Samsung Debuts Wi-Fi Digicam, Pocket Camcorder


Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung Electronics took the wraps off a FullHD pocket camcorder and a Wi-Fi-enabled point-and-shoot digital camera.

The HMX-E10 features a 270-degree swiveling lens and, in pocket-camcorder fashion, a built-in USB port function that also charges its battery. An onscreen "upload" button is designed to link directly to such content-sharing sites as YouTube.

Other specs include a 1/3.2-inch CMOS sensor, 1,920 by 1,080 FullHD video (30p/H.264) capture, 8-megapixel still image capture and a 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD. According to Samsung, the LCD divides into two sections when recording video, with the top section showing a live view and the bottom showing a series of touchscreen controls.  

The HMX-E10 comes in ivory and black and will be available in September for $199.

In the point-and-shoot side of things, Samsung introduced the ST80, a 14.2-megapixel Wi-Fi-enabled camera that boasts the company's AllShare connectivity.

Specs include a 3x optical zoom, 3-inch touchscreen, and 720p HD video recording at 30 fps in the H.264 format. The Wi-Fi connectivity enables users to email images to addresses they've stored in the camera's address book, as well as upload them to social-networking sites.

The ST80 also comes with an account with mobile hot spot provider Boingo, Samsung said, which reportedly has more than 120,000 Wi-Fi hot spots across the world.


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