Samsung Galaxy Camera Review

 
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Model Name: Samsung Galaxy Camera 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: Galaxy Camera
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price: $291.60
Date Available: 2012-11-16
Tripod Mount: No
Weight: 10.6 oz (301 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 2.8 x 0.8 in.
(129 x 71 x 19 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1984 x 1488 (3.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format:
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (60p/30p)
320x240 (30p)
768x512 (120p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Samsung Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 23 - 483 mm
Zoom Ratio: 21.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
31.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 80 cm
3.9 - 31.5 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Centre AF, Multi AF, Face Detection AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 4.8
Rear Display Resolution: 2,764,800 dots (921,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 16 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted, Face Detection AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Landscape, Macro, Action freeze, Rich tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace. Expert Control (5 Mode) : P (Auto+), A (Aperture Priority), S (Speed Priority), Camcorder, M (Manual); Smart Pro: Macro, Rich Tone, Action Freeze, Waterfall Trace, Light Trace, Beautiful Sunset, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Silhouette, Vivid Fireworks; Photo Wizard: 35 photo editing tools
Self Timer:  
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide : 0.2m - 6.2m (ISO Auto), Tele : 0.5m - 5.1m (ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 1.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: No
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: 8,192.0 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory (approx.)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC:
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: Yes
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): 4G, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz. IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi. Micro HDMI (Type D), Headphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.00
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 20
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.72
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.48
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.093
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 3.5
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 6.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Usable Battery Types: 1,650 mAh lithium ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x 1,650 mAh lithium ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 340
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Uses a standard HD Super Clear Touch LCD screen, not an AMOLED like many Samsung devices. The stated resolution of 308 pixels per inch equates to a 1,280 x 720 pixel display. Has a 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor, and ships with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which is optimized for user interface speed through Google's Project Butter. Includes Google Play Store, Search, Maps, Gmail, Latitude, Plus, YouTube, Talk, Places, Navigation, Downloads, Chrome browser, Play Books, and Play Movies apps. Includes GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support. Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity: GSM 3G , HSPA-PLUS HSPA+21 (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz Wi-Fi Direct available GAP, SSP, HSP, A2DP, SPP, OPP, AVRCP 1.3, HID DLNA, HDMI 1.4 support KIES, KIES Air support

Samsung Galaxy Camera



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