Samsung‘s new smart point-and-shoot cameras for 2013 have begun to turn up in stores, with the WB250F and DV150F revealed at CES last month already hitting shelves. The WB250F, which has an 18x optical zoom and 14.2-megapixel sensor, and the DualView DV150F, which has displays front and back for easier vanity shots, are each on sale from today, priced at $249.99 and $149.99 respectively.
As part of Samsung’s SMART CAMERA 2.0 range, it’s the WiFi connectivity that’s arguably most interesting. The integrated connection can be used to automatically upload shots and video to social networks or online galleries, navigated via the touchscreen each camera is equipped with.
Alternatively, there are apps for iOS and Android, which can be used with the AutoShare feature that instantly backs up multimedia to a nearby phone or tablet. The SMART CAMERA App also includes remote streaming viewfinder functionality, making for easier control when the cameras are on a tripod.
Neither the WB250F nor the DV150F are going to offer the same smart functionality as Samsung’s own Galaxy Camera, which runs a full Android install, but then neither are they quite so expensive. More on the DV150F and its DualView functionality in our hands-on from CES.