Samsung introduces Jelly Bean-powered Galaxy Camera

Samsung unveil the Galaxy Camera, is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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I've been wondering for a while now, when we'd see Android-powered cameras. After all, we're seeing super-slim phones that have a million and one features on top of being a camera, but Samsung have answered my prayers with the Galaxy Camera.

Samsung introduces Jelly Bean-powered Galaxy Camera |

Samsung's Galaxy Camera is a point-and-shoot digital snapper, sporting an insane quad-core 1.4Ghz processor, 8GB of internal storage expandable by SD card, and best of all, is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung's Galaxy Camera will have the ability of sharing the taken photos through Wi-Fi and 3G, to social networks, meaning it would be just as useful as a smart device.

Smartphones and tablets may sport 8-megapixel or better cameras, but we know they aren't the same quality as a point-and-shoot digital camera, and no way near the quality of a DSLR. Samsung's Galaxy Camera measures at 2.7 inches by 0.75 inches and weighs in at 10.7 ounces. The guts of it contain a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of ISO settings between 100 and 3,200 that takes data from a 21x optical touch zoom lens.

Galaxy Camera features voice control which will take photos, zoom in and out, and other voice-related functions. A 4.8-inch HD LCD screen on the rear can be used just like any normal digital camera, for previews and frame photos, as the Galaxy Camera lacks an optical view finder. Galaxy Camera sports a few in-camera editing features, and can shoot video in Full HD (1920x1080). It also has the ability to automatically back up photos to the cloud.

Digital cameras just got a whole lot cooler. Unfortunately, no release dates or pricing has been made available, but you should expect it at around the $300-$400 mark.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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