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Samsung Galaxy Camera review

Android apps on a 'proper' camera

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Here we compare the Samsung Galaxy Camera with the Nikon S800c, Panasonic TZ30 and Nikon S6400.

Signal to noise ratio

Samsung Galaxy Camera review

These results show that the Samsung Galaxy Camera's JPEG files have a better signal to noise ratio than those from the Nikon S800c, Panasonic TZ30 and Nikon S6400 at mid-range sensitivities, but they perform less impressively at ISO 100-200 and at ISO 1600 and above, only beating the Nikon S6400 at these settings, as well as the Panasonic at ISO 3200.

Dynamic range

Samsung Galaxy Camera review

JPEG results for dynamic range are more consistent than those for signal to noise ratio, with a less pronounced peak and plummet. The Samsung Galaxy Camera produces results most similar to the Nikon S800c, less impressive than the Panasonic TZ30 and with a greater range than the Nikon S6400. The Samsung has less dynamic range in its images than the Nikon S800c at ISO 200-800 and at ISO 3200, but beats it at ISO 1600.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.3 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyGalaxy
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourWhite
Optical Zoom21x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size12.2 cm (4.8")
Video Formats3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WebM, WMV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)300 g
Flash Memory Capacity3.87 GB
Minimum Focus Distance100 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate120 fps
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeBSI CMOS
Total Camera Resolution17 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSD Extended Capacity (microSDXC), microSDHC Card
Height70.8 mm
Width128.7 mm
Depth19.1 mm
Focal Length4.10 mm to 86.10 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsAMR, 3GA, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, AAC
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelEK-GC100
Product NameGalaxy Camera, White
Product LineGalaxy
Manufacturer Part NumberEK-GC100ZWABTU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The Samsung Galaxy Camera gives you the magic of professional digital photography with the powerful intelligence of the Android Jelly Bean OS. It's the smartest camera ever, with stunning photographic output and a range of exceptionally rich professional shooting modes, editing features and various apps. Up close or far away, bright lights or dim lights: tricky scenes are no match for the Galaxy Camera, which instantly turns memories into award-winning photography. Using the Samsung Galaxy Camera is incredibly intuitive and a lot of fun. The timeless Minimal Organic Design is perfect to hold and the 121.2mm (4.77") HD Super Clear Touch Display is simply gorgeous. Go ahead, make everyone jealous. Use the new and powerful editing features with just the tips of your fingers to turn photos and videos into masterpieces. No Wi-Fi? No cables? No problem! Stay connected wherever you are. Instantly share pictures or transfer them back to home base for back-up.

Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker