Samsung SH100: Use your phone as a remote control for your camera

By Naomi Mackay,

Don’t wait until you get home to bore your friends and family with your holiday photos! Get hold of the Samsung SH100 Wi-Fi enabled compact camera and you can subject them to all your pictures while you’re still away.

Samsung SH100

We jest of course, but the SH100 does allow you to share your favourite pics with friends and family on social networks and the internet, wherever you are. To upload bigger files, the camera offers an account with Boingo, which gives access to a total of 200,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the globe.

This compact camera from Samsung also has another rather neat trick up its sleeve (well, it would if it had sleeves). It can connect wirelessly to other devices, so you could, if you so wished, connect it to your Galaxy S smartphone and then set up a group photo with you in it. Rather than running backwards and forwards between the group and your camera, you can use the phone as a remote viewer and control to view the shot, and even zoom in and out so that you get just the picture you want.

For anyone who spends needless amounts of time looking for the cable to connect their camera to their PC for backing up shots, the fact that you can back up wirelessly (even if your PC is turned off) by pressing two buttons will be a big bonus. And you can use DLNA to connect to an HDTV so that you can view video and pictures on a big screen, without scrabbling around behind the TV for cables and the right connection port (or is that just me?).

And now for the science bit… the SH100 has a 5x optical zoom, 3in LCD display, 14.2-megapixel sensor, records video at 720p. And the price bit? Around £199.99. But you’ll have to wait until March to get your paws on it – just enough time to save up after the January sales…

For more information go to: www.samsung.com.