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Samsung's Galaxy Camera: 16MP Sensor, Exynos Chip + Android Jelly Bean

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 29, 2012

Well, I wasn't expecting this. Samsung just released a Galaxy Camera, whose specs are truly outstanding. We're talking a 16MP sensor, a 1.4GHz Exynos processor, 21x zoom lens and 4.8" HD SLCD display 'round back. I am shocked. Not only is this thing able to zoom incredibly close, but it's also got all the functionality of an Android phone (minus the calling part), and comes with Android 4.1/ Jelly Bean baked in. Photos can easily be shared over WiFi, 3G or 4G.

Full specs:

  • 1.4 GHz processor
  • 1,650 mAh battery
  • 8GB memory
  • microSDSC, microSDHC and microSDXC.
  • Android 4.1 / Jelly Bean
  • Google Play
  • 21x optical zoom lens
  • 1080p video recording
  • 3G/ WiFi and 4G/WiFi models available

Source: Phone Dog

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Steven Blum Aug 31, 2012 Link to comment

    Dvoraak: can you buy me one, too?

    Anna F: I like that the screen is quite large as I'm often frustrated by classic point-and-shoots and their tiny screens.

    Glostermeteor: Okay....

    Stefan: I think this would be too big to work as a phone. HA.

    Patrick: Agreed

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  • Dvoraak Aug 30, 2012 Link to comment

    Unless this think takes crap pictures it's gonna be a Christmas present for my wife. I just hope she can get used to Android.

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  • Anna F. Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    Wow. I'm speechless. When I first heard the rumor (well, actually "read" the rumor) I didn't set my hopes very high; Android powered cameras have never been particularly good. But this is something else, really. I think I'm gonna buy it if the price is right. If only the screen was a little bit smaller...

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  • Glostermeteor Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    Apple sucks

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  • Stefan E. Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    Hey this is almost exactly what Eric was talking about a while back. Just why they left the phone part out is a mystery - at least with a Headset it should be made to work!

    Finally a phone with a decent camera... only they lost the phone on the way... *roll eyes*

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  • Patrick R. Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    @Jason, wow gotta download it as I use my GNote as my primary point and shoot. Thanks for the tip.

    Sorry Nikon, was considering getting your Coolpix droid but looks like the good ole boys at Samsung beat you by a mile even before your camera got to the shelves.

    21x optical zoom vs 10x, Android 4.1 vs 2.3 plus micro SD support means my next point and shoot is gonna be a Galaxy S to go with a Note 2. :)

    Steven and Eric, can you please go up the stage and tell that Samsung VP to shut up already, they're gonna get my money!!!

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  • Jason Seelye Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    @Patrick that is true but F-Stop will work on all Android devices. The "Smart Content Manager" will probably only be available on this device or Samsung devices.

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  • Patrick R. Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    I think that smartphones are only scratching the true potential of Android. Now we are seeing the OS in other devices. This is what makes android waaaay better than the other one, who thinks they have a patent on innovation.

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  • saketh ram Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    Samsung trying to peek into sony cybershots design now...lol...but whatever....Samsung implies creativity!!

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  • Patrick R. Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    @Jason, I think Samsung mentioned that the camera also organizes the photos for you automatically.

    Plus, through WiFi direct, you can instantly send out the pictures as it is taken to compatible devices, plus use your android phone as a remote control and its screen as a remote viewfinder.

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  • James Tadle Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    it's worth buying for, how I wish it's dual-core or better quad-core hehe

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  • Jason Seelye Aug 29, 2012 Link to comment

    Pair this with F-Stop Media Gallery and your pictures can be automatically organized while you take pictures! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fstop.photo

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