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Samsung Galaxy Camera review | Introduction

Published on: Monday, May 6th 2013                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Galaxy Camera

W ith the Galaxy Camera, Samsung has introduced a completely new compact camera to the market. Unique for a camera, the Samsung Galaxy Camera has the Android 4.1.2 operating system, which makes completely new camera applications possible with the same operational ease as a smartphone. Moreover, this digital camera is equipped with WiFi as well as 3G support, so that you can share your photos and videos with friends and family at any given moment. We test this Android camera out in practice for an extensive period. You can read whether Samsung truly offers the best of two worlds with its Galaxy Camera in the following Samsung Galaxy Camera review.

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 review

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 review

 

Samsung Android Camera review

Samsung Android Camera review

Samsung Galaxy Camera specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is available in white and in black. We tested the black version. The camera has a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor and a 23mm wide -angle lens that has an impressive tele-range of 481mm, thanks to its 21x optical zoom. The 1.4Ghz quad-core processor contributes to fast data processing. The large, 4.77-inch HD Super Clear screen dominates the back of the camera, and full operation is via the touch screen. Just like a smartphone, there are more start screens available, which you can arrange according to preference. Due to the large screen, the Galaxy Camera has a bit of a long design, for a compact camera, the Galaxy Camera is quite large. With 300 grams it is not exactly the lightest camera; yet the camera is easy to handle, thanks to the sturdy grip on the righthand front side.

Samsung Galaxy Camera test

Samsung Galaxy Camera test

Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Smartphone

There is almost always a camera function on a smartphone. Despite that the resolution is nearly equal to that of a compact camera, the same not true of the image quality. A smartphone has a small image sensor and does not have an optical zoom lens. In contrast, it is much simpler to share photos and videos with a smartphone. There are compact cameras with a WiFi function, but 3G makes it possible to always remain connected to the internet. The Samsung Galaxy Camera offers both functionalities; a SIM card can also be placed in the camera. By contracting a data subscription, you will always be connected to the internet with the Galaxy camera. The only difference with a smartphone is that this compact camera does not have a calling function; that was apparently just a bit too much for Samsung. That is actually too bad.

 
 

Our Rating!

Design
75%
User friendliness
85%
Features
90%
Performance
75%
Price / Quality ratio
75%
80%
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