Packed full of innovation and encased in a sleek compact frame, the ST1000 offers the unprecedented combination of geo-tagging, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi and DLNA compatibility. The geo-tagging capability allows users to keep track of where they've travelled, while DLNA compatibility and Wi-Fi connectivity enable users to send and share pictures almost as quickly as they take them.
Thanks to the in-built geo-tagging capability, the ST1000 displays the city, state, and country on the camera's LCD screen, providing users with a display of the location where they're taking a photo, as well as a reference for when they are reviewing and managing images.
With the embedded PC software package, Intelli-studio, uses can also easily view, edit and manage their pictures right on the camera before uploading them to popular social media photo-sharing sites, such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Flickr.
Using Bluetooth 2.0 technology, users can wirelessly beam their favourite images to other compatible devices. Using the Wi-Fi connection, users can now email photos directly from their camera and upload their photos or videos to popular social networking sites, including Facebook, Picasa, and YouTube. The ST1000 also offers DLNA connectivity, allowing users to wirelessly connect to other DLNA compatible devices within their networked home, such as an HDTV or PC, to view and share their images.
The ST1000 sports the 3.5" wide touch-screen LCD. With a resolution of 1,152k-pixels, almost four times more than traditional cameras, the ST1000's advanced display provides users with an enhanced viewing experience. The ST1000 also incorporates Samsung's Smart Gesture User Interface. With a simple tap or a hand gesture, users can now easily access key features such as Smart Auto, which analyzes key elements of the composition and automatically adjusts camera settings for the best possible result.
The ST1000 comes with a 12.2 megapixel CCD and a high-quality, 35mm Schneider-KREUZNACH lens. Offering a powerful internal 5x optical zoom, the ST1000's lens produces clean and clear images with balanced resolution from the centre of images to the edges.
Alongside professional-grade photos, the ST1000 records 720p HD video at 30 frames per second in H.264 format, giving twice as much recording capacity as an MPEG4, and four times more than a MJPEG. HDMI connectivity means that your HD videos can be enjoyed on any HDTV or HD Monitor.
Additionally, the camera's touch-screen user interface provides users with Samsung's innovative and intuitive Smart Touch Auto Focus system. This allows them to pinpoint the exact area they wish to lock their focus on by simply touching the location on the LCD screen.
"The ST1000 is all about spreading the joy everywhere from anywhere," said Sang Jin Park, CEO, Samsung Digital Imaging Co. Ltd. "Never before has a manufacturer provided such a range of technologies in a compact digital camera, giving consumers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to how, when and where they share their digital images. Geo-tagging keeps track of where the photographer has been, allowing them to quickly and easily share content with their network, while Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi capabilities allow for the simplest of uploads, without needing a computer. This new powerhouse point-and-shoot camera will raise the bar for innovation and set a new standard by which all other manufacturers will be measured."