Samsung GALAXY Camera combines the image quality of dedicated compact cameras with the connectivity and apps of the smartphones.
Available in November, price TBA.
|Samsung GALAXY Camera|
|Optical Zoom||21 x|
|Wide angle||23mm, F2.8|
|ISO||ISO 100 – 3,200|
|LCD||4.77″, 308ppi, 921.6k dots, 1280×720 pixels, HD Super Clear Touch|
|Movie||1920 x 1080 px|
|OS||Android 4.1, Jelly Bean|
|Memory||8GB int + mem slot|
|Slow motion video||758 x 512 (120fps), 320×240 (30fps)|
|Vido output||HDMI 1.4|
|Image stabilisation||Optical Image Stabilisation|
|Size /mm||128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1|
Enjoy 21x long optical zoom and 16 megapixels, as well as WiFi/3G and the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system and apps.
The GALAXY Camera has a 16-megapixel 1/2.33-inch CMOS sensor with 23mm lens for wide-angle shots.
It boasts a large and vivid camera display – a 4.8” (1280 x 720 pixels, 308 ppi) HD SUPER CLEAR LCD screen.
Smartphone technology, powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, provides the Voice Control for users to manipulate functions such as ‘Zoom in’ and ‘Shoot’ through voice.
The GALAXY Camera includes a comprehensive set of 35 powerful photo editing features within the ‘Photo Wizard’ – such as the “Auto Face Calibration” feature – allowing users to edit their photos on the go.
The “Movie Wizard” allows users to create and edit expert-quality videos easily using the touch screen.
The GALAXY Camera also features ‘Smart Content Manager’, which intelligently creates folders, tags faces, and even suggests which pictures to delete when they do not come out as desired.
Internet connectivity enables users to share their photos easily on the Web.
Users can share photos simultaneously as they shoot when they use the ‘Share Shot’ feature.
The camera’s convenient ‘Auto Cloud Backup’ feature will automatically save photos into the cloud via Samsung’s AllShare the instant they are taken.
In addition to sharing photos on social networks and cloud services, users can also connect to a range of GALAXY devices including the GALAXY S III and GALAXY Note II.
In addition to the pre-installed applications from Samsung, users can browse the web and enjoy any application from Google Play or Samsung Apps stores.
‘S Suggest’ will also be able to recommend a new photo editing app or fun game to download if users are spoilt for choice.
The GALAXY Camera enables connection to 3G networks (HSPA+ 21Mbps on 850/900/1900/2100 MHz) via a micro-SIM, allowing photo sharing and browsing anywhere.
The GALAXY Camera also functions on Wi-Fi with Dual Band and Channel Bonding for extra speed.
Connectivity is supported by a 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 quad-core processor that enables fast web-browsing and multitasking, as well as high-speed image processing without significant impact on battery life (1,650 mAh).
The camera comes with 8GB internal memory, with a memory slot for additional external memory (SD card, micro SDHC, micro SDXC).
Cameras crossing into smartphone territory
Nikon launched its COOLPIX S800c back in August – with Android 2.3 and Wi-Fi connectivity.
It had 16 megapixels and 12x optical zoom.
I had mused about when a camera would get 3G connectivity as well.
So it is opportune that Samsung is going to deliver that in the form of GALAXY Camera in November.
The 3G-capable GALAXY Camera will have the same 16 megapixels but will come with 21x optical zoom and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
A camera that you can press to your cheeks to call someone?