unveiled three new compact digital
designed with social networking in mind. The new TL225 and TL220
are DualView cameras that have two LCDs—one on the front of the camera and
another on the back. Samsung’s new CL65 provides numerous means of
connectivity, offering geotagging, Bluetooth 2.0, DLNA, and Wi-Fi capabilities.
Cameras: TL225 & TL220
With the growing popularity of social networking, many more
people are taking self portraits. By adding a 1.5-inch LCD on the front of the
TL225 and the TL220, Samsung is making it even easier for users to turn the
camera on themselves and capture an excellent profile picture. The cameras also
incorporate Samsung’s new Smart Gesture User Interface with a built-in gravity
sensor. When the camera is powered on, a simple tap on the front LCD will
activate this feature and set the camera to Self Portrait Mode with smile
detection. Using this technology and the front LCD, all users have to do is tap
and smile to capture self portraits.
On the back of the TL225, you’ll find a 3.5-inch wide
1,152,000-pixel touchscreen. The TL220 uses a slightly smaller, 3-inch wide
230,000-pixel touchscreen. Both cameras offer a 12.2 megapixel CCD and a 27mm
wide-angle Schneider KREUZNACH lens with 4.6x optical zoom. Additional features
include the ability to capture videos in 720p / H.264 format, Smile Shot, Smart
Face Recognition, and Smart Auto mode.
The CL65 offers numerous connectivity options. This camera
incorporates geo-tagging technology that records the location and time an image
is taken and embeds that information in a photo’s EXIF data. Bluetooth 2.0
capabilities enable the camera to share images wirelessly with supported devices
such as mobile phones, and Wi-Fi connectivity lets you email your photos
directly from the camera and upload them to popular social networking websites
including Facebook, Picasa, and YouTube. Finally, the camera’s DLNA
compatibility enables it to wirelessly connect to another DLNA compatible
device such as an HDTV within a user’s networked home to view and share images.
The CL65 uses a 12.2 megapixel sensor and has a 5x internal
Schneider-KREUZNACH optical zoom lens. You’ll find a 3.5-inch wide 1,152,000-pixel
touchscreen on the camera as well as the ability to record movies in 720p HD /
H.264 format. Additional features include Smart Gesture UI, optical and digital
image stabilization, Smart Touch Auto Focus, Smart Auto, Smart Face
Recognition, and more.
All three of the new cameras will be available in September.
The TL225 is expected to cost $349.99 while the TL220 will run $299.99. The
estimated selling price of the CL65 is $399.99.