Sunday, 23 September 2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera

As one of the Samsung Mobilers for the UK I was lucky enough to be invited along to IFA 2012 where I got to attend Samsung’s Unpacked event and also report on the IFA event itself.

Firstly I should explain that through my time with Samsung I have become quite interested in photography and cameras in general….currently I am using my first DSLR which is a Canon 1100D which is great for beginners. However after seeing what Samsung pulled out the bag I may have to invest in the new Galaxy Camera!


Call me girly….but I totally love that orange colour!

Okay onto the real meaty details, this camera has a seriously impressive spec list….it is mainly aimed at those users that aren’t quite confident enough to use a dslr but still want to take professional looking photographs!

Specs in a nutshell:

  • 16.3 Megapixel
  • 21x optical zoom (we all know digital zoom is awful…so this is great!)
  • Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 4.77” LCD HD super clear touch display (308ppi)
  • ISO Auto, 100-3200
  • 4G and 3G access….so you can share photos on the go
  • 1.4Ghz quad core processor
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 8Gb memory and room for an external memory card
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • HDMI output
  • Wifi and bluetooth
  • 1650mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 128.7x70.8x19.1mm
  • Weight 305g

So that's an impressive list right!?

Other than that the camera is a really nice bit of kit, it sports a number of “pro” modes that enable the user to create professional pictures really easily.

One such mode is waterfall trace, the following picture was taken on my dslr and as a beginner it took me ages to get the settings correct…I imagine with the Galaxy camera you could select this mode and then point and shoot and come out with a similar result



Finally as the camera shares the same processor as the one that is in the Galaxy S3 I managed to run a speed test to test it’s processing abilities….I used the Antutu benchmark app from the Google Play store:

A very similar result to the Galaxy Note II

Extra pictures of the Galaxy Camera

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