Seems one LCD display per camera is not enough for Samsung, which has just unveiled two compact digital cameras that feature dual LCD screens – one on the back and one on the front. The extra displays found on the TL225 and TL220 are designed to make turning the camera on yourself a bit more reliable than the "hold at arm’s length and hope" method usually employed when taking self-portraits and profile picture shots. And for those after a digital camera that boasts unprecedented connectivity, Samsung has also unveiled the CL65 with geo-tagging, Bluetooth 2.0, DLNA, and Wi-Fi capabilities.
Samsung claims one of the reasons it has implemented the second LCD screen is to make taking a self-portrait or profile picture easier for the growing numbers of people joining social networking sites. Seems no matter how many Facebook friends you have, they can’t replace someone local to actually take a snapshot.
Built-in geo-tagging allows users to record the details of the location and time the image was taken. Bluetooth 2.0 allows images to be distributed wirelessly to supporting devices such as mobile telephones, and Wi-Fi means that users can now email photos directly from the camera and upload photos or videos to sites such as Facebook, Picasa, and YouTube. The CL65 also offers an optional HDMI adapter for connection to a HDTV, but anyone with a DLNA compatible device can choose to connect wirelessly thanks to the CL65’s DLNA capability.
Other features common to all three cameras include Smart Face Recognition of up to 20 faces, Smile Shot, Blink Detection and a Photo Style Selector.
The TL225, TL220 and CL65 from Samsung will be available from September priced at USD$349.99, $299.99 and $399.99 respectively.
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