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Samsung announces Galaxy Camera hybrid camera with Android 4.1 OS

By dpreview staff on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:30 GMT

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Camera, a 16MP BSI CMOS compact superzoom/Android smart device hybrid. It combines a 21x, 23-481mmm equivalent zoom camera on the front with a 4.8" touchscreen on the back. It runs Android 4.1 (known as Jelly Bean), the latest version of the operating system. Under the surface, the Galaxy Camera shares most of its key specifications with the company's Galaxy SIII smartphone - with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor at its heart, missing only the ability to make calls. It will be available in two versions - one with 3G connectivity and the other with 4G. As you'd expect, both versions support Wi-Fi.

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Press Release:

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

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 perfect 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 optical touch 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 GALAXY Camera, please visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com
Full details, video content and product images are available at Samsung’s IFA 2012 microsite: http://samsungifa2012.com  or mobile site: m.samsungifa.com

Samsung Galaxy Camera specifications

Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Processor1.4GHz Quad-Core
Image
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)23–481 mm
Optical zoom20.9×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size4.8
Touch screenYes
Screen type308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Scene modes
  • Macro
  • Rich Tone
  • Action Freeze
  • Waterfall Trace
  • Light Trace
  • Beautiful Sunset
  • Blue Sky
  • Natural Green
  • Silhouette
  • Vivid Fireworks
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes1920 x 1080 (30fps), 720 x 480 (120 fps)
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesmicro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Storage included8 GB
Connectivity
HDMIYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notesWith Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack
Weight (inc. batteries)305 g (0.67 lb / 10.76 oz)
Dimensions129 x 71 x 19 mm (5.08 x 2.8 x 0.75)
Other features
GPSBuiltIn
GPS notesA-GPS, GLONASS

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Comments

Total comments: 84
AndyRA
By AndyRA (Oct 2, 2012)

Another wish list is built-in NFC so you can pay at the cash register with your Google Wallet SmartCamera :-)

0 upvotes
nitesh agrawal pune
By nitesh agrawal pune (Sep 9, 2012)

This is epic innovation by Samsung.. A photography lover will definitely look forward to buy it..

Nitesh agrawal pune

0 upvotes
FRANCISCO ARAGAO
By FRANCISCO ARAGAO (Sep 8, 2012)

let's see what Apple's lawyers will claim now

0 upvotes
dpsahoo
By dpsahoo (Sep 7, 2012)

A provision to make calls would have been superb; it would have been a all-in-one

0 upvotes
cgarrard
By cgarrard (Sep 7, 2012)

You can bet your uncles favorite fishing rod they are already in the process of making one, and others are following suit.

C

1 upvote
Prime_Lens
By Prime_Lens (Sep 5, 2012)

Wow.. 1.4Ghz quad cores.
That's some beefy processing power.
That's what my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet has.
With 4G connection.. and bluetooth 4.0, I probably can turn this into a phone.

Comment edited 8 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
utomo99
By utomo99 (Sep 1, 2012)

Where is the Flash ?
it must have resize option for uploading/ sending files over 3G. so can save cost.

I suggest samsung make a good SDK, and release it to public.
so many people can hack it and make something to add features or things to this kind of cameras or other android cameras

0 upvotes
xlynx9
By xlynx9 (Aug 31, 2012)

mobile site hyperlink = file:///D:/mySingle/Temp/m.samsungifa.com
fail :)

0 upvotes
CAcreeks
By CAcreeks (Aug 30, 2012)

This seems more vapourware than the S800c, which Nikon says will appear next month. I like the larger screen. Samsung DRO works better for highlights than Nikon ADL. However the zoom is overambitious and I don't understand the purpose of 3G/4G here.

Is there a Samsung lens/sensor similar to this, so I could find reviews? In the past, Samsung has had sub-par high ISO.

0 upvotes
Michael D.
By Michael D. (Aug 30, 2012)

Too bad it doesn't support calls, it could be a great travel camera otherwise. When you travel, you take the camera anyway with you (well, I take a DSLR, but most people don't), so why carry 2 devices, instead of just one?

I hope it will be hacked to support phone calls through bluetooth headset.

