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Samsung Unveils 14-Megapixel Camera

Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung pulled back the curtain on its second-half digital camera lineup today, adding four models due in September.

The company will up the resolution of its cameras — debuting among the first 14-megapixel point-and-shoot cameras — as well as add 28mm wide-angle lenses to several models.

The 14-megapixel TL34HD sports a 28mm 3.6x optical zoom lens, 720p video capture and dual-image stabilization. It offers a 3-inch LCD with the second generation of the company’s Smart Touch interface.

It will sell in all black or in silver with red trim for $329.

The 10-megapixel TL9 is a compact model with a 5x optical zoom lens, dual stabilization, 2.7-inch LCD and MP3/PMP capability. The camera will feature a new design, with two analog gages on the top of the camera to display remaining battery life and memory capacity.

Additionally, the TL9 has face detection (up to nine faces) and a “smile shot” function that only records an image when the subject is smiling. The camera will also offer a blink-detection mode, which will prevent the camera from recording an image when a subject’s eyes are closed. It will retail for $279.

The 13.6-megapixel SL310W, for $229, features a 28mm, 3.6x optical zoom with dual image stabilization, 11 scene modes, face detection, smile shot, blink detection and automatic red-eye fix.

The camera also includes a function description in the menu to explain various camera features as well as an in-camera help guide.

Finally, the 10-megapixel SL201 ($169) features a 3x optical LCD, a 2.7-inch LCD that adjusts brightness automatically based on external lighting, face detection and 11 scene modes. Additional features include in-camera help guide and function description, and a self-portrait mode that uses face detection to only capture an image when a subject’s face is centered.