Samsung Smart Camera is WiFi Capable Budget Point-and-Shoot
hotos are the number one content shared on the social networks. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to share the beautiful moments we have just experienced or the stunning places we have just visited. Sharing your life with your friends is now a click away with the WiFi-capable Samsung Smart Camera.
The key features of this smart point-and-shoot are its great optical zoom abilities and easy instant sharing photos on the social networks. But I will get to that with more details later. Now let’s lay our hands on the camera.
This Smart Camera is in some way a smaller and more affordable brother of Samsung’s Galaxy camera that was Android-based. Obviously the brand wants to strengthen its positions in this particular camera segment simply because there are no much digital cameras that have a direct connection with the Internet via Wi-Fi. Actually for a little less than $250 you are able to snap and share pretty good images right from the camera.
The dedicated Direct Link hot key quickly connects the camera to Wi-Fi networks where you can upload contents through Social Sharing, Email and Family Story applications. AutoShare transfers each photo you take to the phone or your computer via WiFi. Thus you will have it all backed up at any time.
The 7.6mm BSI CMOS sensor on board provides 14.2 effective MP, which is 4320×3240 pixel resolution. On the front you will find a Samsung Lens 18x long zoom optical lens that is 24mm wide. The aperture opens up to f/3.2 and closes down to f/5.8. You are also able to manually adjust the shutter speed to achieve the desired effect from 16 sec to 1/2000th of the second. The good news is that you are able to control each setting manually on the Full Manual Mode and at the same time you have the Smart mode that selects the best settings possible according to the environment.
Thanks to the back side illuminated sensor inside the camera makes detailed images even when the lighting conditions are poor. The Low Light feature on its part merges three continuous shots, taken in dim light into one clear photo.
The maximum movie quality of this camera is Full HD 1920×1080 pixels at 30fps. The 3-inch hybrid touch user interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. The display panel on the back responds quickly to your finger commands. However, if you prefer, you can navigate through the 5-way button to the right. Focusing is fast and can also be initiated with a touch on the display.
The interface provides a USB 2 port.
An SD card slot allows you to load 32GB storage with SDHC card and up to 64GB with SDXC card. The big advantage here is that in case you run out of memory you can use a cloud service to store your photos and videos and access them at any time.
The Samsung Smart Camera is a really good bargain for what it has in store. You can find it in white, black, red and metal colors.