I tried the app on a Motorola Atrix, but it seems to be a Samsung-only affair. Still, if you don’t have a suitable handset, not to worry, Samsung is currently bundling the SH100 with a one-year free subscription to Boingo, a wireless Internet provider with thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots available worldwide.
Undoubtedly versatile, but somewhat inconsistent in use
For its target market the Samsung SH100 camera seems to tick all the boxes. It is a shame that the two main disappointments – responsiveness of the touchscreen and ISO performance – go to the very core of its function. Yet I don’t think these factors are real deal-breakers, especially for a camera that, if you shop around, can be found for nearly half the manufacturer’s asking price. If you’re looking for a highly connected, intuitive compact that won’t break the bank – and you own a compatible Android phone or Tablet – then the Samsung SH100 seems the most obvious and sensible choice. ®
Catherine Monfils is a professional photographer specialising in portraiture, lifestyle and fashion.
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Samsung SH100 14Mp Wi-Fi compact camera
70% - why?
"The SH100 has little in the way of physical controls...the touchscreen technology is not nearly as responsive as that of a smartphone...inconsistent touch response...touchscreen is hardly a selling point....Resolution is average, contrast quite poor and the finish highly reflective, making framing in bright daylight difficult, if not impossible...shooting blind.....In terms of image quality don’t expect too much....noise is a serious problem...The SH100 is quite slow"
So, it's unusuable outdoors due to the crap screen and lack of viewfinder, unusuable indoors due to the noisy image quality, has manual controls deleted and replaced by a dodgy touchscreen, and is slow in operation.
What's the lower 70% of the review scale used for?
"...slightly cantered top plate..."
Er, did you mean "canted"?
It doesn't appear to have the necessary legs required to canter effectively.
OHMIGOD! It looks just like my camera!
Nikon had better call in the lawyers, Samsung is at it again!
Tethering & Remote for other manufacturers..
Using an eye-fi card you can tether any SD card compatible camera to wifi. There is also a remote capture App for android for the Canon EOS range here https://market.android.com/details?id=eu.chainfire.dslrcontroller
Its USB at present as these cameras are usb but canon do make a wireless unit and the DSLR controller developer has said he is considering a wifi version.
I like this neat all in solution though.
Why not just make a camera run Android?
It can't be hard, and then one would be able to have aftermarket software and goodies, twitter and the like.
The first DSLR to run Android would force me to open my wallet, I suspect.