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Samsung announces five ultracompact cameras

With one exception, the cameras are as exciting as that headline.

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I'd like nothing more than to tell you that Samsung announced some more innovative cameras this morning, but sadly I can't. What I can tell you is that there are now five more fairly unimpressive ultracompacts in the world stamped with the Samsung brand.

Four of the five (listed below) are standard point-and-shoots priced from $100 to $200. The one pictured above--the 16-megapixel ST6500--is the only one that stands out a bit from the bunch. Not because of features, though, but because the body design is a little different, aimed at improving shooting ergonomics.

It also has a 5x, 26mm-equivalent wide-angle lens and a 3-inch touch screen, but really that's it. Or at least that's all that Samsung thought was important enough to tell us about it.

Priced at $229 look for the ST6500 in March. The few details I have for the other models are below.

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Samsung ST30

  • 10 megapixel

  • 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 3x zoom

  • 3.2 x 2 x 0.7 inches

  • Digital image stabilization

  • Available for $99.99 in March


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Samsung ST65

  • 14 megapixel

  • 27mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 5x zoom

  • Smart Auto

  • 720p HD movie capture

  • Available for $129.99 in February




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Samsung ST90

  • 14 megapixel

  • 26mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 5x zoom

  • Smart Auto 2

  • 720p HD movie capture

  • Built-in editing/sharing software for Windows

  • Available for $149.99 in February



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Samsung ST95

  • 16 megapixel

  • 26mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 5x zoom

  • 3-inch touch screen

  • Smart Auto 2

  • 720p HD movie capture (MPEG-4)

  • Built-in editing/sharing software for Windows

  • Available for $199.99 in February