0 upvotes
Cameron R Hood
By Cameron R Hood (Aug 30, 2012)

Wonder who they ripped that one off of?

0 upvotes
Michael D.
By Michael D. (Aug 30, 2012)

From Apple of course! They hold a very complex patent for a device shaped like a box, that can make beeping sounds. It took Apple many years to come up with that innovation, and now Samsung blatantly ripped it off! I smell a huge lawsuit, and this time these damn thieves will pay at least 5B$!

8 upvotes
PhotoKhan
By PhotoKhan (Aug 30, 2012)

It's a pity über-litigation, immeasurable greed and pure "douchbaguiness" weren't around in the 1930's.

Just imagine the market cap of Baird in our days if someone there had just put on a turtle-neck black sweater and been consequentially infused with the brilliant idea of preventing every other prospective TV manufacturer to use their "patented" "Box-with-screen-and-some-dials" proprietary format .

(Good grief!... you dented fruit sheep-drones are just too much...)

PK

1 upvote
Willy Chu
By Willy Chu (Aug 30, 2012)

Do you add this to your cell phone plan? Great, a camera you have to pay a monthly fee with a 2 year contract.

You'll need more that a 2 GB monthly data plan. if you take a lot of photos.

0 upvotes
Essai
By Essai (Aug 30, 2012)

just use the Wi Fi if you cant afford the 3g/4g.

0 upvotes
Edoveral
By Edoveral (Aug 30, 2012)

I hardly ever call anyone, so I don't need it to do that. Just install Whatsapp and you have all the connectivity needed :-).

However, I would prefer this on my G5 m43 camera... As a camera, this is niot something I would easily buy.

0 upvotes
andia
By andia (Aug 30, 2012)

Come on guys, this is not SLR so don't compare it with SLR. this is just opening to reach new market. If market love it, they sure will come with bigger sensor.

2 upvotes
J R R S
By J R R S (Aug 30, 2012)

People - Welcome to the future...

This will be the way all cameras will be made soon... from DSLR to compact, All cameras! - well at least as much as all phones are smart phones!

2 upvotes
Andrew Butterfield
By Andrew Butterfield (Aug 30, 2012)

It's a bit big, but seems potentially better than Nikon's effort, and Samsung do have a lot of experience with Android. Clever to associate the Galaxy name with their camera range.

0 upvotes
xlynx9
By xlynx9 (Aug 30, 2012)

Photographically, it's just another compact camera. But the precedent it sets for customisation and connectivity is enormous.

1 upvote
fucile
By fucile (Aug 30, 2012)

Apple has the patent for the "smartcamera'.

0 upvotes
techmine
By techmine (Aug 30, 2012)

Great for instagram :-) no seriously.

2 upvotes
MediaDigitalVideo
By MediaDigitalVideo (Aug 30, 2012)

Any words of wireless controle by mobilephone / Tablet or PC ? Btw I hate the letters on the front lens (ugly)

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 4 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
MediaDigitalVideo
By MediaDigitalVideo (Aug 30, 2012)

Which camera will be used in the next James Bond Movie ?

0 upvotes
Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Aug 30, 2012)

RS100. SONY is the sponsor of all new Bond films.

1 upvote
Richard Murdey
By Richard Murdey (Aug 30, 2012)

Nikon just got pwned.

3 upvotes
guest2007
By guest2007 (Aug 29, 2012)

Does it come with a few spare batteries and a task manager app that clears memory every few minutes? ICS in camera is either amazing or craptastic. 4.8 lcd, gps, wifi, not bad for a backup cam if it doesn't have to be charged all day.

0 upvotes
chadley_chad
By chadley_chad (Aug 29, 2012)

For fooks sake, what next, screens in toasters!

As much as I love my gadgets, the last thing I want to see is the convergence of a PDA/phone and a camera! All this will do is give us less functionality and ease of use, wrapped up in fancy packaging with 9" screens!!!

It's bad enough the NEX now having chargeable apps to download ... As I said, WTF next!

0 upvotes
Blaufeld
By Blaufeld (Aug 30, 2012)

I don't understand why this annoys you.

