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Mar 31: Samsung DuoCam VP-D6050i

samsung_vp-d6050i.jpgThe Samsung DuoCam VP-D6050i brings together Samsung's best digital still camera and digital video camera technology in the one unit. It has a 2.5 inch LCD, is 66 x 96 x 140mm and weighs just 540g.

'"The DuoCam VP-D6050i improved design is a great example of Samsung's commitment to products that are technologically advanced, easy to use, and packed with value," said Byoung Youl Yu, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Video Division in Samsung Electronics. "No other product on the market combines the highest quality video in any lighting conditions, with sharp, clear, high-resolution still photography. It's the perfect solution for consumers who want to spend their time enjoying the moment, not fumbling with a camera while trying to capture it."


With the DuoCam VP-D6050i consumers can switch between a 5.25 megapixel DSC and a DV Camcorder at the push of a button - for no-compromise images that can be saved on a variety of flash memory cards and the power to record great digital video to standard Mini-DV tapes. The DuoCam VP-D6050i also comes equipped with a Multi-Language OSD, broadening its appeal by offering consumers their choice of menus in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian.'
- Source - Design Technica

The Digital Camcorder in the DuoCam VP-D6050i is a Mini-DV camera with a 10x Optical Zoom, CCD 1/6", 800K Pixel CCD and Image Stabilizer. The Digital Still Camera has a 3x Optical Zoom and 5.25 Megapixel sensor.

Source - Gadgets Weblog

For more information on the Samsung DuoCam VP-D6050 check out the following press release from Samsung.

PRESS RELEASE
Hanover, 19 March 2004 - Samsung Electronics continues its leadership in digital convergence innovation with the second-generation DuoCam VP-D6050i, which combines the best technology from DSC (digital still photography) and Mini-DV (digital video).

The new DuoCam VP-D6050i improves on the swivel lens design by incorporating dedicated DV and DSC lenses in one body. The new design offers a more compact package, similar in size to other Mini DV camcorders, but packs all the features consumers have come to expect from individual DV camcorders and DSCs.

"The DuoCam VP-D6050i improved design is a great example of Samsung's commitment to products that are technologically advanced, easy to use, and packed with value," said Byoung Youl Yu, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Video Division in Samsung Electronics. "No other product on the market combines the highest quality video in any lighting conditions, with sharp, clear, high-resolution still photography. It's the perfect solution for consumers who want to spend their time enjoying the moment, not fumbling with a camera while trying to capture it."

With the DuoCam VP-D6050i consumers can switch between a 5.25 megapixel DSC and a DV Camcorder at the push of a button - for no-compromise images that can be saved on a variety of flash memory cards and the power to record great digital video to standard Mini-DV tapes. The DuoCam VP-D6050i also comes equipped with a Multi-Language OSD, broadening its appeal by offering consumers their choice of menus in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian.

The VP-D6050i's 800,000 pixel CCD and lens system deliver high-quality video and a 10x optical zoom for precision control over what is being filmed. A 2.5 inch 200K pixel high resolution LCD screen built into the DuoCam VP-D6050i makes shooting and playback easy, and there is also a colour LCD viewfinder. The DuoCam VP-D6050i utilizes Samsung's Power Night Capture technology for filming low-light video, and additionally supports a MPEG4 video clip recording onto flash memory cards. USB and IEEE1394 ports are included for fast data transfer between the camera and a PC or Mac.

For truly brilliant digital still pictures, the DuoCam VP-D6050i features a 5.25 mega pixel CCD (2592x1944 resolution), 3X optical/12X digital zoom, and a built-in pop-up flash. The enhanced manual functions such as shutter priority mode or aperture priority mode add versatility to this complete high-end digital camera. The DuoCam VP-D6050i also supports the use of Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital Cards and Multi Media Cards, putting consumers first by allowing them to choose the flash they prefer.

General Specifications ( VP-D6050i)
�Model VP-D6050i
�LCD 2.5" 200K Pixel High Resolution LCD Monitor
�OSD Multi Language OSD (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian)
�Viewfinder Colour Viewfinder
�Dimension (WxHxD)(mm) 66 x 96 x 140
�Net Weight 540g


Digital Camcorder
�Format Mini-DV
�Lens Optical 10x, Digital 900x Zoom Lens
�CCD 1/6", 800K Pixel CCD
�Low Light Shooting Slow Shutter / Night Capture /Power Night Capture
�Interface IEEE1394 in /out, USB Streaming
�Image Stabilizer Digital Image Stabilizer


Digital Camera
�Format JPEG ./ TIFF
�Lens Optical 3x, Digital 12x Zoom Lens
�CCD 1/1.8", 5.25M Pixel CCD
�Image Resolution 2592x1944 Image Resolution �
�Movie Clip MPEG4 Movie Clip (VGA 30fps)
�Flash Pop-up Flash
�Interface USB2.0 / PictBridge
�Memory 4 in 1 Multi Memory Card Slot (MS, MS RO, SD,MMC) with 16MB MS

* Specifications are subject to change without notice