Samsung has gone smart camera crazy at CES 2013, bringing out a slew of new models with the ability to share photos over Wi-Fi. The standout feature of the system dubbed "Smart Camera 2.0" is a new AutoShare function that enables photos to be shared automatically and immediately with a connected smartphone.
A direct "hot key" has been added to all the new Smart Cameras to take advantage of the enhanced Wi-Fi functionality and the company's Smart Camera app for Android and iOS devices has been given improved Remote Viewfinder and Mobile Link capabilities as well as the new Autoshare functionality.
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The camera that stole the show is definitely the NX300, which we previewed in-depth a couple of days ago. Besides the Wi-Fi connectivity options, this camera features an optional lens that can flip from 2D to 3D capture in both still and video format. It has a 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, a tilting 3.3-inch AMOLED display and a price tag of US$749.99 with an 18-55mm lens. The 45 mm, 3D lens option is priced at $499.99 price tag.
Samsung also used CES 2013 to unveil its new flagships in the long-zoom series. These cameras – the WB250F and WB200F – both feature18x optical zoom. The WB250F has a 14.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor while the WB200F packs a 14.2 megapixel CCD sensor and both come with a 24mm lens. Both units also boast a Best Face feature, which takes a burst of photos and automatically selects the best facial expressions and splices them together for the optimum result in group shots. The WB250F costs $249.99.
The 21x optical zoom WB800F also gets Wi-Fi sharing capabilities. This model has a 16.3 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, can record video in 1080p at 30fps and has an MSRP of $179.99.
Samsung also displayed its new mini camera – the WB30F – which still features a 10x optimal zoom, 24 mm wide angle lens. At only 17 mm thick it's designed to be easy to carry around, but it still gets the full suite of Wi-Fi features and video recording in 720p at 30fps. The WB30F is priced at $149.99.
The next cab off the rank is the DV150F, which features a 1.48-inch front LCD for taking self-shots in addition to Wi-Fi sharing functions. It employs a 16.2 Megapixel CCD sensor, f2.5 25mm lens and 5x optical zoom along with a range of on camera digital filters and frames. The DV150F also has an MSRP of $149.99.
Finally to Samsung's entry-level smart camera – the ST150F. This point-and-shoot comes with a 5x optical zoom, 25mm lens, a 16.2 Megapixel CCD and will set you back $119.99.
All the cameras will hit the market during the first quarter of this year.View gallery - 28 images