Posts tagged with: Galaxy Camera

Samsung's Galaxy Camera looks like a standard point-and-shoot but hides a full Android handset within. The Camera sports a quad-core SoC, has a big 4.8-inch display, and cellular data connectivity for sharing pics and backing-up to the cloud. On the imaging side, it has a 21x optical zoom lens, a 16-megapixel sensor, and can record slow-motion video at an impressive 120 frames per second.

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    If smartwatches really want to catch the public's eye, they need to prove to us that they're genuinely useful pieces of hardware worth adding to our lives: giving us something we didn't have before. For some smartphone users, the convenience of wrist-borne notifications may very well be enough, while others of us are waiting to see what additional capabilities arrive. With Android Wear smartwatches now live, developers are already delivering updates for apps that bring new Wear components. Google's getting in on that action itself, and today releases a new Camera app that lets Wear devices ...

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    While 2012 brought us Samsung's Android-running Galaxy Camera, so far 2013's fallen short of delivering a proper follow-up. Sure, we got the Galaxy NX, but with its hefty price tag and positioning for more prosumer users, it didn't quite fit the bill. Last month, however, an image turned up that seemed to be snapped by Samsung's EK-GC200 – and the first Galaxy Camera was the EK-GC100. Now this apparent successor is showing its face again, as we catch it in an Indonesian regulatory database. This guy managed to slip in under the radar a couple weeks back, and while we don't specifically ...

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    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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    We went into Samsung's event today having already heard about the company's new GS4-series Androids, but we knew much less about the Galaxy NX. We only first saw the camera one week ago, and heard rumored specs like a 20-megapixel image sensor. Today, Samsung made its second full-on Android-based camera official, announcing the Galaxy NX. So, why isn't this the Galaxy Camera 2? Well, it really does make some big departures from last year's model, and the introduction of support for interchangeable lenses helped elevate this device up to the ranks of Samsung's NX line of digital cameras. ...

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    With last year's Galaxy Camera, Samsung managed to marry the guts from one of its Galaxy-series Androids with the hardware from a stand-alone digital camera. The result, while interesting, ended up falling in an odd middle ground, where it wasn't extremely useful as a smartphone, nor as capable as more traditional digital cameras. This year, Samsung's hoping to do things a little better, and we've already learned of the Galaxy S 4 Zoom, which looks to be a more phone-focused version of the Galaxy Camera. What about going the other direction? Samsung's J.K. Shin has been talking about a ...

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    Right from the start, Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Zoom has been one big mystery. From the very first time we heard that name, we've been wondering if this is a new Galaxy Camera model, or if it's more like a traditional smartphone, albeit one with a killer imaging system. As time went on, the name popped up again and again, and this guy started to seem much more like a phone than a camera – based on what we've heard about the hardware, it was coming off as a Galaxy S 4 Mini, but with a big optical zoom lens and 16-megapixel sensor. Today we get a new wrinkle in this story, with a leak now ...

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    Not all of us have read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so not all of us were exactly qualified to make the lame joke that kicks off this week's podcast. But we made it, and we stand behind it. Because as hundreds of fifth-rate "manufacturers" well know, sometimes you just have to fake it. But we're not talking about secondhand knockoff products in this episode of the Weekly. Rather, we get serious about octa-core comparisons, the till-recently-mythical HTC M4, the insanely cheap new Lumia out of Finland, and just how tired we are or aren't of the Samsung Galaxy S 4. In between, we ...

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    Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast. The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip surrounding Galaxy S IV and Note 8.0 speculation; HTC's Droid DNA upgrade with a very James ...

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    I'm a little worried about Samsung. Not "very" worried, mind you, but after hearing about some of the company's upcoming products, looking back on what it's offered over the course of the past year, and considering the recent success its smartphones and tablets have been seeing, it's all enough to make me start questioning some of Samsung's product decisions. You might think that success would cause a company to really look inward, to try and divine just what it did that was so popular, and then extrapolate from there to lay out a course for the future. There may be an aspect of that in ...

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    One is a Windows-powered smartphone built by Nokia to be the finest calling, texting, and browsing machine running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. The other is an Android-powered smart camera built to take on the vast army of unconnected point-and-shoots covering the land. In almost every conceivable way, these machines are as different as two mobile devices can be. So why on Earth would we choose to compare them? Because you asked for it. More precisely, you asked us to compare the Galaxy Camera with the 808 PureView, the prototype release for Nokia's premium cameraphone brand. Well, ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we've spent a fair bit of time with the Galaxy Camera. Samsung's peculiar Android device caught our eye at IFA, helped us shoot some of our behind-the-scenes footage at CES, and we even took it for a spin as a daily-driver replacement for a weekend, but that's been the extent of our interaction with the GC-100. That's because, for all its novelty, the Galaxy Camera has its shortcomings: it's a big, thick, and heavy device, its feel-in-hand closer to a small DSLR than the point-and-shoots it's meant to compete with. And there's no exceptional performance justifying the ...

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    Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we'll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and ...

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    We’ve taken you on a software tour and we’ve shown you how it stacks up against the Galaxy S III - so the next logical step was to use the Samsung Galaxy Camera as our primary device for a weekend. Right? We know what you're thinking, and the answer is no: this wasn’t just a stunt. We really wanted to find out if the Galaxy Camera, which runs the full version of Android Jelly Bean on hardware sporting a cellular radio, could substitute as a daily device for a tiny niche of users: shutterbugs who don’t make a lot of phone calls, but do communicate in other ways, like via social ...

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    At Pocketnow, we do more than our fair share of comparisons. Most are serious drag races comparing features and performance of very similar smartphones. This is not one of those comparisons. This showdown between wildly dissimilar devices might go down in history as one of our strangest, some would say least-necessary, yet. So why are we doing this weird comparison between a smartphone and a camera-on-steroids? Well, despite the fact that these devices are from the same manufacturer (Samsung) and the same sub-brand (Galaxy), they've actually got a lot in common. We've already given you a ...

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    Only seven billion remain following the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, and three of them have joined forces in this new dystopian future-world to talk technology. Closing out 2012 is a tough endeavor, but thankfully the pre-holiday news explosion quickly gave way to a post-holiday news respite, and the resulting abbreviated topic list gives us a little breathing room at the tail end of this year. In this episode, we talk about the future of Windows RT tablets, the rumored Apple iOS-running smart watch, Motorola's mysterious "X" project, first impressions from a week with the Galaxy ...

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