Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the GALAXY Camera is commercially available in the UK, and will soon be available in other parts of the world in both White and Cobalt Black.
Unveiled at IFA, in August, the GALAXY Camera combines high performance photography features with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and the freedom of 3G/4G + Wi-Fi connectivity to create the world’s first truly Connected Camera. The GALAXY Camera ushers in a new era of visual communications, allowing users to shoot, enjoy, edit and share high quality images and video from anywhere, at any time through a single device.
“Samsung is unique, in that it is the only company that can combine world class mobile and digital imaging technologies to create such an innovative product. The collaboration between Mobile and Digital Imaging Business Units allowed Samsung to create the first Connected Camera, a product I am extremely proud of. A Connected Camera must give users the total freedom to take vivid high quality pictures and videos wherever and whenever they wish and share them instantly through their favorite social networking sites or with family and friends without the restrictions of a conventional camera. The GALAXY Camera provides these luxuries and many more in a beautiful design and user interface,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
What sets the GALAXY Camera apart as the first truly Connected Camera is the 3G/4G + Wi-Fi connectivity, opening users up to a world of near limitless sharing and smartphone like activities. Posting high quality images to your favorite social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and the pre-installed Instagram app has never been easier. The GALAXY Camera functions on Wi-Fi with Dual Band and Channel Bonding for extra speed. Simply shoot, enjoy, edit and share with the touch of a button.
The GALAXY Camera also delivers outstanding photography on the go which easily outperforms any smartphone camera available. Boasted by a 21x super long zoom lens and a super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor, the GALAXY Camera also features Samsung’s ‘Smart Mode’ technology; a series of 15 default modes and settings that make professional-looking photography easy for anyone to achieve. No matter what the occasion, the GALAXY Camera’s ‘Smart Mode’ delivers stunningly detailed images that make photography with the GALAXY Camera effortless and enjoyable.
Once captured, users can enjoy their images on the GALAXY Camera’s 4.8”(121.2mm) HD Super Clear Touch Display. However, the GALAXY Camera’s beautiful display can be used for more than just viewing. Users can quickly and easily make professional edits to their photos using the integrated ‘Photo Wizard’; a comprehensive set of 35 photo editing tools powered by the GALAXY Camera’s ultrafast quad-core processor. User can also use ‘Paper Artist’, an app that became popular on the GALAXY Note II, for quick and unique photo edits.
The GALAXY Camera ships with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), giving users access to over 600,000 apps currently available on Google Play. The Android OS also provides full browsing support and the ability to customize your camera to suit your creative needs.
“The GALAXY Camera marks the next stage of evolution in the history of the camera and we are extremely excited to make it available to European customers today,” said Seokpil Kim, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics Europe. “The GALAXY Camera brings together everything that is wonderful about photography on a dedicated camera, with the functionality and freedom of the leading smartphones. The GALAXY Camera marks a new era of the Connected Camera.”