Samsung Galaxy Camera priced and dated for UK

Nov 5, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Camera priced and dated for UK

Samsung's Galaxy Camera will go on sale across the UK on November 8, the company has announced, offering 16.1-megapixels, a 21x optical zoom, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a quadcore processor. Announced back at IFA 2012, the Galaxy Camera blends a smartphone with a point-and-shoot, taking advantage of Android's app flexibility and the addition of a 3G radio (or 4G in the US) to make shooting, editing, and uploading images straightforward, all from the device itself.

On the camera side, there's a 16.1-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, paired with a 23mm aperture lens and optical image stabilization. It also packs a 21x optical zoom - unheard of on a smartphone, and reasonably rare on compact cameras too -  together with Full HD video recording and 120fps slow-motion 720p videos.

As for the phone side, the Galaxy Camera will do just about everything your Android smartphone can, bar making voice calls. There's HSPA+, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 1.4, and 8GB of internal storage, plus a microSDXC card slot, while Android itself is running on a 1.4GHz quadcore processor. Control is via a sizable 720p touchscreen.

Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on:

According to Jessops, the Galaxy Camera will be £399.99 and available in white and black; it will also be sold via cellphone stores, and - a day early, from 5pm on November 7 - at Samsung's official Brand Store. In the US, the Galaxy Camera will be offered "in the coming weeks" on AT&T.

There's more on the Galaxy Camera in our hands-on, as well as photo samples

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