As the Android OS is the market dominator with a share of over 72.4% in Q3 2012, several devices including cameras, microwave ovens and more have started incorporating the OS in order to enhance the user experience. With the debut of Android camera era, consumers who were once opting for SLRs and DSLRs will now jump to the bandwagon of such cameras that are similar to smartphones.
One such Android camera – Samsung Galaxy Camera has landed in India after being available for pre-order on the Samsung store. Finally! Samsung has released the camera with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS for Rs 29,990 in the country.
Dimensions & Weight: Galaxy Camera measures 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm in dimensions and weighs in at 300 grams.
Display: Galaxy Camera houses a 4.8 inch HD Super Clear LCD touchscreen display of 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
Processor: The camera is powered by a quad core 1.4 GHz processor, which will offer better multi-tasking, improved graphics performance and more.
OS: On the OS front, the Galaxy Camera is based on the Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, hence, it comes packed with new features such as Project Butter for responsive and smoother performance, improved Android Beam, expandable and contractible notifications and more.
Camera: Galaxy Camera packs device sports a 16MP with 21x optical zoom and BSI CMOS sensor for improved low light imaging.
Memory: On the storage front, Galaxy Camera has 8GB internal memory and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.
Connectivity: It comes packed with connectivity features including 3G and Wi-Fi.
Battery: Galaxy Camera is powered by a 1,650 mAh Li-ion battery delivering up to 280 hours talk time.
The addition of Android OS in the camera technology has brought a few necessary features to the point-and-shoot cameras allowing users to download mobile apps from the Google Play store and share images over cellular networks by tethering to a nearby smartphone or tablet.
Samsung has entered a tie up with Airtel, a leading telco in India to offer 1GB free data per month for about two months after purchase. Also, the company is offering an additional battery with the camera, which is a boon for travellers.