Samsung Announces Android Point-and-Shoot Galaxy Camera

Earlier this week, word got out that Samsung was preparing to announce a Samsung Galaxy S Camera at IFA 2012. The device was rumored to look like a Galaxy S III glued to the back of a point-and-shoot camera. Yesterday, Samsung had the device on hand at its Unpacked event in Berlin. The company showed off its newest offering to attendees, and yes, it does look like a Galaxy S III with a point-and-shoot around back.


This camera phone is a lot more camera than it is phone. With a 21x zoom, F/2.8, a 16 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor, up to 32GB of storage (as well as an automatic cloud storage option), a 4.8-inch 720p 308 ppi screen, a pop-up flash up top,  it's definitely got the makings of a great point-and-shoot camera. Running Jelly Bean and available with WiFi or WiFi and 3G/LTE, the device is capable of uploading pictures directly to Flickr, or social networking sites. Additionally, the camera app on the phone packs exposure settings, photo modes and editing tools so you can tweak your pictures before putting them on Facebook.

Samsung says the Galaxy S Camera should be out later this year. Any takers?

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  • hate machine
    This is cool but...

    FFS! Can we get some continuity in androids bottom rows of buttons? Can Google mandate a button arrangement already?
  • noobzilla771
    Not sure how I'd feel putting a camera on my face and talking to it like some crazy person.

    Oh wait you can't use it as a phone. Bummer!
  • plznote
    ^The camera does not have a cellular radio.