Samsung’s camera-come-Android-device hybrid the Samsung Galaxy Camera will go on sale in the UK on 8 November, the South Korean tech giant has confirmed.
First revealed at IFA 2012 (you can view our hands-on with the camera in the video above), it’s a unique camera that fuses Android smarts with touchscreen controls and compact camera worthy optics.
Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it houses a 4.77-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen, all powered from a 1.GHz quad-core processor. In terms of camera specs, there’s a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, with a 21x optical zoom lens and f/2.8 max aperture. Video recording comes in Full HD (1920x1080p) at 30fps.
Offering both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, you’ll be able to upload snaps straight from the device to cloud storage spaces like Dropbox (with free 50GB storage through the service included with Galaxy Camera), as well as letting you download and use apps like Instagram and other photo editing apps. Or even games like Angry Birds, if you fancy having a quick round on the back of a chunky camera.
Storage includes 8GB built-in as standard, with memory card expansion supporting micro SDSC, micro SDHC and micro SDXC.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera starts at £400.
By Gerald Lynch | November 5th, 2012