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Samsung ES9 - digital camera

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  • Samsung ES9
  • Digital camera
  • compact
  • 12.2 Mpix
  • 4 x optical zoom
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Compatability Get more from your lens, whether shooting a memorable landscape or the gang's reunion around a restaurant table. By using the precision-cut ES9's 27mm wide-angle lens, with its 4x optical zoom, you instantly cover a whole-horizon field of view. Now, you can now capture full-scale memories of landmarks and landscapes, entire wedding parties and the tallest skyscrapers.

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.

It's intelligent and luminous. It has a 2.4" LCD for improved contrast and color reproduction, which allows you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. And its Intelligent LCD brightness 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.VGA quality video.

Samsung ES9 - Digital camera - compact - 12.2 Mpix - 4 x optical zoom - black


Basic Specifications

Manufacturer's Part Number
Product Type
Digital camera - compact
Product Description
Samsung ES9 - digital camera
LCD display - 2.36"
Min Focus Distance
80 cm
Dimensions (WxDxH)
9.3 cm x 2.5 cm x 6.1 cm
117 g
Image Stabiliser
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio
Digital Zoom
3 x
Supported Battery
2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )
Lens System
4 x zoom lens - 4.8 - 19.2 mm - f/2.9-6.5
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Max Video Resolution
640 x 480
Focus Adjustment
Sensor Resolution
12.2 Megapixel
Camera Flash
Built-in flash


Product Type
Digital camera - compact
Enclosure Colour
Sensor Resolution
12.2 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
Total Pixels
12,400,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
12,200,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
Optical Zoom
4 x
Digital Zoom
3 x
Image Stabiliser
Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection
Digital Video Format
Image Recording Format
Max Video Resolution
640 x 480
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio


2.36" LCD display
110,000 pixels
Display Features


Included Accessories
Carrying strap, USB cable

Lens System

4 x zoom lens - 4.8 - 19.2 mm - f/2.9-6.5
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
27 - 108mm
Focus Adjustment
Min Focus Distance
80 cm
Macro Focus Range
Zoom Adjustment
Motorised drive
Built-in lens shield

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C


Connector Type
1 x Hi-Speed USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output
Memory Card Slot
SD card

Dimensions & Weight

9.3 cm
2.5 cm
6.1 cm
117 g


Drivers & Utilities, Samsung Intelli Studio


Battery Type
2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Image Storage
JPEG 4000 x 3000 ¦ JPEG 3984 x 2656 ¦ JPEG 3968 x 2232 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1944 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1024 x 768
Video Capture
MJPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ MJPEG - 640 x 480 - 15 fps ¦ MJPEG - 320 x 240 - 30 fps ¦ MJPEG - 320 x 240 - 15 fps

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support
MS Windows 7, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2
Peripheral Devices
USB port, CD-ROM Drive


Microphone Operation Mode

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO auto
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes
Programme, automatic
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, text, close-up, backlight, beach/snow, Children, fireworks, sunset, dawn, frame guide, beauty shot
Special Effects
Soft, Cool, Negative, Vivid, Custom Effect, Calm, Classic, Forest, Retro
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight)
Max Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
8 sec
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec
Additional Features
Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, DPOF support, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PictBridge support, resizing an image, saturation control, face retouch, Face Detection AF/AE, in-camera red-eye fix, contrast control, Auto Contrast Balance (ACB), Exif Print support, Blink Detection technology, Smile Detection technology, Smart Capture

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Built-in flash
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Effective Flash Range
0.4 m - 3 m


How much do you charge for delivery?

We have a simple ‘by weight’ delivery charge for all orders, regardless of the number of items on the order. Each 20kg (or part thereof) is charged at £9.99 + VAT. Details of delivery cost for your order is clearly shown in the basket online and will be advised to you by the business adviser in store or over the phone.

Can I collect items from store?

We are currently unable to offer the collection of business product range items from our stores, but are happy to deliver to one of the addresses stored against your account to suit your needs. Any items on sale within our stores can be purchased in person from that store and placed against your business account.


AF Sensor

The sensor used to detect and help correct the focus in cameras equipped with an autofocus function.

Angle of View

The width of the area a lens can see; measured in degrees.


An opening; this term is used interchangeably with f-stop to denote a camera's diaphragm opening.

Lens Aperture

The physical opening of a lens. The smaller the f/number the more light passes through.


Short for Audio Video Interleave; the file format for Microsoft's Video for Windows standard.


The clarity of detail in an image; dependent upon resolution (number of pixels) and contrast.

Depth of Field

Means of describing the area of a photograph that is in focus.

Dynamic Range

Refers to the gradations of light and dark that a digital camera can capture where details are neither washed out by light nor concealed by shadows.


