Nov 16th, 2012 publishUpdated   Nov 28th, 2012, 5:31 pm

It’s not a smartphone, but it runs Android 4.1 and can now be purchased from AT&T. Photographers looking for a bit more functionality in their next camera can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Camera for $499. The mobile-enabled smart camera can be paired with an optional data plan, allowing users to instantly share their latest shots with the world.

The Galaxy Camera sports a 16MP backside-illuminated sensor and 21x optical zoom with the ability to capture both stills and HD video. A quad-core Exynos CPU powers the device while a 4.8-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen provides the window into the camera’s Android interface.

While it isn’t the first Android-powered camera we have seen on the market, the options that have come prior have lacked some of the polish we see with Samsung’s offering. But the company is making the proposition that users will want a secondary Android device within the same size range as a smartphone but lacking the ability to place calls (though with a data plan, you could technically do so using a VoIP service).

For many the camera already included in their current smartphone will suffice, but do you number yourself among those that simply needs more megapixels? Head on over to AndroidForums and join the discussion now.

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