Samsung’s new easy-to-use digital camera, the S860

Samsung Electronics Australia, with over 20 years experience in producing cameras, has unveiled a new point-and-shoot – the S860 digital still camera. Combining fun features and easy-to-use functionality, this model will bring out the photographer in you.

This compact digital still camera is available in a variety of fashionable colours including pink, blue, black and silver. At 8.1 mega-pixels and generous zoom lens, this camera captures your memorable experiences in sharp focus, vivid colour and rich detail.

The Samsung S860 is feature-packed with practical and easy-to-use options, for the amateur photographer.


  • Function Description Assistance: The features on the S860 will never be a mystery with this manual in a camera. Function Description Assistance provides an explanation of all of the S860’s features in a simple to use format.
  • Digital Image Stabilization (DIS): As in many of the higher end camera series, users can opt to reduce image blur when shooting in lower light environments with Samsung’s unique DIS switched on.
  • Face Detection AF&AE: Taking a picture with a friend, hold the camera at arms distance and don’t worry about having that one opportunity ruined by an inaccurate snap. This function ensures that the camera recognises faces and is able to capture them with automatic focus and lighting.
  • Scene Modes: Rather than needing knowledge of photographic jargon, simply set the camera to the environment of your subject and snap away. For the perfect shot, users are offered 11 options ranging from Close-up, Beach & Snow and Fireworks to Landscape, Night and Portrait.
  • In addition, the Samsung S860 is the ultimate in convenience for those in favour of using two AA alkaline batteries to power up their camera. Overall the Samsung S860 makes it easy for the amateur photographer to get started.


  • Image sensor: 8.1 megapixel
  • Lens: 35mm film equivalnet: 38~114mm
  • LCD monitor: 2.4inch colour TFT LCD
  • Focusing: TTL auto focus
  • Shutter speed: 1~1/2,000 sec
  • ISO equivalent: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
  • White balance: Auto, daylight, cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
  • Storage: 11MB internal flash memory, memory card
  • Interface: Windows, Mac
  • Power source: 2x AA alkaline batteries
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 93 x 62 x 26.5 mm
  • Weight: 123 g
  • Special features: Face detection, Digital Image Stabilisation, Photo Help Guide, self portrait, MPEG VGA 30fps

Source: Samsung