Samsung Galaxy Camera: Unboxed!
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is finally available locally after it was announced to the Philippine media last October. The Galaxy Camera actually didn’t generate as much hype as you’d think it deserved because it was introduced in the same event that featured the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 2. Anyway, we were able to get a unit and we’ve been playing around with it for the last two days. We’ll definitely do a full review and even feature this in Monday’s Video Podcast episode but for now we would like to share the unboxing as well as our initial impressions!
Samsung Galaxy Camera Specs
- 1.4Ghz Quad-core Processor
- WiFi, 3G, and 4G (with SMS messaging, no calls)
- microSD Storage
- Micro SIM Cards only
- 4.8-inch HD LCD Display, 1280×720 pixels (~308 ppi)
- 16-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, 21x optical zoom
- Smart Pro Camera Features
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
To give you guys a better feel of the unboxing, we recorded it in video! Watch it below.
As you guys can see in the video, the Galaxy Camera is quite a big device, especially if you’re thinking of the “compact camera” category. We noted this already in our earlier hands-on video which we took during the local launch. The front part pretty much is dominated with the 16-megapixel sensor while the back has the 4.8-inch HD LCD Display. The top has the shoot button, on/off, and zoom control. The side has the microUSB port covered with a tray while the bottom has a tri-pod connector and the tray that opens up to the battery, SIM card slot, microSD slot, and HDMI out.
Other things in the box include the microUSB to USB cable, wall charger, manuals, wrist strap, manuals, and earphones. Yes, earphones because you can actually listen music using this camera, lol.
Initial Impressions: Portable Mini-Tablet with a Kick Ass Camera
The statement above pretty much sums up how we feel about the Galaxy Camera so far. The 4.8-inch screen combined with the 1.4GHz quad-core processor results to a full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience. Social networking, gaming, watching movies, listening to music, web browsing, etc. Anything that your smartphone can do, save for making calls, this camera can do. And it also has a kick-ass 16-megapixel camera with 21x zoom!
When it comes to the photo quality, we’re pretty much satisfied with the Galaxy Camera’s optics. It’s definitely not as good as DSLRs or the high end cameras with interchangeable lenses, but what makes it such a fun camera to use really is the software. Having the ability to edit the pictures and post them on social networks in one device is just sweet, hehe.
Here’s the same subject photographed with the Galaxy Camera and the iPhone 5. You’ll notice that the Galaxy Camera still performs much better in low light condition versus one of the very best smartphones in the market today.
With the Galaxy Camera:
With the iPhone 5:
Full Review Coming Soon
We’ll have more shots to share with you guys once we have the full review out! Widget City already sells the Samsung Galaxy Camera for Php23,990. Give them a call if you guys are interested. I think Samsung stores are also selling it already (will confirm with Samsung PH).