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Click and shoot is easier said than done when you’retrying to get yourself and your best friend in the same pic without cutting offhalf your face or theirs. We’ve gotten pretty good at this but if the moment isreally special, like that once in a lifetime meeting with a rock star do youreally want to chance ending up with only your ear in the shot? Even convincingyour best friend that that’s really you is a long shot at that.

Samsung, whose booth at CES was full of well thoughtout products once again has a unique solution to the problem. Simply put thesoon to be released TL205 and TL210 (the latter with features like HD movie modeand a frame guide to help set up shots for someone else to take or to takemultiple shots accurately) digital compact camera has a screen in front so yousee exactly what you are shooting just as if you had it turned the other way.It also has a mode to allow you to attract a baby to look toward the camera.

This is an exclusive feature to Samsung (at least for another year according toJeff Ingram, Samsung’s national training manager). How could something sosimple not be in my possession? I wish the dual screen would be a feature ontheir cell phones instead since everyone I know carries that with them as theirprimary mode of communication (and photo taking those “out of nowhere” momentscan happen anytime) and no doubt this would make more sense, but when I do getanother camera, especially for those special moments like trips and concerts,this will be my camera of choice.

This blog was written by Genevieve L’Esperance, a 17-year visitingCES for the first time. Make sure to check out her blogs throughoutthis week.

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