I had my first chance to go hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Camera at PhotoPlus 2012. For those unfamiliar with the new camera, it is an Android-powered hybrid of a camera that is somewhere between a point and shoot camera and a smartphone. The Galaxy Camera runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and all of the camera functions are built-in the Android system. [click to continue…]
Product Listing From Samsung's Website
After earlier rumors of Android-powered mirrorless cameras from Samsung, a couple of the rumored model numbers (the NX-R and NX300) showed up on Samsung’s website.
As those earlier rumors indicated, the NX-R is expected to follow the design of the Samsung NX20 with the upgrade to Android OS. And the NX300 is believed to be an Android-powered successor to the Samsung NX210 and should add a new optional EVF and OVF to the design. [click to continue…]
Samsung dropped what looks to be a pretty exciting camera with its Galaxy Camera last month, which is a heavy duty Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered point and shoot. In it, the camera is not just one of the features, it’s the whole point of the device – something that looks to become a serious trend.
Even with manufacturers that aren’t putting a full-on Android OS inside, we’re seeing a more app-like environment that extends beyond normal camera settings and mode selections (e.g., Sony’s new Apps in NEX models and the Canon 6D‘s built-in WiFi with sharing to iOS and Android devices). So it should come at no surprise that Samsung is expected to build (at least some) future NX mirrorless cameras around the Android OS. [click to continue…]
After a leaky past couple of days, Samsung took the wraps off of its new Galaxy Camera today. The new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean camera features a 1/2.3″ 16MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 21x optical zoom lens (23-480mm equivalent). [click to continue…]
When Polaroid dropped its Android-based compact camera at CES 2012, we knew it was a sign of what was coming. Honestly though, I didn’t think it would take as long to see an Android-powered camera from another manufacturer. This month, however, Nikon introduced the Coolpix S800c compact camera that runs Android 2.3 under the hood. I think we’re about to see an onslaught of these in the next few months – particularly at CES 2013.
The latest rumor of a non-phone Android-powered camera comes from Samsung. The electronics giant (who just got spanked by Apple over patent infringements regarding Samsung’s popular smartphones’ similarity to the iPhone) may be putting together the “Samsung Galaxy S Camera.” [click to continue…]
The Samsung NX1000 is now available in the US (after being announced in April 2012). The camera features an APS-C format, 20.3MP CMOS image sensor and the ability to capture 1080p HD video. It is priced at $700 with an included 20-50mm lens. Check it out here at B&H Photo.