Confirmed: Samsung presents first Android based “Galaxy” Camera

Written by staff
Published on August 30, 2012

The camera will be released under the “Galaxy” brand and will feature a 16.3 megapixel CMS sensor, with 21x optical zoom lens spanning 23-481mm and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The [...]

“Camera Reborn” is the new claim of Samsung new introduced Camera +Android OS device. Just a week after Nikon presented their first camera, the South-Korean company followed with their own gadget. 

You will not be able to use it with your mobile phone provider for voice calls although it will be compatible with VOIP apps from the Google Play store like Skype. It can be used both with wireless and 3G networks which makes it the first connect camera (beyond Wi-Fi) in this field.
The camera will come with a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core CPU, 8GB internal storage, HDMI connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and the possibility to use external SD-cards.

Now the interesting facts for the camera gurus: It will record in Full-HD (30fps), slow-motion (720×480, with 120fps) and offer preset modes like makro, action freeze, sunset. Additionally it will feature voice control, auto-upload to services like Dropbox, a Smart Content Manager that will enable you to tag and organize photos.

Reading through the specs this can be a really cool device if you go on location scouting or doing some first quick test shots for a shooting. Sending your pictures by email or uploading them to a cloud space in a minute with geo-tag info could be really cool for filmmakers.

The interesting thing about Android powered devices is for sure that the camera’s feature list can be upgraded easily with apps and general OS updates. So you can get a lot more out of your device. But as usual the downside with those devices is very often high battery consumption. Samsung has not yet published a price.

  • 4,77 Zoll, 1280 x 720Pixel, 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
  • 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 8GB storage, microSD-card slot
  • 16.3 Megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
  • F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 4G, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • JPEG format  16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
  • MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
  • Full HD 1920×1080 30fps
  • Slow motion Movies in 720×480 120fps
  • HDMI 1.4
  • WiFi a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • AllShare Play, Family Story, Dropbox