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Category: Compact Cameras
Product: Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Android Camera Announced - Samsung has announced the new Samsung Galaxy Camera with Android and 3G connectivity.

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Galaxy Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Android Camera - with 3G/4G connectivity has been announced by Samsung at IFA, Berlin, 2012. The camera features a 4.8inch screen and Android 4.1 running 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor, as well as voice control. More details below, as well as specifications. Video is recorded as Full HD, and there is a 120fps slow-motion video mode. The camera has 8GB of memory built in which can be expanded with a MicroSD/SDHC card.
GALAXY Camera With Logo
GALAXY Camera
 
At the IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has today announced the launch of the GALAXY Camera. Developed to fit the changing ways we communicate, the GALAXY Camera combines high performance photography with the latest Android™ 4.1 platform, so called Jelly Bean, and wireless network connectivity, creating a brand new type of device. Samsung GALAXY Camera fits perfectly for those who wish to shoot, edit and share high quality photographs and video easily and spontaneously from anywhere, at any time.

The GALAXY Camera makes outstanding photography on the go. Users never again have to sacrifice picture quality if they want to edit and share their photos instantly. It easily outperforms any smartphone camera. The GALAXY Camera, boasting a 21x super long zoom lens and a super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor, delivers pictures in brilliant quality. The device also features ‘Smart Pro’ technology, a series of modes that make professional-looking photography easy for anyone to achieve. What truly revolutionizes this photography experience is Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean and wireless connectivity, which opens up the device to applications for photo-editing, sharing, and much more. Users will experience all of GALAXY Camera’s great features on a market-leading HD Super Clear LCD. With stunning clarity, incredible ease-of-use and unparalleled connectivity, the GALAXY Camera is the next step in imaging innovation.

Shoot stunning quality images

The GALAXY Camera’s ‘Smart Pro’ feature makes it easy to recreate advanced photographic setups in just a few simple steps for stunning artistic results. Using the easy-to-navigate menu system, users can choose from a series of preset scenario options which will automatically adjust the camera’s settings in order to capture the perfect photo.

Enjoy your photos and video on a world-leading display

The GALAXY Camera boasts large and vivid enough camera display – a 4.8”(121.2mm) HD Super Clear LCD screen, which makes it a pleasure to shoot, share and edit images from the palm of the hand. Another advantage of smartphone technology is the Voice Control option which allows the user to control a number of functions such as ‘Zoom in’ and ‘Shoot’ through voice.

Edit and perfect images on your device

The GALAXY Camera includes a comprehensive set of 35 powerful photo editing features through the ‘Photo Wizard’, allowing users to make professional quality edits on the go. The new features take advantage of the ultrafast quad-core processor and HD Super Clear LCD, giving access to a feature like Auto Face Calibration so edits can be made in precise detail and with ease. The ‘Movie Wizard’ also allows users to create and edit expert-quality videos easily from the touch screen.

The GALAXY Camera also features ‘Smart Content Manager’, an innovative on-device organization tool which intelligently creates folders, tags faces, and even suggests which pictures to delete when they don’t come out as desired. Thanks to the combination of wireless connectivity and Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, the internet capabilities of the GALAXY Camera are equal to those of the latest smartphone so that users can get even more enjoyment out of their device. In addition to the pre-installed applications from Samsung, users can browse the web and enjoy any applications from Google Play or Samsung Apps stores. If users are not sure which app to download, ‘S Suggest’ will help them recommend a new photo editing app or fun game to download.

Share your images anywhere, anytime

The camera’s convenient ‘Auto Cloud Backup’ feature will automatically save precious photos into the cloud via Samsung’s AllShare the instant they are taken. The GALAXY Camera also allows users to share photos at the same time as they shoot them with ‘Share Shot.’ As well as sharing to social networks and cloud services, users can also connect to a range of GALAXY devices including the GALAXY SIII and GALAXY Note II for effortless and automatic sharing of pictures across the GALAXY family.

Samsung GALAXY Camera will be on display at the Samsung booth #20 at IFA 2012, Aug 31 through Sep 5.

Reports suggest the camera should be available to purchase during the fourth quarter of this year, no prices have been announced yet.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Specifications

ManufacturerSamsung
Lens
Max Aperture f/2.8 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent 23mm - 483mm
Optical Zoom 21x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 16.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4608
Pixels (H) 3456
Sensor Type Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size 1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width) No Data
Sensor Size (height) No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 4.8in
Screen resolution 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Touch Screen Yes
Focusing
Min Focus 10cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest 16sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp +/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting No Data
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
Video FPS 30fps, 120fps at 720x480 slow-motion
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Wi-Fi Yes
Storage
Card Type
  • Micro SD
  • Micro SDHC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery Type 1650mAh Lithium Ion
CIPA Rating No Data
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data
Dimensions
Weight 305g
Width 128.7mm
Height 70.8mm
Depth 19.1mm

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Comments

Consulo
Consulo  9762 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 11:51 AM

With this and Nikon's recent announcement, it looks like this way indeed be the way forward for point and shoots.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 1:15 PM

when would it be available though?

nik111
nik111 ePHOTOzine Staff 6311 forum postsnik111 vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 2:10 PM

Hi Cole,

It should be available to purchase during the fourth quarter of this year, no prices as of yet. (I'll add it to the text).

Nik.

Last Modified By nik111 at 30 Aug 2012 - 2:15 PM
Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 2:25 PM

Cheers Nik.
Is it a phone as well, or just camera?

nik111
nik111 ePHOTOzine Staff 6311 forum postsnik111 vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 3:40 PM

Reports suggest you won't be able to make a standard mobile call on it... I'll get hold of Josh and see if he can find out more for you Smile

joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3583 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 10:09 PM

Just a camera - doesn't let you use it as a phone. Although you can download skype or other apps to let you make calls over the internet.

Available mid-October - price: 399 in the UK

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