Samsung Galaxy Camera Brief Review

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  • 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 21x optical zoom with 23mm wide-angle
  • 1080p HD recording
  • 4.8-inch touchscreen LCD
  • Image stabilization
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
  • 3G, 4G, and WiFi connectivity
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-11-16
  • Final Grade: 88 B+

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Samsung Galaxy Camera
16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor; 21x optical zoom with 23mm wide-angle; 1080p HD recording; 4.8-inch touchscreen LCD; Image stabilization; Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system; 3G, 4G, and WiFi connectivity; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

In a not-so-surprising move, Samsung has blended their popular phone technologies with those from the camera department, producing an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean camera with 3G and 4G connectivity (extra money for a plan). This is the first phone to include more than just WiFi and therefore marks the closest we've yet come to a camera phone/phone camera blend. You won't be able to make standard phone calls on the Galaxy Camera, but internet calls over apps like Skype will work just fine. Key specs include many of those found on Samsung's WB850f - a 21x stabilized optical zoom and 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor - as well as a 4.8-inch touchscreen and 1.4 GHz quad-core processor.

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Samsung Reviews

Known more for their smartphones than their cameras, Samsung offers the most connected line of imaging products for those who love the instant uploads from their cell phone but want to step up in quality.

Samsung has lead the way in the camera industry when it comes to sharing digital images—and even taking them. The Samsung NX3000 has a feature that allows you to wink at the camera to snap the photo, designed for selfie lovers. Some of their latest models can share images with a phone just by tapping the two devices together.

For those looking for the best image quality with the most connectivity, Samsung's mirrorless models are the way to go. While they feature the connectivity of a Samsung, they have large sensors and decent processors too. You'll likely pay a bit more over a camera without wi-fi or any connectivity, but for many the difference is well worth it.

Samsung's Galaxy cameras go beyond just connecting with wi-fi and add 3G so users can upload without sending it to a smartphone via wi-fi. Samsung offers a few budget models too, and while you get what you pay for applies to the image quality, not very many budget cameras include wi-fi.

Samsung has also taken style to heart. Many of their cameras feature a faux leather wrap, giving them a classy look.

If you are looking for a connected camera, Samsung is the manufacturer to consider.

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