The Samsung ST550 just got a bit more interesting in the United States with the addition of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Point-and-shoot cameras are pretty much a dime a dozen these days, but when the manufacturers start packing in things like Wi-Fi, it can get a whole lore more interesting.
The Samsung ST550 just went through its approval of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, and it was revealed the previously unknown fact that the camera will include wireless connectivity thanks to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Â Why is this interesting? Â You’ll never have to pull out the memory card or connect to your computer via a wire to start sharing your latest photos and videos with friends. Â By using the 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD display on the back, you will be able to log in to a site and then upload your content directly from the camera.
Samsung seems to really be leading the way on the front of adding more bells and whistles to its cameras. Â Will it pay off? Â Only time will tell, and seeing as no price has been mentioned for this unit yet, we can’t tell if it will even be affordable.
One note of oddity: The user manual submitted to the FCC notes 12.2 megapixels, yet the picture of the body clearly shows 14.2. Â We do not know which is correct at this time.
Samsung ST550 Specs
- 7x optical zoom
- ISO settings up to ISO 3200
- Max 1/2000 shutter speed
- 720p video at 30 fps
- 3.5″ TFT LCD touchscreen
- 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi
- microSD support
- 100 MB onboard memory
- ComponentÂ HD output cables included, HDMI soldÂ separately