Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Camera for India, apart from launching the successor to the Note phablet, the Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy Camera is expected to be launched in India before Diwali. The South Korean giant had announced its Jelly Bean-running Galaxy Camera at IFA 2012 held recently.
Samsung claims that the Galaxy Camera combines high performance photography with the latest Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, and wireless network connectivity, thereby creating a new type of device. Samsung Galaxy Camera is said to be ideal for those who wish to shoot, edit, and share high quality photographs and videos easily and spontaneously from anywhere, at any time.
Shoot, edit and share images on-the-go
“The Galaxy Camera opens a new visual communication era and shifts a paradigm in communication. With the growth of social networks and the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, people today communicate faster than words. As we increasingly articulate our experiences through pictures and videos the Galaxy Camera has been created to lead the way in this new era of visual communication. Communication becomes more vivid and lively with high-quality images and instant sharing anywhere, anytime,” said JK Shin, President of IT and Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Camera features a 21x zoom lens that has a focal length of 23 mm at the widest end, and a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. The zoom can be controlled by either button or through the touchscreen, while the optical image stabiliser ensures that images stay clear. The Galaxy Camera features a large display, which is a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen. Wireless connectivity enables the device to load applications for photo-editing, sharing, and more.
The Galaxy Camera includes a set of 35 photo editing features through the ‘Photo Wizard’, allowing users to make professional quality edits on the go. The camera has a quad-core processor, giving access to a feature such as 'Auto Face Calibration' so that edits can be made. The ‘Movie Wizard’ also allows users to create and edit videos from the touchscreen.
Samsung shares that the Galaxy Camera comes with as many as 65 image editing options. The Galaxy Camera also features the ‘Smart Content Manager’, an on-device organisation tool, which creates folders, tags faces, and even suggests pictures to delete when they do not come out as desired. In addition to the pre-installed applications from Samsung, users can browse the web and enjoy any applications from Google Play or Samsung Apps stores. Useful apps and games are suggested by 'S Suggest'.
The camera’s ‘Auto Cloud Backup’ feature automatically saves photos into the cloud via Samsung’s AllShare as soon as they are taken. The Galaxy Camera also enables users to share photos at the same time as they shoot them with ‘Share Shot.’ As well as sharing to social networks and cloud services, users can also connect to a range of Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S III and the recently announced Galaxy Note II for automatic sharing of pictures across the Galaxy family of devices. The new device enables connection to 3G or 4G, and also Wi-Fi with Dual Band and Channel Bonding.
The Galaxy Camera comes in two connectivity options: a 3G version with Wi-Fi and a 4G version with Wi-Fi. There is no word on the pricing of the Galaxy Camera yet.
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