Samsung (http://www.samsung.com) unveiled the ST80, a 14.2 mega-pixel point-and-shoot camera that joins Samsung’s growing line of Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras. Samsung has also introduced a pocket-sized Full-HD camcorder. They’re due in September for US$249.99 and $199.99, respectively.
It supports wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Samsung’s AllShare (DNLA) connectivity. The camera houses a 3x optical zoom as well as a 3.0-inch wide touch-screen on the back of the camera.
The ST80 comes equipped with Samsung’s new “Smart Crop” feature, an editing tool that takes place directly on the camera. With Smart Crop, users can crop images taken at any angle or slant, such as banners or signs, and then straighten them as if they were originally taken straight on. The ST80 also lets you capture mages with Samsung’s Smart Auto (Still & Movie) scene recognition technology. Smart Auto (Still & Movie) automatically recognizes the user’s current shooting environment and selects the appropriate settings to achieve the best results possible.
In addition to the 14.2 mega-pixel resolution for digital still images, the ST80 offers HD video recording. At 30 frames-per-second, the ST80 allows consumers to record high-quality, 720p HD video utilizing the H.264 format, which provides up to three times more recording capacity than the MJPEG video format.
The Samsung HMX-E10 is a Full-HD, pocket-sized camcorder with a 270-degree swiveling lens and USB port function that enables users to connect the camcorder directly to any computer without added attachments like a USB cable. The USB connection can also be used to charge the battery.
The HMX-E10 is also loaded with Samsung’s play-edit-sharing program, called intelli-studio. This program gives users the ability to edit and play their video from any computer without having to install supporting software.
An interactive and onscreen “upload” button on the HMX-E10 also simplifies uploading footage to the web effortless. When connected to a computer with an internet connection, the one-touch “upload” button links directly to a specified content sharing web site, such as YouTube, and reduces the number of steps needed to successfully upload and share video.