Samsung launches their latest Wi-Fi connected point-and-shoot today, the ST80. It features DLNA connectivity, a 3.0-inch touch screen, and access to Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots to help get your photos on the web faster.
The biggest selling point for the ST80 is surely its Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows users to upload photos and videos to Facebook, YouTube, Picasa, or Photo Bucket. That’s a luxury found on surprisingly few cameras or camcorders, which typically require you to transfer photos and videos to your computer before uploading them to the internet. You can also use the Wi-Fi connection to email photos either to yourself or to a friend. Samsung has stated that the ST80 will come with a Boingo account, for access to Boingo wireless hotspots, but it’s unclear whether there are additional fees associated with the account.
The unique style of the ST80 immediately makes it stand out from the crowd. Consumers will be drawn to the ST80’s slim and rounded design, which houses a 3x optical zoom as well as a large, 3.0-inch wide touch-screen on the back of the camera. Consumers will also enjoy the smart features found within the camera. The ST80 comes equipped with Samsung’s new ‘Smart Crop’ feature, a unique editing tool which 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 makes it easy to capture great images 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.
The ST80 is slated for release in September of 2010 with an estimated MSRP of $249.99. Check out new prices and buy it from Amazon.