Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Released August 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
90
Imaging
41
Features
44
Overall
42

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G summary

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially launched on August of 2012. It has a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of .

The Galaxy Camera 3G places at #112 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #614 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please try out our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your customized requirements.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G family

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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Samsung-Galaxy-Camera-3G front thumbnailSamsung Galaxy Camera 3G23-481mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G based on features that are usually regarded as important in a camera.

bigger than average screen (4.8 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
excellent zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
fairly wide (23mm)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
great max aperture (f)
great minimum ISO (100)
great reach (481mm)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes HDMI out
lighter than average (305g)
touch screen
cannot use external flash
display is not selfie friendly
has no phase detect AF
has no RAW format
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of external microphone support
lack of headphone support
lack of Timelapse function
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no articulating screen
no manual exposure
no manual focus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sensor info

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G houses the 1.4GHz Quad-Core chip. The sensor spec on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The image below illustrates the Galaxy Camera 3G's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The Galaxy Camera 3G sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G dimensions

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G weighs about 0.67 pounds (305g / 10.76 oz) and features outer size of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G is less heavy when compared with its rivals.

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Below is a photo of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G beside a soft drink to help you have a sense of its scale.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G dimensions scale

The top view directly below will provide the button design on the Galaxy Camera 3G.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G topview buttons dials

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Lens info

The Galaxy Camera 3G provides a fixed lens providing a focal range of 23-481mm making it a 20.9 x zoom which is exceptional and is going to allow you to zoom right in.

At the widest 23mm, it will have an aperture of f which is good in low light events and getting good bokeh. It is going to also allow you to go with a much lower ISO to have better photographs.is phenomenal zoom and

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Connectivity

The Galaxy Camera 3G has the following connectivity:

  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and sometimes adjust settings without connecting directly to the camera.

A few applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Video info

The highest possible video resolution on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance in quality versus file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone port which means you have got no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to order a different camera in case you need better sound in your video clips.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Weather Sealing

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions can easily affect the camera.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has a 4.8 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 0 thousand dots.

Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to set focus point as well as adjust settings with your fingers.

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The View Finder specs regarding Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are very useful in bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and hard to view.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Shutter info

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Flash and Hot shoe info

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G boasts neither integrated flash nor external flash support.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Autofocusing info

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G doesn't have Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & precise when compared with Contrast Based focusing.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be useful in low light conditions or you want to have more precise focus control.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Battery life

The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the best (600) battery life in this range of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G for varying kinds of photography

The following diagram indicates a summary of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G for varying kinds of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Portrait photography advice

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G receives a rating of 31 which is subpar, and means the camera is not suitable to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support plus the flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.

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MP count good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Street photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

Coming in at a above average score of 61, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G is a fine choice for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (305 grams)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Sports photography camera

A subpar sports photography points total of 45 means the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G is not suitable for photographing sports. A camera must have great focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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great zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Travel photography info

Weight is super important in selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G gets a nice 72 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent fit for your trips.

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lighter than competition in class (305g)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
fairly wide (23mm)
very long zoom (481mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
no Time Lapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly display

Landscape photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

In case you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G with it's decent rating of 48 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate among it's competition.

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pretty wide (23mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
screen larger than average (4.8 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Vlogging features

A camera for vlogging should come with a moving screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G is not suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a subpar rating of 37.

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pretty wide (23mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average in class (305 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
missing external mic jack

Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Alternatives

If you are shopping for replacements to the Galaxy Camera 3G, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The chart just below offers you an overview of the Galaxy Camera 3G vs it's top scoring competitors shown above.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might consider as alternate options. To check out a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Samsung
Model type
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Type
Small Sensor Superzoom
Released
2012-08-29
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Powered by
1.4GHz Quad-Core
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti alias filter
RAW pictures
Highest native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
23-481mm (20.9x)
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
4.8 inch
Display resolution
0 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech
308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash modes
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
none
GPS
BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
305g (0.67 lb)
Dimensions
129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
Other
Time lapse feature
Storage type
micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Card slots
One
Cost at release
$606