AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy Camera availability
When it comes to digital cameras, this particular market is split right down the middle, although there are others who say that we are looking at three different niches here. First, there is the mass consumer level digital cameras, and then we have the Micro Four Thirds category, followed by of course, the DSLR camp. Today, we will look at the first category with AT&T having announced that they will make available the Samsung Galaxy Camera from November 16th onwards at a relatively affordable price point of $499.99. Of course, it is a wee bit more expensive compared to other normal digital cameras in the market, but then again do bear in mind that this is a 4G connected camera, which adds to some semblance of advanced machinery to a regular shooter.
Not only that, folks who are already on a tight budget will find that for a limited time only, AT&T customers are able to receive up to $100 off the purchase of a second Samsung Galaxy handset or other Samsung connected device – talk about a marketing ploy to push more Samsung-branded devices into your home’s consumer electronics ecosystem. Back to the Samsung Galaxy Camera, it merges high performance photography with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, working in tandem with AT&T’s 4G mobile internet. As a result, you end up with a powerful point-and-shoot camera that boasts of a familiar, intuitive user interface, with of course, the much vaunted access to Android applications via the Google Play market.
Just to recap, some of the hardware specifications packed into the Samsung Galaxy Camera include a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD display, sporting a 21x optical zoom lens and a super-bright 16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor that allows you to capture high-quality images close up as well as in low light conditions. It runs off a quad-core 1.4GHz processor that delivers quick and responsive performance, while you get to enjoy powerful manual controls with its Expert Mode that enables you to fiddle with manual settings of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
Anyone interested in the Samsung Galaxy Camera from AT&T?