Samsung has announced the DV300F, a Wi-Fi enabled camera with a twin LCD ‘DualView’ feature. You can share pictures and video clips directly to Facebook, Picasa, YouTube, using the WiFi connection. Photos can also be wirelessly transferred to a home PC and to cloud storage services such as Microsoft SkyDrive. The $199, 16-megapixel camera, is capable of 5x optical zoom should be available this March.
It’s the first DualView model to offer Wi-Fi. The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables users to email their images or upload them to social media sites including Facebook, Picasa, Flickr and YouTube. In addition, images saved onto the camera’s microSD memory card, can be saved to a home PC without wires, by using the Auto PC Backup function.
Earlier WiFi cameras (without DualView) include Samsung’s CL80 while EyeFi X-2 chips ($49 for 4 GB), enable many SD-card cameras to utilize WiFi as well. Their Direct Mode uploads photos and videos directly from your camera to an iPhone, iPad or Android device in a snap.
Of course Smartphones like the iPhone 4S equipped with Photo & Video apps or Android phones like the Sony Xperia equipped with Android Photo apps are becoming strong competition for point and shoots, featuring super fast 1.4 GHz processors, 3D and 2D sweep panorama apps, 8 MP sensors, and large screens.