WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Camera revealed


Samsung has finally revealed its WiFi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the Android-based point-and-shoot that wrapped a pretty big sensor into a pretty decent Android device. The device was only available in 4G form, which meant you had to get it by way of carriers like AT&T, but with today’s fresh release we should be able to get it via retailers like Best Buy and Amazon before too long.

Like tablets, we expect the WiFi-only version of this camera to be a tad cheaper than what’s available with cellular radios, but there’s no way to confirm what Samsung will do in terms of pricing just yet. Aside from those radios, though, this is the same device that our own Rob Jackson got down and dirty with in his preview of the thing.

The camera runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the star of the show is obviously that 23mm wide angle lens that lets light into a pretty decent sensor. The lens accommodates up to 21x zoom, and while it won’t be able to best the quality of a DSLR it’s still pretty nice for point and shoot standards.

Inside is a 1.4Ghz quad-core processor, WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0, 8GB of internal storage with the ability to expand that using a microSD card slot, and more. We’ll be looking out for information regarding the device’s landing date at retailers, so keep an eye on for all the latest.

[via Samsung]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Love my Galaxy Camera but never use the 3G, would definitely recommend this with the price reduction.

  2. If the pricing is right, I’ll sell my Canon point & shoot.

  3. I really wish they’d same these Galaxy cameras into a full-fledged smartphone!!!

  4. they should’ve come with this sooner, i have a galaxy camera and no intention to get an internet subscription for it.

    at least samsung was nice enough to give me a 1GB pre-paid sim card for free so i could give it a try.

  5. All of the comparison shots I have seen have shown that this camera takes pics that are no better than the Galaxy S III or the Note II can produce… except for the 21x optical zoom. I’ll be a buyer when they give me a reason to use this INSTEAD of my smartphone.

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