updated 03:50 pm EST, Mon January 29, 2007
Samsung VLUU i7 Camera
Continuing with its recent history of camera announcements, Samsung has unveiled the i7. The 7.2-megapixel device's centerpiece is a rotating 3-inch LCD that adjusts based on its purpose: it can be used in standard landscape mode for standard-ratio photography or MPEG-4 videos, but also rotates 90 degrees for reviewing portrait shots or a more comfortable hold while watching movie clips. An SRS sound enhancer is even built-in to simulate 3D audio during movie playback, Samsung says.
The i7 matches up to the latest generation of cameras as well, with a 3X optical zoom lens, sensitivity up to ISO 1600, and anti-shake compensation. Launch details remain unknown, but the new Samsung camera should launch first in its producer's native Korea with an American launch to follow by the end of 2007. Click through for high-quality images of the front and back.