Samsung Galaxy Camera summary
Samsung Galaxy Camera is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally revealed on February of 2013. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456. It is also known as "Wi-Fi" in certain regions.
The Galaxy Camera is ranked #46 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #479 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. You should look at our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
Here is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Samsung Galaxy Camera history
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the full range underneath.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Gallery
You can see the Galaxy Camera from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pros and cons of the Samsung Galaxy Camera based on factors which are typically considered crucial in a digital camera.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Sensor info
The Samsung Galaxy Camera features the 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor. The sensor specification on the Samsung Galaxy Camera is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the Galaxy Camera's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The Galaxy Camera sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung Galaxy Camera dimensions
Samsung Galaxy Camera weighs 0.66 lb (300 grams / 10.58 ounces) & has exterior size of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Samsung Galaxy Camera is less heavy when compared with other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a image of the Samsung Galaxy Camera alongside a soft drink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button design on the Galaxy Camera.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Lens info
The Galaxy Camera features a fixed lens providing a focal range of 23-481mm giving it a 20.9 x zoom which is significant and is going to make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 23mm, it comes with an aperture of f2.8 and that's fairly slow and not very good for low light situations and you might find it hard to get good bokeh. You could also need to increase the ISO resulting in noisy images. At the tele end, 481mm is excellent zoom and comes at f5.9 making it very sluggish and you would need to set slower shutter speeds.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Connectivity
The Galaxy Camera has the following connectivity:
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy files and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Video info
The max video resolution on the Samsung Galaxy Camera is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance for video quality versus file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with any room to downsample. While the camera contains a microphone port, it is missing a headphone port which means you won't be able to monitor your audio levels.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Weather Sealing
Samsung Galaxy Camera does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions may ruin the camera.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung Galaxy Camera comes with a 4.8 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 922 thousand dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly which means you are able to switch focus points as well as change settings using your finger.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specifications for Samsung Galaxy Camera are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are very useful.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Shutter info
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung Galaxy Camera comes with only integrated flash lacking external flash support.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Autofocus info
Samsung Galaxy Camera has not got Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & accurate when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Samsung Galaxy Camera boasts manual focus in case it is needed for low light situations or you want to have more exact control on focus.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the maximum (600) battery life for this group of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:
Samsung Galaxy Camera for specific kinds of photography
The following illustration gives a summary of the Samsung Galaxy Camera for specific kinds of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Samsung Galaxy Camera as a Portrait photography camera
The Samsung Galaxy Camera receives a points tally of 40 which is awful, and means the camera is simply not acceptable to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files in addition to the ability to work with off-camera flash.
Samsung Galaxy Camera as a Street photography camera
Getting a nice score of 61, the Samsung Galaxy Camera is a good choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung Galaxy Camera as a Sports photography camera
A modest sports photography score of 50 means the Samsung Galaxy Camera is fairly suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Travel photography info
Weight is super crucial when selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Samsung Galaxy Camera gets a very good 69 as a travelling camera which is a good pick to take with you on your vacations.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Landscape photography details
When you are looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung Galaxy Camera and it's modest score of 50 for a landscape camera is fairly appropriate among its competition.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a moving screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Samsung Galaxy Camera is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a awful rating of 37.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the Galaxy Camera, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart underneath shows you a bird's eye view of the Galaxy Camera vs it's highest ranking rivals shown earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you may look at as alternatives. To see a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.