Wifi cameras are the rage now and if I did not just buy a digicam a year ago, I would go for one now. Imagine how convenient it is to take a picture and immediately post it on Facebook, Twitter or send it via email to a friend. Of course I can do that with smartphones but how many of them have the resolution of a real digicam?
Recently, I was at the launch of Samsung’s Smart Camera WB150F. Ok, don’t ask me about their naming convention for this model because I.DO.NOT.KNOW.WHY.IT.IS.NAMED.THAT.WAY. Next time I’ve got a chance, I’ll ask Samsung.
One caveat. This post is NOT a review because I only got to hold it on launch date. Hopefully, I may get a chance to play around with it and see how it compares to my present digicam.
Still, what I saw in terms of physical looks and software features looked very interesting. Let’s start with how the WB150F looks from the outside.
|Almost like a DSLR! Plus WIFI!|
|Social Sharing: Take a pic and share immediately on these social networking sites
from any WIFI hotspot
I wanted the picture taken of me sent to my email address using the WIFI feature but despite trying 2 different email addresses and several login attempts, my password was not being recognized. I guess I just was not used to the input method which the camera was using, which was to use the arrows to navigate around the letters and type one character at a time. Oh well…that was a minor fluke.
|Picture in Picture: That’s me in the inset!|
The WB150F has other interesting features as well:
* Split Shot – take 2-3 different shots and they come out as one picture side by side, either horizontally or vertically arranged
* Motion Photo – Capture a moving subject while freezing everything around it
* Mobile Link – Install the app on your smartphone