Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Camera

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 03 Oct 2012
Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Camera

As a surprise at the launch of the Galaxy Note II, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Camera that we first saw at IFA 2012. It has a 16MP sensor with 21X optical zoom. The camera also boasts of 3G connectivity via a SIM card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a bunch of other connectivity options such as microUSB and a microSD card slot. It has a 4.7-inch Super clear LCD display which as you can see is very vibrant and very clear to view images on and run apps.

The special thing about the Samsung Galaxy Camera is that it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box. The device is one of the first of its kind, though the concept has been around for years. Samsung was rumoured to be working on such a device, as far back as March this year. Nikon already has its Android-based camera in the market, the 'Coolpix S800c', which runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The top of the camera has the shutter button along with the power button. On one side is the USB port and headphones jack. The rest of the connectivity options are at the bottom, under the battery cover. The device also houses a flash that can pop up with the press of a button.

The Galaxy Camera functions as an Android device as well, with the only absence being the ability to make calls from it. It supports 3G capabilities via a SIM card though. You can also swipe down on the device to bring up the notifications just like an Android smartphone. The camera has three customizable home screens just like an Android smartphone. The right has three capacitive buttons representing back, home and menu.

The internal storage capacity of the Samsung Galaxy Camera is 8GB and can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. Through the camera app, you can control the settings of the camera and functions such as the flash, and more The settings also give you access to features such as the Focus, Flash, WB and more. The display of the camera is very crisp and nice to view images on.

Samsung will announce the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Camera in October - November 2012.

Till then, enjoy our hands on video with the device below:
 

 
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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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