We had featured a digital camera controlled with the Android OS before. It is manufactured by Nikon and named as the Coolpix S800c. But that’s not the first of its kind because the first camera to run Android goes to the Polaroid’s SC1630 Smart Camera. And now, here’s Samsung releasing their own “Android Camera”.
Since Samsung uses the word “Galaxy” on all their Android-powered smartphones, they do it also to their first Android-powered camera. It is the Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100) that was just announced recently.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is running on the latest version of Android – Jellybean! It has a 4.8-inch HD capacitive touchscreen display at the back. Aside from that, there’s nothing more at the back. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Camera has also a quad-core processor.
When it comes to shooting, this gadget has a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor backed with 21x f/2.8-5.9, 23-480mm Super Zoom lens to do that. Actually, that hardware configuration was awesome considering that this is not a DSLR and just a point-and-shoot one.
Here is a short video from PhoneDog via Youtube showing a demo of the Galaxy Camera:
Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Technical Specifications
- 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
- F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens
- 121.2 mm (4.77″), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
- Network: 4G, 3G (HSPA＋ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 8GB + memory slot : micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
- JPEG format 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
- MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC); Full HD 1920×1080 30fps; Slow motion Movie 720×480 120fps
- WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40; GPS/GLONASS; Bluetooth® 4.0
- 1,650 mAh “removable” battery
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
- Weight: 305g
According to some sources, the Samsung Galaxy Camera cost $630. We are expecting this to be in the range of Php23,000 to Php27,000 here in the Philippines.