Samsung has effectively launched a hybrid camera here, taking the best bits of a compact camera but including features that are standard on a DSLR but you wouldn’t expect on a compact, such as that massive zoom range, lots of manual shooting controls and the option to store files in RAW format.
The days of having to plug in all your peripherals to exchange data are long gone, as Samsung proves today with what it claims is the world’s first “multi-wireless” compact digital camera.
The ST1000 (not to be confused with Nikon’s Coolpix S1000pj announced last week) features built-in GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing for geotagging goodness and connection to any open wireless network for picture exchange.
I’m quite surprised that no-one has thought to develop a mobile phone with a basic dictionary and commands displayed in the Welsh language, but apparently UK mobile network Orange has declared a world first on this one.
In partnership with Samsung, those whose native tongue is Welsh will have access to the Samsung S5600 which has been programmed to include over 44,000 words. This will make it a lot easier to send predictive SMS text messages.
Available on both contract and pay-as-you-go from 1st September, the S5600 is a more affordable 2.8-inch touchscreen cellphone with a range of interesting features and widgets.