DV300F Samsung adds a dash of Wi Fi to new DualView camera

Digital cameras might very well be on the decline, especially as Smartphones are getting better and better cameras, but that doesn't stop the camera makers from shoving more and more features into cameras. Samsung has announced an updated version of its DualView cameras and its latest model, the DV300F has gained Wi-Fi support for instant uploading of your pictures.

Digital cameras might very well be on the decline, especially as Smartphones are getting better and better cameras, but that doesn't stop the camera makers from shoving more and more features into cameras. Samsung has announced an updated version of its DualView cameras and its latest model, the DV300F has gained Wi-Fi support for instant uploading of your pictures.

Samsung is so far the only company so slap an LCD display on the front of one of its cameras for self-portraits, a clever enough idea, although we're not sure if it's taken the world by storm. To give consumers easier access to their pictures, Samsung has kitted out the new DV300F with Wi-Fi which in turn allows you to connect the camera directly to the internet and upload your pictures and videos to websites such as Facebook, Picasa and YouTube. You can also email pictures directly as well and luckily the camera appears to have some basic editing options built in.

DV300F Samsung adds a dash of Wi Fi to new DualView camera

A much neater advantage that the Wi-Fi connectivity brings in our opinion is that Samsung has an auto backup feature which will upload the pictures to cloud storage services, although only Microsoft's SkyDrive and Samsung's own AllShare Play services are mentioned. In either case you would of course need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network, although hopefully a smartphone with a Wi-Fi enabled hotspot would do the job.

The camera itself doesn't really stand out as such with a 16Megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom with a 25mm wide angle lens, but it should be vastly superior to any camera equipped phone we can think of. The DV300F will come in black, silver, navy and red, although Samsung didn't announce any pricing or launch date.