Samsung’s Dualview cameras have been lurking around the point and shoot block for sometime now. They incorporate two LCDs screens; one on the front and one on the back. A rear LCD is nothing new, but the front LCD screen allows you to frame up self portraits, keep a watchful eye on the self timer and if need be entertain that troublesome tot with mesmerizing pictures that depict what we’ve long feared…clowns (have you seen Stephen King’s “It”?).
Now the company has introduced an updated version of the point and shoot, the DV300F. To a large degree it’s the same camera as previous models, including a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, image stabilization, 720p HD video capture, built-in flash, face detection, a 25mm wide angle lens and more. However, this particular iteration boasts WiFi Direct, allowing family portraits to be instantly zapped to a photo sharing site or directly to the computer from the camera’s microSD card. Alternatively, services such as Samsung’s AllShare Play and Microsoft SkyDrive can be used to instantly create backups to the cloud, negating the fear of lost photos.
Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t said when the DV300F will launch and for how much, but expect that info to arrive sometime next week at CES 2012.