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Samsung unveils WiFi-only Galaxy Camera

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Samsung unveils WiFi-only Galaxy Camera
Samsung had a pretty solid idea last year to finally put a good version of Android into a proper digital camera. The one trouble with the idea was that the camera had a pricetag of $499, which is about $300-375 more than you'd pay for a similar digital camera that didn't have Android built in. Part of that cost looks to be dropped with a new WiFi-only model of the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

Even though a 16MP digital camera with a 21x optical zoom would run you between $125 and $200, Samsung charged the premium for packing the Galaxy Camera with a quad-core 1.4Ghz processor, a 4.8" display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a radio for AT&T's HSPA+ network. Well, this new model, the EK-GC110, will have identical specs, but will not have the 3G radio, opting for WiFi only. 

No word on when the WiFi-only Galaxy Camera will be released, or the pricing, but we're hoping to find out more at MWC next week. 

source: Samsung via Engadget

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posted on 19 Feb 2013, 01:00

1. bendaman (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Good Guy Samsung - Waiting for the Galaxy S4 to come out? Here's a camera.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 01:22

2. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


I honestly think Samsung lost it with this concept... just make a camera attachment.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 01:22

3. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


How much you wanna bet this camera is going to be similar quality of the galaxy s4.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 02:11

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5588; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd get a cheap enough Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Camera II. o:

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 02:39

5. nikenturd (unregistered)


OVERPRICED for what it is ... Leica lens? NOPE.... Large Sensor? NOPE...Large battery? NOPE...if I want to access the internet Id certainly wouldnt use this thing...that's why we have tablets and smartphones...Id give Samsung an F for this stupid gimmickry

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 02:48

6. nikenturd (unregistered)


OVERPRICED for what it is....the specs arent even up to par with Lumix or Leica, not even close....more like a glorified android device with an added camera function. For that price, I can buy a micro fourthirds camera that will give me better image quality and functionality

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 05:21

7. kingcombo78 (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


i think ima just pass on this one....almost had me tho

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:00

8. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Why? Because the camera didn't sell well woohoo!!!

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