Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 has now been launched and available in India. It is a digital camera powered by an android OS (Jelly Bean 4.1). The Galaxy camera is listed on the Samsung estore as well as on Flipkart for a price tag of Rs. 29,900.
We have seen many mobile phones with camera, but here it is the other way round, well except for the phone functionality. Yes the Samsung Galaxy Camera has everything that you find on a mobile phone except for the phone features.
The camera runs on a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor running on the Android 4.1 jelly Bean OS. The HD Super Clear LCD (TFT) is 4.8 inches supporting resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The camera comes with built in GPS, pre-loaded with Google mobile services like maps, access to play store, browser, search, movie play back app, navigation and more.
There is a micro SIM slot that can house a 3G enabled SIM card for accessing 3G on the camera (You cannot use this camera as a phone), just for surfing and using other services that require net connectivity. There is also a built in Wi-Fi as an alternative.
The camera comes with BSI CMOS sensor with effective resolution of 16.3 megapixel’s (total 17MP), 21x digital zoom and 21x optical zoom. Other features are image stabilisation, auto focus, face detection, multi auto focus, built in flash and more.
If 29K for this android powered camera is too much, there is another option, the Nikon CoolPix S800c android (2.3) powered camera that is available for approx 20K.
Samsung Galaxy camera GC100 Key features and Specifications
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Powered with 1.4GHz Quad core processor.
- 4.8 inch HD Super clear touch screen display (1280x720p resolution).
- 8 GB in built memory.
- Voice control, smart content manager, access to Google service including Google play.
- Shoot image and immediately share with users online in real time.
- You can even backup images using the cloud.
- Built in 3G SIM slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB, HDMI port, MicroSD card slot, 3.5pi 4pole ear jack and GPS.
- 16 Megapixel resolution with 21x optical and 21x digital zoom.
- ISO mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200.
- Built in Flash.
- Full HD Video recording supported @30fps. Slow Motion Video recording.
- Weight – 300 grams.
- 1650mAh battery with standby time of about 280 hours over the 3G network. Can be charged via USB.
- Price Rs. 29,900 (via flipkart [ Black | White] ) with 16GB free MicroSDHC card (offer valid till it lasts).