Samsung introduced the 16.1-megapixel DV300F dual-view Wi-Fi digital camera that makes self-portraiture engaging and entertaining. The camera earns the SMART label because it offers Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless photo sharing, backup and a host of other features.
The DV300F builds on the success of Samsung’s popular DualView line and includes a 1.5-inch LCD on the front of the camera to assist in self-portraiture, or keep children focused while capturing memories, thanks to colorful animations to draw their attention. It’s also the first model in the DualView line to integrate wireless technology for instant storage and sharing on Facebook, Picasa, PhotoBucket and YouTube.
With the wireless capabilities included, sharing is quicker and easier than ever. From any Wi-Fi hotspot, users can email photos, or share them on social networks such as Facebook and Picasa or post videos to YouTube in a few simple steps.
The new login browser makes it possible for users to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot in hotels, airports, coffee shops or other locations which may require visiting a landing page before gaining access to an internet connection.
Connect to the Samsung Ecosystem
The new Smart Camera will interface with Samsung’s line of Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, PCs, tablets and smartphones, creating a truly unique and integrated ecosystem.
The DV300F camera supports Remote Viewfinder features, allowing users to remotely control the camera’s shutter, zoom and flash from the palm of their hand, using a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet.
Samsung TV Link allows the new Smart Cameras to connect to a TV or Blu-ray player without wires — so photos and movies can be shared and enjoyed on the biggest TV on the house.
The Samsung Mobile Link application makes it a snap for users to transfer photos from the camera directly to a supported phone or tablet, using a free app available for download in the Android marketplace. Further, the new Smart Camera supports WiFi Direct technology for peer-to-peer transfers with any Samsung Galaxy device — no wireless router required.
The Auto Backup function easily manages users’ photo transfers by quickly and securely connecting the camera wirelessly to their PC — no need for clumsy USB cables or fumbling with memory cards.
Microsoft Sky Drive Cloud services are also integrated so photos can be accessible anywhere, and from any connected device. Additionally, the in-camera editing feature allows users to edit images directly on the camera prior to sharing them, eliminating the need for a PC to make adjustments.
Samsung’s Smart Auto setting analyzes, identifies and automatically selects the most appropriate of its scene modes to provide users with the best possible result every time. From a brilliant fireworks display to a dimly-lit party environment, scene detection technology identifies the shooting conditions and automatically tailors the settings to help achieve standout results. The camera also records HD video at 720p/30fps.
Pricing and AvailabilityFun Features
With Split Shot, camera users can divide the screen into three separate shots and create up to three different photographs by simply blending them together to create a whole new view of their travels. Using Magic Frame they can also position their target in the middle of a fun background — either choose from one of the many pre-designed backgrounds like movie billboards or posters or erase part of an existing picture to get even more creative! Or use the Picture-in-Picture feature to insert a photo — whether an eye-catching monument or personal portrait into another image or video so users can combine their favorite shots to make a memorable collage. Finally, users can also bend, stretch, and warp pictures of friends and family for big laughs — with the Funny Face feature. Simply press the 5-direction key to enlarge heads or noses, or create hilarious distortions. When they move the camera, Face Tracking preserves the funny looks just the way they want them.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung DV300F → $199.99 (available now)