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View Full Version : Samsung Releases ST80 WiFi compact and HMX-E10 Pocket Video Camera

Lee Yuan Sheng
07-30-2010, 03:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/28/samsung-unveils-wifi-enabled-st80-camera-swivel-friendly-e10-po/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/28/...riendly-e10-po/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Camera releases are somewhat a by-the-numbers thing with so many different variations being released by numerous companies throughout the year.&nbsp;</em><em>Samsung</em><em>'s pair here does have some interesting standout features, but one at a time."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1280452817.usr15670.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Samsung's got a pair of interesting cameras; the first one, the ST80, offers a standard 3x zoom lens (35-105 equivalent; people still make them?), a 3" touchscreen with no physical controls at the back, 720p video, and WiFi to upload files directly to photo-sharing and social network sites. After having played around with the latest generation of smartphones, I think it would be cooler if cameras now started adding Bluetooth so we can use our phones to share those social snaps taken on something better than crappy cellphone cameras.</p><p><MORE />Next up is a Flip competitor, the HMX-E10. What's neat is that swivelling lens; it's not clear in the press photos, but the part that swivels is the lens module, so you can have it face inward or outward, without the lines of a split-body camera like the old Nikon Coolpix cameras. Pretty neat. Both cameras are pretty affordable at $250 USD&nbsp;and $200 USD&nbsp;respectively.</p>