From Samsung’s highly advanced and affordable ES series of point and shoot digital cameras comes the Samsung ES9 that provides the user with an outstanding photography experience. With key features like a wide-angle lens and optical zoom, this Samsung point and shoot camera is perfectly suited for those looking to capture expansive landscapes, group shots or even experiment with some close-up and macro photography.
The ultra-wide 27 mm lens boasts a focal length of 4.8 - 19.2 mm or a 35 mm equivalent of 27 - 108 mm. This gives the Samsung digital camera a considerable optical zoom capacity of 4x along with an additional digital zoom of 3x on the still image mode and 12.5x on the play mode. Operating a highly capable CCD image sensor, the ES9 has a commendable 12.2 megapixel optical sensor resolution. The ES series digital camera from Samsung sports a simple and compact design that manages to weigh only 117 g, without the battery and memory card. This combination of a user-friendly and lightweight design gives the Samsung ES9 comfortable handling and easy portability.
All the images and video captures on by this camera can be viewed on its 2.36 inch TFT LCD screen that has a 110,000 dot display resolution. This LCD screen is also used as a live viewfinder as the ES9 doesn’t feature an optical viewfinder.
Battery and Storage
The power supply for this Samsung camera comes in the form of AA alkaline batteries, letting you capture your desired images and videos. These captured files are stored on the camera’s memory storage device which is in the form of an SD card expandable up to 2 GB or an SDHC card with up to 8 GB of expansion. The ES9’s compatibility with both Windows and Mac operating systems makes it very easy to transfer the files from the camera to a PC or a laptop using the camera’s high-speed USB digital interface.
The aperture control provides the user with the ability to adjust the amount of light that passes through the lens, which on this camera has a range of f/2.9 (Wide) – f/6.5 (Tele). The ES9 also features a TTL or through the lens autofocus system that has a normal focusing range of 80 cm – infinity. It also has a macro focus range of 10 – 80 cm (Wide) and 60 - 80cm (Tele), giving you the opportunity to capture a variety of close-up and long-range shots.
The ISO speed or light sensitivity controls the amount of light that falls on the image sensor, which on the Samsung ES9 starts at ISO 80 and goes up to ISO 1600. The available shutter speeds on this digital camera has a shortest duration of 1/2000 sec and a longest open shutter duration of 8 sec.
The combination of the ISO speed and the shutter speed provides the user with a wide variety of settings that enables the capture of clear images even under insufficient light. Furthering the camera’s low light shooting capability is the advent of a built-in flash unit that features an operational range of 0.4 – 3 m (Wide) and 0.5 – 2 m (Tele).
Featuring a wide range of pre-set shooting modes and white balancing modes ,the ES9 is capable of working perfectly in very specific conditions. The presence of a digital image stabilizer helps capture sharp and blur-free images and videos.
The combination of a powerful image sensor and a superior 12.2 megapixel resolution gives this camera the ability to record videos with 640 x 480 resolution at 30 fps along with mono audio. The presence of an AV out port lets the camera transmit in both PAL and NTSC output signals. The available PictBridge function allows you to connect the camera directly to a printer without a PC, enabling easy direct photo printing.
The camera also features Face Detection and Red Eye Reduction which helps to automatically find, focus and maximize the clarity of the human faces present within the image frame. A self-timer function on this camera gives the user a 2 or 10 sec delay between pressing the image capture button and the actual shutter release. This gives the photographer enough time to experiment with a variety of shooting styles, especially for group and self-portraits, making the Samsung ES9 a great and affordable tool for an all-round photography experience.
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Get more from your lens, whether you are shooting a memorable landscape or the gang’s reunion at a restaurant. By using the precision-cut ES9’s 27mm wide-angle lens and 4x optical zoom, you instantly cover the whole field of view. Now, you can now capture full-scale memories of landmarks and landscapes, entire wedding parties and the tallest skyscrapers.
Even the tiniest shake can ruin your shot. The ES9's Digital Image Stabilization solves that. Digital Image Stabilization gives you sharp images no matter the condition. Whether it's low light, zooming or just a case of plain old shaky hands, your photos come out sharp and clear. So let the ES9 shake things up. In a good way.
When we engineered the Samsung ES9 to be bright, we meant it in both senses of the word. It’s both intelligent and luminous. It has a LCD for improved contrast and colour reproduction, which allows you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. And its Intelligent LCD Brightness feature automatically detects environmental illumination and adjusts the LCD brightness for optimal image viewing. It does the thinking for you, which makes the ES9 a smart choice.
You see the image you want in your head. You point the ES9. And Smart Auto sees it too. This scene recognition technology actually chooses from 15 different settings ranging from landscape to portrait automatically. Then adjusts for the perfect shot. Whether it's catching your friends on a night on the town or a waterfall off a mountain.
If you prefer still shots to movies but want to leave your options open the ES9 is right for you. You'll get 640 x 480 quality video at 30 frames per second. You even can use the 5x optical zoom to get up close and vividly personal. And when things get dicey, you can even pause your recording.
No one has a bad side with the ES9's Perfect Portrait system. Sure it fixes red-eye, but this next generation face detection technology even detects blinking. So you're always sure eyes are open and smiles are bright. In addition it evens skin tones, erases blemishes and removes dark circles. And with different level settings, you can control how much retouching you do.
Achieve the beautiful composition you’re looking for by simply selecting any object on the camera display. Object Tracking AF technology will track the object and focus for you, all you need to do is press the shutter button.
Smart Album automatically organizes your photos by type, date, colour and week so that you can find that one particular shot among many. It does the looking for you. In fact, it can even do a face search.