Review: Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Source: Samsung Galaxy S3 Facebook Page

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is a 16 megapixel camera with a 4.8-inch high-definition capacitive touchscreen, a 21x optical zoom with a focal range equivalent to 23-483mm, built-in optical image stabilisation, and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity. The Samsung Galaxy Camera can record Full HD movies as well as slow-motion video at up to 120 frames per second.  The Samsung Galaxy Camera even offers voice control.

           Samsung have decided to revolutionize the market by bringing together the camera and smartphone in one device – enter stage left the new Samsung Galaxy Camera which sports the marketing tagline “The Camera Reborn”.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera measures 70.8×128.7 x19.1mm, which means that its best stored inside a camera bag rather than a pocket, and weighs a manageable 300g without battery and card, making it about 25% bigger and heavier than the WB850F camera.

Front The Wi-Fi options here are many and varied, and include the ability to sync up with a handset in order to use your phone as a remote viewfinder. There’s also the ability to let the camera search for a local wireless network in order to directly upload imagery to the likes of Facebook, Picasa, YouTube and the ilk, or connect to a wireless network to email a selected picture to an email account .

Source: Photography Blog

Specifications

Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity

  • GSM 3G , HSPA-PLUS
  • HSPA+21 (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz
  • Wi-Fi Direct available
  • GAP, SSP, HSP, A2DP, SPP, OPP, AVRCP 1.3, HID
  • DLNA, HDMI 1.4 support
  • KIES, KIES Air support

Lens

  • F = 4.1 ~ 86.1mm (35mm film equivalent : 23 ~ 483mm)
  • 2.8 (W) ~ 5.9 (T)
  • 21x Zoom Lens

Chipset

  • Quad Core Application Processor
  • 1.4GHz CPU Speed

Physical Specification

  • 70.8 x 128.7 x 19.1mm Dimension
  • 300g Weight Battery

Battery

  • 1650mAh Battery Capacity
  • USB Chargeable
  • Standby Time : Up to 280 hours (3G)

Shutter Speed

  • Auto : 1 / 8 ~ 1 / 2000sec Manual : 16 ~ 1 / 2000sec

White Balance

  • Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
  • Services and Applications
  • Samsung Apps available
  • ChatON available
  • Instagram, Paper Artist, Dropbox, Gallery, Photo wizard, Video Editor, AllShare Play, S-Suggest, S-Voice

OS

  • Android 4.1 (Jellybean)

Image Stabilization

  • Optical Image Stablisation

Memory

  • 3.87GB Memory

Colour

  • White, Cobalt Black

Location

  • Assisted GPS / GLONASS available

Exposure

  • Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual Exposure
  • Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted, Face Detection AE
  • ±2EV (1 / 3EV steps)
  • Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

Audio and Video

  • AVI, MP4 / 3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM
  • Full HD (1080p) Video Recording & Playback available
  • Recording up to 30fps
  • MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, OGG, FLAC, 3GA / M4A, WAV

Image Sensor

  • BSI CMOS
  • 1 / 2.3″
  • Effective Pixel Approx. 16.3 Mega pixels
  • Total Pixel Approx. 17 Mega pixels

Display

  • HD Super Clear LCD (TFT)
  • 16M
  • 4.8″
  • 1280 x 720 (HD)

Sensors

  • Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor (for OIS)

Connectors

  • USB v2.0
  • 3.5pi 4pole, Stereo
  • MicroSD External Memory Slot (SDXC 64GB)
  • MicroSIM
  • Micro USB available

Focusing

  • TTL Auto Focus (Centre AF, Multi AF, Face Detection AF)
  • Normal : 80cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 350cm ~ Infinity (Tele) Macro : 10cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 150cm ~ 350cm (Tele) Auto Macro : 10cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 150cm ~ Infinity (Tele) Manual : 10cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 150cm ~ Infinity (Tele)

Flash

  • Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
  • Wide : 0.2m ~ 6.2m (ISO Auto), Tele : 0.5m ~ 5.1m (ISO Auto) , Flash EVC : ±1EV(1 / 2 steps)
  • Approx. 4sec.
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