Samsung Galaxy Camera is official, 16MP, Jelly Bean, 4.8-inch HD display
“The GALAXY Camera opens a new visual communication era and shifts a paradigm in communication. With the growth of social networks and the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, people today communicate faster than words. As we increasingly articulate our experiences through pictures and videos the GALAXY Camera has been created to lead the way in this new era of visual communication. Communication becomes more vivid and lively with high-quality images and instant sharing anywhere, anytime,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google, congratulated the Samsung team on their launch. “When we first started work on Android, we envisioned building a smart camera that would take digital photography to the next level. The GALAXY Camera is an innovative product that speaks to the openness and flexibility of the Android platform.”
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. For example, the ‘Rich Tone’ setting delivers images with greater intensity – particularly effective for reducing overexposure in bright surroundings, while the ‘Light Trace’ setting automatically controls shutter speed for atmospheric night scenes full of light trails.
The GALAXY Camera’s 21x optical zoom can be controlled by either button or touchscreen, rendering long-distance pictures in a quality that users will be proud to share, while OIS ensures that images stay clear and crisp. The camera’s 16 Megapixel 1/2.3” BSI CMOS sensor captures images in brilliant color and resolution, while the 23mm aperture lens delivers impressive wide-angle shots incomparable to smartphone pictures.
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. All these features are housed in a beautifully designed, ergonomic body with the GALAXY Camera’s minimal, organic design complementing its easy-to-use professional features.
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. The new device enables connection to 3G or 4G, 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 quad-core processor that enables fast web-browsing and multi-tasking, as well as high-speed image processing without a significant impact on battery life.
The GALAXY Camera comes in two connectivity options: a 3G and Wi-Fi version or a 4G and Wi-Fi version.
Samsung GALAXY Camera will be on display at the Samsung booth #20 at IFA 2012, Aug 31 through Sep 5.
Samsung Galaxy Camera
1. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Well, that's one device Apple won't be able to sue..
2. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Innovations that make people scream … “What’s the points??”
24. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
You can fuse a TV, a washing machine and a refrigerator together. And, it actually does solve a problem with people living in very small apartments. But it does not mean it's a good idea, certainly not very good innovation.
What's the Quad core processor for? Just to run the Android OS on it? What problem does it solve? The Android fused to the camera will not make you stop carrying your phone. All the apps you are going to run on the camera will run better on your phone. I rather samsung just make the sensor in the camera better for better picture quality and create a wireless link for an android phone or tablet to access all the pictures on the camera so we can manipulate them.
27. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
The point? The point is to have the option to choose it! If we didn't have option to choose different we would eventually still using 35mm film, or do you thing digital photography made sense in the beggining? You really don't see a point in using photo apps directly in a camera? What are you doing here if you hate technology?
29. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
of couse! I can see definitely why someone with a small apartment will choose a TV/Washer/Frig combo over individual applianced that are designed better. It still does not make it a good product or innovation.
Digital photography vs 35 mm file did not come from just having choices. It was designed to solve many problem for everyday normal people.
30. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
4 pictures for a memory card, back in the day, wheren't solving much lol, they where actually creating more trouble than solutions... I remember thinking, what do I do with this now? I am photographer and I can only imagine how awesome will this be in a dslr body, this may very well end with photo editing on the pc and this is good for everybody, mainly for the average user
34. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
4 pictures per memory card? Are you talking about the floppy disk camera days? Even back then, the floppy could hold about 25 pictures (lower quality then now of couse).
You can still do your photo editing on your android phone instanly if samsung just lets you browse to your camera picture from your phone directly. You can not going stop carrying your phone when you take picture when this camera, are you?
32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
The quad-core is for real editing of Super High quality 16MP pictures & for editing Super High quality HD films on the fly or at the moment of. It's a time saver not to go somewhere else or to do it on another device. Definitely NOT for the Android system.
Man you have no idea what you are talking about. I have an almost a year old Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. It clearly doesn't need a quad-core to run.
The quad is for PROFESSIONAL EDITING! This indeed is innovation. Please let's not forget 3G, 4G, & Wi-Fi. This is a DREAM for the hard-core photo & film enthusiast.
35. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
The quad core on your phone which you will still
have to carry can do the same. As long as samsung lets you wireless browse your camera's photo, there is not time saving at all.
49. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
See based on your answer I know you are just talking for the sake of talking & are completely aloof to the situation. Please show me what quad-core phone can do what the Galaxy Camera can do.
What quad-core phone has a 16MP camera with the optical zooming prowess of the Galaxy Camera? C'mon bro nothing available can do what the Galaxy Camera can do on the fly. Everything else needs a PC. You can skip all of that with the Galaxy Camera.
Dude you really don't get it. This is innovation at it's finest. Kudos to Samsung, they really have some talent there.
39. remixfa (Posts: 14178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i wouldnt say its for "hard core" people, as they will still use big expencive nikkons and licas, but this will definitely help people that want to take much higher quality pix without going to a $1000+++ camera. As a parent, id love to be able to snap super quality pix of my midget and have them instantly uploaded. Im a bit of a picture nut. The extra functionality that is possible because its on android is a big ++.
52. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Well yes I guess you are right. I meant to say that the hard-core photo & film guys will realize they have something in their hands that can make a world of a difference.
Those people will see & realize the TRUE potential over the average consumer. The person who is a meticulous editor must find this to be the next best thing since sliced bread. This has so much potential I just don't know where to even begin.
Am I getting one, an emphatic, HELL YEAH!
46. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
The concept of real time image processing/ editing escapes some people.
Anyone who has worked with Photoshop or movie software knows, more processing power and memory (RAM and storage) the better.
50. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yes that is exactly true. Imagine the time saved when you can take a nice photo and manipulate it right there & skip the whole PC thing.
The quad-core was such a HUGE surprise for my & the possibilities gained from this new piece of technology is priceless to the avid photo & film enthusiast.
I am very impressed with this.
53. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
You would think with all the thumbsdown he'd shut up by now.
Anyone that doesnt think this is a good idea does not own a camera. They are the ones using their phone to take pictures at concerts with low light and zero optical zoom and wonder why they look so crappy.
I have a small Canon camera, I WOULD KILL to have Android on it. Instantly be able to use photoshop and upload... are you kidding me? I cant beleive its taken so long for the camera industry to pick up on this.
64. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
lol Thank you. To me this is a bigger deal than the Galaxy Note II & the W8 stuff Samsung showed. I mean it was all VERY good don't get me wrong, but this Samsung Galaxy Camera was something so different & unique that I feel it may have stolen the show.
78. remixfa (Posts: 14178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I agree. I love taking video and pix at concerts, which I go to quite often. The phone just cant cut it, especially with the noise. My cannon takes great snap shots and video without loud volume distortion. Since I have to take 2 devices to get proper pictures, I'd much rather be able to take one that I can do edits on the fly and upload it. Besides, with some very minor hacking, I can get the camera to take voice calls and texts if there is WiFi there (there is most of the time), so I can probably leave my real phone in the car.
55. remixfa (Posts: 14178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
it sounds like.... your becoming a.... ghasp...
(cue ominous music!)
all this positive samsung press from you today is fun lol
65. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey I do own a Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Stratosphere, & the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. SO I have been on the Samsung camp for a VERY long time. I also had the first color screen clam shell flip phone Samsung ever released in the US. So that was maybe 1997 or 98.
I really know Samsung Products. lol
If I am a "faaaaanbooooooiiiiiiiiiiiii" of anything then it would be that I am a fan of ULTRA HIGH TECH.
Samsung just delivers. So does HTC but not as much a Samsung has lately.
3. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
My brain hurts. What the hell is this thing?
4. sarb009 (Posts: 294; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
now this is innovation not squares with round corners. Viva samsung
5. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
Hmm I need a new camera LOL but idk if I should get this my xperia S already has a 12 mp camera and a brighter screen with 342 ppi compared to 308 ppi on this camera only thing this camera has tht my xperia s dnt is a 16 mp camera and jelly bean were my xperia s has a 12 mp camera and ICS. Either Way ill most likely prolly still be getting it lol.
14. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
so u are comparing a camera even if it a point and shoot with a phone camera ...lets see how ur xperia S can get close to 23x optical zoom ...this isnt a phone ...it slowly made as a cam ...so there would be huge difference between each optics ...pics is not only about sensor ..it is more than out come of combination of "sensor + optics + picture software processor "and even if both have for example same level of sensors ..not all 12MP sensors have same quality ...so it is not sloley depend on the number !
36. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
I kno lol either way like I said I WILL get this camera!!
6. redmd (Posts: 911; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Phone module where are you? I saw a messaging app but no phone icon. *sigh*
54. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
haha really? you would put this thing up to your ear to talk?
Im guessing you've never owned a camera before. Most of us photographers are used to carrying one around with the rest of our gadgets.
I dont need to text or surf the web on my camera, just photoshopping and uploading without plugging to a PC is a huge plus for me.
7. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
This is brillant from sammy. About time you create something with some new design.//
8. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
no way.........though I am an android fan i am not madly into everything that smells android......the shoe was enough.......no samsung i am not buying this weird camera........rather buy pureview......
9. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
i understand the difference between this camera and the nokia's pureview but i think a pureview would be a better choice because you can shoot great pictures and videos with your phone........hopefully, if nokia comes with the lumia pureview with a 41mp camera or more, then it should be enough for most of the people
talking only about cameras, this new samsung device is a good camera with a great display
10. glentomas123 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)
This is the way forward. I'm sure ergo and design will change and improve, but, of course, this is the map. For those that can't see that, I would think that is very shortsighted.
11. jove39 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Well...what can I say...Android is slipping into our lives in a big way...what's next...Android powered TV, Refrigerator, microwave, Washer, Dryer...top it all...Android powered home...controlled from mobile...lol
15. bbblader (Posts: 583; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
whats next ? something unexpected?
well if its an Android powered Nokia phone you suprised me there
16. gragonHDfones (unregistered)
Hey.... that would actually be pretty interesting
12. remixfa (Posts: 14178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
80% chance that Samsung leaves it easily unlockable. Within 48 hrs of commercial launch it will have VoiP calling and texting. A true "Cameraphone". :)
If its not too expensive and it works well, i might think about picking one up after Christmas.
25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, i'm thinking about picking this one up myself...
28. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Exactly. This camera/PMP is so close to what I've been suggesting to my friends. It is near perfect for international travel. It will take much better pics than any phone camera (except maybe the Nokia 808), can be used for games/media, and (if only they would add a small secondary cam) can be used for Skype/Tango/Oovoo calls.
43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
ummm...i'm not sure at all about carrier pricing since this is unprecedented but for the Wi-Fi version i'd say between $250-$350. o:
44. remixfa (Posts: 14178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if they want it to be any kind of seller, I'd agree.. but I bet 299-399 at launch. Is there any kind of camera like this on the market to compare it to?
47. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well there's the Canon but they came out too close to each other for either one to set a competitive pricing point for this class of device.
57. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I'm going with 250-400 for the wifi model
18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Did Nikon patented Android Camera? Watch out Samsung no more lawsuits.
19. gragonHDfones (unregistered)
Its a device that is certainly different... but i'm not sure if it is going to be a big device as in big in the market, like... how much people are actually going to buy this?
20. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
This reminds me of the iphone 5 spoof commercial. The one where its just a large camera because people only use it to take pictures of their food. HAHAHA
22. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
phonearena should do a camera shootout between this and the 808 pureview when they get their hands on it!
23. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 398; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
This absolutely kills the Nikon Android camera! That thing looks crappy anyway
69. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
it kills it huh? You do know that in the Camera world Nikon is the Ferrari and Samsung is the Kia
Your statement is as vague as looking at 2 food menus and deciding what taste better just by looking at the pics.
But you probably know what youre talking about because, judging by your avatar, Instagram has made you a killer photographer.
26. Savage (unregistered)
Wow. Didn't expect this from Samsung. Fusing the body of a camera and a phone? I actually am impressed.
Direct competitor to Nikon's Android Camera phone and the Pureview.
31. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Copying Apple again!
ok joke aside (If you saw) I hope it has a nice price, I can get a decent camera for 200 bux...... they are saving quite some $$$ in camera OS development
37. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Samsung was so jealous because of 808 that they decided to put an android into a camera. that's the spirit!
It reminds me fight between Fedor and this neandertal big foot silva.
75. SleepingOz (unregistered)
troll harder next time dude!
38. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
...and samsung was one of those who claimed that era of cameraphones ended permanently and there is no coming back...funny
48. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i like to see some head to head comparison between the 808 PureView that tied the canon 5D mark III and that nikon camera...