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Samsung's ST80 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Samsung ST80: Wifi-capable compact camera unveiled
(Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:30 EDT)

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has today announced its latest WiFi-capable digital camera, the Samsung ST80.

The ST80 is based around a 14.2 megapixel imager and a 3x optical zoom lens. For framing and reviewing mages, and as an input device, the Samsung ST80 includes a 3.0-inch LCD display with touch panel.

We don't currently have any specific details as to the ST80's wireless network compatibility, but we do know that it ships with a Boingo Wireless account of unspecified duration, and can upload images and movies to Facebook, Picasa, Photobucket, SamsungImaging.com, and YouTube, or send them directly to your contacts via email.

The Samsung ST80 ships from September 2010, priced at $250. More details can be found in our Samsung ST80 preview.

Samsung ST80
Samsung's ST80 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera TypeUltra Compact
Model NumberNorth America: ST80
Dimensions3.6 x 2.2 x 0.7 in.
(92 x 55 x 19 mm)
Planned Price$250
Planned AvailabilitySeptember 2010
Image Capture
Sensor TypeCCD
Approx. 0.00 in. diagonal
14.20 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio4:3
Image Dimensions12.0 megapixels
10.6 megapixels
8.3 megapixels
8.0 megapixels
4.9 megapixels
3.1 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
0.8 megapixels
Image Preview / Review
LCD3.0 in. diagonal
230,000 dots (approx. 77,000 pixels)
Lens TypeSamsung Zoom Lens
3x optical zoom
Image StabilizationYes
Focal Length6.3 - 18.9mm (actual)
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Rangef/3.0 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - ???
Focusing SystemContrast Detection
Exposure ModesProgram
White BalanceImage Sensor
Self TimerYes, 2, 10 seconds
Movie FormatH.264 with audio
File SystemComplies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File FormatJPEG
VideoHigh definition: Yes (HDMI)
Battery TypeLithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Form FactorProprietary
Product Bundle
SoftwareIntelli Studio
Battery / Charger1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and charger
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliantYes
PictBridge CompliantYes
Internal MicrophoneYes
Internal SpeakerYes
Tripod MountYes
Remote ControlNo
NotesWi-Fi Connectivity, AllShare (DLNA Supported), Email / Direct upload to photo sharing websites, 3-inch Touch-Screen LCD, High-Definition 720p Video, Smart Auto (Still & Movie), Smart Crop Feature.
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Samsung's ST80 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture!
Samsung's ST80 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture!
Samsung's ST80 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:

Samsung Introduces The Wi-Fi Enabled ST80 Digital Camera

Sharing Images and Video is Simplified for Today’s Well-Connected Consumer

Ridgefield Park, NJ (July 28, 2010) –Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today unveiled the ST80, a 14.2 mega-pixel point‑and-shoot camera that joins Samsung’s growing line of Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras. With wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Samsung’s AllShare™ (DNLA) connectivity, the ST80 makes it easy to share images on the move and keep friends and family updated from anywhere at any time.

“We want to let people share their favorite pictures quickly while they’re on the move, and the ST80 does just that,” said Sangjin Park, President of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “Connectivity is everywhere, and at Samsung we are committed to bringing these wireless capabilities to the digital imaging world by developing innovative cameras that satisfy the distinct needs of our consumers. The innovative and stylish design of the ST80 is also a testament to the strong vision of Samsung’s design engineers. It’s the perfect digital imaging solution for today’s well-connected consumer.”

Beauty and Brains
The unique style of the ST80 immediately makes it stand out from the crowd. Consumers will be drawn to the ST80’s slim and rounded design, which houses a 3x optical zoom as well as a large, 3.0-inch wide touch‑screen on the back of the camera. Consumers will also enjoy the smart features found within the camera. The ST80 comes equipped with Samsung’s new ‘Smart Crop’ feature, a unique editing tool which takes place directly on the camera. With ‘Smart Crop,’ users can crop images taken at any angle or slant, such as banners or signs, and then straighten them as if they were originally taken straight on. The ST80 also makes it easy to capture great images with Samsung’s Smart Auto (Still & Movie) scene recognition technology. Smart Auto (Still & Movie) automatically recognizes the user’s current shooting environment and selects the appropriate settings to achieve the best results possible.

In addition to the impressive 14.2 mega-pixel resolution for digital still images, the ST80 offers HD video recording. At 30 frames-per-second, the ST80 allows consumers to record high‑quality, 720p HD video utilizing the H.264 format, which provides up to three times more recording capacity than the MJPEG video format.

Wirelessly Connected
The ST80’s wireless connectivity makes it easy for users to upload or share digital images or videos with others directly from the camera without the need to be connected to a computer. By leveraging an available Wi-Fi internet connection, consumers have the option to email their digital images and video to individual email addresses or to those stored in the camera’s address book. In addition to email, consumers can also effortlessly upload images and videos directly to social networking sites such as Facebook®, Picasa™, YouTube®, Photo Bucket or even Samsung’s own Web site. The ST80 range also comes equipped with an account with mobile hotspot provider Boingo, delivering broadband speeds in the palm of your hands at more than 120,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the world.

The ST80’s wireless connectivity is further enhanced by Samsung’s AllShare™ technology. Thanks to AllShare, users can effortlessly sync the ST80 to popular DLNA-compliant (Digital Living Network Alliance) electronics found throughout the home, such as HDTVs and digital photo frames, and wirelessly connect and share content between each device.

For additional information regarding Samsung’s 2010 digital imaging product lineup, including press releases, video content and product images, please visit www.samsung.com/newsroom.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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