4 upvotes
yellowstar
By yellowstar (Aug 29, 2012)

OK samsung, good first step but I would add Note 2 capabilities like the pen and 5.5" screen, slap on Schneider designed lens, a bigger sensor, full manual exposure control, better video (1080p and 1080i 50/60, active stabilization like those on Sony hx9v) and that iphone 5 will have lots of catch up to do. And why do you forget those 3G/4G chips - after all you already make those chipsets for the iphone

1 upvote
J R R S
By J R R S (Aug 30, 2012)

???

"It will be available in two versions - one with 3G connectivity and the other with 4G"

Software stabalization could be done via an app...

Dunno about 50/60i tho... depends - maybe it possible with an app? maybe????

0 upvotes
Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (Aug 29, 2012)

So what exactly is this? A wannabe camera, or a wannabe phone?
I think I'm going to hold off until Samsung produces something that makes scrambled eggs, walks my dog and takes pictures of it in its cuter moments.

1 upvote
teeranui
By teeranui (Aug 29, 2012)

This phone makes Nikon Coolpix S800c an ancient phone!!!
Jelly Bean vs Ginger bread
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/08/22/Nikon-announces-gingerbread-Android-powered-Coolpix-S800c-smart-superzoom

5 upvotes
Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Aug 30, 2012)

The SONY RS100 put both crap to shame and don't need fancy gadgets to take a photo.

I think you mistake here with the instagram forum.

1 upvote
Koulang
By Koulang (Aug 30, 2012)

Nikon fights back with a cheaper price but Samsung has higher tech. The more competition, the better price tag and technology. so, the winner is the consumers who demand for lower price but higher tech.

1 upvote
sirkhann
By sirkhann (Aug 29, 2012)

Hello, ANGRY BIRDS

2 upvotes
guest2007
By guest2007 (Aug 29, 2012)

lol

0 upvotes
Carlos Echenique
By Carlos Echenique (Aug 30, 2012)

More like ANGRY PHOTOGS

0 upvotes
Jan Kritzinger
By Jan Kritzinger (Aug 29, 2012)

Needs a much bigger sensor, less zoom.

The problem is, Samsung asks clueless people what they want during market research, and they all want lots of zoom and a trillion megapixels, but they don't care how big the sensor is. They really should rather do their market research in DPR comments.

4 upvotes
Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Aug 29, 2012)

Maybe they want to sell to the millions of people out there who have never heard of sensor size, rather than the few thousand here who care deeply about it.

5 upvotes
Jan Kritzinger
By Jan Kritzinger (Aug 29, 2012)

Well duh.
All I'm saying is that that approach results in a poorer camera.

2 upvotes
Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Aug 30, 2012)

We don't even disagree, really. I would also have preferred a bigger sensor and less zoom. I'd also trade off for a bigger aperture. That's not the reality of this market, though. I'm sure Samsung will take a poorer camera that sells in the millions rather than a camera that pleases a handful of gearheads (including me) but doesn't sell well at all.

4 upvotes
Roger Nordin
By Roger Nordin (Aug 30, 2012)

I think they hit the sweet spot here, really... If you want bigger sensor, less zoom, get yourself a Nokia 808 Pureview. This device delivers on where mobile phone cameras suck: ZOOOOOOOOM, and optical one at that, no reduction in quality, leaving the small sensor big enough for the task. Who need poster size print quality in a device like this, Instagram and Facebook users will love this camera! And think about news photography apps like Scoopshooter, this camera opens new worlds for things like that.

0 upvotes
Anadrol
By Anadrol (Aug 29, 2012)

Making a camera with 3G and Android... but that doesn't make calls, how stupid is that !

I hope that Cyanogen mod will be ported to it !

2 upvotes
Jan Kritzinger
By Jan Kritzinger (Aug 29, 2012)

the 3g is for Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox.
It would look a bit silly making phone calls on your camera.

1 upvote
brumd
By brumd (Aug 29, 2012)

Believe it or not, but that's exactly what I would want: a good p&s camera that can make phone calls. I bought the Nokia808 2 days ago, so I have two years before I buy something else, but I really hope by then I can buy one of those 'silly' hybrids.

