Android-powered cameras are not exactly a new thing, as proven by the recent launch of Nikon’s Coolpix S800c. With Samsung having a strong presence in the digital camera market and also a very strong Android smartphone business, one might wonder why the South Korean firm has not yet released their own.
It turns out that an Android-powered digital camera is actually one of the surprise announcements Samsung has made at its pre-IFA 2012 event in Berlin, Germany, just as rumored a few days ago.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is a point-and-shoot digital camera that’s as feature-packed as any mid-range to high-end Android smartphone. The Galaxy Camera actually introduces the term “smart camera,” which is how Google senior VP for Mobile and Digital Content Andy Rubin envisions the next level of digital photography to be.
- 1.4 GHz quad-core processor
- 8GB built in storage, support for microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
- 4.8-inch capacitive touchscreen HD Super Clear Touch Display
- 16.3 megapixel BSI sensor
- 23mm equivalent F/2.8 lens with 21x optical zoom
- ISO settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Mobile data: 3G (HSPA+ 21 Mbps) and 4G capable: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
- A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 1,650 mAh battery
- Smart content manager
- Photo wizard
- Video wizard
- Best group pose
- Voice control option
- Auto cloud backup
- Slow motion video
- S Planner, S Suggest
- Support for AllShare Play, Family Story, Dropbox[full article HERE]