Samsung have finally announced a UK release date for their long awaited Galaxy Camera. The device, announced back in August at IFA, will be yours to buy from Thursday (8th November). For those who can’t wait that long, it’ll be available from 5pm on the 7th for Samsung brand store customers.
We’ve already covered the camera on the site and on our podcast. For those of you not in the know, it’s basically a 16mp compact camera with a Galaxy S3 built in. Although it can’t make voice calls, it has full WiFi and 4G capabilities and is perfect for sharing your proper snaps instantly to Instagram and Facebook.
In our own discussions, we remain sceptical about the device, being neither as compact as a phone, or as cheap as a normal high spec compact camera. Still, it’s definitely an intriguing product, and it will be interesting to see how it performs.
UK AVAILABILITY OF SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA ANNOUNCED FOR 8th NOVEMBERSamsung brand store customers to get new connected camera from 5pm on November 7th 5th November 2012, London, UK – Samsung Electronics has today announced the Galaxy Camera will be available across the UK from November 8th. Samsung brand store customers will get the opportunity to buy it earlier, from 5pm on November 7th. First seen in Berlin at IFA 2012 in August, the new connected camera combines high performance photography with the cutting-edge design of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone range. Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications & Networks Division, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The initial response to the Galaxy Camera has been amazing and we are really looking forward to offering our customers a completely new type of digital photography device. The Galaxy Camera is a fantastic example of our continued passion for innovation and we are excited to be evolving our Galaxy range even further.” The Samsung Galaxy Camera features a 21x optical zoom lens, the latest Android OS (4.1 Jelly Bean) and 3G connectivity so it’s possible to go online and share photos with friends and family anytime anywhere. Plus photographs and videos can be edited and shared easily and spontaneously wherever you are. A 21x optical touch zoom lens and super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor means it’s possible to take high quality pictures with the Galaxy Camera and its ‘Smart Pro’ technology guarantees the end result is a professional-looking, stunning shot every time. The Galaxy Camera’s 16-Megapixel 1/2.3” BSI CMOS sensor makes sure that every image is captured in brilliant colour and resolution, and even wide-angle shots are possible thanks to the 23mm aperture lens. With the world’s largest and most vivid camera display – a 121.2mm HD Super Clear Touch Display – photographs are always crystal clear. The Galaxy Camera will be available exclusively at the Samsung Brand Store with champagne and canapés on offer from 5pm on November 7th and it will then hit a range of high street stores and online retailers including Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4u and Jessops on November 8th. -Ends- Note to Editors Samsung Galaxy Camera Product Specifications Image Sensor16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
LensF2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens
Display121.2 mm (4.77″), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Network4G, 3G (HSPA＋ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Processor1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
OSAndroid™ 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
Memory8GB + memory slot : micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
ImageJPEG format 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
VideoMP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)Full HD 1920×1080 30fps Slow motion Movie 720×480 120fps
Video OutputHDMI 1.4
Value-added FeaturesSmart Pro : 10 modes (Macro, Rich Tone, Action Freeze, Waterfall Trace, Light Trace,Beautiful Sunset, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Silhouette, Vivid Fireworks)
Share shot, Auto Cloud Back-up
Smart Content Manager, Photo Wizard, Movie Wizard
Voice Control, Slow Motion Video, S Planner, S Suggest
AllShare Play, Family Story, Drop box
Google™ Mobile ServicesGoogle Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Google Chrome browser, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
ConnectivityWiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40GPS/GLONASS
Dimension (WxHxD)128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.＊ The availability of each Google service may differ by country＊ Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc. About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.