Cameras

Samsung Announces $120 PL20 and $100 ES80

Samsung has announced two new cheap point & shoot cameras: the $120 PL20 and the $100 ES80. Both cameras boast a 5x optical zoom lens and are available in four colors.

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Samsung has announced two new cheap point & shoot cameras: the $120 PL20 and the $100 ES80. Both cameras boast a 5x optical zoom lens and are available in four colors.

The PL20 shoots 14 megapixel images with a 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor through a 5x zoom lens that has a 27mm wide angle settings. This lens goes out to a maximum zoom length of 270mm. It can also capture 720p high definition video.

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The ES80 shoot 12 megapixel images, and has a slightley smaller (1/2.3-inch) CCD image sensor. It has the same zoom range as the PL20, though, going from a 27mm wide angle to a 270mm zoom focal length. It does not capture high def video, though, and offers Samsung's Perfect Portrait system, which combines smile and blink detection for better portraits.

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Both cameras include rechargeable batteries that can be charged within the camera, The PL20 will have a list price of $199.99 and will be available in March, while the ES80 will be priced at $99.99. Both will be available in a choice of colors: silver, tomato red, pink and black.