Kodachrome200: I find this a little odd. Android is an OS for doing everything and the camera is a piece of hardware for a specific task. they dont seem to go together. I dont need to be able to play angry birds on my camera. Now if it replaced a mobile phone I would kind of get it. similar to the pureview. I wonder if a camera with wifi and some software for social sharing wouldnt be more logical
yes. no need for 3g. and the os should allow an app to change how it works. e.g. changing white balance calculation, faster focusing algorithm, sharpening, resizing , compressing, dr enhancement, noise reduction algorithm, etc.
I agree. It is overkill to use android. as the os. However, when i read that samsung joins the digital camera industry I know that one day it will merge both products. The ability to control and customize the work of the camera by using userimplantable/installable softwares is the next logical step that i can think of.
With its strength in smartphone market, I am sure Samsung will push some of the smartphone technologies to their camera ecosystem.
I think the next logical steps are:
* sharing between cameras. If we go to a trip with some friends, how many times we will ask our friends to share some of the pictures they take with their camera? It will be easy if they implement Bluetooth or NFC sharing mechanism.
* open platform for in-camera softwares (an android version for cameras?) By open platform I mean that any software developers can create new programs for the camera, so we as camera users can add more functionality to the cameras. The programs can be downloaded from smart camera market places in internet.
Woow, I hope will they will replace the sensor with an X-Trans CMOS one :D
3D is for the next generation. Older people as usual will resist changes and won't like it, simply because they afraid that their current skill in 2d will someday be ignored by people.