Unveiled nearly a month back and rumored to go on sale in select European markets last week, Samsung’s second stab at a perfect high-end digital camera/smartphone hybrid will finally become available on British shores next Thursday.
We love GIFs over at Technology Tell. It’s safe to say that a majority of our email chains are basically collections of GIFs, and we literally feud about the proper pronunciation (feel free to share your opinion). So when I saw the OTTO Kickstarter project, a GIF camera, it’s safe to say I lost my mind a little bit. And then of course I told all my coworkers about it, and they subsequently lost their minds as well.
If you haven’t noticed, we as human beings are pretty social. We love to share and gain recognition, sometimes a little too much (e.g. selfies, food photos, sexting, etc). Strange behavior aside, we participate in a lot of amazing moments and manage to get some pretty good photos from it. Videos? Sometimes. Maybe not enough. The best way to guarantee some good video is to keep a camera rolling at all times.
After the Samsung Galaxy S5, there’s the Galaxy K Zoom being teased in gadget town. We first saw a leaked photo last April which was quickly confirmed and then introduced last week when May started. Today, we learned that the Galaxy K zoom camera phone will arrive mid-May in Europe and will retail for €499. However, price will be higher in Germany at €519 for unknown reasons.
We’ve previously told you about the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom which was teased to us by Samsung via a post on their Instagram account. Today, Samsung has just made this official and officially introduced the new Galaxy K Zoom. Featuring a 20.7MP BSI CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom, Samsung brands this digital snapper as the new camera specialized smartphone.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, in which case a video is probably worth a million. But if it only clocks in at a few seconds, it’s more in the tens of thousands ballpark. Still plenty to confirm the identity of Samsung’s “Next Galaxy” beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Aside from the Galaxy S phones, Galaxy Tabs, and Galaxy Gear, the Galaxy cameras are something to be excited about. I’m more inclined to get a new compact camera as I just got back from a vacation. My iPhone 4′s camera is now sub-standard I think it’s time to upgrade. I don’t want to get a new phone so I’ll just get a camera. Maybe something like the Galaxy K Zoom which was recently spotted by Mr. Blurry Cam.
Nikon today has announced the soon-to-be-released Android-powered digital snapper to be known as the Nikon Coolpix S810c. The Coolpix S810c is actually an upgraded model of the previously released S810. This time, Nikon has given it a bigger screen which measures 3.7-inches and made its body thinner than its predecessor.
Just last week, specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom have been spotted written on a piece of paper. This week, we’re seeing a leaked picture of the cameraphone. The Galaxy S5 Zoom aka the Galaxy K is Samsung’s second venture in the camera-phone game. It’s more of a camera that has basic phone capabilities.
There is almost no-end to the power and versatility of today’s smartphones. Just when you might think we’ve seen it all, another company pops up with a new set of features. Private eye? Super spy? Home security? You got it. The Therm-App will deck out your smartphone with thermal and night vision imaging.
The arrival of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom is expected but we’ve been focusing our energy on the original smartphone. Well, looks like the compact digital camera version is in the works now if we are to believe a GFXBenchmark database. Aside from that, some hand-written information was leaked from Poland. This is more likely to be true as Samsung has an R&D center in Warsaw, Poland.
It sounds like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi flick, where characters tap commands on highlighted areas of a see-through screen. But such technology might be closer than we think. Earlier this month, Samsung filed a patent for transparent displays as a new aspect of digital cameras.