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Samsung plans digicams with DMB receivers, PMP features

Marc Perton

Samsung Digimax V800Taking a page from the cellphone playbook, Samsung plans to arm some next-gen digital cameras with TV and movie playback functions. The new cameras will have 3-inch displays and will be able to receive digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) signals. The cameras will also be able to play downloaded videos, PMP-style, and will have a battery life of up to 3 hours. Of course, it remains to be seen whether there's any real demand for PMP/digicam hybrids, but early attempts at digicam mashups — which grafted MP3 players onto cameras — weren't exactly major successes. But video might be a more popular option, given that many consumers already use their digicams to shoot video, and given Samsung's slim digicam market share it's not like they have a lot to lose by trying.

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