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
- GPS and GLONASS
- 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:
Extra pictures of the Galaxy Camera