Digital cameras are getting more and more advanced by the moment. It’s simply not good enough to take decent pictures anymore, since customers want their cameras to do so much more. Perhaps epitomizing this movement is the recently released Samsung ST1000.
On the surface, it may look like any number of other consumer-level point-and-shoot cameras, but the ST1000 comes with a whole whack of impressive features. This could be one of the most highly connected cameras in recent memory, since it can send stuff to the web via Wi-Fi, connect to other devices via Bluetooth, and geotag every shot with GPS.
The Samsung ST1000 shoots at a maximum of 12.2 megapixels and it can get in close with its 5x optical zoom. The entire back of the camera is occupied with a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, so you don’t really do much with hardware buttons aside from power and shutter.
You can expect a more comprehensive review here in the next week or two. In the meantime, check out the brief hands-on and unboxing video that I have embedded below.
The GPS works well when it is used outside building and on a wide open area. Also it is accurate. The geo-tagging information of the pictures exactly matched to the location where I took the pictures. But GPS did not work when the camera was in a building or in a closed area.
Does the GPS work well?
It is good to see the review. I have used ST1000 for 3 months and I am satisfied with it. Specailly I like the GPS and Wi-Fi feature.