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Samsung Ships Wi-Fi Galaxy Camera: It's Android, On A Point-And-Shoot

Samsung Ships Wi-Fi Galaxy Camera: It's Android, On A Point-And-Shoot

Samsung's Galaxy Camera is most certainly a bold try at creating an entirely new segment by merging two existing ones (smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras), but for those who aren't willing to pony up for the AT&T-infused version, there's also a Wi-Fi only model. Samsung has announced this week that the Wi-Fi Galaxy Camera is shipping now for $450, offering a standard camera alongside Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), access to Google Play, and support for a variety of camera apps -- Instagram included.


The camera itself boasts a 21x optical zoom, 16MB CMOS sensor, and a 4.8" HD Super Clear Touch LCD. It also integrates a new Photo Wizard tool, featuring a comprehensive set of 35 editing features, designed to take advantage of the camera's high-resolution touchscreen and make powerful enhancements on-the-go. Additionally, the Smart Content Manager offers innovative organizational tools for photos, with options to quickly and easily create folders and tags or suggest which photos can be deleted if they don't come out the way the user intended. Lastly, Samsung's Paper Artist app allows users to creative stylize and edit their photos with options for users to create new images that appear to be sketch-drawings or watercolor paintings.

So, you picking one up? Or is your existing smartphone's camera good enough?
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This will be prefect for the Face Book and Instagram crowd. While travling we see so many people using their phones an their primary and only camera. Even people walking around using their Ipad to take pictures and film

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I agree with you regarding FB and IG or any other social media for that matter. I however wonder how it would stack up against a decent point and shoot such as the Nikon P90, or the Canon Powershot, or any of the other dedicated cameras. I acknowledge they may not have the social networking options that the Samsung one does, but alas a camera is for taking pictures first? I ...erm...hope.

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i think its a cool concept for those people who do take a ton of pics. i would definitely use it for dropbox mainly. we have taken a ton of pic of our son since he was born last year and mainly only use dropbox to upload them to share with other family members throughout the country. i guess if you could tether it to your phone to allow for uploading. be kind of a waste if you couldnt and it only supported wifi uploading.

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love anything android. This looks really neat.

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I just read Jennifer's review on this camera and it looks to be pretty nice. The pics she took were good.

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I will still carry my old fashion Canon DSLR with a back pack full lens. I do still keep a nice Canon Point and Shoot in the console and the only photos I take with a phone are to send my wife if I am sitting with my grandson to show her what he is doing. I take anywhere from 20 to 100 pictures a day and some days over a 1000 and they are with the DSLR.

The reveiws on the phone cameras have been very good and even have their own section on the DPReview. My daughter used her phone to take all of pictures until I gave her a Canon T3i DSLR and Photoshop and now she is making a little money taking pictures. But carring a dslr around is a pain in the back so the new Samsung's Galaxy Camera will or should be very good replacement...........................

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Yeah, i would love to see how it stacks up to other point and shoot camera's. Seems kind of pricey tho for a point and shoot.

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If the functionally and the quality are there I could see them being worth this much. I know that you wont be able to do the amount of things you can on photoshop but if you can do a bunch of the simple stuff right on the screen then send it off to a friend or upload it. If it can do all of that at a relatively easy level then its worth the money over the traditional point and shoot. 

I know alot of people use DSLR camera and wouldn't switch but someone like me that have a very limited knowledge of DSLR camera this could be really cool going to concerts, fairs, camping, ect. to get higher quality than a camera but also the functionality of a smartphone for editing and sending.

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