two more superlatives that the L83T claims: a â€˜super macro functionâ€™ that can shoot at 1cm (!) and maximum shutter speed of 1/2000 sec (that should be able to capture a speeding bullet).
The two other cameras released by Samsung today were the plain Janes L830 and L730, 8- and 7-megapixels respectively. The new cameras are priced at about $280 for the L83T, $230 for L830 and $190 for the L730.
[Site: Samsung USA]