Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Samsung intros PL90 camera with built-in USB plug

updated 12:35 pm EDT, Wed August 4, 2010

Samsung PL90 takes cue from Flip with own USB

Samsung tackled a longstanding problem with compact cameras today by adding a new entry-level model, the PL90. Borrowing a cue from Cisco's Flip cameras and Samsung's own pocket camcorders, the PL90 has its own swiveling USB plug. The connector not only eliminates the risk of losing a USB cable but, as it uses a full USB jack, can charge the camera's battery without needing a separate AC adapter.

As a camera, the PL90 shoots at 12.2 megapixels and has support for full scene detection, face detection with smiles and blinks, and a self-portrait feature that will trigger an audio alert when the photographer's face is in the frame. Video is basic, however, with just VGA (640x480) as an option. A 4X lens provides a modest amount of true optical zoom.

The camera design will cost little and should be priced at $150 when it reaches the US in September.







By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. Feathers

    Grizzled Veteran

    Joined: Oct 1999

    -2

    Weight?

    I don't think USB sockets were ever designed to support the physical weight of appliances. Minus one!

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    0

    Re: Weight

    And why would this USB socket be supporting the weight of the camera?

  1. MiNGLED

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2010

    0

    Neat & tidy

    Good idea, the less wires the better.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News