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