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Review: the Samsung Galaxy Camera

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In focus: the Samsung Galaxy Camera

While we anxiously await the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its 13-megapixel camera, Reese Jones takes a look at another Samsung mobile device: the Galaxy Camera


There are two types of Samsung Galaxy Camera: the WI-FI only version and the WI-FI plus 4G LTE version.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera boasts a 16.3-megapixel resolution. On top of that, there’s a 23mm wide-angle lens with 21x optical zoom. It also has an image sensor of 1/2.3-inch – far superior to any smartphones currently on the market.

Compared to cameras with a digital zoom, the Samsung Galaxy Camera produces clear and crisp images. By using an optical zoom, the display in the viewfinder is not the only one that moves toward the subject, but the lenses as well.

Great for shooting music videos and short documentaries, the camera is capable of recording 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second. In order to save some memory space, you can set the default resolution to 720p HD. Depending on your need, you can set its frame rate to 60 frames per second for intense (action and chasing) scenes or 128 frames per second for slow motions.

4G LTE Ready

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is also capable of receiving 4G cellular data connectivity or LTE. Depending on your location, you can expect up to 100Mbps download and upload speed. With that, you can publish your taken snapshots and recorded videos to social networks within minutes.

You can also stream heavy media content on YouTube without having long buffering time lapses.  Another neat feature is that since its 4G LTE-ready, users can transform their Samsung Camera into a wireless internet hotspot. This enables five more devices to connect to the fast internet.

Android Ecosystem

The Samsung Galaxy Camera runs the latest Jelly Bean version Android OS. This allows you to enjoy 750,000 apps from the Google Play including photo and video editing apps. For movie enthusiasts, you can install apps such as IMDB  to receive the latest movie updates, watch trailers and behind-the-scenes footage, and the latest interviews from the casts and directors. You can also install and enjoy Magisto, a popular editing tool for Android and iOS devices to edit and create your own movie right from your camera.

Better Performance

Just like its smartphones and tablets, Samsung ensured that its first Galaxy camera runs a reliable Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortez A9 processor. Users can also switch between two or more applications at once without experiencing massive lags or a freezing screen.

While we are impressed with camera’s powerful lens, it has many other useful features such as enabling you to connect wirelessly and faster through 4G LTE – a unique selling point.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera also packs many similar features of smartphones and tablets, apart from making calls, but it has far superior optics for producing quality videos and photographs.

• What do you think of the first Android camera from Samsung? Share your thoughts with us.

You can watch the Official Hands on Video of Samsung Galaxy Camera here:

About the Author

Reese Jones is a UK-based blogger who regularly writes for Techiedoodlers.com, an up-and-coming tech blog. Aside from blogging she is a fan of classical music and you can always find her on Twitter and Google+

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Tony Myers has written 866 articles for Smart Movie Making

Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.

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