Samsung SH100

The Good The Samsung SH100 has features tailor-made for people wanting the functionality of their smartphone camera in a point-and-shoot.

The Bad The SH100's low-light photos are not good and its performance can be slow. Also, wireless uploads are limited to 2-megapixel photos and 30-second low-res movie clips.

The Bottom Line If you like all the photo apps for your smartphone camera but miss having an optical zoom, the Samsung SH100 is the point-and-shoot for you.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Image quality 6.0
7.6 Overall

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Review

Samsung SH100

Samsung seems to be the only camera manufacturer really pushing forward with Wi-Fi in its cameras. It's launched a handful of wireless-enabled models over the past couple years, but they've been mysteriously hard to come by, so I haven't been able to review one. That changes with the SH100.

The camera has built-in 802.11n wireless that can be used to connect to your Wi-Fi network for automatic backups or viewing on DLNA-equipped devices; connect to other Samsung Wi-Fi cameras for sharing; connect to hot spots including those provided by Boingo (an account comes with the SH100) or wirelessly tether to a smartphone; and connect to an Android 2.2-powered Galaxy S smartphone, 7-inch Galaxy Tab, or iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.

That last option can be used to upload content to sharing sites, but it will also allow you to control the camera remotely. Your display turns into a viewfinder and you can move the camera's zoom lens as well as hit the shutter release. It'll also use the phone's GPS receiver to geotag your shots. (Samsung plans to extend these features to other non-Samsung Android smartphones as well.)

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $200
  • Brand Samsung
  • Digital Camera Type compact
  • Weight 3.88 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 14.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 7.8 mm (1/2.33")
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
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