Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G

 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Introduced August 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
90
Imaging
41
Features
44
Overall
42

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G overview

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first announced on August of 2012. The camera comes with a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of .

The Galaxy Camera 4G is positioned #114 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #618 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. You can look at our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your customized criteria.

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The following is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G history

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can take a look at all older and latest models as well as important features.

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16MP1/2.3"2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G based on aspects that are generally seen as crucial in a digital camera.

amazing zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
great max aperture (f)
great min ISO (100)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has touchscreen
includes HDMI out
lighter than competition in class (305 grams)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
pretty wide (23mm)
screen larger than average (4.8 inch)
very long reach (481mm)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW support
external flash not possible
focusing manually not possible
lack of headphone support
lack of mic support
lack of Time Lapse recording
no aperture priority
no manual mode
no shutter priority mode
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Sensor specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G is run by the 1.4GHz Quad-Core chip. The dimension of the sensor in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The picture below illustrates the Galaxy Camera 4G's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The Galaxy Camera 4G sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G dimensions

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G weighs in at 0.67 lb (305 gr or 10.76 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G is lighter when compared with various rivals.

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The following is a visual of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G next to a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G dimensions scale

The top view directly below will provide the button arrangement on the Galaxy Camera 4G.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G topview buttons dials

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Lens specifications

The Galaxy Camera 4G has got a built in lens providing a focal range of 23-481mm giving it a 20.9 x zoom which is outstanding and is going to allow you to zoom right in.

At the widest 23mm, the lens will have an aperture of f making it awesome in low light conditions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It is going to also allow you to go with a lower ISO to produce crisper images.is great zoom and

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Connectivity

The Galaxy Camera 4G has the following connectivity:

  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and oftentimes alter camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

Some applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Video specifications

The highest video quality in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality provides a good balance in video quality and file sizes but FULL HD will not give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone jack so you have no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look at another camera in case you need good sound in your videos.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Screen and Viewfinder

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G comes with a 4.8" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 0k dots.

Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you will be able to adjust focus point and change settings by using your finger.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial in bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Shutter specifications

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G boasts neither built-in flash nor external flash ability.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Autofocus specifications

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G doesn't have Auto focusing. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and precise when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is useful in low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focusing.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Battery life

The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest (600) battery life in this class of cameras.

Below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G for different styles of photography

The following diagram indicates a analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G for different styles of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G as a Portrait photography camera

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G has a rating of 31 which is subpar, meaning that it is not good for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos & option to work with external flash.

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MP count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Street photography details

Having a above average score of 61, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G is a respectable choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (305g)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Sports photography features

A subpar sports photography rating of 45 suggests the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G is not good for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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long zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G as a Travel photography camera

Weight is really crucial when buying a camera for travel. All round, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G gets a above average 72 as a travelling camera which is a very decent pick to purchase for your trips.

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lighter than competition in class (305 grams)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
pretty wide (23mm)
long reach (481mm)
great max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Landscape photography highlights

For anyone who is planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G with it's average score of 48 for a landscape camera is somewhat suitable amongst its rivals.

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pretty wide (23mm)
good max aperture (f)
big screen (4.8")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G is not good for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 37.

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decently wide (23mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average in class (305 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of external mic jack

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the Galaxy Camera 4G, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The diagram below shows you a summary of the Galaxy Camera 4G versus it's top ranked competitors suggested above.

Here are a few more cameras you may regard as alternative options. To see a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Samsung
Model type
Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G
Class
Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced
2012-08-29
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Processor
1.4GHz Quad-Core
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
RAW support
Highest native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
23-481mm (20.9x)
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
4.8 inch
Screen resolution
0k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology
308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around 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
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic 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
305 grams (0.67 lbs)
Dimensions
129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
Other
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Card slots
One
Pricing at launch
$550