Samsung Galaxy Camera, Android and Camera Combination
Anyone who uses Samsung Galaxy Camera, without extensive photographic knowledge can produce good quality images. You just set it to automatic mode and let Galaxy Camera work for you. Any hope about a decent picture which shared to other people can be recorded well.
Samsung Galaxy Camera has a Grip. Grip is the handle on the right side on camera. Just like DSLR camera, in this grip there are battery and three place of microSD, SIM Card, and HDMI. The right side of grip there’s charger port right above the grip also the shutter button that chime in with lens control (zoom in/zoom out). This exactly the same with other pocket cameras. On this top side there was also power button and a pop up flash. In order for flash out of its nest, press the button on the left side that marked with lightning.
Right below it there was speaker hole. Its right side there are microUSB charger port, 3.5 mm audio jack port and place for hooking safety straps. Its front side was decorated 23 mm lens that has wide angle. This very fun to use in various purposes. Reach of its lens can do magnification up to 21x.
Mostly operation of Samsung Galaxy Camera performed on the screen. Its screen size 4.8 inches by using HD Super Clear LCD technology, with pixel density up to 306 ppi. Image display that clear, detail of color which nice so that in aiming object, we can measure the lighting correctly and not blurred than its original color.
Armed with quad-core 1.4 Ghz processor, its screen performance responsive and intuitive thus quick in the use. Galaxy Camera multitouch screen uses TouchWiz interface belongs to Samsung and cohesive with Android Jelly Bean operating system. For the best security for its screen, Samsung providing Corning Gorilla Glass 2 layer to prevent it from scratches.
Although not the best camera on the market, yet quality of the image 16 MP from Samsung Galaxy Camera very good. Easily generate the best picture because you will be guided for those achievement.
To activate camera, can use power button or camera icon on the screen. The interesting here was the use of camera mode. Usually found on DSLR cameras. There are three buttons on the interface, ie Auto, Smart, and Expert.
On Auto mode, camera will arrange everything for you, from diaphragm, shutter speed, ISO. So you simply press the shutter button on the up side or on the screen. Whereas Smart, will lead you on image capture mode, such as Panorama, Waterfall, Silhoutte, Sunset, Night, Firework, Light trace, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Continuous Shoot, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, and Rich Tone.
With a little learning about photography, impossible you can’t get the best results. The longer you use this camera, plus knowledge, automatically your photos will get a lot of “thumbs up” when you upload it to social networks.
If you’ve studied photography, then next is Expert modes, you imagine was holding a real DSLR camera. On its interface will show a picture of lens, in there, you can set diaphragms (aperture lens, how much light that allowed to enter into lens, F2.8-8.0), shutter speed (how much time it takes to capture the incoming light into the lens from 0.8 seconds to 1/2000 second), there are ISO (light sensitivity sizes, ranging from 100 to 3200) and EV brightness. You just swept those lens up and down to make arrangements.
At the bottom of interface there’s an arrow to the top, it was the key to display 14 image effects, such as Sepia, Black And White, Negative, Old Photos and others. Then in the upper left corner there are Home icon (leading to homescreen), jagged icon (default camera settings such as WB, Flash, Focus, and others). While the arrows next to it will leads to Voice Commands and some other commands.
Voice Commands feature is voice commands that we give to Samsung Galaxy Camera. For example, switching from camera to video modes, just say “Record Camera” or take picture just say “Smile” then the image will be immediately taken. All voice commands was done by using English language.
Already testing advantages of this camera, with knowledge of photography that minimum, Galaxy Camera very helpful with those features that mentioned above. The results obtained also quite impressive, and the point indeed needs closeness even further in maximizing the features that available.
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This Android, but not smartphone! We can’t do calls and SMS communications. It’s just by using Android Jelly Bean operating system, Homescreen appearance very similar to a smartphone. You will not confused run it because already used to.
By relying on 3G or WiFi networks we can download a variety of applications in Google Play. SIM card that used sized of micro SIM card. There are a number of supporting applications for photos such as Photo Wizard that are useful for editing light photos just like on Android smartphones. Skype applications that integrated and functions to receive video calls.
Galaxy Camera also can produce HD video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and shows features for edit it with video editing application which available. Share pictures into social networks or to the closest device to you very easy to do.
For the hardware, Samsung Galaxy Camera supported with quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM. For its internal storage space, equipped with internal memory of 8 GB and additional by using microSD. Samsung also provides 50 GB extra capacity in Dropbox.
For battery life, in daily use for photo hunting, Galaxy Camera can last until night from full charge in the morning.
In connection, the existence of HDMI port makes it easy to share to TV and to other devices using DLNA connection.
(+) 16 MP resolution, features almost similar to DSLR camera
(-) The handle Grip Less comfortable
Network : 3G HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100
Dimension : 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm / 300 g
Display : Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (-306 ppi pixel density), Multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, TouchWiz UI
Memory : microSD, up to 64 GB, Internal 8 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Connectivity : Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm jack
Camera : 16.3 MP, 4608 x 3456 pixels, autofocus, 21x optical zoom, pop-up Xenon flash, AF light, Wide-angle 23 mm lens, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, Video 1080p@30 fps, 768 x 512@120 fps
OS : Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor : Chipset Exynos 4412 Quad, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, GPU Mali-400MP
Battery : Li-Ion 1650 mAh, Standby 168 hours (2G) / up to 280 hours (3G), Talk time up to 4 hours 30 minute
Feature : Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass, SIM, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM; RSS, HTML5, GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, Java via Java MIDP emulator, SNS integration, Dropbox (50 GB storage), HDMI port, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, Organizer, Image/Video editor, Document editor, Voice memo/dial, Predictive text input (Swype)