The Samsung S860 was announced at CES on January 6, 2008. The S860 is an entry-level 8.1 megapixel point & shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 38~105mm) Samsung SHD lens. The S860 also offers Digital Image Stabilization (DIS), which, when selected, works to curb shake-induced blur in your photos.
The S860 incorporates a Function Description feature. Designed to reduce the intimidation factor of the camera’s various modes, Function Description automatically provides a brief and easy to understand description of each setting when scrolling through the cameras’ menus, helping the end-user determine which setting is appropriate for their current shooting scenario. Additionally, with 11 scene modes to choose from, including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-Up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, and Self Portrait.
The S860 also boasts a special effects “E” button, which gives you instant access to a host of creative controls, including options for resizing and rotating images, adjusting brightness, contrast and saturation levels, fixing red eye, and manipulating color such as saving captured images as B&W, Sepia, Red, Blue, Green, and Negative.
The S860′s Movie mode lets users capture video in one of two resolutions, 320×240 or 640×480, at 30 frames per second in AVI (MJPEG) format. Just as in still-picture mode, the DIS image stabilization system can be engaged to compensate for camera shake and to reduce blur.
Finally, the S860 can be powered by two, readily available AA alkaline batteries.
Stay tuned to this page for the latest news and reviews on the Samsung S860 as they arrive.
Samsung S860 Reviews
For a compact camera within this highly affordable price range, the S860 packs a powerful little punch. High resolution images are created using what Samsung call a ‘true-colour filtered’ 8.1 mega pixel CCD (charge-coupled device), which allows users to print their images any size up to that of a standard poster without loss of quality.
Where to Buy Samsung S860
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