Samsung GALAXY Camera Gets Pictured at CES 2013

At this point, it’s pretty much trite to say that the best camera is the one you have with you, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. And as the cameras in phones have improved, the saying has become even truer.  Here at CES 2013 Judie and I have large cameras; she is carrying a Cannon G11 and I have my Canon T3i, but we are also making good use of our iPhones for photos and pictures. Yes; the iPhone 5 is a phone that takes great pictures.

Samsung had a different idea. Sure; they put great cameras in phones, like the Samsung GALAXY S3, but they also wondered what would happen if they didn’t put a good camera in a phone- instead, putting a phone (or at least a phone operating system) into a camera. That’s what they did with the Samsung GALAXY Camera.

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From the front, the Samsung GALAXY Camera looks like your standard Samsung point and shoot.

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From the back, it does too.  Yes; there is a large touchscreen display, but that isn’t all that uncommon these days and the controls that appear on the touchscreen are fairly standard for a 2013 point and shoot.

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You can pick up the camera and start shooting, just as you would with any touchscreen point and shoot. However, that can change in seconds, to reveal a full Android operating system.

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We spent a few minutes with the device and found it… Intriguing. My favorite feature? Voice control.

The GALAXY Camera does more than take great pictures. It also listens very, very well. By tuning in closely to what you are saying, the Galaxy Camera is able to execute your command.

What do you think? Is an Android-powered camera something you would use? Let us know in the comments below. You can learn more here.

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  1. I’d love one of these. However, I don’t want the phone portion in it. If it was wifi only I would buy it in a heartbeat. Imagine using apps like Snapseed with this! Edit your pictures on the run instead of waiting til you get home. When you finally do, you have images that have already had their colors adjusted and any cropping already done. Heck you can even put watermarks on them ahead of time. I am waiting for someone like Canon or Nikon to put something like this in a Micro 4/3rds or a SLR body too. This could change news gathering a lot.

  2. What a blessing this would be! Definitely on my wishlist…asap! Looks light weight and easy to navigate.. love the idea of being able to immediately edit or watermark. Also to send it immediately where ever you need to! wonder how the photos taken with it look.. would love to review one of these!

    Cathy B