2 upvotes
MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Aug 30, 2012)

I also want the phone included. Otherwise I'm stuck carrying two bricks in my pockets. Early cell phones were way bigger than this and people didn't drop dead from shame when they used one. Just carry a Bluetooth headset and talk away.

1 upvote
happypoppeye
By happypoppeye (Aug 29, 2012)

Wow ...looking at the comments,this confused some people ...this is an Android OS camera ...which would lead me to believe you can add skype or equivalent apps to make calls, possibly, but it's not being advertised as a phone ...it's a camera.

2 upvotes
Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Aug 29, 2012)

I love it. I'd love it more if I could make calls with it, but I'll take it just like this. Well, not just like this. I'll take it in black. This totally puts to shame Nikon's feeble Android 2.3 camera from a few days ago.

0 upvotes
dylanbarnhart
By dylanbarnhart (Aug 29, 2012)

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy costs $600+. Add a zoom lens and new case/buttons on top of it and the cost would double or triple the price of the "Nikon feeble Android 2.3". Then you'll have to pay monthly fees for 3G or 4G connection.

Suddenly it's not too shameful to buy the feeble Nikon, is it?

Comment edited 55 seconds after posting
1 upvote
MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Aug 30, 2012)

The phone capability would be trivial to add. You can buy functional phones for practically nothing. Probably one more chip, another mic, a similar card slot and that's all. Have to relocate the speaker and mildly redesign the case. Battery, antenna, touchscreen display, CPU, sound processing chips are already there. I bet we'll see a similar model with phone whenever Samsung finds a carrier who wants it.

0 upvotes
MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Aug 30, 2012)

Further consideration shows all thr hardware is there. OK, they need another mic, and that's nothing. They crippled this to protect their relationships with the carriers, the same reason unlocked phones have ridiculous prices. Samsung needs the carriers more than the carriers need them, though Samsung has more clout than anyone but Apple. Maybe less than a few days ago, but never so much that they could afford to irritate the carriers by selling too many unlocked phones, with or without cameras.

0 upvotes
Roger Nordin
By Roger Nordin (Aug 30, 2012)

My Huawei 7" Mediapad was launched with no phone and messaging capability. It wasn't long before a phone application was leaked out. Now the official firmware includes phone functionality as well. Who knows what the future will bring for the Samsung Android Camera (Phone)?

0 upvotes
John McCormack
By John McCormack (Aug 29, 2012)

Since I don't have a cell phone (Can you make call with this?) maybe this will push me over the edge to join the 21st century.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
1 upvote
Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Aug 29, 2012)

"missing only the ability to make calls". My guess is you could install the Skype app to make calls, though.

1 upvote
Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (Aug 29, 2012)

Nokia add a decent camera to its smart phone
Samsung add a decent samrt phone to its camera

I still believe that, end of the day Nokia´s idea will win. With bigger sensor way better image quality and better glass,

On flexibility; you cant call from your crew from your samsung phone (sorry cam) while you are listening music from your Nokia camera (sorry sorry phone i meant) and checking your image gallery...

3 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Aug 29, 2012)

Huh?

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (Aug 29, 2012)

Thumbs up for Jelly Bean! Even most Samsung smartphones do not support it yet.

6 upvotes
JohnFredC
By JohnFredC (Aug 29, 2012)

This is the future, folks. In five years, a huge segment.

2 upvotes
Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Aug 29, 2012)

In five years, cameras that run proprietary OSes may be unheard of.

2 upvotes
Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Aug 29, 2012)

Tiny sensor with a big screen. I think this is an instagram preloaded cellphone with integrated digital photo display without the phone capability. Calling it a camera is insulting.

5 upvotes
Antonio Rojilla
By Antonio Rojilla (Aug 29, 2012)

It's a camera.

6 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Aug 29, 2012)

It is a combination DIGITAL CAMERA and MOBILE PHONE. I know, I know, it is rather hard to get the concept.

Pelasdf, I agree: it would have been a lot better for us photo nuts if it had a larger sensor (at least 2/3-inch) and a smaller screen, he-he-he.

