This year, we have seen the beautiful blend of a smartphone’s operating system with a camera. Currently, there are two handsets with these features, the Nikon Coolpix S800c and the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The latter has some pretty impressive specifications and for those looking to get their hands on this device, Samsung has officially listed this handset for pre-order on its eStore with a booking amount of Rs 3,000.

As of now, there is no word on the final pricing of this camera. If one pre-books this camera running on the Android OS, then one gets a 16GB microSD card free with it. Those interested in this camera, you can head over here to pre-order it.

The next phase in camera technology

The next phase in camera technology is coming soon to India

In September, Samsung had officially announced the Galaxy Camera for India, apart from launching the successor to the Note phablet, the Galaxy Note II.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Camera features a 21x zoom lens that has a focal length of 23mm 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 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.

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