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12.2 Megapixels
High picture quality is obtained by employing an 12.2 megapixels 1/2.33″  high resolution CCD sensor. Clear picture quality can be enough resolution for printing up to poster size. A robust mounted image processor allows for rich gradation, fast and high quality picture processing.

2.5″  230K Intelligent LCD
The Samsung ES17 has a 2.5″  LCD for improved contrast and colour reproduction, allowing you to enjoy a wider and clearer image. Also The Samsung ES17 is Intelligent LCD brightness automatically detects environmental illumination and adjusts LCD brightness for optimal imageviewing.

Movie Recording (VGA@30fps / MJPEG)
Powerful video recordings with MJPEC VGA resolution high quality video recording is enabled by supporting 3x optical zoom, VGA resolution at 640 X 480, and 30/14fps. Video editing capabilities(Pause during recording, Still Image Capture) enable expression of various images.

Face Detection (AF/AE/AWB)
With the Face Detection function, you can now take better portrait pictures with ease. The function is able to distinguish faces from the rest of the background and automatically focus on them. It can then adjust the brightness of the faces so that your portraits come out perfect every time.

Red-eye Fix
A special red-eye fix algorithm on the camera automatically eliminates red-eye from your pictures. You can remove red-eye during image payback, or for even greater convenience, set the camera to automatically detect and eliminate red-eye from your shots as they are taken.

Beauty Shot
The Beauty Shot feature is like having your own make-up artist””right in your camera. It automatically identifies imperfections such as blemishes and dark spots on the face, and retouches them so that faces appear brighter and smooth. And with different level settings, you can control the amount of retouching that takes place””it’s that simple!

Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)
Thanks to the enhanced sensitivity of Samsung’s imaging sensor and Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) technology, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to capture beautifully clear images””even in low-light situations. So if flash photography is not an option, don’t worry because Samsung’s DIS will quickly become your trusted friend.

ISO 1600
The Samsung ES17 has an auto sensitivity feature that automatically adjusts sensitivity according to the ambient exposure conditions up to ISO 1600. The high sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 lets you take clearer pictures, in poor lighting conditions, without camera shake or image blurring.

Self Portrait
Samsung’s advanced Face Detection technology takes the guesswork out of taking portraits””especially your own. With the convenient Self Portrait function, you’ll now be able to easily take perfect self portraits every time. A beeping sound will notify you when your face is properly positioned and it’s time to take the shot. The function can even recognize up to three faces so your friends are never left out.

Photo Help Guide and Function Description
With the Multi Slide Show function you can arrange pictures into a slide show, add music and active slide effects to bring out the emotion in your photos””a great way to make a story as you go or share your memories with family or friends!

+ User Manual


Image Sensor


1/2.33″ ³ (Approx. 7.81mm) CCD

Effective Pixel

Approx. 12.2 Mega-pixel

Total Pixel

Approx. 12.3 Mega-pixel


Focal Length

SAMSUNG Lens f = 6.3 ~ 18.9mm (35mm film equivalent : 35~105mm)

F No.

F3.2(W) ~ F5.8(T)

Digital Zoom

Still Image mode : 1.0X ~3.0X
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 12.5X (depends on image size, Min. size is 320×240)

Image Stabilization

Image Stabilization

DIS (Digital Image Stabilization)





2.5″ (6.4cm), QVGA (230,000 pixels)






TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF)


Normal : 80cm ~ infinity
Macro : 10cm~80cm (Wide), 50cm ~ 80cm (Tele)
Auto Macro : 10cm~Infinity (Wide), 50cm~ Infinity (Tele)

Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed

Auto : 1/8 ~ 1/1,500 sec.,Program : 1 ~ 1/1,500 sec.
Night : 8 ~ 1/1,500 sec.,Fireworks : 2 sec.



Program AE


Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection AE


,±2EV (1/3EV steps)

ISO Equivalent

Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600



Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red Eye Fix


Wide : 0.4m ~ 3.8m, Tele : 0.5m ~ 2.1m (ISO AUTO)

Recharging Time

Approx. , 5 sec.



Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+

White Balance

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom

Still Image


Mode: Auto, Program, DIS,Photo help Guide , Scene Scene : Beauty Shot, Potrait, Night scene, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn,
Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow
Continuous: Single, Continuous, Motion Capture, AEB
Self-timer: 10sec.2sec., Double, Motion Timer


Photo Style Selector :Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB
Image Adjust : Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation (5 steps)


Image Edit : Resize, Rotate, Trimming
Photo Style Selector :Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB
Image Adjust : Face Retouch, Red Eye Fix, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation

Image Play

Image Play

Single image, Thumbnails, Multi Slide show, Movie Clip
* Slide show : Slide show with Effect & Music

Voice Recording

Voice Recording

Voice Recording (max. 10 hours)
Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10 sec.)

Date Imprinting

Date Imprinting

Date&Time, Date, Off (user selectable)

Movie Clip


With Audio or without Audio
(user selectable, recording time : Max 2 hours)
Size : 640×480, 320×240
(3X Optical Zoom, Mute during Zoom Operation)
Frame rate : 30 fps, 15 fps


Photo Style Selector :Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB


Pause during recording, Still Image Capture



Internal memory: Approx. 11MB flash memory
External memory: SD Card(up to 2GB guaranteed)
MMC plus(up to 1GB guaranteed)
SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)

File Format

Still Image : JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Movie Clip : AVI (MJPEG)
Audio : WAV

Image Size

Normal Shooting Mode
12M: 4000×3000 pixels
8M: 3264×2448 pixels
5M : 2592×1944 pixels
3M : 2048×1536 pixels
1M: 1024×768 pixels

Wide Shooting Mode
9MW: 3968 x 2232 pixels
2MW 1920×1080 pixels

Print Shooting Mode
10MP: 3984 x 2656 pixels

5M: 2592×1944, 3M: 2048×1536, 1M: 1024×768

4MP: 2592×1728, 2MP: 1800×1200

4MW: 2592×1458, 2MW: 1920×1080


Digital output connector

USB 2.0


Microphone : Mono
Internal Speaker : Mono

Video Out

AV : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)

DC power input




Power Source

Power Source

Primary Battery: 2x AA Alkaline
Rechargeable battery :SNB-2512B KIT(2xAA Ni-MH Battery & Charger)
Connector Type : 8pin
* Included battery may vary depending on sales region.

Physical Specification

Dimensions (WxHxD)



121g (without battery and card)

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 40 ,°C

Operating Humidity

5 ~ 85%



Samsung Master, Adobe Reader

Special Features

Special Features

Self Portrait
Intelligent LCD
Face Detection
Beauty Shot
DIS(Digital Image Stabilization)
Photo Help Guide


For Windows

PC with processor better than Pentium 500MHz (Pentiumlll 800MHz recommended)
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
250 MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend)
Minimum 256MB RAM (Over 512MB recommended)
USB port
CD-ROM drive
1024 ƒ-768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (24-bit color display recommended)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0C or later

For Macintosh

Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 10.3 or higher
Minimum 256MB RAM
110MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive

* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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