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CES 2012 – Samsung Unveil InTouch Camera System


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At CES last week, Samsung unveiled it’s InTouch Camera System, which comes pre-loaded with a number of apps, including Skype.


Boasting Wi-Fi technology, 720p high-definition video and a range of pre-loaded apps and functionalities, including Skype, YouTube and full Web browsing, the Samsung inTouch brings the internet connected experience straight to the living rooms of consumers with ordinary HDTVs.

“While internet connected HDTVs are now common, not every household gets to experience this fun and interactive feature, especially if they have an HDTV purchased just a few years ago,” said Mike Palazzolo, Vice President Sales and Marketing, consumer video monitoring and security products, Samsung Techwin America. “With the inTouch camera system, Samsung is now bridging the gap between this experience and those consumers who own HDTVs without networking capability.”

The inTouch camera can be securely placed on top of an HDTV, shelf or table, and thanks to a tilt range of -30° ~ 0°, users can easily adjust the camera so that everyone can be in the shot. The Samsung inTouch offers an effortless connection to a wireless network, and hooking up the camera to an HDTV requires just one HDMI cable.

Plugged into Skype and with an embedded mic and speakers, Samsung’s inTouch camera system gives consumers the ability to connect with family and friends around the world in high-definition, right from the comfort of their own living rooms. Whether it is grandparents calling to check in on the kids from across the country, parents reading their children a story while away on a business trip, or a simple chat with a longtime friend, the possibilities are endless.

In addition to Skype, the Samsung inTouch camera system is also pre-loaded with a range of apps which instantly give any ordinary HDTV an internet connected makeover. Apps such as YouTube and Google News and Weather bring important information and entertainment right to the screen, and a Web browser allows consumers to fully access and enjoy all that the Internet has to offer. Navigation is also made easy with the inclusion of a palm-sized QWERTY keyboard which puts everything the consumer needs right at their fingertips and makes checking email or instant messaging with friends a breeze.

The Samsung inTouch camera also offers an easy-to-use photos app that essentially transforms an HDTV into a high-definition picture frame. Consumers can snap still images at three megapixel resolution, or insert their own using the integrated USB port, which can be reviewed in a gallery or enjoyed in a slideshow. Images can also be shared with friends and family by uploading directly from the inTouch to many of today’s popular social networking sites.

The Samsung inTouch will be available March 2012 and will retail for $199.99.

Specifications – Samsung inTouch (SNH-5010N)



Imaging Device

1/5, 3M CMOS

Effective Pixels

2408 (H) x 1536 (V)

Scanning System






Focal Length (Zoom Ratio)

2.78 mm


Angular Field of View (D/V/H)



Focus Control



TTL / F Number

3.65 mm / 2.6


Lens Type

4 plastic lens

Pan / Tilt / Rotate


Tilt Range

-30° ~ 0° manual




Android gingerbread v2.3x

White Balance


Digital Zoom


Remote Control Interface

IR remote controller




Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Video / Image Compression Format

H.264 / JPEG

Max Frame Rate

30 fps (1024×720)

Video Quality Adjustment

H.264: Compression Level

Bitrate Control Method

H.264: CBR

Audio Compression Format

Silk, G.729, G.711 (Embedded in the Skype audio library)

Audio Communication

2-way (built-in microphone and speaker)

Input / Output


Video / Audio



A type 1EA

Mic / Speaker

Embedded Mic 2EA, Embedded Speaker 2EA



Operating Temperature / Humidity

14°F ~ 122°F  / 20% ~ 80% RH



Input Voltage / Current


Power Consumption



2 LED  (power & Skype status)

CPU and Memory

ARM Cortex A8 1GHz, 512MB DDR, 512MB NAND Flash





Dimensions (W/H/D)

6.73” x 2.28” x 1.06”


140g  (.31 lb)

Remote Controller





Dimensions (W/H/D)

5.24” x 2.76” x .96”






Andrew Edney
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