Samsung Galaxy Android camera

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After the Polaroind SC1630 and Nikon S800c, Samsung now also has its own Android based camera. Today the company officially announced the previously rumored Galaxy camera. Here are the main specifications:

Image Sensor 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3" BSI CMOS
Lens F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens
IS OIS
Display 121.2 mm (4.77"), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Network 4G, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Processor 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
OS Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Memory 8GB + memory slot : micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
Image JPEG format 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
Video MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)Full HD 1920x1080 30fpsSlow motion Movie 720x480 120fps
Video Output HDMI 1.4
Value-added Features Smart Pro : 10 modes (Macro, Rich Tone, Action Freeze, Waterfall Trace, Light Trace,Beautiful Sunset, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Silhouette, Vivid Fireworks)
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 HT40GPS/GLONASS Bluetooth® 4.0 
Battery 1,650 mAh
Dimension (WxHxD) 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
Weight 305g

Press release:

Samsung presents ‘Camera, Reborn.’ – the GALAXY Camera

The new device combines leading-edge camera capabilities with Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean and wireless network connectivity, letting users shoot, edit and share images easily anywhere, at any time

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. For more information on GALAXXY Camera, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

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  • Don Pope

    It was about time for someone to start putting real operating systems into cameras. The customization possibilities are endless.

    This is the first “baby step”.

    • Markus Arike

      First? Perhaps you missed the Nikon s800c announcement last week.

      • Din

        3G, 4G, MicroSD, SIMCard, Android 4.1… a little closer of a real smartphone…

      • http://photorumors.com PR admin

        Polaroid also has an Android based camera.

  • anon

    I think this is awesome, even if I’m not going to be buying it. I think this is the direction the point-and-shoot market and the smart phone market will be going in.

    • Rob-L

      I completely agree, but all of the current or upcoming “smart cameras” still require you to carry two devices. A phone and a camera. I’m waiting for the day compact camera quality lenses and sensors make it into a phone (or vice-versa). They’re getting there, though.

  • WoutK89

    Samsung chose for Android 4.1, nice choice for a phone that can not call :)

    • Din

      Put Viber or Google Voice on it and you can make any call that you want…

  • WoutK89

    Why is the girl keeping the camera to her eye, it doesn’t even have a viewfinder ‘-_-

    • Kevin

      LOL good catch! :D. i guess she wants to “shoot like a professional”. or pixel peeping the LCD screen.

    • BP2012

      a)She forgot her glasses at home
      b)She is checking dead pixels
      c)There is a brand new virtual evf embeded in the main display

      Anyway…interesting toy.

  • LeGO

    Impressive and a harbinger of things to come.

    If only this camera can shoot RAW, have several manual controls, an excellent and fast zoom lens (even if with a 24mm 3x to 4x zoom), then this will sell well to camera enthusiast.

  • stupidzoom

    Why they don’t use a standard or wider prime instead of the stupid zoom.

    • pooh

      To show the customers that “it’s a proper camera” maybe?

    • BornOptimist

      ehh..then it would have been just another smartphone, wouldn’t it?

  • pete

    we need to have a proper look down to the smallest screw or packaging box design as not to invite Apple to file a lawsuit

    we also hope and pray that these camera, its design and construction wasnt designed by apple during the time when atari was still so popular

    aside from the white color, looks like a samsung camera

  • pete

    having a quick look at the spec… i just saw OIS just below the f2.8

    and i almost panicked::::[apple might be reading it,but then again its iOS]

    one typo error and……

    • hexx

      butthurt that samesong lost? :P

  • coco

    this just kick nikon right at the nuts

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