Samsung launches new WiFi-enabled Smart Cameras

WiFi access on cameras still has to catch up but Samsung has released three more units in their line of WiFi-enabled Smart Cameras.

Last night, Samsung launched the DV300F, WB150F, and the WB850F, all featuring WiFi support which should be a must-have feature for people who love to shoot-and-upload photos and videos instantly.

The joy of WiFi 

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Ashley Rivera aka Petra Mahalimuyak for Samsung Smart Camera

These new cameras will allow you to instantly upload their photos and videos to Facebook, Youtube, Photobucket, and Picasa, or even send it to an e-mail address directly. Of course you need the camera to be connected to the internet via WiFi first. You can also send your shots directly to your Samsung phones and tablets, or even your PC without the use of cables. Another cool feature is using your Samsung phone as a viewfinder and remote for the camera in case you want to do self shots from afar.

Samsung DV300F – Php9,990

The Samsung DV300F is a dual-screen WiFi camera, with the other screen being in front so you can frame those self-shots perfectly. Who needs a companion to take your photos with a celebrity you spotted at the mall right? It also has an f2.5 bright lens for better shots under low light conditions.  It also comes in black and silver/red.

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  • Dual LCD (1.5″ Front LCD)
  • 16 megapixels
  • WiFi Connectivity (SNS upload, Email, PC Autobackup, Remote Viewfinder, Mobile Link, TV Link)
  • F2.5 bright lens
  • HD movie recording (720/30p)
  • Motion Photo

Samsung WB150F – Php11,990

This is my pick of the bunch. The Samsung WB150F may not have that extra LCD but it does have a whopping 18x optical zoom and all you need is add another Php2k for it. You’ll get a 24-mm wide-angle lens which makes this a nice camera for vacations and trips. Zoom or wide, take your pick. You can even do manual settings. This cameras comes in black or white.

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  • 18x optical zoom
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • 24mm wide angle lens
  • WiFi Connectivity (SNS upload, Email, PC Autobackup, Remote Viewfinder, Mobile Link, TV Link)
  • Full Manual Mode (A, S, M)
  • f/3.2 aperture
  • 3.0″ hVGA LCD display
  • HD movie recording (720/30p)

Samsung WB850F – Php19,990

The WB850F is the souped up versoin of the WB150F. It has a 21x optical zoom which is probably the longest zooming compact camera around. There’s also geotagging feature and can do Full HD 1080p video recording. However, it’s Php8,000 more expensive than the WB150F so better weigh your options carefully.

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  • 21x optical zoom
  • GPS built-in map
  • 16 megapixels
  • WiFi Connectivity (SNS upload, Email, PC Autobackup, Remote Viewfinder, Mobile Link, TV Link)
  • Full Manual Mode (A, S, M)
  • f/2.8 aperture
  • 3″ AMOLED LCD display
  • Full HD movie recording (1080p)

All of these also come with the fun features Samsung compact cameras are known for. There’s Live Panorama, Magic Frame where you can embed your photo into fun backgrounds, Split Shot which merges 3 photos into one, and Picture in Picture.

If you want to know how fun these cameras can get, check out this video made by Petra Mahalimuyak.

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  • Griswold

    hehe now that’s a nice video on what the camera can do. parang gusto ko rin isuggest sa mga kamag-anak ko. now if only samsung compacts can take good photos as other brands.

  • DV300F-9990

    Need it and am in kenya were can I get it?