Samsung has launched a new segment of Camera, that Nikon was only dreaming of with Coolpix s800c.
Samsung Galaxy Camera is a pro camera with 21x Optical camera, 16MP CMOS sensor and runs Android 4.1 Jellybean. Samsung announced Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 along with Galaxy Note 2, 1.6ghz quad core phablet.
Galaxy Camera Specs
Galaxy Camera packs a 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor with an impressive 16.3 effective megapixels. Here’s a full look:
- Lens: 21x optical zoom, f/2.8-5.9, 23-480mm lens
- 16.3MP BSI CMOS sensor, ISO from 100 up to 3200
- Burst mode, HDR mode
- 4.8″ HD Super Clear Touch Display at 308ppi
- FullHD 1080p Video @60fps, Slow motion Video
- 3G and 4G LTE, WIFI connectivity
- An impressive 1.4GHz Exynos Quad-core processor (same as S3)
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 8GB onboard storage, expandable via microSD
- HDMI 1.4 out
- A-GPS, GLONASS for Geotagging photos and more
- 3G, 4G / LTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11 ABGN and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
- 1650mAh battery
- Dimensions: 128.7×70.8×19.1
- Weight: 305g
- Smart content manager
- Photo wizard
- Video wizard
- Best group pose
- Voice control option
- Auto cloud backup
- Slow motion video
- S Planner, S Suggest
- Support for AllShare Play, Family Story, Dropbox
The camera, despite packing a 4.8″ display, actually seems quite pocketable, carrying a frame that weighs just 305g.
It runs latest iteration of Android 4.1 Jellybean and you can install apps from Google Play and samsung apps store like usual. It includes Samsung’s own features like automatic cloud backup, Share Shot (which allows users to share instantly with other Galaxy Cameras and phones), a suite of ‘S’ apps, and the usual Samsung Android customizations (TouchWiz 5).
Update: Early Handson Review Video
Battery Life: Device should get us about 7 hours of battery life during continous usage. Unlike Nikon s800c, it doesn’t shutdown android, all the time Android Jellybean is on standby like any android phone, when not in use.
This smartphone/camera is going to be the first amazing camera with wide set of editing and sharing options. Casual Photographers are going to love this new device.
More Galaxy Camera Handson Photos
If you’re not really keen in the Android part of it, and would rather prefer better Image sensor, quality, checkout Sony NEX 5R Review: dSLR Camera w/ WiFi, Apps, Fast Focus