New Samsung digital cameras make “say cheese” a lot more fun

Samsung just announced 2 new cameras for their 2009 lineup. Now, new cameras are launched virtually every day, so it takes some creativity from the manufacturer to grab my attention. Which is exactly what Samsung managed to achieve.

The first camera, the CL65 (above on the left) is packed full of smart features. It has Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. The Bluetooth allows you to send photos to other Bluetooth devices, like printers or mobile phones. The WiFi allows for direct uploads to Facebook, Picasa and Youtube. And finally, the GPS geotags your photos, storing the location you took it. The camera also offers HD video recording. HDMI output and oh yeah, it also takes 12.2 megapixel photos.

The second newcomer is the TL220/TL225. For the first time in any point-and-shoot camera, someone added a display to the front of the device. Sounds stupid? Well, I for one think it is brilliant. Anyone who has ever tried to grab the attention of an infant knows how hard it can be to photograph them. But imagine a clown or smiley face on the front! In addition to this, it can also help with self portraits or couples photos, for those times you don’t want to ask a stranger to help with your photos.

You can learn more about these new cameras (including pricing) over at Engadget (CL65 and TL220/TL225)
Update: Engadget has posted a hands-on with both cameras

Daily gear deal – JVC Everio GZ-MS100 digital camcorder for $180

Today’s daily deal is for the JVC Everio GZ-MS100 digital camcorder. This 35x optical zoom digital camera records directly to SD memory cards and has every feature you’d expect from a high end camcorder.

Inside the MS100 is a Konica Minolta lens, quick 1 second startup, built in lens cover, a touch-sensitive menu system and a handy video archiving/sorting system.

The camera comes complete with audio/video cables and a battery charger. A memory card is not included, so be sure to order one when you order the camera.

The Everio GZ-MS100 normally retails for over $300, but is currently on sale for just $179.99, with free shipping.

Click here to take advantage of this deal.

Daily deal – Canon PowerShot SD770IS digital camera for $145

My daily deal for today is for the Canon PowerShot SD770IS. This compact 10 megapixel point and shoot camera features a 3x optical zoom lens, with image stabilization.

The SD770IS normally retails for just under $200, but Amazon has dropped the price significantly, down to just $144.95.

The SD770IS has an amazing array of features, from a built in red-eye removal tool to smile and motion detection.

The camera comes complete with USB and video cables, a rechargeable battery pack with AC charger and a 32MB memory card.

Given the insanely small size of the included memory card, you will want to be sure to order an additional card for the camera.

You’ll find the Canon PowerShot SD770IS at this low price on, and since the order is over $25, you’ll also get free shipping.

Daily deal – Kodak EasyShare C813 Pink digital camera for $82

Yes – it is that time of year again. Retailers suddenly have the urge to sell pink Valentines day gadgets. My daily deal for today takes advantage of the nice discounts on pink stuff.

The Kodak C813 EasyShare digital camera takes photos in 8.2 megapixels, and features a 3X optical zoom, 5X digital zoom and image stabilization.

The camera comes runs off regular AA batteries, but you’ll have to provide your own batteries if you want rechargeables. Included in the box is a wrist strap, USB cable, CD, manual and a set of Alkaline AA batteries.

You’ll find the camera on sale at Amazon, who’ll ship it to you for free. Of course, if you or your loved one are not big fans of pink, you can also buy it in silver – for $3 less!

No memory card is included, so be sure to order an SD memory card when you place your order!

Daily deal – Canon Powershot SD790IS digital camera for $120

My daily deal for today is for the Canon Powershot SD790IS. This compact digital camera shoots photos in 10 megapixels and features a 3x optical zoom with optical image stabilization.

The camera also offers the Canon motion detection and face detection system, which should help improve the quality of your photos by preventing “face blur”.

The SD790IS comes with a rechargeable battery pack, AC charger, USB and video cables as well as a puny 32MB memory card. If you plan to make more than 5 or 6 photos you’ll of course need to order an extra memory card.

The camera is on sale at Opticsplanet for $120, and they will even throw in free UPS shipping for you. If you like to do a little research before buying a new digital camera, check out this review at Steve’s Digicams. The camera still retails for over $175 at most online stores, so this deal really is quite “hot”.