I received a review unit of the Samsung Nexio S160 from Dynamism on Friday and was checking it out this weekend. The large display is very nice, although the fonts are small in all applications and on the desktop view. It has integrated WiFi and I was able to connect to my home network in about 30 seconds after charging up the device. There is an optional keyboard that snaps on, but my first impressions are that it is not that great. It is too big for thumbs and too small for typing and it doesn’t stay in place if you are standing so you have to be at a table to use it.
I also am in the hunt for a new digital camera under $300 and Pentax sent me an Optio 33WR. I have used it for about an hour so far and am very impressed with the size, photo quality, and huge feature set. It is a 3.2 megapixel camera with 2.8 optical zoom and digital zoom (I don’t have the manual with me so can’t remember how much). It captures images to a SD card and also allows you to record video. You can add voice notes to photos or just use it to capture voice recordings. The preview display is very clear. The camera is also water resistant and can even be dunked under water, although they say you are not supposed to use it for underwater digital photos. I like the fact that the zoom lens does not protrude out of the camera like most other lens. I think I have found the model I was looking for already. I have a Pentax 35mm camera that I am very happy with and trust the Pentax brand name.
Do any of you have a recommendation for a sub-$300 digital camera?