Samsung Introduces the Connected Digital Camera – ST1000
Capture and Share Precious Moments On-The-Go with Built-In ‘3 Wireless Connectivity’
Mississauga, August 13, 2009: Samsung Electronics Canada, a leader in style and technological innovation, today unveiled the ST1000 to feature built-in geo-tagging, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi* connectivity and DLNA compatibility. With the new ST1000, users can make a true visual connection with their family and friends by quickly and easily sharing photo memories and moments while on-the-move.
Packed full of innovation and encased in a sleek compact frame, the ST1000 offers the unprecedented combination of geo-tagging, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi and DLNA compatibility. The geo-tagging capability allows users to keep track of where they’ve travelled, while DLNA compatibility and Wi-Fi connectivity enable users to send and share pictures almost as quickly as they take them. The ST1000 is a great way to keep your network of friends and family in-the-know.
“The ST1000 is all about spreading the joy everywhere from anywhere,” said James Murphy, vice president, Consumer Electronics Division, Samsung Electronics Canada. “Never before has a manufacturer provided such a range of technologies in a compact digital camera, giving consumers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to how, when and where they share their digital images. Geo-tagging keeps track of where the photographer has been, allowing them to quickly and easily share content with their network, while Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi capabilities allow for the simplest of uploads without needing a computer. This new powerhouse point-and-shoot camera will raise the bar for innovation and set a new standard by which all other manufacturers will be measured.”
Thanks to the in-built geo-tagging capability, the ST1000 displays the city where the image was taken on the camera’s LCD screen, providing users with a display of the location, as well as a reference for when they are reviewing and managing images.
With the embedded ‘intelli-studio’ PC software package, users can also easily view, edit and manage their pictures right on the camera, and even connect them to popular mapping sites such as Google™ Earth and Google™ Maps.
Using Bluetooth 2.0 technology, users can wirelessly beam their favourite images to other compatible devices. Using the Wi-Fi connection, users can email photos directly from their camera and upload their photos or videos to popular social networking sites, including Facebook®, Picasa™, and YouTube®. The ST1000 also offers DLNA connectivity, allowing users to wirelessly connect to other DLNA compatible HDTVs within their networked home to view and share their images.
The ST1000 sports a 3.5” wide touch-screen LCD. With a resolution of 1,152K — almost four times more than traditional cameras — the ST1000’s advanced display provides users with an enhanced viewing experience. The ST1000 also incorporates Samsung’s Smart Gesture User Interface. With a simple tilt, users can now easily access key features such as Smart Auto, Movie and Program mode.
The ST1000 comes with a 12.2 megapixel CCD and a high-quality, 35mm Schneider-KREUZNACH lens. Offering a powerful internal 5x optical zoom, the ST1000’s lens produces clean and clear images with balanced resolution from the centre to the edges.
Alongside professional grade photos, the ST1000 records 720p HD video at 30 frames per second in H.264 format, giving twice as much recording capacity as an MPEG4, and four times more than a MJPEG, all in the palm of your hand. HDMI connectivity means that your HD videos can be enjoyed on any HDTV or HD Monitor.
Additionally, the camera’s touch-screen user interface provides users with Samsung’s innovative and intuitive Smart Touch Auto Focus system. This puts complete command of the camera’s focusing system right in the hands of the photographer, allowing them to pinpoint the exact area they wish to lock their focus on by simply touching the location on the LCD screen. Users can also automatically trigger the camera to then take the image by continuing to hold the location with their fingertip.
ST1000 – CAD $499.99/Aug
* Wi-Fi only available where verification not required.
– Samsung Canada is following Europe’s lead in its camera naming convention.
– The Samsung ST1000 is known as the Samsung CL65 in the US.