Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100

Last Updated (07 June’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Engadget

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 is a new device combines leading-edge camera capabilities with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and wireless network connectivity. It features 16.0-Megapixel 1/2.3” BSI CMOS images sensor, 4.1-86.1mm f/2.8-5.9 lens, Full HD movies recording, 21x optical zoom, optical image stabilisation, and a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touchscreen. The camera measures (W x H x D) 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm and weight 305g. It sold with price of $475.00 at Amazon.

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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Expert Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Reviews

Engadget reviews the Samsung EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera and writes;
“Despite the Galaxy’s rather large profile, Samsung opted for a standard 1/2.33-inch BSI CMOS sensor, capable of 16-megapixel snaps. Don’t expect top-of-the-line image quality, but the 21x, f/2.8-5.9, 23-480mm lens will let you get far closer to the action than any smartphone on the market today.. Naturally, there are plenty of options for sharing. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean’s on board, so you can add any of your favorite imaging apps from Google Play..”
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Expertreviews reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“The lens delivered sharp focus throughout its zoom range, and the unusually wide 23mm minimal focal length is particularly welcome.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Thinkdigit reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“The 16 megapixel BSI sensor produces surprisingly detailed images, with very little JPG artefact. This is mostly surprising to us because on a 1/2.3 inch sensor, we’re normally used to seeing some heavy JPG compression artefact.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Sammobile reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“The build quality and design are excellent, and as well as being a good looking device – it takes good photographs and videos (though please judge that for yourself) for you to ogle over on the 4.8” LCD screen or share/sync it instantly through a variety of wireless connectivities.”
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Gadgetguy reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“Socialites who just have to share the latest thing will love it, and hipsters looking for a better camera than what’s offered by their iPhone and Galaxy handsets will more than likely find it awesome.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Laptopmag reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“Considering all the photos and videos that are uploaded to social networks from smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 seems like a smart idea. You get a higher resolution than most camera phones, plus a 21x optical zoom and built-in editing apps. Plus, the Galaxy Camera offers a host of sharing features.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

itproportal reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“Even though it can’t keep up with less expensive point-and-shoot cameras in terms of pure image quality and physical control options, the Galaxy Camera is capable of capturing images which are much better than the tiny lenses and sensors that are built into smartphones can manage.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Digitaltrends reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“Colors are punchy and a bit oversaturated, and the lens (which isn’t particularly sharp) has the tendency to flare and make subjects a bit smudgy – although, noise is controlled well until around ISO 800. Thankfully, noise wasn’t much of an issue, and having a 21x optical zoom at your disposal makes the Galaxy Camera an incredibly versatile point-and-shoot.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“At the 23mm wide-angle setting and at the lowest ISO 100 sensitivity we’re happy with the resulting shots. There’s enough detail present through the majority of the frame,…”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCMAG reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“Noise is kept under 1.5 percent through ISO 800, and detail is actually pretty good at that setting and at ISO 1600—noise hits 1.6 percent there. Even though the Samsung WB850F produces sharper images at lower ISO settings, the Galaxy Camera does a better job at capturing fine detail when the ISO is bumped up to 800 or 1600.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 and writes;
“the Galaxy Camera is the best and only choice for those with a serious interest in photo sharing from anywhere. We want to emphasize that the success of this camera is due to the combination of Android and 4G.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Stuff reviews the Samsung EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera and writes;
“As the Galaxy Camera uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS you have plenty of options for editing. Smart Pro Mode: select type you want, snap, and edit . There’s also a Smart Content Manager built in to help you search easily, view in different ways, even by location for a quick feature before you open it.”
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Techradar reviews the Samsung EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera and writes;
“The 16 million pixel, 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor should be capable of capturing images that are on a par with other compact cameras and significantly better than those from the average smartphone. However, the lens has a wide zoom range (21x) and it will be interesting to see if this compromises the image quality at all.”
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Imaging-resource reviews the Samsung EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera and writes;
“Many of the Samsung Galaxy Camera’s features are aimed at making it easier for photo novices to take, edit and manage pictures with ease.. A set of 35 in-camera editing features in Photo Wizard mode allow for on-the-go picture enhancements, including Auto Face Calibration. The Samsung Galaxy Camera comes in two connectivity options: a 3G and WiFi or a 4G and WiFi version.”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Samsung EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera and writes;
“There’s a wealth of smart features packed into the Samsung Galaxy Camera, like the pro effects to make it easy to take the type of picture you want. That’s before you get to the advantages of sitting on the Android OS.”
rating: N/A

Video Reviews

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Samples

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Sample Photos

- Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Sample Photos @ Flickr

- Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Sample Photos @ Digitalcamerainfo

Manual

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Features

The Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 offers high performance photography that combines with the powerful intelligence of the Android Jelly Bean OS and wireless network connectivity. It allows you to shoot, edit and share high quality photographs and video easily and spontaneously from anywhere, at any time.

With a super-bright 16.0-Mp BSI CMOS sensor and a 21x super long zoom lens, the camera allows you to take photos and videos in brilliant quality. You can also use Smart Pro Mode which lets you set special modes when you’re shooting and ensures you get incredible images quality in whatever situations. Not only that, there is a Slow Motion Video which lets you record videos at an amazing 120fps and 720×480 resolution, then plays back them slowly in magical, crystal clear video.

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The camera also has a 121.2mm (4.77″) HD Super Clear Touch Display for viewing, sharing, and editing your photos and videos easily on your palm of the hand. With minimal organic design, Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 helps you to take even better pictures. Moreover, it also equipped with the Voice Control option which allows the user to control a number of functions such as ‘Zoom in’ and ‘Shoot’ through voice.

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Featuring an amazing set of 65 powerful editing features on board, the camera offers an opportunity to edit professionally your photos and videos with ease and while on-the-go. While the ultrafast quad core processor, and the HD Super Clear Touch Display allows you to access all of the camera features like Auto Face Calibration with fast and ease. There is Movie Wizard feature which enables you to create stunning movies out of your videos quickly and easily. While the Smart Content Manager feature lets you manage your photos and videos by creating folders, tagging faces, and even making suggestions to Smart delete pictures.

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Additionally, sharing photos and videos is easy like you shoot them with Share Shot and the magic of Wi-Fi Direct. It allows you share your photos and videos with up to 8 other Wi-Fi direct devices within range. There is an Auto Cloud Back-up feature which automatically saves your photos into the cloud the instant you take them. While the Seamless Connectivity (3G & WiFi) feature lets you connect, upload, and share your photos and videos to your favorite social media.

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Samsung EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera Features:

+ 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Images Sensor

+ F2.8, 23 mm, 21x super long zoom Lens

+ Optical Images Stabilization

+ 121.2 mm (4.8″), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display

+ ISO 100-3200

+ 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor

+ Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS

+ Full HD 1080 Movies recording

+ WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth® 4.0

+ Google™ Mobile Services

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