With its 3G/4G data connection and built-in smartphone technology, the Samsung Galaxy Camera may provide a clue about the technology we will one day see in all digital cameras. Read the Samsung Galaxy Camera review...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera review

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£395.00
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Our verdict

The ability to share images instantly is a fairly new phenomenon, but one that is slowly changing how photographs are viewed and taken. Samsung has done an excellent job combining its camera and smartphone technology into a single product in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, and it will appeal to many consumers who wish for that instant gratification.

Sadly, the image quality doesn’t match the expectations of enthusiast photographers, and the handling of the camera is slow. This could be easily rectified with the addition of a couple of discreet buttons or controls, and less noise reduction and image compression.

What the Galaxy does offer photographers is a lot of fun. The variety of different applications makes it a very versatile tool, and as a simple point-and-shoot compact camera it is an exciting alternative option.

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Output Size:4608 x 3456 pixels
Memory Card:MicroSD, 3.87GB internal and optional 50GB Dropbox online storage for 2 years
White Balance:Auto WB, 5 presets, custom
Exposure Modes:PASM, auto, smart with 15 different modes/scenes
LCD:4.8in LCD with 2,764,800-dot screen
Sensor:16.3-million-pixel, 1/2.3in CMOS sensor
Weight:300g (including card and battery)
File Format:3-stage JPEG
Lens:21x zoom lens, 23-483mm (effective) f/2.8-5.9, optically stabilised
Power:Rechargeable Li-Ion 1.65 mAh
Shutter Speeds:16-1/2000sec
Focusing Modes:Normal AF, macro AF
Dimensions:70.8 x 128.7 x 19.1mm
Metering System:Multi, centreweighted, spot
ISO:ISO 100-3200
RRP:£399.99
  1. 1. Samsung Galaxy Camera at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Connectivity
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. Performance
  6. 6. Our verdict
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