Samsung Galaxy Camera Review

Overall 44
Imaging 9
Features 29
Size 87
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 4.8″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 129 x 71 x 19 mm
  • Weight: 300 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: Yes
  • Also known as Samsung Wi-Fi

Samsung Galaxy Camera Summary

This review is devoted to Galaxy Camera that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Feb 19, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #43 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #504 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung Galaxy Camera review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Size: 4.8″
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No

Complete Comparison of Samsung Galaxy Camera With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung Galaxy Camera. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera has the following external dimensions 129 x 129 x 19 mm (50.79 x 27.95 x 7.48″) with the weight of 300 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Samsung Galaxy Camera, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung Galaxy Camera is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 19mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung Galaxy Camera with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung Galaxy Camera is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung Galaxy Camera compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Samsung Galaxy Camera — 19 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Samsung Galaxy Camera — 300 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy Camera comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy Camera comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Photo and Sensor Features

Samsung Galaxy Camera boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Samsung Galaxy Camera has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Samsung Galaxy Camera. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Samsung Galaxy Camera features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Samsung Galaxy Camera is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Samsung Galaxy Camera with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Samsung Galaxy Camera

LCD and ViewFinder

Samsung Galaxy Camera is equipped with a Fixed Type 4.8" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 922k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Samsung Galaxy Camera are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Galaxy Camera unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung Galaxy Camera, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung Galaxy Camera allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Samsung Galaxy Camera provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

In addition, Samsung Galaxy Camera is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Samsung Galaxy Camera is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Galaxy Camera is equipped with its USB none or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Galaxy Camera with suitable external devices.

How Good is Samsung Galaxy Camera for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung Galaxy Camera’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung Galaxy Camera’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Galaxy Camera to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Samsung Galaxy Camera for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy Camera performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 37. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy Camera can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Samsung Galaxy Camera for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy Camera performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 47. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy Camera can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (129 x 71 x 19 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Samsung Galaxy Camera for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy Camera performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 8. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy Camera can be called a 8 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small size (129 x 71 x 19 mm)

Samsung Galaxy Camera for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy Camera performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 42. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy Camera can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (129 x 71 x 19 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Samsung Galaxy Camera for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy Camera performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 10. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy Camera can be called a 10 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Samsung Galaxy Camera Detailed Specs

General
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy Camera
Announced Feb 19, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 4.8″
Screen Resolution 922k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 16 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB none
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 300 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 71 x 19 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Built-in
Storage Type micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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