Samsung announces four new SL-series point and shoots


It’s announcements like this that make trade shows not worth going to. Today, Samsung updated their SL-series of point and shoots with four new models: SL820, SL620, SL202 and SL30.

Both the 820 and 620 models feature a 12.2-megapixel sensor, optical and digital image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD and 5x optical zoom. The 820 differentiates itself with the ability to record video in HD (720p) and comes with an HDMI port while the 620 records video in MPEG-4 at 640×480. A slew bunch of other features like smile detection, blink detection and face detection comprise the 820 and 620 models.

The SL820 hits retailers in May for $280 while the 620 drops next month for $200.

The SL202 and SL30 are 10-megapixel shooters with 3x optical zoom and digital image stabilization. The 202 records video at 30fps with a measly resolution of VGA and MJPEG format which can be seen on a 2.7-inch LCD. The 30 essentially does the same but has a 2.5-inch LCD and is AA battery powered while the 202 has a rechargeable battery.

The SL202 comes out next month for $150. The SL30 also comes out next month for $100.