As the future of photography lies in connectivity, I’m very excited for the new 2013 Samsung’s next phase of Smart Cameras that will provide customers with a comprehensive connected photography experience founded on enhance capabilities and usability of wireless features.
Our friends from PeadPr said the new 2013 line up includes the WB250F, WB800F, DV150F and ST150F SMART models.
Introducing the WB250F
The new flagship camera in the WB long-zoom series, the WB250F delivers outstanding optical performance to make capturing great photos easy. The camera comes complete with 18x optical zoom, a 14.2 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 24mm lens. Built to a classic design, it incorporates a hybrid touch interface consisting of touch LCD screen and five-way navigational keys so users can manipulate controls to their preference.
For photographers who want to make the most of the feature, a full manual mode option gives complete control over the camera’s settings.
To make brilliant photography easy, the new WB camera also incorporates features such as Best Face, which automatically selects the best facial expressions from a burst shot to create group photos. Also, SMART Mode and Motion Photo features enable users to achieve pro-standard quality and creativity under any conditions. The WB250F comes complete with a pop-up flash and is available in two stylish colours; white and gun metal. RRP$399 (WB250F)
New models incorporating upgraded SMART CAMERA
The WB800F is a classic long-zoom camera with 21x optical zoom and a 16.3 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for excellent low-light photography. The powerful camera has been built around a hybrid user interface, which enables photographers to control the camera via the touchscreen or a five-way manual key. The WB800F is available in white and cobalt black. RRP$499 (WB800F)
The DV150F combines Wi-Fi connectivity with a 1.48” Front LCD, making it easier than ever to take self-portraits. Photographers can instantly transform any shot using the Beauty Palette feature which enables them to apply one of a range of make-up looks to the subject of a photo. RRP$229 (DV150F)
In addition, a series of creative features such as Smart Filter 3.0, Motion Photo and Magic Frame makes it easy to create interesting and unique pictures worth sharing. Housed in a stylish aluminium body, the imaging technology of the DV150F ensures outstanding quality pictures with a 16.2 Megapixel CCD sensor, a F2.5 25mm bright lens and a 5x optical zoom. The DV150F is available in three different colours, plum, colbalt black and white.
The ST150F completes the range of new SMART CAMERA models. Using the F2.5 Bright Lens, the 5x optical zoom and the 25mm lens, taking bright pictures is made easy and a 16.2 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers sharp and clear results. Wi-Fi connectivity means photos can be shared and uploaded to social media sites on the move - perfect as a connected camera for amateur photographers and creative individuals. Available in white and silver, it delivers unparalleled ease-of-use to capture and share great pictures. RRP$199 (ST150F).
An in-depth look at the enhanced functionalities
‘One Click, Simplify’ enables connected devices to seamlessly link so images can be shared flawlessly in one motion through the striking interface. Designed with smartphone users in mind, this interface combines touch-type and big screen functionality, creating faster editing and uploading to other devices and social media sites.
AutoShare simultaneously sends and saves images straight to a connected smartphone via Wi-Fi. The function is built for busy lifestyles and automatically becomes the default setting once set up, enabling instant back-up and sharing of treasured memories.
Streamlined connection has also been built in to the external design of all-new SMART CAMERA devices with a standalone Direct Link hot key which automatically connects a specific Wi-Fi functionality at the touch of a button. Users can assign their most loved wireless function to the key for superior speed when sharing photographic memories with friends and family anywhere in the world.
The unique Samsung SMART CAMERA App enables smart phone users to download the application (available on both Android and iOS operating platforms) and connect with the pre-installed SMART CAMERA capabilities via a Wi-Fi connection.
It enables users to manipulate, share and back-up images shot across the range of connected Samsung cameras available. Combining three different intelligent elements in one touch, the SMART CAMERA App integrates the upgraded capabilities of Remote Viewfinder and Mobile Link as well as the new AutoShare tool, putting users in control from beginning to end of the connected photographer’s journey.