Anyone buy a Samsung Galaxy Camera?

Posted Dec 11, 2012 at 10:22 am in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

I’ve been reading a lot of reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Camera lately and it looks like a great point-and-shoot. The picture samples I’ve seen online have been really nice as well. It’s a little expensive ($499 from AT&T), but from what I hear, a Verizon version with LTE is coming, which is making the device even more enticing.

Has anyone bought the Galaxy Camera or tried it out? What are everyone’s thoughts/qualms about it?

  • lou2cool88

    I’d also be more inclined if I knew whether it would get updated to include Photosphere functionality. That’d be a great feature to have on a dedicated point-and-shoot.

  • tervijawn

    I played with it a little, and while I did enjoy having the Android interface right there, I don’t think I could personally justify buying one. It would feel like shelling out an extra $150 just to have Android on my camera. It feels like a camera made specifically for Instagram. The picture quality isn’t terrible, buts its not worth $500 – especially you can get a nicer entry level Canon for less.

    If you need to upload photos you’re taking on the fly, its a great investment. Otherwise, I’d rather put the same amount of money on a more dedicated camera.

  • lou2cool88

    Thanks! Yeah, honestly the real draw is the connectivity and ability to share nicer pictures than the ones I can take on my phone. Especially while I’m on vacation or travelling.

    The pictures I take with my Galaxy Nexus are good but not great so I was thinking about getting a new camera to supplement my phone.

    And I’d be lying if I said the idea of Instagramming better-quality photos wasn’t also a big plus!

  • CTown

    Is there really a need for this product? Samsung already sells camera with Wifi for much less (just use your phone to tether to it).

    http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/samsung-wb850f-with-wi/4505-6501_7-35118046.html

  • decker

    As a professional photographer, I cringe thinking about this camera. Cell phone photography has made some great strides but in my mind it should stay a separate field.