Samsung has unveiled the CL65 with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It also boasts geo-tagging support and a high-resoluton 3.5 inch touch LCD. It joins the likes of the Sony G3 as a wirelessly connected camera designed for quick upload and sharing of photos.
Starting with the basics, the Samsung CL65 features a 12.2 megapixel sensor behind an internal 5x optical zoom lens. Around back is a 3.5 inch, 1,152K touch panel display, presumably the same screen also on board the new TL225. It utilizes Samsung’s Smart Gesture User Interface, which allows for changes in shooting modes and settings by tilting the camera in different directions.
The Samsung CL65 is equipped with dual image stabilization, combining both sensor-shift and digital forms of stabilization. The CL65 will also offer 720p HD video recording at 30 fps in H.264 format.
A Bluetooth 2.0 connection will allow users to upload photos wirelessly from the CL65 to a compatible device. You’ll also be able to e-mail photos directly from the camera via Wi-Fi connectivity. In the fine print, however, Samsung reveals that images transmitted through Wi-Fi connection will be reduced to 2.0 megapixels. An on-screen QWERTY keyboard will allow users to type in e-mail addresses.
Additionally, the CL65 will support wireless connections to compatible DLNA devices such as HDTVs and offer built-in geo-tagging.
Pricing and availability
The Samsung CL65 will be released in September 2009 with a price tag of $399.99.