In the world of Mobile communication, smart devices are used from everything from keeping touch with others to taking pictures. Most smart devices have decent cameras and even a few have cameras that you might would find on a point-n-shoot camera.
Currently, I am in the market for a new smart phone and one of the features that I want in a smart phone is a powerful camera that not only takes great pictures but also is fast. One of the first cameras that I looked at was the Nokia Lumina 1020.
The Nokia Lumina is a great smart phone but it runs on Windows 8 and there are not enough apps in the world and a few of the photo social sites apps are not supported yet. So for now this phone won’t work.
After looking at my different options, I decided maybe the best thing to do is get a great looking camera phone with Wi-Fi. Then, I got my hands on the Samsung Galaxy 16.3 Megapixel Wi-Fi camera.
Recently Samsung released the Galaxy 16.3 Megapixel WiFi camera. In addition to be Wi-Fi enabled, it also runs on the Android OS it does everything its cell phone siblings do except talk and text. You can even get the upgraded version are mobile broadband enabled.
This means, a user can take pictures of their vacations, concerts, parties, or whatever they want upload it directly to their favorite social sharing sites or email to friends and family. If you have a mobile hotspot, you can even post them right away.
Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 16.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Features
Form the manufacture…
16.3-megapixel – 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor that helps capture high-resolution images.
21x optical zoom – With this small 23mm wide-angle lens, you get up close and personal with your subject.
4.8″ LCD touch screen – Big screen, but not so big it feels like your carrying a tablet in your pocket.
High-definition video mode – Record home movie clips in crystal clarity with rich detail.
Optical image stabilization – Unsteady hands? Don’t’ worry, the Galaxy camera has you covered it can reduce image blur caused by camera shake and vibration. For low light conditions, you set the ISO up to 3200.
Burst shooting mode – Shot a bunch of shots at once so can catch those fast action shots.
Face detection technology – The camera will automatically Isolate subjects in-frame and optimizes conditions to take high-quality pictures of friends and family.
Auto and custom white balance controls – Night and dawn preset modes help achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions plus you have a tungsten setting.
Built-in auto flash – Creates optimal lighting for low light situations where you need extra light with red-eye reduction that helps keeps your subject’s eyes looking natural.
Paper artist effect – Allows you to add creativity to your images.
Autofocus – No more need to manually focus your shots. Unless you want to that is. The galaxy camera’s autofocus does a great job at creating crisp, clear shots.
Built-in WiFi – Makes it easy to share photos and videos with loved ones. PictBridge support enables simple photo printing with a compatible printer. The camera supports Wi-Fi a/b/g/n that means you will always have the fast connection on whatever wireless network you can connect to.
Android operating system – Currently comes with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean and 1GB LPDDR2 RAM to give you a more powerful experience.
8GB internal NAND memory – Comes with enough space for storing photos and videos. If you are adding apps and planning on taking a long trip, 8 gigs isn’t enough storage, so Samsung added a multicard slot thats supports microSD / microSDHC formats.
GPS – The camera also has built-in GPS. You can geotag your images and let people know where you have been.
Bluetooth – Connect a pair of wireless headphones, maybe a wireless printer, or whatever you need that can connect to it, all with Bluetooth 4.0.
When Samsung first announced that they were releasing an android based WiFi smart camera, I thought it was just a waste of money. I believe that with a true camera you can’t talk and text with it. Besides, smartphones have a decent camera for everyday users.
But in time this might change. WiFi built into your camera is a great idea. Having mobile broadband is a must for those on the go. Then adding Android base OS to the camera is even better. Most cameras have a decent OS but if you want more options than what the manufacture offers, then you have to use apps for Android based cameras.
Recently, I got my hands on the new Galaxy Camera and I have to say I love it. Even though I only had a short time with the camera and I couldn’t keep my test shots, I have to say its great camera.
Its fast, full of features, and it’s the images it creates are beautiful. It only takes a user with a great eye to catch the scene.
For a complete review, check out the review at CNET
Image Credits: Samsung
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