I’ve just had about 45 minutes with the Samsung Galaxy Camera. It’s damn impressive and after 30 minutes I haven’t been able to find any a major issues in either the OS, the build or the camera quality. The OIS system, a key advantage over any smartphone (apart from the Lumia 920) is good and really helps get the most out of the zoom. ISO 3200 images will be OK for online use and the operation of the device stretches from point-and-shoot, all the way up to a fairly usable manual mode with ISO, aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation right at the fingertips. It’s an amazing bit of kit, with an amazing price.
I enquired about the price, something I had previously written about. I said I wouldn’t be shocked if it launched at 699 Euro. Today, I’m not shocked at the launch price of 699 Euro that I was given.
Don’t forget that this is one of the first products in the this category and Samsung will have gone in high. Street prices will drop as soon as there’s competition and that this is likely the price for the 3G version I was using on the booth. Availability will be October so expect street prices to be available very soon.
Following this post….a video hands on, an image set and thoughts about some of the features.