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Samsung Galaxy Camera review

Android apps on a 'proper' camera

Our Verdict

For

  • Responsive touchscreen controls
  • Social integration
  • Advanced and auto modes
  • Great apps
  • Impressive images

Against

  • A little big for some
  • Can't use it as a phone
  • No macro shortcut

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The colour of the late afternoon sun has been washed out by the automatic white balance system here.

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Switching to the Daylight white balance setting produced a more natural result.

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The Galaxy Camera is a great option fro shooting subjects when you are out and about and something takes your eye

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There's no shortage of detail in this indoor shot and the colors a spot-on.

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The relatively limited dynamic range has cause the blue sky here to burn our in the brightest area and turn cyan in some other parts.

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Using Landscape scene mode has made the blues of this scene go a bit over the top.

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This version taken a little earlier just after sunrise looks a lot more natural. The Automatic white balance setting has managed to capture the warmth of the light as well.

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We used Best Face mode here to select each person's preferred expression and avoid any blinks being recorded.

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
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Fix, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
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