It is not the first Android running camera, but the Samsung Galaxy Camera is a fast one that comes without buttons on the back, and supports both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity. Its back has a full 4.8 inch display, with 1280 x 720 pixel and 308ppi pixel density on the maximum resolution. When looking at the camera from the back, it resembles a smartphone’s touchscreen. With an LCD display, it is practical to use the device outdoors without glare problems and narrow viewing angles.
Everything on the Galaxy Camera is touch-based except for the power button and the shutter button placed at the top of the device. Another button that is hard to notice is the zoom toggle, which hides on the sides of the shutter release.
The Galaxy Camera has an Auto mode that allows the user to touch and focus, while the software deals with the rest of the computing needs for a perfect shot. The Auto mode comes with ten presets like Night Trace and Waterfall Trace. These options manage the shutter speeds depending on the available light in daylight or evening situations.
In the hardware department, the Galaxy Camera uses a ½.33-inch BSI CMOS sensor for the 16MP snaps. It performs better than any smartphone on the zoom functionality up to 21x using the f/2.8-5.9 aperture and 23-480mm lens. Along with the same specs available on the SMART line-up from Samsung, the Galaxy Camera also has Wi-Fi, and now includes a micro-SIM slot for 3G and 4G connectivity.
You can have the device connected to your network of choice for up to 7 hours as supported by the 1680mAh battery. The device has a bulky form factor because of the lens and battery feature, but the 1.4 GHz quad-core processor ensures that it does not disappoint when it comes to processing shots.
The Android Jelly Bean OS comes with adequate social network service integration for easy sharing, face tag, location and time tag and sorting options. More options for savvy camera users include Share Shot that lets you use the WiFi Direct feature to lets users of Samsung smart device users send shots to each other.
The Cloud Backup option comes in handy for storing copies of your shots to the cloud as you shoot them, as long as you are connected to a network. The Android Jelly Bean onboard allows users to treat the device as a smartphone and they can include apps for doing other things, enhance the camera features, and customize them.