Samsung Galaxy Camera Zooms with Wireless 4G

Written by JC Pulido III. Posted in Cameras, News

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Published on August 30, 2012 with No Comments

Samsung is the second company to announce an Android-based point-and-shoot camera — the first was announced by Nikon. The Galaxy Camera was announced at its Samsung Mobile Unpacked in Berlin, Germany.

Samsung’s offering, the Galaxy Camera, features a 16MP BSI sensor. BSI (Backside Illumination or Back Illumination Sensor) is the camera sensor used on a number of smartphones including the iPhone 4S, HTC One X, and even Samsung’s own Galaxy S III. It also has a 21x optical zoom and 8GB storage with microSD expansion slot. Powering the Galaxy Camera is a 1.4GHz quad-core processor which we suspect is an Exynos.

The Galaxy Camera, being Android powered will run on Android 4.0 (Jelly Bean). It has a 4.8″ touch display that features Super HD AMOLED. Android apps can also be downloaded from the Google Play and Samsung App Stores.

The Galaxy Camera can connect through WiFi-N, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, and 4G (which is assume is LTE).

As for the camera features, the Galaxy Camera will record videos in FullHD 1080p. It will also record slow motion video at 120FPS at 720p.

It’s sleep mode — similar to smartphone standby — allows the Galaxy Camera to shoot almost instantly. It also has voice control for simple voice commands for example to zoom the camera in and out. The Galaxy Camera is also compatible with Remote Viewfinder which lets you connect the Galaxy Camera to a smartphone for remote control of the camera. It also has Share Shot which lets you share the photos to any WiFi Direct-enabled device.

There is no word on the price and availability of the Galaxy Camera.