Samsung’s Android powered Galaxy camera

The world of technology is so exciting, we get to see it evolve every day. For Samsung, technology is a commitment put forward in their products. Samsung reveals its much awaited Galaxy camera EK-GC 100, a successful combination of point-and-shoot camera and a smartphone, at Photokina 2012.

Going by the clear edge of today’s smartphones, overwriting the point-and-shoot cameras at the imagery division, the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC 100 has combined the interface of a smartphone and the body of a compact camera. Samsung’s smart camera is powered by Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. From the back the camera looks a lot like a phone. The EK-GC 100 has a 4.8 inch HD LCD touch display which makes it a capable media player and web-surfing device as well. The camera has a voice control feature found in some of Samsung’s smart TVs.

The camera sports a standard ½.3 – inch 16-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor. It features a 21x optical zoom f/2.8-5.9, 23-480 mm lens, with built-in optical image stabilisation.

The Galaxy packs in a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, built-in 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera can send images and videos wirelessly to a compatible tablet or smartphone so they can be uploaded using the data network. The 1,650 mAh battery provides up to seven hours of battery life while connected.

The camera’s main purpose for such an innovation is to carry the same Android feel in a dedicated smart camera. It also features ‘Smart Pro’ technology modes. These modes make professional photography easy for anyone to achieve. The Galaxy camera comes with an interesting Smart Content Manager app that will help the user to create folders, tag people and also identify and recommend bad shots for deletion.

Samsung Galaxy is the ultimate experience for people who are used to the touch experience of smartphones. This camera is applications oriented; Google app world would be the right place to get all the necessary apps. You can install the apps and add creativity to your images.

The smart camera can be considered to overlook the process of just clicking images, and will give the user other options are a proper high-end smartphone would offer. This new innovation of the smart camera can bring a positive change to the imaging industry and most of all to photo enthusiast.