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Samsung's G800 high end photography camera phone


May 7, 2008

The Samsung G800

The Samsung G800

May 7, 2008 An addition to its high end Photography Camera Phone range, the 5-megapixel Samsung G800 brings features common in most digital cameras into a mobile phone, including Optical Inner Zoom, Xenon Flash, Power LED, Image Stabiliser, Red Eye Reduction, Panorama Shot as well as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and Face Detection.

The G800 looks very much like a mobile phone on one side and a digital camera when flipped over – and it has the features to match the looks. Wide Dynamic Range means better photo quality by preserving image data in bright spots to reveal more detail in shadows or backlit areas while face detection adjusts photo quality by focusing on faces in photos. These features together with 5-megapixels, 3x optical inner zoom and xenon flash combine to ensure the Samsung G800 delivers close ups and photo detail to rival stand alone digital cameras let alone phone cameras.

Those who like their pictures moving are catered for with video recording & play in MPEG4, H.263 format and professional video editing functions included to enable users to easily cut, paste and edit their own films. Users can view photos and video on the 2.4” QVGA LCD wide display that includes a new Graphical User Interface that is similar to a digital camera, while features we’ve come to expect in a mobile phone such as Bluetooth, USB connectivity, MP3 player and FM radio are also included.

The phone comes with 150MB of internal memory and supports up to 4GB of expandable memory in the form of a microSD card. Boasting 7.2 Mbps High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) support the G800 also connects users to popular User Created Content sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more via the built in ShoZu application, allowing users to update their favorite sites easily.

Some six months after its introduction in Europe, the G800 has now reached Australian shores carrying a RRP of AUD$799.

For further info visit Samsung.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag. All articles by Darren Quick
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