Samsung’s new ‘S’ Series Point & Shoot Digimax S600 digital camera is equipped with 3x optical zoom in both still and movie modes and has large 6.1 cm (2.4 inch) color LCD display.
Samsung Digimax S600 features a 6.0 Mega Pixel 1/2.5 inch CCD and in addition to its 3x optical zoom, the S600 also provides 5x digital zoom, achieving a total zoom of 15x when used together.
Like their other recently lauhced digital cameras, the Samsung Digimax S600 features Auto Macro, to take close-up pictures automatically even if close-up mode is not set.
In addition it offers high-speed USB v2.0 support for connection to computers and printers which allows upto 480 Mbps data transfer rates. Video clips can be recorded at 30 frames per second and standard 640 X 480 VGA resolution with sound.
In Korea Samsung introduces their digital cameras under the name Kenox. In Europe or US we are familiar with the name Digimax.
The new Samsung Digimax S600 digital camera has 20-MB of internal memory for storage with a Secure Digital slot (SD/MMC) for additional external storage.
Samsung Digimax S600 works on two AA type alkaline or NiMH type of batteries and it has compact dimensions of 96.8 x 61.8 x 26.4mm. The Samsung S600 weighs only 136 gms.
The Samsung S600 digital camera provides a macro mode (5cm) and focuses in normal mode from 80cm to infinity. The back of the camera features a 2.4 inch LCD monitor with a resolution of 112,000 pixels.
The Digimax S600 is designed for easy and quick operation, ergonomic design with camera grip. Large and Vivid TFT LCD (2.4 inch) Samsung S500 digital cameras, has announced the release of the point and shoot ‘S’ series.
Samsung Digimax S600 digital camera also has an easy mode dial that allows the user to move between portrait, night pictures, and movies, swiftly, depending on the shooting conditions. For crystal-clear images under many lighting conditions, the S600 features seven scene modes including: Landscape, Close-Up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, and Beach & Snow.
The Samsung S600 has a larger 6.1 cm / 2.4 inch color LCD screen for previewing picture or for view finding. Printing out pictures is easy via PictBridge which enables an image to be printed directly to a connected compatible printer without requring the PC.
For the ultimate in creative control the camera also features a Special Effects Hot Key, putting several special effects such as Color Effect, Highlight effect (which keeps the subject in sharp focus while putting the rest of the image into soft focus), Photo Frame, allowing the user to choose from nine different types of photo frames to shoot their subjects in; and Composite Shot feature that allows the user to take two to four images and save them into a single file.
Built-in Image Editing
Samsung Digimax S600 digital still cameras also feature a built-in image editing function allowing users to edit a variety of images without requring any PC based software tools. The Trimming function can be used to cut an undesired part of an image and save only the required part. The Rotating function allows users to rotate an image in the desired direction and save it.
The S600 camera’s Auto Macro function automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus ensuring the clarity of images regardless of distance between camera and subject. By using the macro button, users can set the camera to automatically adjust distance and focus from between 5 centimeters to infinity.
Samsung S600 digital camera also features video recording capabilities which allows recording video clips of small duration in MPEG4, VGA, 30fps in 640×480 pixel resolution. Advanced features allow “in camera” movie editing and a pause function during recording. The Samsung S600 also features robust movie clip editing functions, which allow users to perform some very advance movie editing without the aid of a computer or third party editing software. The S600 also includes a unique successive video function that allows shooters to pause and resume video recording at any time and merge multiple video files into one single composite movie all without requiring need of any PC and software.
Samsung Digimax S600 digital camera is equipped with 16 MB of internal memory for saving pictures directly in the camera. In addition it also supports memory expansion using SD/MMC memory card.
Other features of Samsung S600 includes option for voice recording for up to one hour, voice memo for adding a short voice message to a picture and “One-Touch Playback” for instant playback of a picture even when the power is off.
Samsung Digimax S600 Digital Camera Features
- 6.1 Mega Pixel CCD – 1/2.5-inch size
- Focal length: 5.8 mm – 16.4 mm
- TTL Auto focus
- JPEG format still shots
- 2.4 inch (6.1 cm) color LCD monitor – 112,000 pixels
- Wide f/2.8 and tele f/4.9 brightness
- Min focus range: 31.5 inch
- Macro focus range: 5-80 cm
- Built-in Speakers
- Built-in Flash
- 6X digital zoom
- 3X optical zoom
- 10 Scene modes
- Special effects: Blue, Soft, Sepia, Vivid, Neutral, Negative, Black & White
- Max shutter speed: 1/1500 sec
- Min shutter speed: 8 sec
- Video capture Format: AVI
- Video Resolutions: 640 x 480, 640 x 480,320 x 240, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, 160 x 120
- Light sensitivity: ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO auto
- Shooting programs: Sunset, Children, Dawn/dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Back light, Beach/snow, Night scene, Portrait mode
- USB v2.0 interface
- Composite video/audio output
- 20 MB on-board memory + SD/MMC card
- Width: 1.29 inches
- Height: 2.43 inches
- Depth: 1 inch
- Weight 136 g
Samsung Digimax S600 digital cameras is available in India for Rs. 12,500 (plus taxes) with warranty. Visit www.samsung.com for more details.