Samsung Galaxy Camera

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Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera.jpg
Maker Samsung
Type Point-and-shoot, camera
Sensor BSI CMOS 1/2.3"
Maximum resolution 16 megapixels
Lens 4.1-86.1 mm (21x optical zoom)
Flash Built-in
Shutter speed range 16 sec to 1/2,000th sec
ASA/ISO range ISO 100 to 3200
Rear LCD monitor 4.8" (122 mm) LCD touchscreen, 1280 x 720 pixels
Storage 8GB, expanded via micro-SD/SDHC/SDXC
Battery 1650 mAh
Dimensions 70.8 x 128.7 x 19.1mm
Weight 300g
Released August 2012 (2012-08)

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is a point-and-shoot camera which is an Android based mobile device. Samsung announced the camera in August 2012, with the slogan "Camera. Reborn."[1][2] The device was officially released on 8 November 2012, with web sales beginning on 7 November.[3]


The camera features a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor and a 21x optical zoom lens, as well as Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and a GPS receiver by which the camera can make geotagged photographs. It runs on Android's 4.1 "Jelly Bean" software and it allows for in-camera organizing, editing and online sharing or storage of images and videos.[4][5] As with other Android devices, other software can be downloaded from Google Play.[6] However, voice calls cannot be made on the Galaxy Camera. This feature would be provided in its successor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.[7]


To promote the Galaxy Camera, Samsung released a viral video on their YouTube channel, featuring James Franco demonstrating the camera's features.[8]


On October 4, 2012, U.S. wireless provider AT&T announced that it will begin to carry the Galaxy Camera through its retail outlets on November 16.[9]

On December 11, 2012, Verizon announced that it will also carry the Galaxy Camera. It will be the first 4G LTE camera.


Although the Galaxy Camera started as a single camera, the branded concept was expanded to include multiple iterations of digital camera, with the Android OS being the unifying feature.[10]

As of February 2016, the range of galaxy camera includes (and has included):

  • Galaxy Camera
  • Galaxy Camera 2
  • Galaxy Camera NX20.3



  1. ^ "Samsung GALAXY Camera". Samsung Electronics. Retrieved 18 Sep 2012. 
  2. ^ Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Camera: the most connected camera? DP Review, 2012 Aug 29
  3. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Camera release date announced". Trusted Reviews. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 - Full specifications". 2013-12-25. Gsmarena. 
  5. ^ Samsung Galaxy Camera review. "Samsung Galaxy Camera review". Android Central. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  6. ^ Android Cameras from Nikon and Samsung by David Pogue, NY Times, Dec 20, 2012
  7. ^ Dobie, Alex (2013-06-12). "Making sense of the Galaxy S4 Zoom". Android Central. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  8. ^ "James Franco's Guide to the Samsung Galaxy Camera". Cultbox. 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  9. ^ Samsung and AT&T Offer a $500 'Connected Camera' By Adam Dickter, Sci-Tech Today, November 15, 2012 3:08PM
  10. ^ Samsung (2016). Galaxy cameras. Samsung. (Accessed 6/1/2016)