Samsung Galaxy Camera in First Test

Samsung brings a compact Android-based Galaxy camera including radio unit on the market. And who has it.

Samsung Galaxy camera: First impression

The Galaxy camera Samsung combines the functionality of a high-quality compact camera with the functionality of a Smartphone. Come out is an optical and technical tidbits, which will fully meet the trend thanks to an integrated/UMTS / Wi-Fi radio part to cloud storage.

As a basis, the latest Android operating system to use, which is the large HD display used intuitively operate 4.8-inch comes at the Galaxy camera with Jelly Bean version 4.1.1. It looks like the latest Samsung smartphones.

The first serial device around 4 GB internal memory available, were what is but a bit tight in the face of the high camera resolution of 16 megapixels and full HD videos. About the Micro-SDslot you can extend the memory easily. The 21-fache optical zoom and the extendable via a button on the device side xenon flash complete the camera hardware.

The menu of the camera offers Auto, casual, smart Pro and expert four entries. Among casual, there are five settings, which for example panoramic photos or even high-quality pictures at night should be.

Smart Pro, however, offers ten presets for more advanced photo effects – for example light traces, macro – or even silhouette shots. In the expert mode which has the photographer then free hand in aperture choice or adjusting the sensitivity to light. The camera menu has so much to offer and is visually also nicely implemented.

But not only the camera is impressive, also has much to offer the Galaxy camera, fast around the 1.4 -GHz Quad-core processor. The only thing missing is a genuine telephony function away from VoIP. And whether the announced part of the LTE radio will be actually integrated will need to show only a later test. But also as a surprise succeeded in Samsung Galaxy camera.

Samsung Galaxy camera: Facilities

+ 16 mega pixel camera + optical 21-fach -Zoom+ retractable Xenon Flash + HDMI+ integrated no Telephony function- store close to the Wi-FI and 3G-Funkteil

Samsung Galaxy camera: Operation

+ many Photo settings for professionals and practical presets for beginners + 4.8 inch -touch screen with HD + Android 4.1

Samsung Galaxy camera: Buy or wait?

Samsung managed a real surprise. Instead to integrate the camera into the Smartphone as usual today, goes the opposite way ultimately Samsung and integrates the Smartphone functionality to on the telephony into a camera. And that is superior by optical zoom and xenon flash any mobile phone camera.

As the only serious competitor, there’s just that at the moment Nokia 808 pure view. This is good as a phone, is due to the elaborate camera for continuous use many but certainly too big and too heavy.

Technical data:

  • Dimensions: 129 x 71 x 19 mm,.
  • Weight: 306 g
  • Display: 4.8-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Quiad-core processor