Samsung Brings New Line of Compact Cameras in the UAE

By on July 15, 2010
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PL100, PL150 and WB650 will sport 12+ megapixel camera lens, built-in GPS, 720p HD recording.

Press release:
Samsung Digital Imaging Company Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today unveiled the latest digital camera line-up; Samsung’s dual LCD screen family of PL100, PL150 and high-zoom WB650 in UAE.

“Samsung’s new dual LCD screen of the PL100, PL150 and high-zoom of WB650 incorporates an intuitive experience with novel features to create professional images with ease.  We created these enhanced lens capabilities, revised angle technology and refined product design to deliver our consumers with the effortless performance every digital camera should be made into.” said Mr. Ram Modak, General Manager of the Digital Imaging Division of Samsung Gulf Electronics. “Our new line-up and deliver on the need for consumers to have a camera that does it all. They are convenient and easy-to-use, but still retain style and an element of fun; after all, this is what photography is all about.”

Samsung PL150

PL100 and PL150
The new PL100 and PL150 digital cameras offer a variety of updated features allowing users to capture their most precious memories with family and friends, both from behind and in front of the camera. The innovative Samsung 2View family member comes fully equipped with an LCD screen located on the front of the camera. This new dual LCD screen allows users to have more fun and generate winning images.

Whether taking pictures indoors or out, shooting a landscape or friends around a table, the PL150’s 5x optical zoom, 27mm-wide angle lens gives you a wider shooting range from a shorter distance. The PL100’s 35mm and 3x Optical zoom lens allow users capture and enjoy the state-of-the-art photographs with its 230K-pixels resolutions. The latest improved lenses offer consumers a true colour-filtered 12.2 mega-pixel CCD with the 2View PL100 and 12.4mega pixels CCD with the 2View PL150 meaning photos will be more focused and clearer than before.

Another new premium feature from Samsung’s PL100 and PL150 include the Perfect Portrait System– a series of automatic technologies which take the guess work out of shooting beautiful portraits. Key features of this system are Samsung’s Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Red-eye Fix, and Beauty Shot technologies which allow consumers to capture their subjects looking their best. The new Samsung’s 2View PL150 boasts the company’s elegant Touch of Colourä (ToCä) finish; this incorporates a hint of colour which is naturally blended into the deep black body of the cameras for an attractive crystalline appearance, making the new PL150 as stylish as it is advanced.

The PL100 and PL150 both also feature a slanted design, which places the back of the camera at a seven degree angle.  This subtle design accent provides users with further options for taking impressive self-portraits and group shots.

Samsung WB650


Samsung WB650 is the first to combine a 24mm ultra wide angle lens with an up close and personal
15x optical zoom. With more options and a deeper perspective, the WB650 enables the user to capture more fun out of every moment and relive each detail with artistic depth and perspective, and with absolute ease. The new camera comes with a 3.0” Ultra Clear VGA AMOLED display screen which provides clear and sharp displays from any angle.

WB650 comes with a built-in GPS and Geo-tagging capability which enables the consumer to pinpoint their location and put it up on the LCD for all to seethe Geo-tagging features also makes it easier to manage large volumes of photos on your memory card or computer hard drive.

The new camera is equipped with HD video recording capabilities; delivers impressive 720p HD quality video at 30 frames per second. With the H.264 format that offers recording time 2 times longer than MP4 and 4 times longer than MJPEG video.

Another intrinsic feature is the Dual Image Stabilization; Samsung combined the revolutionary technology of their ultimate Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) mechanism with the advanced algorithms of Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) to provide the user with sharp images no matter the condition.


Mega-Pixels (Effective) 12.4mega-pixels
Lens 27mm wide-angle, 5x Optical Zoom Lens
LCD Size Front LCD: 1.5”

Back LCD: 3.0 inch wide, 230K pixel

Lens Samsung Lens
Video Mode 720p HD / 30fps / H.264 Format

(optional HDMI adaptor)

Size 99.2mm X 59mm X 19.9mm
Special Features
  • Dual LCD (Front & Back): Stills + Video
  • Dual Image Stabilization : Optical +

Digital IS

  • ToC (Touch of Colour) Design
  • 27mm wide angle, 5x optical zoom
  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • Smart Auto (Still + Video)
  • Smart Album
  • Smart Filter (Advanced Filter Effects)
  • Smart Face Recognition (up to 20


  • Perfect Portrait System: Beauty Shot /

Face Detection / Self Portrait / Smile

Shot / Blink Detection

  • Photo Style Selector
  • Smart Filter(lens and color effect )
Price AED 999
Mega-Pixels 12.2 mega-pixels
Lens 35mm, 3x Optical Zoom Lens
LCD Size Front LCD: 1.5”

Back LCD: 3.0 inch wide, 230K pixel

Lens Samsung Lens
Video Mode 640×480 / 30fps/ AVI
Size 95.7mm x 56mm x 20.3mm
Price TBC

Mega-Pixels 12 mega-pixels
Optical Zoom 15x Optical Zoom
LCD Size 3.0 inch Ultra Clear VGA AMOLED
Lens 24mm Ultra Wide Lens
Movie Mode 720p HD quality video at 30 frames per second
Size 106.6 x 60.5mm x 28mm
Special Features
  • Built-in GPS and Geo-
  • Image Edit : Resize, Rotate, TrimmingPhoto Style Selector : Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative
  • Map viewer with GPS
  • Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
  • Photo Style Selector : Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom, Defog, Sketch
  • Lens Effect : Miniature, Vignetting, Fish eye Image Adjust : Sharpness (Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+), Contrast (High+, High, Normal, Low, Low+), Saturation (++, +, Normal, -)
Price TBC


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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