Light entertainment

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 August, 2007, 12:00am

In black or silver, the i7 compact digital camera from Samsung Electronics gets high marks for design, rivalling those received by Sony's Cybershot DSC-T100 point-and-shoot snapper. But the i7 offers some unique features to engage and entertain a user who travels light. Its three-inch touch-screen liquid-crystal display rotates by up to 180 degrees, enabling a user to swiftly switch functions. With the LCD in neutral, you can access the integrated MP3 player. Rotated to 90 degrees, the LCD serves as a video player. Turned a full 180 degrees, the seven-megapixel camera is primed to shoot high-quality still images and MPEG-4 video. It also has a handy World Tour Guide, with travel information covering 6,500 attractions in 30 countries. Now that's entertainment! The i7 costs HK$2,990.