So-yeon Lee will be the first Korean to fly into space and accompanying her will be two digital cameras from Samsung. The NV24HD will be the first digital point-and-shoot to be used in space. A GX-20 (DSLR), twin to the Pentax K20D, will also join the fray. I hope they’re sending a slew of ultra wide-angle lenses with that instead of the kit lens.
Both cameras underwent shock and vibration tests as well as a test to check for electromagnetic safety and a 3-part safety test for the battery. They will record daily life in space for the Korean astronaut and Russian cosmonauts for about 10 days. It will also be tested in the rigors of outer space for 7 days.
I’m really curious to see how the cams hold up.