Earlier today I was reading about Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-GF6 camera which will come with WiFi capabilities and I was thinking just how impressive cameras are becoming today. The Panasonic camera will boast of a 16MP sensor, an improved AF, a fast processor and an impressive screen. Just after reading it, by chance, I read about how Samsung has introduced a version of its Samsung Galaxy camera that runs on Android – but this time instead of 3G and 4G, it has WiFi.
Samsung launched this revolutionary camera that runs on Android mid-last year and despite the hype it received and the effort the company put to make sure that the product they released to the market was one of a kind, it didn’t actually pick up as expected, maybe because the camera is exclusively available on AT&T, but it did well nevertheless. The new version of the camera had been tipped to come last year but Samsung had not made any commitments on when it would be on the shelves.
According to Samsung, the camera comes with all the features and specs of the one launched last year except of course the difference in connectivity options at a price of $450. If you have not been on the loop, here are its core specs:
Processor: quad-core 1.4GHz processor
Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Video Capture: MPEG4, AVC/H.264 MP4 Full HD 1920×1080 at 30fps; 768×512 Slow motion Movie at 120fps
Image: JPEG format 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
Lens: 21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8 (W) ~ 5.9(T)
Display: 121.2 mm (4.8″), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Memory: 8GB onboard with memory card slot
Image Sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
GPS: GPS, GLONASS
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40; GPS, GLONASS; Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: 1,650 mAh
Build: 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm, 300g
The best thing about this camera is that there will be no commitments to make with a network carrier, and will work pretty well uploading images to the cloud and to social networks through WiFi. It is also $50 cheaper compared to the AT&T version and can work just as well as an android smartphone – without the GSM features of course.
Will you consider getting the WiFi camera for $450? Let us know what you think?