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Samsung's point and shoot offerings for 2013 hands-on


Samsung's launch schedules were packed today as evidenced by the depth of the 2013 product line we had a quick look at at CES. First up is the $749 NX300 (pictured above) a 3D still and film capture featuring a 3.3-inch AMOLED tilt touchscreen, a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, support for 1080p at 60 fps that can blast all your imagery to your desktop via its dual-band WiFi. Next up is the $249 WB250F with a 3-inch capacitive touch display, a 14-megapixel sensor, 18x optical zoom, 1080p video capture, WiFi and will ship in black, white, red, or gun metal. Samsung's $179 lower-end WM800F still packs in a touchscreen display, WiFi, 10x optical zoom,a 16-megapixel sensor and even 1080p capture in red, white, pink, black or plum colors. The $149 WB30F eschews 1080p recording capabilities yet still features a 5x optical zoom f2.5 lens, WiFi, a 2.7-inch LCD, and a 16-megapixel sensor.

All of the sets felt well put together, specifically the NX300 but also the much less expensive WB800F. Material choices run the gamut between the cameras with soft touch plastics, plastic chrome accents and metals. We didn't spend much time examining the UIs on the functioning cameras, though the display quality we did see was top notch to be sure. We'll likely spend more time with some of these in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for that. In the interim have a peek at a pile of pictures of very white point and shoots.

Gallery: Samsung's point and shoot offerings for 2013 hands-on | 35 Photos

James Trew contributed to this report.

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