/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

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.

Joshua_Goldman.jpg
Joshua Goldman
20130107_225843.jpg
1 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

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.

20130107_225728.jpg
2 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

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.)

20130107_225721.jpg
3 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

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.

20130107_225756.jpg
4 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

Samsung WB250F

The camera can be controlled using the touch screen or the five-button control pad.
20130107_225736.jpg
5 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

Samsung WB250F

It's not exactly slim, but it's still plenty compact despite the wide, long lens.
20130107_225900.jpg
6 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

Samsung WB800F

The WB800F is Samsung's 21x compact megazoom with a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for better low-light shots.
20130107_225923.jpg
7 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

Samsung WB800F

It, too, has a hybrid interface allowing you to use the touch screen or physical buttons to control the camera.
20130107_230015.jpg
8 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

Samsung WB800F

It has the same 21x, f2.8-5.9, 23mm-483mm lens as the Galaxy Camera.
20130107_230059.jpg
9 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

Samsung WB30F

Also joining the lineup for 2013 is the 10x zoom ultracompact WB30F.
20130107_230108.jpg
10 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

Samsung WB30F

Despite its 10x 24mm zoom lens, the camera is 0.7 inch thick.
20130107_230115.jpg
11 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

Samsung WB30F

No touch screen on this model.
20130107_230126.jpg
12 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

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.
20130107_230237.jpg
13 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

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.

20130107_230312.jpg
14 of 14 Joshua Goldman/CNET

DV150F and ST150F

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

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

59 Photos
Nintendo Switch: The best games to play right now

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The best games to play right now

41 Photos
The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo is the EV of our dreams

More Galleries

The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo is the EV of our dreams

7 Photos
Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more

65 Photos
Subaru Solterra STI feels like a natural extension

More Galleries

Subaru Solterra STI feels like a natural extension

5 Photos
2022 Porsche Cayenne adds snazzy Platinum Edition

More Galleries

2022 Porsche Cayenne adds snazzy Platinum Edition

9 Photos
2022 Polestar 2 is clean and techy

More Galleries

2022 Polestar 2 is clean and techy

28 Photos