The launch of Samsung’s SH100 camera, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, lets users share photos instantly, straight from the camera.
The 14.2MP Samsung SH100 is aimed at a younger market, which is why Samsung has included wi-fi in this compact camera – to make uploading photos as quick as possible.
Samsung already has a number of wi-fi connected cameras available, but the SH100 builds on Samsung’s previous connected cameras – like the ST1000 – with what Samsung say is a unique innovation, allowing you to connect wirelessly to other devices with ease.
The SH100 has built-in wi-fi and includes an account with Boingo – so you’ll have access to over 200,000 wi-fi hotspots worldwide.
The camera can also be connected wirelessly to Samsung’s Android powered Galaxy S smartphone which you can use to view the shot you’re about to take in real time.
The usefulness of such a feature may sound limited, but if you’re taking a group shot – with you in it – it means you can position the camera, get into the shot and then remotely zoom in and out to frame the shot and activate the shutter using your Galaxy S while you’re in front of the lens.
The built-in wi-fi also means you can back up your shots to your PC at the push of a couple of buttons, upload pictures to social networking sites instantly or email them to individual email addresses straight from the camera.
Samsung has developed a ‘Smart Access’ user interface that is included in the SH100. The touch screen works in a similar fashion to many smartphones to make even the more advanced functionality – such as sharing photos – as simple as possible.
To see the camera in action, take a look at our video review of the Samsung SH100 at its unveiling at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.
It’s not a big camera – measuring 93x54x19mm and includes familiar features like face recognition. You can also record HD video on the camera, which can then be uploaded to sites like YouTube.
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