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The New Samsung 2View ST500, ST550 and ST1000

The New Samsung 2View ST500, ST550 and ST1000

It's not just the secondary display that makes the new ST550 and ST500 so desirable. According to Sang Jin Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company, "These cameras are the very first of their kind. The use of digital imaging technologies has evolved and we are offering functionality and capabilities that no other digital camera manufacturer has yet addressed."

Indeed, the new cameras come with Samsung's Smart Gesture User Interface and built-in Gravity sensor. It allows users to quickly access and use key features with either a simple tilt or hand gesture. It helps too when the LCD touch screen uses Samsung's unique haptic technology that provides user a slight vibration whenever an option is selected on the display.

The touch screen and hand gesture technology really simplifies the camera's feature navigation and usage as all options would be accessible from the screen. This really reduces the number of buttons found on the camera and options can be selected with the least amount of keystrokes. The hand gesture capability allows the user to perform simple operations such as deleting a photo (by drawing an 'X') or rotating an image (drawing an 'O').

Both ST550 and ST500 would be available at the end of August. The key features found on both ST550 and ST500 are identical except that the ST550 comes with a 1,152K pixel resolution 3.5-inch touch screen while the ST500 comes in a smaller 3.0-inch 230K pixel resolution screen.

Besides the ST500 and ST550, Samsung also introduced the new ST1000 which comes with GPS that allows you to geo-tag your photos
, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi connectivity and DLNA compatibility. The connectivity provided by this camera simply gives social networking enthusiasts the ability to share their images easily. However, the ST1000 features only a single 3.5-inch wide 1,152K display.