Jan. 2, 2012 at 3:38 PM ET
Samsung's newest DualView camera is the first of its line to include built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing to Facebook, Picasa and other sites.
To further sever consumers from the wires that convolute their lives, DV300F users can save images onto the camera’s microSD memory card to a home PC by using the Auto PC Backup function. Those who have embraced the cloud can use Samsung’s AllShare Play and Microsoft SkyDrive to store and share photos.
The fun doesn't stop there. The "Magic Frame" feature gives camera operators 12 background templates, and the Picture-in-Picture function allows mash-ups of one image within another. There is also the ability to combine still pictures and video clips, which can be uploaded to YouTube and other sites.
But wait, there's more. The "Split Shot" feature gives creative types the opportunity to merge up to three different images and import pictures from other cameras. "Funny Face" (where do they get these names?) gives snap-happy clowns the means to add hilarity (think Bugs Bunny goofy/crazy) in 8 different modes. There is one feature which we think deserves at least a little whoa: "Motion Photo" allows for capturing action shots that freeze the elements around it.
For more serious artists, the "Artistic Brush" feature converts landscapes and portraits to black and white and full color sketches. And with all of these, the Wi-Fi allows for immediate sharing of said creations.
The DV300F also includes a 1.5-inch front facing LCD screen, 5x optical zoom, 25mm wide-angle lens and 16 megapixels. The consumer-friendly camera also comes in several metallic colors, including mock black, silver, navy and red.