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Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on

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Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on
Camera shooting junkies take note! The Samsung Galaxy Camera is coming to AT&T in the very near future, which means that you’ll be able to snap plenty of shots of your favorite meals and dishes to share to the world. Combining the best features of a smartphone with the robust arsenal of a full-fledged point and shoot camera, the Samsung Galaxy Camera is the all-in-one device that photo conscious individuals have been craving for.

Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that this camera looking device is going to be connected online thanks to AT&T’s HSPA+ network – though, it’s worth noting that you can’t place any phone calls with this one. Yes, some of us might be saddened by that revelation, but considering that it’d look extremely awkward placing a camera against the side of your face, it doesn’t surprise us that this is only data capable. Nevertheless, it’s still going to be pretty neat being able to snap a shot, then proceeding to share it instantly to the world.

Nowadays, smartphones are increasingly enabling people to ditch their traditional point and shoots, but with this, it’s literally a point and shoot at heart – sprinkled with the functionality of any modern smartphone. Well, let’s not get over ourselves too quickly now, so let’s take a quick look at some of the standouts with our initial impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Camera.







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posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:20 1

1. danny_a2005 (Posts: 167; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


I would buy this if it only could make phone calls... Im still a bit interested though...

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:06 11

20. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


are you drunk?? why the hell should a CAMERA be able to make phone calls?

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:38 2

22. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Everyone wants 1 device that does it all. I think he is drunk cuz he has it backwards. Our phones should have cameras that are amazing, not the other way around.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:25

26. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


of course is that what everybody wants....but the basis shouldn´t be a camera

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 10:05

36. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That's what I said...

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:35

27. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Ask people who bought the Nokia 808 pureview, thing is as thick as most point and shoot cameras.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 04:21 1

35. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


I was surprised that samsung opted this to not be able to make phone calls. It's awkward but it would have been unique. I know it may seem funny but before who thought tablets can make calls? It's awkward but it does the job. Anyway, an update could put that function and just use the loud speaker/headset.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 19:54

45. iplop (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


I'm right there with you.
The camera is the main thing I look at when buying a phone. If offered offered a device with superb phone features and a sub-par camera or a device with sub-par phone features with a superb camera, I'd choose the camera option every time.

I simply don't wish to keep up with multiple devices and being able to place a call is about all I care about phone-wise.

I may still buy this device if VOIP turns out to be a reasonable solution. (the cost of Google voice + the data plan will also be a factor)

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:59 5

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I'm wondering on how the battery will perform with a big screen like that - quad core, and just a 1650mAh?

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:13 1

5. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


My fujifilm compact digicam has a 750mAh battery that dies pretty quick. So I guess with smart os, wifi and all the goodies it should at least have a 2500mAh unit. If they can fit a larger unit in 130g SIII then there shouldn't have been any problem... I wonder why companies leave such caveats.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:49 5

7. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


since its not designed to be "on" for hours on end like a phone is, it shouldnt be an issue, especially with the radios off. If it gets like 5 hr video taking time that should be more than enough for 99% of uses.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 04:11 2

10. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


you have a point. haven't thought of that. :) thanks

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:02 3

3. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


I bet someone will hack a "telephone" into it. If it has a microphone, and it sure has one, and a speaker, I can't see why not. Or even via headset.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:38 2

6. aahmed215 (Posts: 166; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


If Skype and other social chat services work on it, then you could make calls.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:39

23. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


bluetooth tech should work.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:05 7

4. samystic (Posts: 230; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


not a fan of Samsung, but it deserves respect for innovation - bringing a popular OS on a camera??? wow!!! come on Nokia bring something better... o wait 808 is already here...

samystic

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 06:17 4

13. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


final image for 808 still 5mp

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:03

15. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


correction. its 2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels on final image. and im guessing you dont know the size of it after printed.

-also 808 is your videocam. high quality video with high quality audio-rich recording... and still fits in your pocket nicely.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:09

16. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


5mp? its like you dont know anything about cameras.or the basics of it.. megapixels does not give you great pictures all the time. megapixel is just the size of the photo. the camera sensor itself is primarily the one making the quality picture

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 13:41

28. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you need to read up, the 808 uses oversampling so that the end result ( 2mp,5mp or 8 mp) is noiseless and near perfect quality. plus you can take full 34-38 mp photo's too

like nokia said when they brought the 808 out, its not about the megapixels its how you use them

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:51

46. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


i know. i thought rapidcat doesnt know it

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:14 3

17. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


but samsung is not the first to bring Android in digicams. The advantage in this Galaxy is the screen and an Android ICS. i like this device.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:46

25. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Its not Android ICS, but JB, which does not support flash player
Source - Official Description on Google Play Store
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.flashplayer&hl=en

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:51 1

8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I'm up for a new high end camera in 2013, so it will be interesting to see how this camera does. Great possibilities, just gotta see the execution. Was snappin some artsy shots at my friends wedding last night and it reminded me why I use my phone more than my digi-cam. stupid thing is too temperamental and it made me lose a lot of good shots. So its ass is gettin replaced! lol.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 07:08

14. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


high end point and shoot doesn't exist

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 23:04

34. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Try the Canon s100 (now s110) or Fuji X10, and other are advance point and shoot.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 17:21

39. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Sounds to me it's more user issue/error than your advance/point and shoot or dslr. Hands down dslr is the best with advance point and shoot being the second best. I don't get how one would use a smartphone to photogrpah one's memories?

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:53 2

9. Cyan3boN (Posts: 444; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Quadcore for a camera!, is anyone planning to play shadow gun on a brick . why dont they just built a camera which can take photos and nothing else and keep the cost under the tab. a single core arm v7 processor and a HVGA resolution on a 4 inch screen would do for a camera. I dont think anyone would buy it.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 05:27

11. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


"Samsung Zoom Lens", really??? That text makes it seem cheesy as hell.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:40

24. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Ha, the S Lens.

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