Samsung launches ST5000 and ST5500 digital pocket cameras in Korea

Samsung has unveiled a pair of shiny and colorful point-and-shoot digital cameras in Korea. At first glance, the ST5000 and ST5500 might look like something you just stick in your back pocket, but both of these ultracompact devices are quite capable of shooting some fine photos.

Samsung has unveiled a pair of shiny and colorful point-and-shoot digital cameras in Korea. At first glance, the ST5000 and ST5500 might look like something you just stick in your back pocket, but both of these ultra-compact devices are quite capable of shooting some fine photos.

Both of the new Samsung cameras are equipped with 14.2-megapixel sensors, 7x optical zoom and can record 720p HD video clips at 30fps in H.264 format. Plus both of them have HDMI output to connect to the nearest available television.

Where do these pocket cams differ? First, the higher-end ST5500 totes integrated Wi-Fi, making photo and video file transferring much easier. It also boasts a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, whereas the ST5000 only has a 3.5-inch touchscreen.

Both of the super-slim Samsung cameras will be released in Europe in April, starting at £279.99 ($418) for the ST5000, and then the price jumps to £349.99 ($523) for the ST5500. Unfortunately, there's no information on a U.S. release yet.

[Image via Samsung]

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