Samsung WB850F Smart camera launches with WiFi

Samsung goes for the social angle with the WB850F

After having been given a debut by the Eye-Fi SD Card, digital camera manufacturers have caught on and are beginning to include WiFi as standard

Samsung promises a more sociable experience with the launch of its WB850F digital compact camera, offering built-in Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity.

Among the new range of Samsung cameras showcased at CES 2012 (opens in new tab), the WB850F is leading the way with an impressive array of connectivity features and high-end specs.

Samsung WB850F Specs

Inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity lets users either email their snaps or upload them directly to Facebook, Picasa and Photobucket, using the camera's Social Sharing feature. An on-screen keyboard also means pictures can be accompanied with personalised messages.

The camera itself comes packed with a f/2.8 lens and 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, useful for maintaining quality snaps in low-lighting conditions, as well as a 21x optical zoom. Additional GPS functionality means pictures can be geotagged, and users can even search for information about nearby locations using the camera's Live Landmark function.

On top of that, the WB850F's SMART Wi-Fi feature provides a backup feature that lets users to upload their pictures onto Samsung's new AllShare cloud service.

Samsung WB850F Release Date and Price

Samsung is yet to give a UK release date or price, but the US will be getting the WB850F in April for a price tag of $379 (£245)

Has Samsung won you over with its Wi-Fi Smart camera? Is social photography the way forward? Let us know via the comment box below.

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