Quasi un anno fa scrivevo qui su Nòva100 che il GPS era finalmente entrato nelle fotocamere, anche se l'apripista era la Nikon con la Coolpix P6000, non proprio economica.
Ora è Samsung che fa da apripista con un modello decisamente più abbordabile, la ST1000 proposta in Europa a meno di 400 euro.
Samsung has released three compacts with a smattering of 'world's
first' features. Top of the range is the CL65, $399 (ST1000 in Europe, €399), the
first compact to offer a 3.5" touch screen LCD with 1.2 million dot
(megadot?) resolution and multi-wireless connectivity. It features
Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity allowing wirelessly connections to
internet routers or DLNA compliant devices. With the Wi-Fi technology, users can email photos direct from their
camera and upload their photos or videos to selected popular social
networking websites including Facebook, Picasa, YouTube, without
needing to connect to a PC. Built-in GPS enables
geo-tagging of images with location data. The location data is automatically
embedded into each image’s EXIF file. The camera, which uses
MicroSD memory cards, also features built-in Intelli-Studio PC software
to directly upload images online or e-mail them. The 12.1 MP camera
also offers an optically stabilized 5x zoom lens (35-175mm equiv.) and
HD video recording.
With this product Samsung is introducing GPS technology for the first
time in a compact camera. Until now GPS receivers were essentially
embedded in higher end D-SLR devices such as the Ricoh 500SE or the
Nikon Coolpix P6000. Slowly but surely GPS is coming to the digital
camera space, a market that churns over 100 million pieces a year.