Samsung is claiming to be the first digital camera maker to offer a model that has what it calls the three big wireless technologies. Its ST1000 snapper, which goes on sale later this month, includes built-in geo-tagging, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity. The theory runs that users can take an image, send it via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth,and thanks to the camera’s GPS facilities they will know exactly where the image was taken.
The GPS system also means the ST1000 displays the city name and region on the camera’s LCD screen, which is handy for when you can’t remember where you were when you took a shot.
As well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi the camera is also DLNA compliant (Digital Living Network Alliance), so users can wirelessly connect it to other DLNA compliant devices, like digital picture frames, media servers or gaming HDTVs.
Other features include
Intelli-studio – PC software package for editing pictures. This is embedded in the camera itself. By using the software owners can pinpoint their images and link to photo-sharing sites.
A high resolution 3.5″ Wide touch screen LCD at 1152k pixels.
A Smart Gesture User-Interface – This enables users to access key features quickly via a tap of gesture.
HD Movie Recording at 1280x720p resolution at 30 frames per second in H.264 format – The ST1000 also sports HDMI connectivity via an optional adapter, for connecting to a HDTV.
Smart Face Recognition – This remembers faces it sees frequently (it can archive up to 20) and then prioritises them when focussing and exposing future shots. So basically you lose the hangers on from your images.
It is available in silver/red, black/black, red/black, black/gold and blue/grey colours.