Samsung Unveils EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera Running Android 4.1

Following Nikon steps with its Coolpix S800c, Samsung announced their own Android camera. Samsung EK-GC100 camera features an Exynos 4412 quad core Cortex A9 processor, a 4.8″ touchscreen display (1280×720), Wi-Fi and 3G or 4G connectivity (depending on model), a 16MP camera with a 21X optical zoom, and runs Android Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera specifications:

  • OS – Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor –  1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
  • Memory – 8GB + memory slot : micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
  • Display – 121.2 mm (4.8″), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
  • Image Sensor – 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
  • Lens –  F2.8, 23 mm, 21x super long zoom
  • IS –  OIS (cnxsoft: what is that?) (Optical Image Stabilization) – See Ganesh comment below for details explanation, in case you don’t know this.
  • ISO – Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Network – 4G, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Image – JPEG format 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
  • Video – MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC), Full HD 1920×1080 30fps, Slow motion Movie 720×480 120fps
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4
  • GPS –  A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Connectivity – WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery –  1,650 mAh
  • Dimension (WxHxD) – 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
  • Weight –  305g

The device comes with Google Play, and support a whole range of camera “value-added” features (Smart Pro, Smart Content Manager, Photo Wizard, Movie Wizard, Voice Control, Slow Motion Video, and more). This device is still under development, but Engadget was allowed to shot an hands-on video of a prototype, but was not permitted to distribute picture samples taken with the camera.

The device should be available in October, but Samsung did not disclose the price. You can find more information on Samsung GALAXY Camera page.

Via: Engadget. If you want to see a comparison of the the specifications with Nikon Coolpix S800x, have a look at AnandTech article.

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> IS – OIS (cnxsoft: what is that?)
Optical Image Stabilizer

Ganesh @ AnandTech
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Ref. IS – OIS :

This is the image stabilization technology used in the camera. OIS refers to optical image stabilization. The other method if EIS or electronic image stabilization. In the case of OIS, any shakes in the handling of the camera are corrected by mechanically fixing up the lens position (using a gyro or other similar sensor). In the case of EIS, the lens position remains the same, but the image processor actually accounts for the displacement in the received pixels from various regions in the frame (again, you will need external sensors to tell the processor as to what the extent of ‘shakiness’ is).

OIS is preferable, but is obviously costlier since you need extra hardware to be able to physically shift the lens position around. EIS is found in most low end cameras.

Yohanes Nugroho
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IS -> Image stabilization
OIS -> Optical Image Stabilization

joker159
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joker159

awesome !
virtual lens picker is very interresting !

joker159
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joker159

any news for a dslr android camera, desperatly searching the web, but can’t find it 🙁
(meaning the camera that we can change the lens manually)

max
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max

HaHa – I told you so. …Haha.. (Insert weird laughter) 😀

joker159
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joker159

@cnxsoft
thx for the information “cnxsoft” 🙂

max
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max

😀 Going by the features and hardware specs, to me it looks like a S3 has been slapped with a point and shoot camera and I guess it must be using Intel Wireless PMB9811X chip just like other Samsung galaxy phones so voice must be just a software disabled thing. Going by the Samsung record It should not be very hard for XDA developers to enable voice back on it.

Also I’ve a feeling that they are preparing their own PROVIEW kind of series as there are rumors that NOKIA might introduce PROVIEW on coming up S4 Quad WP8 phones.

Mobile phones were already walking towards cameras, Now with this, first time we see that point and shoot cameras also started taking step towards mobile phones.

Thou Shalt meet soon 🙂

sdke
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sdke

So you can put a sim card in it?

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