[Full disclosure: Boingo and Samsung recently announced Boingo Wi-Fi support for network-enabled Samsung cameras. As part of the launch efforts, Samsung sent me the ST5500/CL80 for evaluation.]
I love taking photos, but I know very little about the art and technology of photography. Exposure level, shutter speed, white balance — huh? If you can relate to this, then maybe you’ll agree that for folks like us, the ideal camera is a point-and-shooter that takes professional quality images.
For the last two weeks, I’ve been snapping photos on the Samsung ST5500/CL80, a compact digital camera that definitely delivers on ease-of-use and quality. But that’s not all. The camera also includes a host of additional features that overall make for quite a cool experience.
So what makes the ST5500/CL80 special? There are three main reasons.
- Specifications: The camera captures 14.2 megapixel still images, records 720p HD quality video and has a zoom capability of 7x. A 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen is simple, intuitive and fun to use. You’d expect these heavyweight features in a bulkier camera, but the ST5500/CL80 packs it all into a pocket-size form factor. Click here for a complete list of specifications.
- Sharing capabilities: The camera’s HDMI port allows you to connect and display photos/videos on an HD television monitor. Bluetooth support gives you the option of sending photos to a mobile phone. And with built-in Boingo Wi-Fi, you can email or upload photos/videos directly from the camera from 125,000+ Boingo hotspots worldwide. Watch the demo video above to see how easy it is to connect to Boingo and share your photos online.
- Built-in photo editing: Who needs Photoshop when you can touch up photos on the camera with just a few button taps? An array of editing effects greatly inspired me to get creative. The video below showcases the photos I took and modified with the ST5500/CL80.
The ST5500/CL80 brings creative, high-quality and easy photography to everyday, amateur consumers. And that’s what makes this Samsung digital camera a game changer. For information on where to buy the ST5500/Cl80, please click here.