Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: Low Light Sample Images

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We posted some sample images taken during the day using the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 earlier this week and we were overall pleased with the quality of the photos that came out though the focus did feel a bit soft when we pushed the camera’s limit at 21X optical zoom. Now, we want to push […]

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 First Impressions & Sample Images

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We just got our hands-on of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 at the¬†GottaBeMobile gadget lab, and we’re generally pleased with Samsung’s second generation Android-based smart camera. Originally introduced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Galaxy Camera 2 promises to be an incremental upgrade to the original version with enhancements to both the […]

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Hands-On

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Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Samsung had announced a second generation version of its Galaxy Camera smart camera appropriately called the Galaxy Camera 2, and at the show we finally got some hands-on time with the shooter. The second generation revision is an overall refinement of the original bringing an evolved experience, […]

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

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After having been available internationally for some time now, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has finally found its way to U.S. soil on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The device packs in a lot of camera and a lot of phone, and its placement in AT&T’s lineup will have the Galaxy S4 Zoom competing directly against […]

Samsung Pits Tizen-Powered NX300M Smart Camera Against Galaxy NX Android

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Though we’re still waiting for Android powerhouse Samsung to launch its first smartphone(s) running the Tizen operating system that the South Korean electronics-maker has already launched a smart camera on the market with Tizen on-board. Dubbed the NX300M, the camera is a variant of the existing NX300 available worldwide, though the M model is currently […]

Why Nikon, Canon Should Be Afraid of Sony Honami’s Interchangeable Lenses

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When images of the Sony Honami smartphone along with the interchangeable lens units emerged yesterday in high resolution, the Internet was abuzz proclaiming the camera-centric approach as a threat to Nokia’s famed Lumia smartphones and Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy S4 Zoom phone. However, Sony may not even be targeting the point-and-shoot market that its rivals are […]

Sample Images From Samsung’s New 10mm Fisheye Lens for NX Cameras

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Samsung had debuted a new 10mm fisheye lens for the company’s lineup of mirrorless smart cameras with interchangeable lenses. For use with the NX camera, the 10mm lens offers a field of view of 180 degress and is very small, compact, and lightweight. The lens itself is constructed out of plastic, but the mount–where the […]

Samsung Eyes Prosumer Market With Mirrorless Galaxy Camera 2

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After having launched an Android-powered point-and-shoot digital camera in the form of the Galaxy Camera, which is available in the U.S. with carriers AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, Samsung may be going after the prosumer and enthusiast photography market with its Galaxy Camera 2. The camera model has been making the rumor rounds recently, bearing […]

Android Still Not Penetrating Smart Camera Market

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Despite recent revelations from Android creator Andy Rubin that Google’s mobile operating system was originally designed for smart cameras before it was tweaked for the more popular smartphones that we’ve seen in the last few years, Android still has not been able to penetrate the smart camera market with much success despite the growing smart […]

Bluetooth Registration Reveals Next-Generation Galaxy Camera

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Samsung may be working on a new variant of its current Android-powered Galaxy Camera or even a successor model. Not much information is known at this time about this new Samsung Galaxy Camera smart camera, but according to registration information for Bluetooth approval with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), we now know the model […]

Android Originally Built for Smart Cameras!

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Former Android head Andy Rubin had revealed that the operating system he helped co-create was originally designed for cameras and smart cameras, like the Samsung Galaxy Camera, and not for phones. However, due to the relatively niche market and low user base, Android’s team switched its efforts and changed its designs to capitalize on the […]

Panasonic Bets on NFC, Rather than Smart OS, on Latest Lumix GF6 Camera

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Panasonic had unveiled its latest micro four thirds Lumix GF6 camera with WiFi and NFC, the latter wireless sharing standard is still a rarity on camera systems. The inclusion of NFC is both nice and surprising. Instead of choosing to go with a smart mobile operating system, like the adoption of Google’s Android OS that […]

Polaroid’s Android Interchangeable Lens Camera Offers Flexibility

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, Polaroid introduced the world’s first Android-powered smart camera with support for interchangeable lenses, giving it capabilities like a DSLR where you can change between fast lenses, wide angles, and zooms and telephotos. However, Polaroid’s iM1836¬†camera isn’t aimed at the prosumer market and is aimed at the beginning camera users who […]

Polaroid to Enter Interchangeable Lens Camera Market With Android Offering

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It looks like Polaroid, a company known for its instant photo film, will be diving straight into the digital age and differentiate itself from larger rivals by showcasing a camera with interchangeable lenses (ILC) with Android under the hood in January at the Consumer Electronics Show. At CES 2012, Polaroid became one of the first, […]

Galaxy Note 2 with 5.5 Inch Display, 16MP Galaxy Camera Inbound

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Samsung plans to headline the Samsung Unpacked event at IFA 2012 by showing off the new Galaxy Note 2 with a larger display and unveiling the Galaxy Camera, the company’s first full Android smart camera. At 1PM Eastern Samsung will start showing off the new product lineup for the IFA 2012 show in Berlin. Right […]

Samsung to Debut Galaxy Camera, Galaxy Note at IFA

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With IFA scheduled for the end of this month in Berlin, Germany, a Galaxy Note 2 announcement is expected as that trade show was the launch date for the original Galaxy Note 5.3-inch phablet last year. However, it seems that Samsung may have plans to launch a smart camera as well at that conference. A […]

Nikon Announces Coolpix S800c With Android Gingerbread

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After several leaks of a rumored Nikon-made camera with Android at its core, the Japanese camera-maker has finally launched the 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S800c with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, beating Samsung to the punch in the smart camera segment. The Coolpix S800c will be available for $350 when it lands on retail shelves next month in […]

Are These The First Images of Nikon’s Android-Powered Smart Camera?

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We’ve heard rumors before that camera-maker Nikon is planning on releasing a consumer camera that is powered by Google’s Android OS and now we are beginning to see pictures of Nikon’s first smart camera. Rumored for an announcement this year at the Photokina imaging show, the Nikon Coolpix S800C shows a fairly compact body with […]