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Samsung ST80 joins Wi-Fi camera range

Photos can be emailed straight from camera

Samsung ST80

The new ST80 allows users to share photos they’ve just taken without the use of a computer.

The Samsung ST80 is the latest in Samsung’s range of cameras with built-in Wi-Fi to allow users to share images via a wireless connection.  It has a 14.2Mp lens, 3x optical zoom and is able to capture HD video at 720p resolution with up to 30 frames per second.

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Wireless connectivity

In addition to emailing pictures, the ST80 can also upload pictures and video directly to social networking and other sites, such as Facebook, Picasa and You Tube.

All of this relies on access to a Wi-Fi connection.  The camera comes equipped with an account for mobile hotspot provider Boingo, which provides more than 120,000 mobile hot spots around the world, including 5,631 in the United Kingdom.  

See how another camera in Samsung’s Wi-Fi range, the ST1000, fared in Which?’s lab tests.  Read the full ST1000 Which? Review.

The ST80 is also Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) enabled, which means it can wirelessly communicate with other DLNA devices, such as digital photo frames and TVs.

Edit on the move

Samsung claims that the ST80’s ‘Smart Crop’ feature allows the user to edit their photos directly on the camera, for instance to correct any photos that were taken askew.  It also includes a ‘Smart Auto’ setting, which Samsung claims recognises the shooting environment and selects the appropriate settings automatically.

The ST80 will be available from September in a range of colours, including charcoal black, white, fuchsia pink and mint blue. It is expected to cost around £199.99.

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