Announced today at IFA 2012, Samsung’s latest camera combines high performance photography with the latest Android OS.
Featuring 4.1 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi and a 4.77-inch HD LCD touch screen, this really is the camera version of Samsung’s popular Galaxy smartphone.
A wide range of apps, including Facebook and Instagram, are available to download onto the camera. Google Mobile services and Google Chrome Browser can all be used from the camera’s interface.
Along with GPS navigation to tag photos, users will be able to access Google Maps. Even Google+ is on offer to share photographs.
Other features include cloud back-up, smart content manager, movie and photo wizard, voice control, and my most favourite addition, Drop Box integration. So if you happen to be incredibly snap happy and use up all the 8GB of memory, you can transfer photos to your Drop Box account and carry on photographing.
Actual ‘camera’ features include 21x optical zoom, optical image stabiliser, 23mm equivalent lens, which is wider than most smartphones, and a 16 million pixel 1.2,3-inch CMOS sensor.
Although you can’t technically make a phone call on the camera, it does have a microphone for voice control and a speaker for video playback, couple that with a SIM for connection and I’m sure someone could figure it out.
At the time of writing there has been no price or availability date confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
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