This new digital camera will be run by Google’s Android operating system, on release the Jellybean version, also known as Android 4.1. It is a 16.3 megapixel camera, with a 21x optical zoom lens. On the front this new Galaxy looks like most other compact digital cameras, while at the back it takes on a decidedly smartphone look – all in all, it’s a little like the ideas put forward in the Artefact Camera Futura digital camera concept design.
The screen is a 4.7 inch HD Super Clear Touch Display. The camera ship with apps that allow in-camera editing of stills and video, and with connectivity and access to the Google Play app store, more apps, such as Instagram, can be added. And the connectivity also means that you can quickly share your images to Twitter, Facebook and the like.
The camera has 8GB of memory on board, expandable to 32GB with the addition of an SD card.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera will go on sale later this month, at an RRP of $599. The price in the US in $499, and it goes on sale there on November 16.
This video from Samsung UK will show you the Galaxy Camera’s main features:
Samsung Galaxy Camera photo gallery
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Samsung Galaxy Camera specifications
Image sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
Lens: F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens
Display: 121.2 mm (4.77″), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Network: 3G (HSPA? 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
Operating system: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: 8GB + memory slot : micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
Image: JPEG format 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC); Full HD recording 1920×1080 30fps; Slow motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA) 120fps
Video output: HDMI 1.4
Smart Mode: 15 modes (Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Landscape, Macro, Action freeze, Rich tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace, Share shot, Auto Upload, Smart Content Manager, Photo Wizard, Paper Artist, Video Editor, Voice Control, Slow Motion Video, S Planner, S Suggest, AllShare Play, Drop box
Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Google Chrome browser, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS
Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: 1,650 mAh
Dimensions: 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm (W x H x D)