Samsung Unveils Wi-Fi Enabled MV900F Point-and-Shoot Camera

Samsung has unveiled a new addition to its family of growing range of point-and-shoot SMART cameras with the launch of Wi-Fi enabled Samsung MV900F MultiView. The latest addition is the successor the Samsung MV800, and has complete social networking integration along with a splendid 3.3-inch flexible AMOLED 180-degree flip-out touchscreen display.

The Samsung MV900F sports a massive 16.3MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor, including a spectacular 5x optical lens, which is a 25-125mm, F2.5-6.3 zoom lens. The point-and-shoot camera has the capability to record Full HD 1080p video, and using a Wi-Fi connection, you can easily share videos with your friend by streaming it directly to Facebook, YouTube, or Flickr.

Samsung MV900F Wi-Fi Camera Launched

One great thing about the MV900F is the gesture support, which allows you to control the camera remotely. Yes, Samsung has added this amazing “Gesture Shot” feature, which lets you control the camera functionalities by simply moving your arms. The camera’s f/2.5 lens and the 5x optical zoom can be controlled by moving your hands in a circular motion to zoom in or out.

Yet another notable gesture feature is that you can take self-portraits without having to set the time. That is, you no more have to set the timer and run back to the group to take self-portraits. You can achieve this task by moving your hands up and down to capture the photo.

Samsung has also added some great shooting filters and scene modes, including the ability to add a background to a photo within the camera itself. The BSI CMOS sensor is designed to deliver good image quality in all lighting conditions. Enabling the Low Light Shot mode will automatically select the best settings while taking a picture in low light conditions.

Samsung MV900F Colors

Complete Specifications of the Samsung MV900F

  • 16.3 effective Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • F2.5-6.3, 5X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 25 – 125 mm
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3.3-inch AMOLED display with 614k pixels
  • Display can flip upward 180 degrees for self-portraits
  • “Gesture Shot” feature to control camera remotely with hand gestures
  • Point-and-shoot operation, with scene-selecting Smart Auto mode
  • Built-in Wi-Fi lets you control the camera from an Android smartphone, or send photos to social networking sites, e-mail recipients, or your computer on any open network
  • Plenty of special effects, including panorama and HDR modes
  • Records Full HD video at 1080/30p with monaural sound
  • Supports Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
  • Uses BP-88B lithium-ion battery; no battery life available

The MV900F is going to be available in white, pink, black, and red. It will go on sale by the end of August for $349.99


Kodak Patent Auction to Provide New Ammo in Mobile Patent Wars

Kodak, the once great but now bankrupt camera giant, has stated that a U.S. bankruptcy court has approved its bid to auction off the bundle of patents it has despite efforts by the likes of Apple to derail the sale by claiming that it has rights over some of them.

“The Apple and FlashPoint claims are baseless and Kodak will still seek dismissal on summary judgment in July. Today’s ruling provides a court-approved process allowing buyers to acquire the patents free and clear of all ownership allegations, regardless of the status of the dispute with Apple and FlashPoint at the time of closing,” said Timothy Lynch, Kodak Vice President and Chief IP Officer.

Kodak filed for bankruptcy some time ago, and is hoping that a patent sale will generate a significant amount of cash. It has nearly 700 patents related to image capture, processing and transmission technologies for digital cameras and smartphones, and some other 400 patents related to image analysis and manipulation tools.

Kodak’s business was largely disrupted first by digital cameras and then smartphones, as it failed to keep up with the times.

The patent auction will close next month, and should provide enough ammo for the next round of battles in the ongoing patent wars. We expect the auctions to see interest from major technology companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Google and others.