July 18, 2012 at 8:47 PM ET
Samsung has introduced a new point-and-shoot camera called the MV900F that features a flip-up screen and the ability to zoom or capture shots by waving your hands around. It also has Wi-Fi built in so you can share from the camera directly to sites like Facebook and YouTube.
As phone cameras continue to overtake the once-ubiquitous digital point-and-shoot, companies like Samsung are always looking for new features to differentiate their devices. The latest innovation from Samsung is a touchscreen that flips up 180 degrees for easy framing of self-portraits. It's certainly a better solution than their ill-fated DualView cameras, which had a tiny secondary screen next to the lens.
The new MV900F also allows you to control the camera by moving your hands in certain ways: in a circle to control zoom, and up and down to fire the shutter (presumably after a short countdown).
It takes 16-megapixel pictures and 1080p video using a 5x zoom lens with an F/2.5 maximum aperture, meaning it can capture quite a bit of light in darker situations.
The camera should be available in August for $350.
Devin Coldewey is acontributing writer for NBC News. His personal website iscoldewey.cc.