Yesterday was a big day for Samsung. The South Korean tech company unveiled a new batch of devices, including the divisive Galaxy Camera, which had consumers debating whether a smart-camera is an innovative or idea or just silly.
It's no secret that smartphone's have replaced the point-and-shoot camera, offering decent quality pictures and apps like Instagram that let you instantly share your photos with the world. With the Galaxy Camera, Samsung is hoping to reverse this trend by offering a fully connected device with a powerful 16-megapixel camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera also comes with Android's 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and a large 4.8-inch touchscreen that doubles as a camera viewing lens. On the other side there's a 21x the zoom lens. Inside, the device is packed with networking technology, meaning you can share your photo in as many ways as possible as soon as you take it. The device also comes with a cloud-based backup feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is far from being the first WiFi enabled camera, but what sets it part is its 3G ad 4G LTE integration. This means you can instantly share photos, for a price. The device is actually faster than most smartphone.
Samsung replaces its old photo gallery app with a Smart Content Manager, which does a better job of handling large collection of pictures. The new feature includes timeline and location modes, and lets you quickly flip between albums or events. One sharing widget packages together all you favorite social networks and storage services.
It even has voice control, so you can snap a picture while your hands are full. Thanks to Android's open source software, we're sure to see many new impressive apps for the Samsung Galaxy Camera in the ear future.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera doesn't come with the option to make calls or send text messages. It's all smart-camera and no cellphone, and it certainly won't be replacing your smartphone any time soon.