Pre-CES 2012: Samsung has announced the DV300F, a Wi-Fi compatible compact camera with its twin LCD 'DualView' feature. The DV300F has a 5x, 25-125mm equiv, F2.5-6.3 stabilized zoom lens and a 16MP CCD sensor. It also features a 1.5" LCD on its front plate to allow easy self-portraits. Its stand-out feature, though, is its Wi-Fi capability, that allows it to be remotely controlled from an Android smartphone (an iOS version is being developed). It can also automatically backup your images to your home computer via a Wi-Fi network, every time you walk into the house, or to a 'cloud' service such as Microsoft's SkyDrive or Samsung's All Share Play, avoiding the need to remove the camera's MicroSD card. The DV300F also includes a 'log-on browser' that allows its use with public WiFi hotspots that require you to log in.

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Samsung’s Latest DualView Offering – the DV300F - Brings Further Innovation to Highly Popular Category

Enhanced Dual LCD and Wi-Fi connectivity for users to capture
and share life’s moments in an instant, from both sides of the lens

Ridgefield Park, NJ – January 2, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies today unveiled a new addition to its market-leading Samsung DualView® line, the DV300F. With this launch, Samsung continues to cement its leadership position by introducing the latest in Dual LCD technology with Wi-Fi connectivity for camera users who want to snap and share moments in an instant.

The Samsung DV300F builds on the success of Samsung’s DualView technology with a 1.5” front facing LCD screen that helps ensure users are capturing the most challenging shots. Child Mode displays an animation to keep little ones focused, and the visual Self Timer makes it easy to put oneself in the picture.

In response to evolving consumer demands for maximum creativity and shareability, the DV300F is the first DualView model to offer Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables users to email their images or upload them to social media sites including Facebook, Picasa, Flickr and YouTube. In addition, images saved onto the camera’s microSD memory card, can be saved to a home PC without wires, by using the Auto PC Backup function. Cloud services, including Samsung’s AllShare Play and Microsoft SkyDrive, allows users to store and share their precious pictures from anywhere.

For consumers on the lookout for sophisticated design and premium quality, the latest model comes in several shimmering metallic colors, including mock black, silver, navy and red. The new DualView camera features a sleek, seamless, and rounded form factor for ultimate style without compromising ease of use and image quality. The DV300F boasts an impressive 16 Megapixels, 5x optical zoom and 25mm wide-angle lens to capture all the action, even from a distance.

“Our aim is to continually be at the forefront of innovation and maintain our leadership within the DualView market, pioneered by Samsung,” stated Mr. Myoung Sup Han, senior vice president and head of digital imaging business, Samsung Electronics. “The new DV300F model is the embodiment of this goal. This latest model with the DualView LCD, Wi-Fi connectivity, ultra premium styling and the latest creative features, demonstrates Samsung’s unwavering commitment to innovation within the digital compact camera market, as well as our ability to consistently meet the needs of our customers.”

Get Creative with Magic Frame and Picture-in-Picture Shot

The DV300F is crammed full of fun features to maximize users’ enjoyment. The Magic Frame feature includes 12 fun background templates, as well as the ability to create poster-quality art, perfect for sharing or hanging. The camera’s Picture-in-Picture function lets users insert one image within another. Users can even impress their friends by combining a still picture with a video clip and instantly uploading it to YouTube or other social networking sites.

Maximize enjoyment with latest Photo shot features

With the Split Shot feature, users can merge up to three different images to create their very own artistic masterpiece! Pictures can even be imported from other cameras. However, the fun doesn’t stop there. Funny Face allows photographers to add goofy grins, comical noses or even crazy eyes to shots of friends and family in eight different modes.

The innovative new Artistic Brush feature can instantly take a portrait, landscape shot or even a movie clip and transform it into a black and white or full color sketch just like an artist would! Users can then show off their artistic creation via the camera’s LCD, or by simply uploading their creation to social networking sites to ensure everyone look at their creative masterpiece or potentially, their latest profile picture -- with a twist.

Finally, the model includes the new Motion Photo feature. Similar to the latest Hollywood blockbuster, users can freeze time around a moving subject for dramatic effect. Now, users can capture a friend jumping in the park and keep everyone else around them still.

Samsung DV300F Specifications

Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768
Image ratio w:h4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
Image
ISOAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG (DCF) EXIF 2.21
  • MPO
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)25–125 mm
Optical zoom5×
Maximum apertureF2.5 - F6.3
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital zoomYes (5x)
Normal focus range80 cm (31.5)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed16 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Scene
  • Live Panorama
  • Self Shot
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • Magic Frame
  • Funny Face
  • Smart Filter
  • Beauty Shot
  • Intelligent Portrait
  • Night
  • Split Shot
  • Motion Photo
  • Jump
  • Shot 2.0
  • Children Mode
  • Close-up
  • Split Shot
  • Artistic Brush
  • Wall Paper
  • 3D Photo
Scene modes
  • Beauty Shot
  • Frame Guide
  • Night
  • Portrait
  • Children
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Text
  • Sunset
  • Dawn
  • Backlight
  • Firework
  • Beach & Snow
Built-in flashYes
Flash range4.10 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesMicroSD, MicroSDHC, Internal
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMINo
WirelessBuilt-In
Remote controlYes (Optional via iOS and Android app)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion BP88 rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)133 g (0.29 lb / 4.69 oz)
Dimensions95 x 57 x 18 mm (3.74 x 2.24 x 0.71)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSOptional
GPS notesvia iOS and Android app