Blurring the lines between camera and smart phone
In this world of ever changing technology, we are seeing a smart phone that can act as a camera. The Galaxy S3 with its 8 megapixels does a great job of taking pictures. Now, we have a turn about where a camera can now act as a smart phone. This is coming from Samsung and arriving in the US at AT&T. Though it is soon to be available outside the US, it was announced in August by Samsung. It is very close to launching in the UK and may also appear in other countries by the end of October if not November. For the arrival in the US, AT&T is the only wireless carrier who will be selling the Galaxy camera for now.
This is a 16 megapixel camera and serves double duty as a phone. It will arrive with Android’s Jelly Bean already installed and will be capable of 4G. That is not 4G LTE, but rather AT&T’s HSPA+ 4G. It should be able to move data fairly quickly on the network. And that is the key to this new camera. Most of the traditional cameras have no way to move your pictures to Facebook, Instagram, Google+, etc. And smart phones, while taking pretty good pictures do not have all the features of a traditional camera. This hybrid bridges the gap for a camera to be able to move pictures to the web.
The viewing panel for pictures is a 4.8 screen which is large compared to some cameras today. It also includes a 21x optical zoom lens for getting up close for taking pictures. Since this Galaxy Phone will have 3G/4G capabilities, you are going to incur the usual 2 year contract with monthly fees. And that may make it difficult for this one to be priced low enough when you throw in the month charges. Pricing for this has yet to be officially announced by either Samsung or AT&T.
Are you interested in purchasing the Galaxy Camera?