With each new improvement to smartphone cameras, the collective cries by pundits and consumers alike at the death of point and shoot cameras grow louder and clearer. Hoping to silence, or at the least quiet, dissenters, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Camera, a cloud-connected pocket blackmailer that offers all the bells and whistles that most of us never even asked for.
Built around a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor running Android Jelly Bean, the Galaxy is basically a Samsung phone that’s swapped out its telephonic parts for photographic ones. Available in both Wi-Fi and data plan–driven 3G models, the network-linked camera touts 8GB of internal memory, a 16-megapixel, backlit CMOS sensor, 4.8” LCD screen and an ISO range between 100 and 3,200. Users can instantly upload photos and 1080p video to any number of social media sites or share their memories to other devices via Bluetooth. If that weren’t enough, built-in GPS allows photogs the ability to geotag images, and yes, with the appropriate downloaded app from the Google Play store, even hail a taxi. For those of you out there with a crippling desire to be able to upload better than average quality images and videos to Facebook while simultaneously planning your exit strategy back home, your camera has arrived… unless you prefer a Nikon.
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