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Samsung has announced its newest “DualView” point-and-shoot camera, the Samsung DV300F DualView. As the DualView nameplate suggests, the new camera features a traditional 3.0-inch 460,000-dot TFT LCD on the rear of the camera and a smaller, 1.5-inch (61,000-dot) LCD on the faceplate, which enables you to shoot carefully composed self-portraits.
The big news, however, has to do with the DV300F’s enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities. They allow you to upload your stills and videos automatically to your computer, the Cloud, or social media sites including Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, etc, using an Android smartphone. (According to Samsung, an iOS version is in development.) The camera features a log-on browser that allows you to use public Wi-Fi hotspots. There’s also an Auto PC Backup function that enables you to transfer image files wirelessly from the camera’s microSD memory card to your home computer.
Among the more traditional features found on the Samsung DV300F are a 16MP CCD (1/2.3") a 5x, 25-125mm equivalent zoom lens that can focus as close as 2" (5cm) in macro mode, JPEG stills and 720p HD video with monaural sound. The ISO range on the DV300F ranges from 80 – 3200 (with auto), which when combined with the camera’s OIS image stabilization system, enables sharp imaging in low light.
On the artistic front, the Samsung DV300F allows you to create pictures within pictures and pictures within videos. There’s a Split Shot feature that can merge up to three pictures together, an Artistic Brush feature, and best of all, a Motion Photo feature that enables you to create a freeze-frame effect around a moving subject so you can create your own Matrix movie sequels.
|Imaging Sensor||16MP CCD (1/2.3")|
|LCD (rear)||3.0-inch TFT 460k-dot|
|LCD (front)||1.5-inch 61k-dot|
|Image Stabilization||Samsung OIS|
|Still Format||JPEG, MPO|
|Video Format||720p @30/15 fps|
|ISO Range||80-3200, auto|