Alongside the wireless connectivity that allows you to email and post photos and videos to social networking sites without the need of a PC, the fully-connected ST1000 also boasts Bluetooth and is DLNA compliant as well.
This means you'll also be able to fling your images to mobile phones and any DLNA compliant devices, such as HDTVs, digital picture frames and media servers.
Adding to all this connectivity is the ST1000's built-in GPS that provides a real-time display of your location and allows for auto-geotagging of your snaps.
As for the core specs, you can expect a 12.2 megapixel snapper with a 5x optical zoom lens, 720p HD video recording and the world's highest res 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen at 1152k pixels (also found on the ST550).
There's also a Smart Gesture User Interface complete with built-in orientation sensor, which will allow you to tap the screen or make a simple hand gesture to access key features.
The ST500, ST550 and ST1000 will all be available in a range of colours from late August, but prices are to be confirmed.
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