Samsung has unveiled its latest DualView compact camera. The range, which kicked-off in 2009 with the release of the TL225 and TL220 models, packs front and rear LCD displays so photographers can get themselves in the picture without the hit and miss framing that results from holding the camera at arm's length. The new DV300F is the first in the DualView line to include Wi-Fi connectivity to allow users to cut out the middleman and email shots or upload them to their social media site of choice directly from the camera.
The DV300F features 16-megapixel resolution, 5x optical zoom and 25 mm wide-angle lens and, in addition to the 3-inch rear touchscreen display, the DV300F's 1.5-inch front-facing LCD display not only displays the current image framing, but also features a Child Mode that displays an animation to keep little ones' eyes focused on the camera.
In addition to the ability to instantly upload images and video to sites such as Facebook, Picasa, Flickr and YouTube, the wireless connectivity also allows images stored on the camera's microSD card to be backed up to a PC or cloud services, such as Samsung's own AllShare Play and Microsoft's SkyDrive, without wires.
There camera also comes with 12 background templates and onboard image manipulation functions, such as Picture-in-Picture that allows one image to be inserted within another image or video, and a Split Shot feature that allows up to three different images - even ones imported from other cameras - to be merged into one image. There is also a new Motion Photo feature that allows time to be frozen around a moving subject.
Samsung will release the DualView DV300F in March 2012 priced at US$199.
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