Samsung Galaxy Camera available from today at AT&T

Is it a phone or a digital camera? The answer to that is that it's almost both; packing Android Jellybean and a familiar Samsung Smartphone UI, the only thing you can't do is place a call on it. It will let you do everything else though for an off contract price of $499 USD, or on contract at AT&T for one of their many data plans available in store from today.

The Galaxy Camera packs in optical image stabilisation (OIS) to ensure that images get as much light as possible and remove camera wobble when shooting video. It also sports a 16.3MP 1/2.3in BSI CMOS sensor, 21x zoom, a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720p HD display, Samsung’s 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage and multiple expandable storage options, all topped off with Android Jelly Bean (4.1). Iā€‹t also supports HSPA+ radios as well as 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and more. 

It's essentially a phone with a camera attached, that doesn't make calls. 

As pointed out last week, people who purchase the Samsung Galaxy Camera from AT&T will also get five GB of free cloud storage space via the AT&T Locker service.

Source: Android Community | Image via Samsung

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I love the concept, of course I would never buy one, but I think the idea is great...I'm sure there are many enthusiasts that will like it, question is, will it be enough.

dreamliner77 said,
It lists HSPA+/3g. Is there any reason you couldn't add a dialer (besides being on a data only plan)?

Maybe it's missing a microphone or a speaker.

Fred 69 said,

Maybe it's missing a microphone or a speaker.


It can be used to record 720p movies - so it must have a microphone and a speaker.

I can imagine an ad of this will goes like.
A man walking down the streets, suddenly Viber Ringtone's on background.
Man No 1 : Hey your phone is ringing.
Man No 2 : Yeah, wait. Nope, it's my camera.
*walks away like a boss, Man no 1 stares with jaw dropping LOL*

"Is it a phone, camera or both? It's pretty much both if you don't need to make calls on it."

Phone: electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds.

I love your RSS feeds sometimes

Is it a phone, camera or both? It's pretty much both if you don't need to make calls on it

imho to qualify as a phone you need to be able to make calls
To quote the Cat "So what is it?!" damn interrobang does work in ie

Teebor said,
I love your RSS feeds sometimes

imho to qualify as a phone you need to be able to make calls
To quote the Cat "So what is it?!" damn interrobang does work in ie

I am sure you would be able to use VoIP on this, so this qualifies as Phone.

Active-X said,

I am sure you would be able to use VoIP on this, so this qualifies as Phone.


Out of the box? If not, it's not classified/advertised/sold as such. By your logic, my desktop and laptop are phones then too I guess LOL.

Terry_X said,
can anyone explain to me why a 1.4Ghz quad core processor is needed for a camera?

Its not the camera that needs it, it's Android.

Terry_X said,
can anyone explain to me why a 1.4Ghz quad core processor is needed for a camera?

Seriously guys, image processing is one of the fields that actually makes use of raw processing power, don't say nonsense just for the sake of it.

Looks pretty good! Having WiFi in a camera can be good for simple file transfer so thats definitely a plus and the specs on that thing are pretty good. I'd be interested to see if they added any more options for the camera because on most digital cameras there are a plethora!

Is this the same one that was posted here about a week ago that most people said would be better off getting an SLR for that kind of money?

Edit.
Wait nvm, it is, you said so yourself lol