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!
BERLIN, Germany - August 29, 2012 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has today announced the launch of the GALAXY Camera. Developed to fit the changing ways we communicate, the GALAXY Camera combines high performance photography with the latest Android™ 4.1 platform, so called Jelly Bean, and wireless network connectivity, creating a brand new type of device. Samsung GALAXY Camera fits perfectly for those who wish to shoot, edit and share high quality photographs and video easily and spontaneously from anywhere, at any time.
“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.
Okay guys, don't get a wrong idea here, i am not a Samsung haters or what..... But as what i know was before Samsung announce the Galaxy Camera, Nikon did announce their own Android powered camera too, but as what i see from the user comment most of it are negative or saying that it is a useless gadget and etc..... But when it's come to Samsung, everyone like praising it madly and keep saying it is was innovation, while other OEM done the same thing they says that it is a waste of time or un-innovative..... I mean yes Samsung did well and bring innovation, but are people getting little bit too addicted to Samsung these days?
the Canon was done pitifully. it has an older version of Android that wasn't optimized to work with the camera real well and it has lower end specs. the Galaxy Camera has great specs, a large display, a beautiful design and optimized software.
I wonder what kind of cost this thing will have, and if Samsung may release one with similar capabilities, keep the good camera featuers but put in a smaller screen and some lesser specs for the non camera stuff.
Sony is already working on one, and so is Nokia, Canon will follow.
You're probably THAT guy at the concerts taking pictures with your smartphone. Or the guy at the game sitting at the nosebleeder seats wondering why the pic comes out fuzzy. Your that guy that goes on vacation packing nothing but your phone huh.
The award for "Guy that thinks hes a photographer cuz his phone says 8MP" goes to... haseebzahid
u must be the guy who farts with mouth all the time got it
i know its innovative but comon android is moblie OS not some jumpstart any device cemera control thing if u got camera in ur backpack with a moblie both have andorid i dont see the purpose of the second unless idiots are convinced by the OEM whatever comes out by samsung is a must have trend followers
If it has a Phone function on it, i may get it,
since it does not have a phone function on it, i will have the 'what the hell is it doing in this world?!'' feeling.
I dont hate samsung....they are good :) but this product is not the best sammy thing ever...
who said it doesnt have a phone function? Ever hear of VoiP? Skype? Vonage? Fring? Tango? Google Voice?
They will all still make calls over wifi/3g/4g even if it doesnt make direct calls through a carrier.
lol, the smart TV already exists. Go to best buy and play with one. I have a "smart" Bluray player from them. lots of neat things you can do with it. Hell, it even syncs my google calendar to the player so it displays events on the TV if i want it to. If you have a samsung phone, you can use Allshare to instantly stream pix, vids, and full movies to the player without wires.
People like to say samsung copies apple. Thats a fools game. Who cares if they look similar. Apple has nothing on the functionality of samsung.
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