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Samsung Unveils The Galaxy Camera (Point and Shoot)

While Samsung has already announced the Galaxy Note II in all its beauty, that just wasn’t enough for them. They decided to “wow” the crowd by also revealing the Galaxy Camera, which will be featuring a glamorous 4.8 inch display, a quad core processor, a 16 mega pixel lens, 21x zoom, WiFi, 3G, and 4G capabilities. What’s cool about this camera as taking photos isn’t the only thing this bad boy can do. Consumers will be able to also edit and share some high quality photos that was taken with the glamorous 16 mega pixel lens. You’ll also be able to take video really easily and at any time.

The Galaxy Camera will be featuring “Smart Pro” technology, which will be a series of modes to help users make some really professional look photos. Of course, it won’t be as professional as some of the photographers that have done it for years and years. What’s included with this technology is a easy-to-navigate menu system where users will be able to choose from a series of preset scenarios which will automatically adjust some of the camera’s settings. Some of the examples there were shown were the Rich Tone setting, which will reduce some overexposure in bright surroundings. The Light Trace will automatically control the shutter speed for some night scenes such as trying to capture the moon. You will even be able to zoom in or shoot with voice commands, which I personally think is an amazing function.

Editing is very important for anyone that enjoys taking photos and not only does the Galaxy Camera allow you to do that, but it makes it a whole lot easier to edit photos too. The Photo Wizard will allow users to be able to make edits on their photos while they’re on the run. It’ll be featuring some things like Auto Face calibration so that edits are very precise. The Movie Wizard  is like the Photo Wizard except it will allow you to edit and create videos. The Smart Content Manager is an organization tool that will allow you to keep everything nice and tidy. You’ll be able to create folders, tag faces, and it even suggests which pictures you should delete when they don’t come out as you thought it would have.

Since the Galaxy Camera will be running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and also have internet connectivity, you’ll be able to browse the internet or share photos easily. I wonder if we’ll be able to download something like Facebook to be able to send photos to a social networking site like that. If you so choose, you’ll be able to even play a game. That said, it’s essentially a smartphone with glorified camera capabilities.

For sharing capabilities the Galaxy Camera is packed with Share Shot, which was introduced with the release of the Galaxy S III. That said, when you take a photo, others with a compatible device will be able to get that photo as well. There’s also no more need to worry about backing up or even losing your photos thanks to Auto Cloud Backup. With Cloud Technology constantly improving, the Galaxy Camera will be able to automatically save all of your loved photos to the cloud through Samsung’s AllShare right after the photo is taken.

Samsung didn’t say anything about pricing on this device, but it’s going to be available for purchase in October. Here’s some of the details about the device that you should know about:

“The GALAXY Camera opens a new visual communication era and shifts a paradigm in communication. With the growth of social networks and the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, people today communicate faster than words. As we increasingly articulate our experiences through pictures and videos the GALAXY Camera has been created to lead the way in this new era of visual communication. Communication becomes more vivid and lively with high-quality images and instant sharing anywhere, anytime,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google, congratulated the Samsung team on their launch. “When we first started work on Android, we envisioned building a smart camera that would take digital photography to the next level. The GALAXY Camera is an innovative product that speaks to the openness and flexibility of the Android platform.”

The GALAXY Camera makes outstanding photography on the go. Users never again have to sacrifice picture quality if they want to edit and share their photos instantly. It easily outperforms any smartphone camera. The GALAXY Camera, boasting a 21x super long zoom lens and a super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor, delivers pictures in brilliant quality. The device also features ‘Smart Pro’ technology, a series of modes that make professional-looking photography easy for anyone to achieve. What truly revolutionizes this photography experience is Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean and wireless connectivity, which opens up the device to applications for photo-editing, sharing, and much more. Users will experience all of GALAXY Camera’s great features on a market-leading HD Super Clear LCD. With stunning clarity, incredible ease-of-use and unparalleled connectivity, the GALAXY Camera is the next step in imaging innovation.

Compared to the every day point and shoot camera, would you be interested in purchasing a glorified point and shoot smartphone camera? I think it actually sounds really cool and depending on the pricing, it might be a point and shoot camera that I would actually purchase. Normally I would prefer the DSLR cameras, but the Galaxy Camera is actually looking like something nice. It makes me wonder what point and shoot cameras will be looking like in the next five or ten years. It’s about time camera technology starts advancing.

Is anyone going to be purchasing this point and shoot camera after it releases? Samsung has said it’ll release in October, but it wasn’t clarified if that was just the international release. Hopefully October is the United States release too.

Any thoughts on the new camera device?

source: Talk Android