Announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung’s new range of cameras extends what we saw last year in the SH100, making WiFi technology more present in compact cameras.
With GPS, a digital compass, 16.2 megapixels, 1080p Full HD video capture, 3 inch AMOLED screen, panorama mode, and 21x optical zoom, the WB850F sounds like it’ll be particularly versatile when you’re out and about.
Like one of the cameras we checked out last year, however, it also includes WiFi access, allowing you to upload your photos directly to Facebook from a wireless hotspot.
A slightly inexpensive version will also be available – the WB150F – dropping the megapixels down to 14.2, packing in 18x optical zoom, and 720p capture, while still keeping the WiFi there.
Both will be available in Australia, with the WB150F hitting in February for $249 RRP and the more feature-packed WB850F arriving for $399 in April.
Dual LCD cameras are evolving too, pushing on past the ST550 that first graced our presence several years ago.
Arriving in March, the $199 DV300F is WiFi-enabled and features a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, and a 1.5 inch LCD that sits next to the lens and lets you see yourself if you’re in the mood for posing with friends.