We all use our smartphones to take pictures, most importantly we share our pictures with our friends and family. Although most smartphones take great pictures they are still limited by features and functionality that point and shoot or DSLR cameras have. This is where Samsung is hoping to bridge that gap offering a smart camera with an impressive 16 Megapixels BSI CMOS Sensor and an ample 21x Optical Super Long Zoom. But the best part, it’s running Android!
Samsung state’s that it will rival professional cameras, they have made this possible by allowing you to easily use preset settings that have been pre configured. It’s a very interesting concept the fact that it uses Android as the operating system will open the doors to endless possibilities. For example, Samsung showed off a featured called “Voice Control Mode” which allows the user to dictate commands such as zoom in or out, set the timer and to take the photo all by just using your voice.
Other features include 4G, 3G and WiFi connectivity an auto cloud backup which safely uploads all of your pictures and videos to the cloud. Speaking of videos, this also has video mode that allows you to shoot in 1080p. Overall this camera seems very promising, let’s just hope Samsung gets the price right.
Image Sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
Lens: F2.8, 23mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens
Display: 4.77″ (121.21mm), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Network: 4G, 3G (HSPA+21Mbps)
Processor: 1.4GHz Quad Core
OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Memory: 8GB+memory slot: Micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audi:AAC) Full HD 1920×1080 30FPS (Slow Motion 720×480 – 120FPS)
Dimension (WxHxD) 128.7×70.8×19.1mm