CES news is in full swing, and this morning we touched on a product that I'm pretty excited about — the Samsung SH100 digital camera. It's likely that there will be a truckload of digitals and handheld camcorders being introduced in Las Vegas this week, but the SH100 stands out from the pack for more than one reason.
Why? Find out when I give you five reasons you'll love it after the break.
- It's WiFi-Connected — Like the EyeFi card before it, the SH100 can connect to a WiFi network and send your pics and videos to your PC (even if it's turned off) and social networks like YouTube, Facebook, Picasa, and Photobucket; no need for wires or card readers.
- You can use your Galaxy S as a viewfinder — Probably the most unique feature about the SH100 (and something I haven't seen before), you can actually connect your camera over WiFi to a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone to use as a viewfinder. Taking a group shot? You'll no longer have to be the odd man out taking the pic, or run back and forth from your tripod — just connect your Galaxy S, and use it as a remote control. You can see the camera's view, focus, and snap the pic right from your smartphone.
- Easy to read app-style icons — The Smart Access touch user interface is easy to understand, and looks like your typical smartphone, with apps that allow you to click, drag, and flip through folders and functions.
- Comes with a Boingo account to connect to WiFi hotspots — Boingo powers over 200,000 WiFi hotspots nationwide, and the SH100 comes already prepped and ready to hop on. Rates start at $10 a month.
- Great specs — The SH100 comes with a 14MP sensor, is DLNA-compatible, and all the basics — image stabilization, face detection, various auto modes — along with Wireless-N for fast WiFi connections.