Verizon announces the Samsung Galaxy Camera, available Dec. 13th
0. phoneArena posted on 11 Dec 2012, 14:55
In time for the holidays, and with LTE connectivity, Verizon has the Samsung Galaxy Camera on the way...
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1. Goldeneye posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:05 1
If they'd the phone function I would be interested, for now pretty pointless for me.
3. PAPINYC posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:29 1
Agreed, don't know what Sammy was thinking (maybe they were trying to tap into the iPhone wiFi market??)....!
11. CRICKETownz posted on 11 Dec 2012, 23:16 0
they were thinking that they wanted to appeal for those to lean towards photography. though it may not be as high end DSLR cameras it is a lot better shot than a smart phone & to be able to communicate wirelessly w/out having to do the old methods of connecting to a pc...yadda yadda it's not a bad idea. quad core, JB, 4.8 in. screen. this is bound to be a new niche device that could be successful. Nikon has already done it...so its not so out of place. the $549.99 is the only drawback. I think that's pretty hefty for a camera...but we'll see.
12. Droid_X_Doug posted on 12 Dec 2012, 00:14 0
Sony HX30 is close to the specs of the S Camera and prices at $420 retail. Android JB, 4.8 inch LCD, 2 Gb RAM, Quad core CPU, full Internet integration for an extra $130? I would agree that it is a niche product, but Sammy seems to be making some good hits of late (the Note was panned by the commentariat, but look what happened there).
7. Droid_X_Doug posted on 11 Dec 2012, 17:46 0
Skype can be used with the camera's Internet interface/integration. $5/month on my shared data, and I probably will order one.
There are a couple of things I wish the G Camera was equipped with (optical stabilized still shots, HDR setting), but the 24x optical zoom in the small footprint tends to outweigh the minuses.
2. Joshing4fun posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:05 3
Anyone else think technology is moving in the wrong direction? Aren't smartphones supposed to be an all in one device? Now you can also buy an expensive camera and a tablet which both do what you're phone already does.
5. Izzy_V posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:52 1
Yes, phones can do everything a tablet can with the extra of being able to make calls but against cameras, the quality smartphone cameras produce compared to the quality professional quality cameras produce is no contest in professional quality cameras' favor. You see this particularly when it comes to zooming and low-light conditions.
Tablets are a fad right now and that's why they're selling but smartphones' cameras have a long way to go before they can make a significant impact on the camera market.
4. Obdabeast posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:48 0
Its not going in the wrong direction its giving photographers something different to use for work. People spend hundreds of dollars of cameras and much more on lenses for shots. Its a different product for a purpose.
6. archeryhunter1993 posted on 11 Dec 2012, 17:00 0
To bad it doesn't have 3G either. I wouldn't even be able to use it since we don't have LTE yet.
8. Droid_X_Doug posted on 11 Dec 2012, 17:49 1
I think it will be equipped with 3G. Wait for it to show on the VZW website. Magic 8-ball says yes to 3G (in addition to LTE).
9. Robert235 posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:00 0
is it a phone camera or a camera phone.they should kept the calling features even though it would look ridiculous
10. Droid_X_Doug posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:26 1
It is an Internet-enabled camera. You can look up the latest threads on PA, send e-mail, twitter updates, etc. from the camera. In addition, you can take good photos (16? Mp image sensor, 21x optical zoom) and video (OIS @ 1080p, 30 fps) with the camera. Pics and videos can be uploaded to photo sharing sites or sent as e-mail attachments directly from the camera. $5/month is better pricing than for tablets. AT&T is going to be under competitive pressure from VZW as soon as the VZW edition of the S-Camera ships.
13. Nathan_ingx posted on 12 Dec 2012, 01:37 1
How nice would it be if this camera was a more compact phone with the optical zoom still attached to it...otherwise, all the specs are pretty much a phone or a tablet.
And by the way people, it's 3G enabled.
15. Droid_X_Doug posted on 12 Dec 2012, 02:21 0
Kind of hard to do optical zoom without having an extended lens. Although the phone functionality could be added. But then again, $5/month would grow to $40/month on a family share plan.... I already have enough devices on my plan.
14. Droid_X_Doug posted on 12 Dec 2012, 02:18 0
Just finished a chat session with a VZW rep. There is no information currently available from VZW regarding ordering the S-Camera. :-( I would have thought with ordering supposedly opening on the 13th (and an official press release being published by VZW), information would be available internally. At this point, nothing.
17. Droid_X_Doug posted on 12 Dec 2012, 08:38 0
Sensor size typically impacts low light performance. If you plan on taking a lot of night-time pics, the S-Camera might not work for you. It all comes down to what is important feature-wise. Horses for courses, as it were.
19. -RVM- posted on 12 Dec 2012, 20:04 0
Well it also affects daylight photos, especially dynamic range.
20. Droid_X_Doug posted on 12 Dec 2012, 21:25 0
Primarily as regards low light elements of a photo. Ultimately, it comes down to individual preferences. We can debate until the cows come home; but are the actual photos acceptable?
18. Droid_X_Doug posted on 12 Dec 2012, 08:39 0
What is with all of the thumbs down votes? Must be a slow day for the tolling community.