Samsung Debuts Swivel-Lens Camcorder, Wi-Fi Camera

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has taken the wraps off two new consumer photography products: its HMX-E10 high-definition camcorder and ST80 digital camera. The HMX-E10 features a 270-degree swivel lens that enables users to capture video from almost any angle; meanwhile, the ST80 digital camera offers a 14.2 megapixel resolution and integrated Wi-Fi for easy photo sharing.

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First up, the HMX-E10 camcorder captures full HD 1,920 by 1,080 video at 30 frames per second, and can also be used as an eight megapixel still camera. The back of the unit features a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen display, and the camera features both HDMI output and USB connectivity so users can connect it to any computer without using a USB cable—users can also charge up the camcorder via USB. The HMX-E10 stores video to microSD cards, but perhaps what’s most interesting about it is a 270-degree swivel lens that lets users take video from almost any angle. The unit also comes with Samsung’s intelli-studio video editing and sharing program, and—when connected to the Internet—offers a one-touch upload feature that lets users share video on Web sites and YouTube. Samsung says the HMX-E10 should be available in September with a suggested retail price of $199.99; it’ll be available in white and black versions.

samsung debuts swivel lens camcorder wi fi camera st80

Next up, Samsung is expanding its line of Wi-Fi equipped digital cameras with the 14.2-megapixel ST80. The ST80 features a 3× optical zoom, a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display, and the ability to record 720p HD video at 30 frames per second. The camera’s integrated Wi-Fi and Samsung AllShare (DLNA) technology simplify uploading and sharing photos; the camera also feature a number of smart features, including innovating cropping and scene recognition, and comes with an account for mobile hotspot operator Boingo so users can upload their photos from 120,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. Samsung expects to put the ST80 on sale in September for a suggested price of $249.99.