Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on and unboxing

November 15, 2012
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After being announced back in August at IFA 2012 in Berlin, we've been waiting patiently to get our hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Camera. The camera powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, running a quad-core processor, and of course being an excellent point and shoot camera at the same time. We just got our own tightly sealed in a large shipping crate so enjoy the uncrating, unboxing, and hands-on video below.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is a pretty impressive ummm device. Can't call it a tablet, but it sure can double as one being almost exactly like a 4.8-inch Galaxy device complete with everything we know and love about Android. Samsung's added all their top end hardware into one impressive camera here. Not only do we have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but this rocks a 16.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and an impressive 21x optical zoom.

The full specs include a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720p HD display, Samsung's Exynos 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. It gets 1GB of RAM 8GB of internal storage, micro-SD support, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and then of course Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. They've equipped it with everything we expect from Touch Wiz, complete with the Google Play Store for games and apps. Just let this camera accept phone calls and it can truly do it all. Enjoy the hands-on video below from our sister site SlashGear.

The camera actually supports GSM 3G and HSPA+ radios and will be available from AT&T later this month. I'm sure a few developers will find a way to hack phone capabilities into this thing too. From the video above you can clearly see it has all the functions and features of a regular point and shoot camera. From aperture, shutter, and program settings, to the usual modes to help beginners too. Jelly Bean is largely untouched when compared to Samsung's Galaxy S devices -- although the software has been modified to make more sense with a camera. We like the large dedicated camera button on the home screen for easy and quick access too.

If you love Android, this could be the camera for you. It has some impressive hardware, great software, an excellent 21x zoom and 16 megapixel lens and can be yours from AT&T for $499. We'll be reviewing this later next week so stay tuned for full details.

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  • lukabike

    1650 mAh battery? Are they kidding? Note2 has 3100 mAh! And add the work that has to be done by motors running the lenses… Oh dear.

    • treypoundz

      Dude shut up its a camera not a phone.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      We’ll see once we review it.

  • Ward Anderson

    Do you even lift bro?

  • V-Phuc

    Hi Vincent,
    What’s the max of SD card you can put in this camera? Is there any 3rd party battery, bigger than Samsung, that fits this camera as well? How long is the charge? Please update us when you have a chance to play more with this camera. Thanks.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      It handles SDXC cards, so should be fine on storage. Battery spot is pretty small so not sure if we’ll see extended batteries from anyone.

      Our review will come next week and have more details on battery life, image quality, etc…