Samsung is set to launch a mid-range digital SLR camera. The Samsung GX-20 digital SLR (single reflex lens) camera has a 14.6Mp CMOS image sensor and a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens.

Samsung GX-20 owners will be able to view images as soon as they have been taken on the 2.7in LCD screen and with the live-view function users can shoot subjects by looking directly at the LCD screen rather than through the viewfinder.

In common with several other manufacturers' digital SLR cameras, the GX-20 has a special dust-blocking design as well as a dual dust removal function designed to prevent blemishes being introduced to pictures.

Another feature that is likely to appeal is OIS (optical image stabilisation). This compensates for minor vibrations and minimises camera shake to ensure pictures don;t come out blurred.

The camera also features an external flash and a one-touch RAW & Jpeg image-conversion button. Prices and an availability date have yet to be confirmed.

Samsung has also launched the NV24HD – a high definition 10.2Mp camcorder. The slim camcorder comes with a 24mm wide-angle 3.6x optical zoom lens and will shoot video in 1,280x720p at a speed of 30fps (frames per second). It uses H.264 video encoding and features dual image stabilisation technology to ensure video is not blurred.

Pricing and availability for the Samsung GX020 digital SLR camera and the NV24HD have yet to be confirmed.

Samsung GX-20 digital SLR camera

The Samsung GX-20 digital SLR camera has a 14.6Mp CCD

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