's ST80 digital camera might be just the cure for social networking nuts who get the shakes when unplugging from cyberspace for too long. That's because the ST80 is Samsung's latest in a line of Wi-Fi
enabled point-and-shoots, meaning Little Miss Molly MySpace and Freddy Facebook can fling those
Samsung moments online from any hotspot instead of having to rush home to fire up their PC.
"We want to let people share their favorite pictures quickly while they’re on the move, and the ST80 does just that," said Sangjin Park, President of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. "Connectivity is everywhere, and at Samsung we are committed to bringing these wireless capabilities to the digital imaging world by developing innovative cameras that satisfy the distinct needs of our consumers. The innovative and stylish design of the ST80 is also a testament to the strong vision of Samsung’s design engineers. It’s the perfect digital imaging solution for today’s well-connected consumer."
The Wi-Fi module lets users email pics to their buddies, or upload directly to sites like Facebook, Picasa, YouTube, PhotoBucket, and more, as well as Samsung's own image site, www.samsungimaging.com.
Other features consist of a 14.2 megapixel sensor with a 3x optical zoom, 3-inch WQVGA touch screen display, 720p/30fps/H.264 movie mode, and a handful of proprietary technologies, like Samsung's Smart Auto (Still & Movie) and Smart Crop features.
The ST80 will start shipping in September for $250.