WiFi Cameras Multiply

Samsung’s new NX300 ($749.99) is the latest in their mirrorless camera line, and features a 20MP APS-C sensor with upgrades to the camera’s Wi-Fi.

Samsung promises the camera’s Wi-Fi will be easier to pair with external devices. A new app incorporates all the features previously split across the camera and app. It also gains an auto-share mode to re-connect to your smartphone and copy every shot you take. The NX300 also becomes the first camera to offer dual-channel (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi.

The NX300 promises to be more than an NX210 that’s upgraded for smartphone connectivity, says DP Review. Samsung has also launched a 3D-capable version of its 45mm F1.8 NX lens.

The 4G Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Camera (Amazon) is a point and shoot that includes an LTE connectivity. Both AT&T and Verizon are selling it.

Samsung’s other Smart Cameras include WiFi that can be used with Android and IOS smartphones to preview and shoot photos remotely. Polaroid will also unveil a new interchangeable lens camera at CES next week that runs Android.

The $2500 Canon 6D was the first full frame camera to have WiFi built-in.

Interesting photo apps for smartphones include iStopMotion for iPad 2.0 ($9.99) where users can record soundtracks directly in the app before capturing animations, 360 Panorama for iPhone and Android, and many more.

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