November will see the release of Samsung's first GALAXY Camera, featuring Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) software and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The new Samsung GALAXY Camera. (Source: Samsung.)
Featuring a 16.3-megapixel 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm) BSI CMOS sensor and
21x optical zoom lens, the GALAXY Camera combines high performance photography with mobile technology, sharing many features with Samsung's Galaxy SIII smart-phone. It offers consumers on-the-go sharing through Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, enabling users to automatically save photos to the Cloud via Dropbox. An innovative ‘Share Shot’ feature allows images and movie clips to be shared via popular social networking sites and cloud services as well as across multiple compatible GALAXY devices.
The user interface on the GALAXY Camera is similar to Samsung's Galaxy SIII smart-phone's. (Source: Samsung.)
New features have been developed to take advantage of the camera’s fast quad-core processor and 4.8-inch (121.2mm) HD Super Clear LCD touch screen. For snapshooters, the camera’s ‘Smart Pro’ feature makes it easy to recreate advanced photographic setups in just a few simple steps from a series of pre-set scenarios that automatically adjust the camera’s settings. The ‘Photo Wizard’ allows on-the-go edits to be made, while the ‘Movie Wizard’ supports video editing.
The GALAXY Camera also includes ‘Smart Content Manager’, an innovative on-device organisation tool which automatically creates folders, tags faces, and even suggests which pictures to delete.
In addition to the pre-installed applications from Samsung, users can browse the web and download applications from Google Play or the Samsung Apps stores, including the social photography application, Instagram. If users are not sure which app to download, Samsung’s ‘S Suggest’ promotes new photo editing apps. In-built Voice Control also allows users to control functions such as ‘Zoom in’ and ‘Shoot’ through voice recognition.
The Samsung GALAXY Camera will be available in Australia late in November at an RRP of $599.
Image Sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3" BSI CMOS
Lens: 23-481mm, f/2.8 21x optical zoom lens
Stabilisation: Optical Image Stabilisation
Monitor: 121.2 mm (4.77"), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
ISO range: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Network capability: 3G (HSPA＋21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: 8GB + memory slot : micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
Image format & size: JPEG format; 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
Video format & size: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) Full HD recording 1920 x 1080 at 30fps; Slow motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA) 120fps
Video Output: HDMI 1.4
Value-added Features: Smart Mode : 15 modes (Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Landscape, Macro, Action freeze, Rich tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace, Share shot, Auto Upload, Smart Content Manager, Photo Wizard, Paper Artist, Video Editor, Voice Control, Slow Motion Video, S Planner, S Suggest, AllShare Play, Drop box, Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Google Chrome browser, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS
Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40 GPS/GLONASS Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: 1,650 mAh
Dimension (wxhxd): 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
Weight: 305 grams