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    A camera that happens to be a phone, MP3 player, and business card reader.
    CeBIT: Samsung's 7mpix camera phone
    By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
    (Wednesday, March 9, 2005 - 20:23 EST)

    Articles from a number of sources today have revealed details of a new camera phone model from Korean manufacturer Samsung that offers a whopping seven megapixel resolution.

    The company set a benchmark last year with the announcement of the first five megapixel camera phone, and the new Samsung Anycall SCH-V770 is likewise said to be a world's first. Features are getting increasingly more sophisticated, with the SCH-V770 sporting a Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan 3x optical zoom lens, and apparently including features such as support for telephoto and wide-angle conversion lenses, auto-exposure lock, and aperture priority mode.

    Detailed specifications, pricing and availability information are not currently available from Samsung. We've compiled a list of some of the features mentioned in an array of news articles covering the phone's announcement, as well as some we gleaned from the Korean-language press release:

    1/1.8" 7.4 megapixel CCD imager (7.0 megapixels effective)

    Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan 3x optical zoom lens, 7.8 - 23.4mm

    Tele and wide conversion lenses extend zoom range to 4.7x

    2-inch, 16 million color QVGA LCD display

    TV output (live preview possible)

    MMC-micro memory card slot (32MB memory included)

    Built-in high intensity flash strobe

    Compatible with CDMA EV-DO cellphone networks

    Dimensions: 127 x 52 x 27mm approx.

    Weight: 180 grams approx.

    Auto and manual focusing

    AE lock possible

    Shutter priority, aperture priority and manual modes

    Shutter speeds from 15 - 1/2000 second

    Video clip function (15 / 30 frames per second)

    MP3 player function with Digital Power Amplifier

    Business card reader function

    5x digital zoom