The amount of light that reaches the film; the combination of f-stop and shutter speed, which controls the amount of light that passes through the lens to the film.

File Format

Digital cameras store the data for an image in a file. The format of the file describes how that data is stored. Files in a specific format can only be viewed by software that supports that format. Some common image file formats include TIFF, PICT, and EPS files.

Flash Cards/Memory

Flash memory is a non-volatile type of computer memory. Non-volatile means that the memory will retain its contents indefinitely even if the power is disconnected. Nearly all digital cameras utilise flash memory for storing images because it is robust and the photos taken with the camera will not be lost even if the batteries run out.

Flash memory card

Cameras that have no or only a small amount of internal Flash memory will include a card slot to allow Flash memory cards to be attached for storing images. These cards consist of a chip of Flash memory in a plastic enclosure for easy handling. Flash memory cards add flexibility, as you can carry as many as you need and you can access them from any computer with a card reader - you don't have to connect the camera to the computer to access the images. Some models of photo printer also include card readers meaning you can print off photographs without even having to use a computer at all. Memory cards come in several different formats such as CompactFlash, SD, XD and Memory Stick. Most cameras only support one format, so it is important to make sure your cards are compatible with your camera.

Focal Length

The size of the angle of view of the lens, measured in millimetres. The smaller the number, the wider the lens. Zoom lenses have a range of focal lengths.


To move the lens or film/image sensor in order to record a sharp image. Auto focus - Camera feature that uses an infrared (IR) beam or sonar to set its focus.


A means of measuring the width of the diaphragm opening, which determines how much light passes through the lens. Smaller numbers in an f-stop correspond to wider lens openings; as the f-stop reading increases in number, the lens opening decreases inversely.

Image Stabilisation

Image stabilisation, IS in short, helps to steady the image projected into the camera to compensate for hand shake. It differs from digital image stabilisation found in most digital video cameras as the later involves manipulation of image pixels to create a stable video image.


Short for Liquid Crystal Display; a small, flat, visual screen that employs liquid crystal technology in order to display images. The screens on the back of most digital cameras are examples of LCD displays


An optical device that focuses light rays. In cameras, the lens is the device on the front face (or in a tube extending from the front face) that gathers the incoming light and concentrates it so that it can be directed toward the film (in an optical camera) or the imaging device (in a digital camera).

Wide angle lens - A lens that has an angle of view greater than that of a standard lens and that is considered of short focal length. This kind of lens is usually employed to include more of a subject within the confines of the image frame.

Zoom lens - Lens with variable focal length within a certain range.Fixed focal lens - A lens in which the focus is preset and is not adjustable.

Fish Eye Lens - This is an extremely wide-angle lens. A fish-eye lens magnifies the parts of the image near the centre of the image and reduces the parts that are far away from the centre.

Macro Lens - Lens that allows close photography; also called a close up lens.

Range finder

Device in some cameras used to measure the distance from the camera to the subject and that indicates when the subject is in focus.

Light Meter

A light-sensitive measuring device used to evaluate the amount of light focused on a subject in order to set the proper exposure.


Digital images are made up of a mosaic of small coloured dots, known as pixels. A megapixel simply a group of a million pixels. Megapixels are used as a measure of the quality of a digital image, generally the higher the megapixel count, the better the quality. An image 1280 pixels across by 1024 pixels tall is a 1.3 megapixel image. If the same image is recorded with 2560 pixels across and 2048 pixels up the resulting image would be 5.2 megapixels.

Memory Stick

A family of Flash memory card formats developed by Sony Electronics. Most digital cameras manufactured by Sony use Memory Stick Flash memory for external storage.

Memory Stick is an umbrella term for all of Sony's Flash memory products, members of the family include the original Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Micro. These formats are not 100% compatible with each other so if you are buying a Memory Stick camera please check that it supports the same type of Memory Stick as any Memory Stick cards you are also intending to purchase or already own.


A measure of the proportion of the smallest individually accessible portion of a video image to the overall size of the image. The higher the resolution, the finer the detail that can be discerned.

White Balance

This is the balancing of colour components to create pure white when scanning a white object.


A camera with zoom is able to make the subject appear larger when it is photographed, either by optical or digial means

Optical Zoom

Optical zoom magnifies the size of an image by adjusting the lens. Unlike digital zoom, optical zoom enlarges the subject without sacrificing resolution. Optical zoom is generally considered to be superior to digital zoom for this reason.

Digital Zoom

Uses digital technology to enlarge an image. Digital zoom does not have moving parts. It is the electronic enlarging of the middle of an image. The pixels at the centre portion of the CCD are digitally doubled to make the image appear larger on the display.