ⓘ Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

ⓘ Samsung Galaxy Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is a point-and-shoot camera which is an Android based mobile device. Samsung announced the camera in August 2012, with the slogan "Camera. Reborn." The device was officially released on 8 November 2012, with web sales beginning on 7 November.


1. Specifications

The camera features a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor and a 21x optical zoom lens, as well as Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and a GPS receiver by which the camera can make geotagged photographs. It runs on Androids 4.1 "Jelly Bean" software and it allows for in-camera organizing, editing and online sharing or storage of images and videos. As with other Android devices, other software can be downloaded from Google Play. However, voice calls cannot be made on the Galaxy Camera. This feature would be provided in its successor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.


2. Availability

On October 4, 2012, U.S. wireless provider AT&T announced that it would begin to carry the Galaxy Camera through its retail outlets on November 16.

On December 11, 2012, Verizon announced that it will also carry the Galaxy Camera. It will be the first 4G LTE camera. The camera was discontinued in 2014.


3. Models

Although the Galaxy Camera started as a single camera, the branded concept was expanded to include multiple iterations of digital camera, with the Android OS being the unifying feature. As of February 2016, the range of galaxy camera includes and has included:

  • Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
  • Galaxy Camera
  • Samsung Galaxy NX