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.
Other features include 12.2-megapixel 5x optical zoom lens, 720p HD video recording, scene and face recognition, smart touch auto focus (as per the iPhone) and “press and hold” of the touchscreen to take the photo.
Also just announced are the ST550 and ST500 — digital compacts featuring both a front and rear LCD.
This makes it possible to put pictures or prompts on the smaller lens-side screen while still having a large preview screen on the back.
The main LCD is a 3.5-inch wide touchscreen boasting the highest resolution currently available on a compact, and with haptic feedback (vibrations, basically) so you know when you’ve executed a command via the screen.
The 27mm wide angle Schneider KREUZNACH lens with 4.6x optical zoom offers up 12.2 megapixels, and the camera comes with the usual range of features as found on the ST1000.
All available later this month in a range of colors.