Samsung announces new WiFi-connected SMART Camera and Camcorder line-up

Samsung announced its 2012 line-up of WiFi-connected SMART Cameras and Camcorders that combine superior picture quality with simpler, smarter connectivity for sharing your images securely and instantly with social networks. The new line-up features the WB85OF, WB150F, ST200F, DV300F, and QF20, offering ultra-connected cameras in a variety of styles and sizes.

The WB850F (pictured above) is a world-class travel camera boasting a 16.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, 21x zoom, and Full HD 1080p video capture, while the WB150F features a 14.1-megapixel sensor and 18x zoom. The ST200F has a 16-megapixel sensor, 10x zoom, and is extremely compact and pocketable.

The DV300F is Samsung's new DualView offering that features a 1.5-inch front-facing LCD viewer, perfect for self-portraits. And for the line-up's camcorders, there's the compact QF20 that features a swivel viewer and Full HD 1080p video recording.

Images and video captured can be directly uploaded from the cameras to Facebook, Picasa, or Photobucket through Samsung's Social Sharing feature. The images can also be saved to Samsung's free AllShare Play cloud storage or Microsoft's SkyDrive as well as emailed to family and friends using the camera's onscreen keyboard to type in messages.

Additional features include Samsung's Remote Viewfinder that lets your remotely compose a shot via a connected smartphone. Photos on the cameras can also be automatically backed up directly to your home PC. Pricing and availability for the new lineup have not been announced yet.