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Samsung's smartest cameras in Vegas (pictures)

Samsung's newest compact cameras announced at CES 2013 are ready to shoot and share over Wi-Fi.

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Joshua Goldman
Managing Editor Josh Goldman is a laptop expert and has been writing about and reviewing them since built-in Wi-Fi was an optional feature. He also covers almost anything connected to a PC, including keyboards, mice, USB-C docks and PC gaming accessories. In addition, he writes about cameras, including action cams and drones. And while he doesn't consider himself a gamer, he spends entirely too much time playing them.
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Samsung WB250F

LAS VEGAS--Last week's announcement of the NX300 interchangeable lens camera gave us a look at what wireless features would be coming to Samsung's other Wi-Fi cameras. Those include wrapping its multiple apps for iOS and Android into a single app for each OS and an AutoShare option, letting you take a picture, then automatically send it wirelessly and save it straight to a smartphone.

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Samsung WB250F

The flagship point-and-shoot Smart Camera model is the WB250F, featuring an 18x, f3.2-5.8, 24mm-432mm lens, a 14-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, and a 3-inch touch screen. (A less expensive CCD-sensor version will also be available as the WB200F.)

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Samsung WB250F

Like the NX300, the camera can be controlled either with the touch screen or via five-way navigational buttons. It also has a Direct Link button to which users can assign a sharing function, so, for example, you can quickly upload a photo or e-mail it without entering into the camera's sharing options first.

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Samsung WB250F

The camera can be controlled using the touch screen or the five-button control pad.
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Samsung WB250F

It's not exactly slim, but it's still plenty compact despite the wide, long lens.
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Samsung WB800F

The WB800F is Samsung's 21x compact megazoom with a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for better low-light shots.
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Samsung WB800F

It, too, has a hybrid interface allowing you to use the touch screen or physical buttons to control the camera.
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Samsung WB800F

It has the same 21x, f2.8-5.9, 23mm-483mm lens as the Galaxy Camera.
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Samsung WB30F

Also joining the lineup for 2013 is the 10x zoom ultracompact WB30F.
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Samsung WB30F

Despite its 10x 24mm zoom lens, the camera is 0.7 inch thick.
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Samsung WB30F

No touch screen on this model.
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Samsung WB30F

Also, unlike the WB250F and WB800F, the WB30F uses a 16-megapixel CCD sensor, which will likely put its performance and low-light photo quality behind the BSI CMOS models.
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DV150F and ST150F

Rounding out the Smart Camera 2.0 lineup are the DV150F and ST150F. The first is one of Samsung's DualView cameras (a 2.7-inch LCD in back and a 1.5-inch one in front) with a 5x zoom lens, while the latter is the same camera, but with just a 3-inch LCD on back. Both use a 16-megapixel CCD sensor.

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DV150F and ST150F

From the back. No pricing or availability was announced for any of the new point-and-shoot models.

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