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Samsung Galaxy Camera is official, 16MP, Jelly Bean, 4.8-inch HD display

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Samsung Galaxy Camera is official, 16MP, Jelly Bean, 4.8-inch HD display
So, you think that the recently announced Nikon Android-powered camera is awesome? Just wait until you see what Samsung just unveiled! The Korean company made the rumored Samsung Galaxy Camera official for all of you, people, who like to take stunning photographs and share them with friends instantly.

What you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Camera is that it has a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS 1/2.3" sensor, optical image stabilization, 23mm aperture lens, and optics that allow 21x super long zoom for capturing the action as if you were up-close. In case you aren't too skilled of a photographer, the "Smart Pro" technology will help you out with its various shooting modes. Rest assured that Samsung is also throwing in photo editing tools and utilities that make sharing images online even more enjoyable. Videos can be captured at 1080p at 30 frames per second or in slow motion at 720p at 120 frames per second.

The screen on the Samsung Galaxy Camera is no less impressive - a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD panel with pixel density of 308ppi. The processor inside it hums at 1.4GHz and has four cores at its disposal. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes pre-installed, and 3G or 4G connectivity will be available in addition to Wi-Fi. In case you are wondering, the device is 19.1 millimeters thick and weighs 305 grams. 

So, what do you think about the Samsung Galaxy Camera? Anyone thinking of getting one once it is released? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

source: Samsung

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:02 38

1. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Well, that's one device Apple won't be able to sue..

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:00 2

60. pegasso (Posts: 135; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


are you sure?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:02 6

2. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Innovations that make people scream … “What’s the points??”

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:00 4

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:23 8

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?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:38

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:56 5

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

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:44

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?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:57 7

32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3840; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:46

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:08 1

49. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3840; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:20 1

39. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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 ++.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:19

52. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3840; 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!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:49 1

46. JC557 (Posts: 932; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:13 1

50. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3840; 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.

+1

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:57 1

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.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:30 1

64. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3840; 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.

+1

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 10:42

78. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:13 2

55. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it sounds like.... your becoming a.... ghasp...

samsung faaaaanbooooooiiiiiiiiiiiii

(cue ominous music!)

all this positive samsung press from you today is fun lol

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:36

65. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3840; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:04 14

3. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


My brain hurts. What the hell is this thing?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:05 10

4. sarb009 (Posts: 285; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


now this is innovation not squares with round corners. Viva samsung

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:07 1

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:27 5

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 !

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:54

36. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


I kno lol either way like I said I WILL get this camera!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:09

6. redmd (Posts: 865; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Phone module where are you? I saw a messaging app but no phone icon. *sigh*

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:04 1

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:11 4

7. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


This is brillant from sammy. About time you create something with some new design.//

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:14 6

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......

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:19

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

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:19

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:20 3

11. jove39 (Posts: 1261; 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

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:29 3

15. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


whats next ? something unexpected?
well if its an Android powered Nokia phone you suprised me there

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:30

16. gragonHDfones (unregistered)


Hey.... that would actually be pretty interesting

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:22 3

12. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:02

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i'm thinking about picking this one up myself...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:35

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:03

41. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


lets bet on the price shall we?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:16

43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; 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:

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:19

44. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:53

47. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:23

57. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I'm going with 250-400 for the wifi model

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:24 1

13. eman99 (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


if it made calls i would buy it

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:31

17. DonkeySauce (Posts: 156; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


Very cool, but how much??

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:31

18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Did Nikon patented Android Camera? Watch out Samsung no more lawsuits.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:33

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?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:34

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

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:39

21. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Sensor is too damn small!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:41 1

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!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:57

23. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 377; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


This absolutely kills the Nikon Android camera! That thing looks crappy anyway

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 11:05 1

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:05 1

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:56 3

31. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Copying Apple again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIRBxRlsYR0&feature=player_embedded

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

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:09

42. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


haha,class!! And so true

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:33

33. Ravail (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


This is innovation. Take note Apple.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:11

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.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 10:15

75. SleepingOz (unregistered)


troll harder next time dude!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 16:12

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

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:45

45. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I'm gonna get it...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:29

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...

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