updated 04:35 pm EST, Thu January 24, 2008
Samsung i8 camera
Following its announcement of the GX-20 DSLR, Samsung has also revealed the i8, a new compact. The camera features an 8.2-megapixel sensor, with light sensitivity up to ISO 1600, and a lens capable of 3x optical zoom. Where it distinguishes itself however is in its ability to act as an MP3/MPEG-4 media player, and in its movie recording mode, which captures SVGA (800x600) video with the option of pausing midway through.
The rear LCD measures 2.7 inches, and software enhancements include red-eye correction as well as face detection. On-board memory is an unusually large 195MB, and this can be expanded through SD, MMC and SDHC cards. No North America prices or release dates have yet been mentioned.