Samsung DualView adds Wi-Fi
New DV300F digital camera due to launch in March
Samsung has announced a new entry in its DualView camera line-up in the form of the WI-Fi equipped DualView DV300F.
As with other models in the range, the DV300F includes a small 1.5in front-facing LCD screen in addition to the larger display on the rear, making it easy to capture self portraits and other challenging images.
The front screen also includes a 'Child Mode' option, a clever trick whereby an animation is played while the picture is being taken in order to keep younger subjects focused on the lens.
Inside the DV300F's body - which comes in a range of metallic shades including 'mock black,' silver, navy and red - is a high-resolution 16 megapixel sensor with a 25mm wide-angle lens boasting a 5x optical zoom.
The Wi-Fi connectivity, which is a first in a DualView camera, includes support for instant uploading of images and video - which are stored on a microSD memory card - to sites including Facebook, Picasa, Flickr and YouTube along with cloud storage facilities including Samsung's own AllShare Play and Microsoft's SkyDrive. Wireless syncing of images to a home PC is also possible.
"Our aim is to continually be at the forefront of innovation and maintain our leadership within the DualView market, pioneered by Samsung", claimed the head of Samsung's digital imaging business, Myoung Sup Han, at the launch. "The new DV300F model is the embodiment of this goal. This latest model with the DualView LCD, Wi-Fi connectivity, ultra premium styling and the latest creative features, demonstrates Samsung’s unwavering commitment to innovation within the digital compact camera market, as well as our ability to consistently meet the needs of our customers."