Samsung's High Quality, High Performance Cameras Unveiled at PMA in Orlando
March 21, 2005 -- Sunnyvale, Calif. - Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq: ZRAN) announced that its COACH 7 digital camera processor is powering Samsung's new Digimax V700 and Digimax U-CA 5 high quality, high performance digital camera models displayed recently at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Orlando, Florida.
The new Digimax V700 delivers 7.1 megapixel high resolution images with enough high quality detail to print poster size. It comes with a 30x (3x optical, 10x digital) zoom with world renowned Schneider lens, high-speed shot capture and is equipped with a 2.0-inch LCD screen. The V700 supports MPEG-4 video recording of movie clips in VGA at 30 frames per second that can be played back on a television or PC. The movie capture feature supports Zoran's proprietary jitter stabilization technology, suppressing unwanted camera jitters. Additional features include manual shooting, scene selection, special effects, and a voice recording function among others.
The Digimax U-CA 5 is a 5.0 megapixel high resolution digital camera with a 15x (3x optical, 5x digital) zoom and it also supports a movie capture feature in VGA at 30 frames per second. This is the first digital camera to deliver the newly-developed SF (Safety Flash) technology, which enhances image clarity and color where there is an insufficient light source and the photographer does not want to use a flash. This feature disables the flash in low light settings and enhances the exposure for more natural photos in difficult light conditions.
"The new Digimax V700 and U-CA 5 digital cameras offer outstanding image resolution for photographers who want to print their high-quality digital photographs or capture video clips of fast action events," said Mr. B.D. Nam, Vice President of DSC development center at Samsung Techwin Co., LTD. "Zoran continues to work with us to deliver distinctive digital cameras that produce high quality images and enable the newest technology, such as Safety Flash image clarity, for consumers."
"This is the fifth generation of Digimax cameras that we have worked with Samsung to deliver to market. We are proud to be able to work with industry leader Samsung to deliver a new generation of high performance digital cameras that help digital photographers improve their photos while also allowing them to capture and preserve their own movie clips," said Ohad Meitav, senior director digital camera product line, Zoran's Mobile division.
Both the Digimax V700 and U-CA 5 digital cameras include USB 2.0 high speed for quick and easy transfers of the captured content and PictBridge for direct camera-printer connection, allowing photographers to print directly from the digital camera without the need for a personal computer.
In addition to the Digimax V700 and U-CA 5 models, Samsung is shipping multiple other new digital camera models based on Zoran's COACH processor.
About Zoran Corporation
Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the growing digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications, and Connect and Share technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DVD, digital camera, DTV, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, England, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at http://www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500.
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