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Click, Click, Whee

Click, Click, Whee!!
by Gary Woods

We're going to be taking a train trip this summer across Canada and then cruising to Alaska so I started to think about what I was going to do to capture those memories. My trusty iPhone is always at the ready and I've got an HD Video camera but I was looking for something in between that's small but takes great pictures.

What I came up with was the Samsung WB150F which I bought at for about $125 with free shipping no less. The feature set for the camera is very complete with everything from an Auto Mode for us point and click people to Face Detection, Red-Eye prevention and a motion stabilizer for those of us with less than steady hands just to mention a few of the high points.

The camera will shoot single shots or video and it can stitch together several pictures to make stunning panoramas. The one feature that jumped out at me however is that it has a Wi-Fi feature which can get your photos from the camera to your computer or put them on a website and even email or wirelessly print them.

To get your camera hooked up to a network you can choose from an Ad Hoc Access Point in your favorite Coffee Dispensary or my preferred method of setting up a network, a Secured Hot Spot. The camera will remember your settings and passwords so when you're ready to move your new photos to where you want them just rotate the model dial to Wi-Fi and select the Access Point you desire.

To get your pictures or videos uploaded to a website you select on which site you want to upload to then put in your user name and password and up they go into the cloud. This feature could be very cool for all our Facebook friends following our trek across Canada.

But probably my favorite feature is the ability to hook up the camera wirelessly to your iPhone/iPad or Android Smartphone or Tablets. With the assistance of a couple of free Apps called MobileLink and Remote ViewFinder you can transfer pictures to your phone or remotely control it.

If you're looking for a small camera with a big feature set and Wireless transfer check out the SamsungWB150F.

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc