Launching their first Android-powered digital camera in Ghana, Samsung is taps into the ‘connected camera’ market. The hybrid Galaxy camera spotlights the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and 3G/4G connectivity support, coupled nicely with a 16.3 megapixel digital camera.
The built-in WiFi is a given, enabling photo sharing on the spot via e-mail, Chat-On Messenger, WhatsApp, Dropbox, your various social media outlets or use Samsung’s dedicated cloud storage. The Galaxy camera is made with Smart Pro technology, aiding in the picture-snapping process, like how an automatic lens setting on a DSLR camera will sense the surroundings and pair your photo settings accordingly.
Possibly the most stand-out feature on the camera is its huge 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen, appearing photos with a lifelike quality that most cameras cannot. The attached lens features 21x zooming capability, so you’ll still get that shot of your favorite athlete from the nosebleed section.
It’s equipped with a 16M BSI CMOS sensor, a battery-efficient way to snap super-sharp photos. This feature is integrated into the workload of the camera’s quad-core processor, ensuring speedy image processing, streamlined multi-tasking and web browsing, while being nice to the battery.
“Our customers are at the heart of the design of the Samsung Galaxy camera; we know that our customers love to capture high quality memorable and fun moments they relish every day and be able to share them instantly with loved ones,” said business head for hand held products at Samsung, Jaspreet Singh. “That is why this device comes with fun features such as the ‘Smart Content Manager,’ an innovative on-device organization tool which intelligently creates folders, tags faces and even suggests which pictures to delete when they don’t come out as desired.”
The Samsung Galaxy camera is the first in its class; melding the technology of an high-featured digital camera and the connectivity of modern smartphones, a market which Samsung is no stranger to. It has become clear that Samsung will rely on its progressive ideas to drive the market in a direction that fits best for them. Another solid move, the aforementioned ‘camera-tablet’ is not currently available in the West, with Samsung keeping details of which tightly under wraps.
We’ll keep you posted as we continue to get the scoop.