Samsung announced on Monday the release of its new Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi device that will soon be available across all its international stores. The device is a combination between a smartphone due to its Android operating system and a regular point-and-shoot camera thus giving customers many more options to choose from when it comes to purchasing a new device, CNET News reports.
The new model of Galaxy Camera is somewhat cheaper than the previous model, although there are several elements that could justify the small price downgrade. According to the South Korean company, the new camera has been provided with a Wi-Fi connection instead of a 3G or 4G mobile connection meaning that owners cannot surf the Internet freely. They will most likely need to find a wireless network in order to share their pics on the main social networks. Yet, customers who have tested this product during the launching event didn’t seem disturbed by the small change that Samsung operated on its new camera. On the contrary, they were pleased with the announced price drop.
As expected, the Galaxy Camera has many advanced features, such as, a 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, a 23mm wide-angle lens and a 21x optical zoom. The ISO range expands from 100 to 3200 with an automatic option, as well, but only the mid-range values are the ones that truly offer clear and bright images. Videos are rather good, too, as they are recorded in 1080p HD.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera has been provided with many options that bring it very close to smartphone in point of performance. The device has a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear display and a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. You will be able to take numerous pictures because the internal storage is of 8 GB and there is also a microSD slot that may be used with SDSC, SDHC and SDXC to increase the memory capacity of the camera. The operating system that has been used on the Wi-Fi Galaxy Camera is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so there are plenty of Google services available including YouTube, Chrome and Play Store.