Samsung Galaxy Camera Point-and-Shoot Headed for UK

Back in August, Samsung unveiled a point-and-shoot Galaxy-branded camera based on Android. The company revealed the device at its unpacked event in Berlin alongside the Galaxy Note 2. Sadly, while Samsung was more than happy to talk specs, the company didn't reveal pricing or a release date for the smart camera.

However, it seems the device is on its way to the United Kingdom and will arrive as early as this week. According to SlashGear, the company has announced a November 8 release date for the Galaxy Camera. The device will be priced at £399.99 and will be sold via cellphone stores and from Sammy's own official store. A U.S. launch through AT&T is said to be scheduled for the next few weeks.

The Galaxy Camera packs 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. Running Jelly Bean and available with WiFi or WiFi and 3G/LTE, the device is capable of uploading pictures directly to Flickr, or other 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.

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  • This is innovation :), well done Samsung. Shame about the price though, can get an entry level DSLR for that price!
  • djgene01
    Suck on that Apple.
  • christarp
    Utterly useless.
    People that want standalone cameras will purchase a top end camera as mentioned above for that kind of price.
    Most people only want to carry a phone (smartphone now) with them. The reason the camera phone came into being is because there were moments people wanted to take a picture without keeping a bulky camera with them all the time.
    This isn't innovation out of necessity, this is mindless "innovation".
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  • wemakeourfuture
    djgene01Suck on that Apple.
    Suck on what? A grossly overpriced camera that will sell like 12 units? You do realize this costs the equivalent of almost $640 USD.

    You can get DSLR cameras that are magnitudes better than this for the same if not less price. No company, Nikon, Apple, Cannon, Microsoft, Olympus, Google are jealous of this product.

    If this was $199.99 USD then it might get some market share, but at over 3X the price forget about it.
  • swordrage
    Innovation does not mean it has to be useless. Seriously why Samsung? Who in their right mind will try Android in a camera. Yeah I would buy this if this had the same functionality as a dslr. But for this madness, no thanks.....
  • kensingtron
    Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, with phone functionality and it will sell millions.
  • g00fysmiley
    cool in theory, I would love to have an option of a better camera on a phone, even the high mega pixel phone cameras usually have small sensors, so even though there are alot of pixels the pictures are still terrible. but the pric eon this as stated puts it into dlsr territory and if you can afford a nice dlsr you probably have a decent phone and can pull the sd card from and imediatly upload pics if that is your desire