Samsung's rumored Galaxy Camera, which we saw leak just a short while earlier, is now official. The Jelly Bean packing point-and-shoot is Samsung's first foray into Android-powered cameras, and is in fact helping to shape what could become a successful niche market (after all, we did just see Nikon unveil a new Android-powered point and shoot).
Of course what you're really interested in is the camera's specs. The Galaxy Camera doesn't seem to disappoint on paper, packing a 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor with an impressive 16.3 effective megapixels. Here's a full look:
- 23mm f/2.8 lens with 21x optical zoom (though we're not sure who manufactured the glass)
- 4.7" HD Super Clear Touch Display at 308ppi
- ISO from 100 up to 3200
- 3G and 4G connectivity
- An impressive 1.4GHz Quad-core processor
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 8GB onboard storage, expandable via microSD
- HDMI 1.4 out
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- 1650mAh battery
The camera, despite its 4.7" display, actually seems quite pocketable, carrying a 128.7x70.8x19.1 frame that weighs just 305g.