A Samsung Galaxy Camera is seen at the screen of the same product at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, August 31, 2012. The IFA consumer electronics and home appliances fair will open its doors to the public from August 31 till September 5 in the German capital. (Photo : Reuters)
Samsung introduced its first Galaxy Camera on Wednesday during this week's IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, PC World reported. The camera, which combines features of a smartphone and a digital camera, has exciting new features, including access to apps in the Google Play store.
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According to PC World, the Galaxy Camera shoots 16.3 megapixels, has a 21x optical zoom, a 4.8-inch LCD screen, a 1.4 GHz quad core processor, Android 4.1, a GPS and 3G, 4G and WiFi connectivity.
The camera, which hits markets later this year, includes voice control, reported the Los Angeles Times. Although it isn't the first camera to run on Android, Nikon's S800c was announced last week, it is the first to have 4G connectivity, NBC News said. This means users will be able to download their favorite apps to share or edit their photos.
Users will also be able to control the camera's "expert mode" when shooting photos, meaning they can shoot in manual and program camera settings.
NBC News and PC World both reported that the camera's zoom proved to be impressive with clear bright images. Shutter lag proved to be a major issue during testing, with more than two seconds of wait time after the shutter button is pressed, said PC World.
During the unveiling, Samsung did not set on a price for the Galaxy Camera but reporters at PC World and NBC News predict prices to be at least $330 to $500.