Samsung’s New Galaxy Camera – powered by Android

Samsung has announced their latest point and shoot camera. Oh, and by the way, it’s also running the latest version of Android – Jelly Bean 4.1. Featuring a 21x optical zoom, 23mm aperture lens, 16 megapixel sensor, large 4.8” screen, 8GB of internal memory plus support for MicroSD memory for all your picture taking needs. A 1.4 GHz Quad-Core processor powers the Android OS and allows you to quickly edit and share your pictures right from the camera.

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In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Camera comes in two flavors 3G and WiFi / 4G and WiFi supporting 850/900/1900/2100 MHz (HSPA+ 21Mbps). And this is where things really get interesting. How many of us really need a camera with 3G/4G capabilities? We already have our phones, and tablets. Do you really want to add your camera to your monthly carrier bill? I would be more interested in a straight WiFi version and just have it connect to the hotspot in my phone. But that’s a discussion for another day.

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Samsung has added a few nice little extras like an “Auto Cloud Backup” feature that will automatically save photos into the cloud using Samsung’s AllShare the instant they are taken, and a “Smart Content Manager” as an on-device organization tool which will create folders, tag faces, and even suggest which pictures to delete when they don’t turn out as desired, all right on your camera.

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The overall dimensions are 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm and it weights in at 305 grams. For a point and shoot camera, it’s a pretty nice size. For a phone or iPod Touch rival, it’s a little thick. But then again, you don’t get that level of picture quality or zoom on a camera phone.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.