0 upvotes
the mono eye
By the mono eye (Aug 29, 2012)

waiting for Galaxy TV, Galaxy Microwave Oven, Galaxy Refrigerator & etc to release... this gadget is not a bad idea itself, but the naming is really... weird.

3 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Aug 29, 2012)

It's called "Galaxy."

0 upvotes
mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Aug 29, 2012)

"Samsung has announced the Galaxy Camera, a 16MP BSI CMOS compact superzoom/Android smartphone hybrid"

That statement makes it sound like this is a phone as well which I don't believe it is.

4 upvotes
Antonio Rojilla
By Antonio Rojilla (Aug 29, 2012)

EDIT: it has a SIM slot, but you are right it seems you cant make calls, which is quite odd. If that's the case then I'll pass.

Comment edited 4 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (Aug 29, 2012)

Install Skype on it.

3 upvotes
Peter Galbavy
By Peter Galbavy (Aug 29, 2012)

If this can be a phone it'll make a nice update to my Note.

1 upvote
Jan Kritzinger
By Jan Kritzinger (Aug 29, 2012)

WHY 21x optical zoom for the love of all that is good WHYYYYYYY

5x zoom with a larger sensor, and I would've bought this.

Comment edited 4 minutes after posting
5 upvotes
BlackZero
By BlackZero (Aug 30, 2012)

maybe because majority of mainstream potential customers (not us) are easily befooled by numbers game. Megapixel count, Zoom range are the slogans of the day. Nobody even bothers (not us) about sensor size. And they are the target market..

2 upvotes
Chaitanya S
By Chaitanya S (Aug 29, 2012)

no thanks, although it will be a really camera to hack like the Nikon camera.

0 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Aug 29, 2012)

Pretty neat product, lots of amazing features here. Of course, if it was up to Apple and the weirdo civil courts in California, nobody else out there on Planet Earth would be permitted to sell any consumer electronics products besides Apple.

Very good lens -- F2.8 at 23mm equivalent, wow!!!! Thanks, Samsung.

It is easily the largest LCD screen digital camera in the world -- at a whopping 4.8-inch screen size. I am not sure what the resolution is of this 'Super Clean LCD,' but it's probably way up there.

Thanks again, Samsung, and good luck to you in your ongoing battles with Apple.

0 upvotes
borgein
By borgein (Aug 29, 2012)

Does Samsung give these away for free, or are you a fanboy and hater? Take your Samsung religion elsewhere, please.

8 upvotes
ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Aug 29, 2012)

He's just a troll. He's been around for ages. Ignore him.

1 upvote
Sergey Borachev
By Sergey Borachev (Aug 29, 2012)

Good luck, Samsung, in your ongoing battles with Apple.

2 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Aug 29, 2012)

CLUELESS TROLL ALERT!!!! borgain and his "partner," the notorious Manuel Hispanico. :-))

0 upvotes
borgein
By borgein (Aug 29, 2012)

Thanks for the laugh :) Now take your Galaxy and go to a different Galaxy and take pictures with your Galaxy, of that other Galaxy, in a far, far away Galaxy.

1 upvote
brumd
By brumd (Aug 29, 2012)

but.. does it make phone calls? The title suggests so, but I can't seem to find any confirmation in the text.

0 upvotes
Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Aug 29, 2012)

It seems it has everything except the ability to make calls.

Though apparently you could use an app like Skype to make VoIP calls.

Comment edited 40 seconds after posting
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ctoby
By ctoby (Aug 29, 2012)

Yes it does, and it supports both 3G and 4G networks according to Samsung's press release: http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2012/08/30/Samsung-presents-10281979Camera,-Reborn.10281979-the-GALAXY-Camera

0 upvotes
rpm40
By rpm40 (Aug 29, 2012)

I wish you were right, but I don't think so. Your link doesn't mention the ability to make calls.

Too bad, if it did, I'd definitely consider it for my next phone.

0 upvotes
borgein
By borgein (Aug 29, 2012)

lol

3 upvotes
Digital Suicide
By Digital Suicide (Aug 29, 2012)

No, thanks...

3 upvotes
Total comments: 84