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Samsung Galaxy Camera | Pixelbing

Samsung Galaxy Camera launched in UK, due for launch in Indian Subcontinent in mid November

Imagine a camera with powers of clicking a picture and instantly sharing it on social networking sites, editing and transferring. With the Galaxy Camera, the world of new possibilities has been opened in the United Kingdom (UK). The camera has been launched in UK at a price tag of £399 including VAT.

Samsung Galaxy Camera | Pixelbing

From the camera point of view, the Galaxy camera houses a 16.2 megapixel BCI CMOS sensor, 21x optical zoom, f/2.8 aperture, 23mm focal length, 8GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, and is packed with 10 preset modes having different ISO, shutter and aperture settings for clicking pictures in different environments, namely:

  • Macro
  • Rich Tone
  • Action Freeze
  • Waterfall Trace
  • Light Trace
  • Beautiful Sunset
  • Blue Sky
  • Natural Green
  • Silhouette
  • Vivid Fireworks

As far as the extra-camera features are concerned, the camera runs on a 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor, features a 4.77 inch HD touchscreen display, and runs on an Android 4.1 (Jellybean) operating system. The camera has connectivity features like 3G, Wifi, as well as Bluetooth v4.0, and gives a strong competition to the Coolpix S800c, the first android powered camera by Nikon.

Samsung Galaxy Camera | Pixelbing

 

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

Coolpix S800c: The First Android Powered Camera by Nikon

Smartphones are evolving day by day, alongwith newer enhancements, they are also getting powerful upgrades on their built in cameras, which is a serious issue to worry upon for the camera manufacturers. To give a serious competition to the smartphone manufacturers, Nikon has housed the green robot from google that is virally popular globally, known as android in its latest launch Coolpix S800C. It is Nikon’s first Android powered camera which features a gingerbread (Android 2.3) Operating System, alongwith connectivity options such as WiFi.

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

Imagine waiting for a shot, and playing angry birds or fruit ninja on the same device till then, or even managing to have a skype video call. Once a picture is taken, editing and sharing it instantly with instagram on facebook, twitter, etc. The S800C does it all with the android power.

The camera is good with the operating system, and the backside just seems like a touchscreen smartphone. It has a 3.5 inch WVGA OLED touchscreen, wifi, Bluetooth and GPS for providing smarter connectivity options and for easy image share, along with 2GB of internal memory, out of which only about 700mb is meant for the applications. Provision of expandable external SD card storage is also present.

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

From the camera’s perspective, it houses a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, a 25-250mm equivalent F3.2-5.8 lens, 10x optical zoom, upto 8fps continuous shooting, and Full HD 1080p 30fps video recording.

Overall, the camera is a good attempt for smartphone killing, but it has more entered to kill the fancies, and none of serious photography. Processing is slower, hence in serious photography, one does need a good responsive screen display as well as shooting which somehow lacks. The battery life, since being ‘wasted’ for running features like GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, the Android OS and Apps is greatly compromised. Responsiveness is an issue with the camera, and lots of work needs to be done upon it.

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

Coolpix_S800c | Pixelbing

 

The smart-camera is available for a price of USD $349.95 in USA, £219 in Europe and for Rs. 20,950 in India. Its keenly priced for a fancy camera with such functionalities, though for serious photography, I would recommend going for some hybrid camera available in this range.

Other Details/Specifications are given below (Source: Nikon official site)

 

 

Product name
Product name
COOLPIX S800c
Type
Type
Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels
Number of effective pixels
16.0 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; total pixels: approx. 16.79 million
Lens
Lens
10x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length
4.5-45.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-250 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
f/-number
f/3.2-5.8
Construction
8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom magnification
Digital zoom magnification
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1000 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction
Vibration reduction
Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (still images)
Lens shift (movies)
Motion blur reduction
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.0m (3 ft 4 in.) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) to infinity (at a wide-angle zoom position beyond the triangle mark)
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual (focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject tracking
Monitor
Monitor
8.7 cm (3.5-in.), widescreen, OLED monitor (touch panel) with anti-reflection coating, approx. 819k-dot, 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual image)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual image)
Storage
Media
Internal memory
Spaces available for saving images: approx. 1.7 GB
Spaces available for saving applications: approx. 680 MB
(varying depending on the country or region)
SD/SDHC memory card
File system
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF compliant
File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Movies: MOV (video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)
Image size (pixels)
16M (high image quality) [4608 x 3456(fine)]
16M [4608 x 3456]
8M [3264 x 2448]
4M [2272 x 1704]
2M [1600 x 1200]
VGA [640 x 480]
16:9 (12M) [4608 x 2592]
16:9 (2M) [1920 x 1080]
Shooting Modes
Shooting Modes
Easy auto, Auto, Scene(Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait), Special effects, Smart portrait, Movie
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting
Single (default setting), Continuous H (images are taken at a rate of about 8 fps), Continuous L (up to 18 images are taken at a rate of about 1.4 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (50 frames are captured at a speed of about 120 fps or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (25 frames are captured at a speed of about 60 fps or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie
Movie
HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 240 fps: 320 x 240, HS 120 fps: 640 x 48, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
ISO 125-1600
ISO 3200 (available in auto mode)
Exposure
Metering mode
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter
Shutter
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed
1/2000-1 s
1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture
Aperture
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Range
2 steps (f/3.2 and f/6.4 [W])
Self-timer
Self-timer
Can be selected from 10 and 2 second durations
Built-in flash
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5-5.6 m (1 ft 8 in.-18 ft)
[T]: 1.0-3.1 m (3 ft 4 in.-10 ft)
Flash control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol
Mass storage
HDMI output
HDMI output
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal
I/O terminal
Digital I/O (USB)
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
GPS
GPS
Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources
Power sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time
Charging time
Approx. 4 hours (with Charging AC Adapter EH-69P when battery is fully discharged)
Battery life *
Still pictures
Approx. 140 shots when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 111.4 x 60.0 x 27.2 mm (4.4 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight
Weight
Approx. 184 g (6.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment
Temperature
0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN)
Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol), WPS 2.0 (certified compliant with Wi-Fi Alliance standards), ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communications systems)
Communications protocols
IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK,
IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Range (line of sight)
Approx. 60 m (65 yd) (varies with location)
Operating frequency
2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Data rates (actual measured values)
IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g: 20 Mbps
IEEE 802.11n: 25 Mbps
Security
WPA/WPA2/WEP
Access protocols
Infrastructure
Bluetooth
Standards
Bluetooth (ver.2.1+EDR)
Profile
A2DP
System
Processor
Coretex-A9
Memory
Internal storage: 4 GB
RAM: 512 MB
Operating system
Android 2.3.3
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with Terminal Cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6
Optional accessories
Optional accessories
Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F

Here’s an official introductory video of the Android powered Coolpix