Samsung's biggest contribution to photography this year, the Galaxy Camera, lands up north in Canada, on December 7th, barely missing the crucial winter shopping season. To make it more gift-worthy, it is being launched carrier-independent, with its micro-SIM slot giving you the weapon of choice for a data carrier.
In Canada, Galaxy Camera will be sold at the various Black's Photography and Samsung Store outlets. Much like the American AT&T variant, the Canadian Galaxy Camera features 3G HSPA+, in addition to other short-range data connectivity, such as 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Galaxy Camera combines the functionalities of a 16-megapixel point-and-shoot with that of a 4.8-inch, 3G-enabled Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" handheld. It's likely that the Canadian Galaxy Camera will be priced around the CA$500 mark.
The Ultimate Connected Camera Begins with the GALAXY Camera
The Samsung GALAXY Camera ushers in a new era of visual communication, with instant sharing powered by Android platform
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada, the global leader in Android smartphones, today announced that the GALAXY Camera will be available at Canadian retailers on December 7, 2012 in time for the holiday shopping season.
The GALAXY Camera combines high performance photography features with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and the freedom of 3G+ Wi-Fi connectivity to create the world's first truly Connected Camera.
The GALAXY Camera ushers in a new era of visual communications, allowing users to shoot, edit and share high quality images and video from anywhere, at any time through a single device.
"The GALAXY Camera marks the next stage of evolution in the history of the camera and we are extremely excited to make it available to Canadian customers today," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions at Samsung Canada. "Combining world class mobile and digital imaging technologies, The GALAXY Camera gives users the total freedom to take vivid, high quality pictures and videos and share them instantly through their favorite social networking sites or with family and friends without the restrictions of a conventional camera."
What sets the GALAXY Camera apart as the first truly Connected Camera is the 3G+ Wi-Fi connectivity, opening users up to a world of near limitless sharing and smartphone like activities. Posting high quality images to your favorite social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and the pre-installed Instagram app has never been easier. The GALAXY Camera functions on Wi-Fi with Dual Band and Channel Bonding for extra speed. Available in glossy white, simply shoot, edit and share with the touch of a button.
The GALAXY Camera also delivers outstanding photography on the go which easily outperforms any smartphone camera available. Boasted by a 21x super long zoom lens and a super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor, the GALAXY Camera also features Samsung's 'Smart Mode' technology; a series of 15 default modes and settings that make professional-looking photography easy for anyone to achieve. No matter what the occasion, the GALAXY Camera's 'Smart Mode delivers stunningly detailed images that make photography with the GALAXY Camera effortless and enjoyable.
Once captured, users can enjoy their images on the GALAXY Camera's 4.8" (121.2mm) HD Super ClearTouch Display. However, the GALAXY Camera's beautiful display can be used for more than just viewing. Users can quickly and easily make professional edits to their photos using the integrated 'Photo Wizard' a comprehensive set of 35 photo editing tools powered by the GALAXY Camera's ultrafast quad-core processor. Users can also use 'Paper Artist', an app that became popular on the GALAXY Note II, for quick and unique photo edits.
The GALAXY Camera ships with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), giving users access to over 600,000 apps currently available on Google Play. The Android OS also provides full browsing support and the ability to customize your camera to suit your creative needs.
The GALAXY Camera will be available on December 7th at Black's Photography and The Samsung Store, located in Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, B.C. For specific pricing details, please visit your nearest retailer. For more information on the GALAXY Camera, please visit www.samsung.com.