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Samsung Galaxy GC100 / EK-GC100

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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 (Wi-Fi)

PC Magazine
4 July 2013
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Camera combines the functions of a Android device and a dedicated camera quite well, letting you whisk your photos and videos to the Web instantly. But this first-gen design also shows room for improvement.
  • Pros: Gorgeous 4.8-inch display. Runs Instagram and other Android apps. Long 21x zoom range. Good high ISO performance. Wi-Fi.
  • Cons: Pricey. Big. Touch-based control system is unusual and unwieldy for a camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

t-break
12 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Right now the camera sensor on the Galaxy Camera is found wanting, but hopefully with future iterations we see a better sensor, more aggressive noise reduction and a much smaller body. As more and more mirrorless cameras and DSLRs come with WiFi connectivity, there’s certainly place in the market for a decent camera running on smartphone hardware giving you powerful editing tools and instantaneous sharing ability.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
21 December 2012
  • Summary: With the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the Korean giant is definitely onto something. Between the data connection, seamless uploading, image editing and charging via micro USB, almost all of the hassles of using a camera have been removed. Sadly though, for the money you’ll pay, the image quality isn’t quite up to scratch - but expect great things of a sequel.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 (AT&T)

PC Magazine
16 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Camera combines the functions of a Android device and a dedicated camera quite well, letting you whisk your photos and videos to the Web instantly. But this first-gen design also shows room for improvement.
  • Pros: Gorgeous 4.8-inch display. Runs Instagram and other Android apps. Long 21x zoom range. Good high ISO performance. Always-on network connectivity.
  • Cons: Expensive. Large. Touch-based control system is unusual and unwieldy for a camera. Slow 3G connectivity; no 4G. Short battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100) Review

thinkdigit.com
7 December 2012
  • Summary: Galaxy Camera is Samsung's attempt to strap a camera-sized sensor onto the Galaxy S III, whilst stretching it out a little. We received this camera not in a box made of cardboard, but in a case made of doubt and disbelief. We had very little faith in this camera, but after playing with it for many days we're very surprised as to how well this camera performs, not just as an Android-powered device, but also as a camera. But is it worth the Rs. 29,850 price tag?
  • Pros: Android 4.1 interface is excellent, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity on the camera make uploading images a breeze, Excellent detail rendition, especially in macro mode
  • Cons: Images a little soft, especially at the telephoto end, The touch-only access to shooting modes tends to slow one down
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Review

Digitaltrends
28 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Creating something like the Samsung Galaxy Camera is a risk: Because it’s a hybrid device, there’s the chance it’s both a crappy Android device and a crappy camera. This isn’t a perfect camera; it could have a bigger sensor and a better lens. And, of course, while you can use video or voice chat apps for calls, this isn’t actually a phone and using it as such is awkward, at best.
  • Pros: Incredibly fun to use, Features galore, The camera’s connectivity inventive and useful, Manual mode is approachable, Great Android interface, Powerful hardware
  • Cons: The lens isn’t very sharp, Slow image processor, Not much point in using this for voice or video chat, Somewhat heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy Camera review

Stuff.tv
8 April 2013
  • Summary: If you’ve been disappointed by every so-called cameraphone lens you’ve ever seen, this is the Frankengadget for you. It combines the camera tech of a 1/2.3in CMOS sensor and 21x zoom lens with the phone-style additions of a gorgeous 4.8in, 720p display and apps, games and music via Android 4.1. You can even slot in a microSIM for 3G. It lives! It lives!
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy Camera

MacWorld
26 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Naturally we’re paying a premium here for the innovation on display, whilst over-paying for ‘mere’ snapshot quality images, but there is little doubt that one day all cameras will be made this way.
  • Pros: Vivid 4.8in rear display is largest ever on a digital camera; can connect to the internet direct from the camera via any available Wi-Fi network; 21x optical zoom offers plentiful framing options for 16 megapixel stills or Full HD video; can update and customise the camera via downloadable apps
  • Cons: Easy to get lost in the flashy features and forget that this is actually a camera too; asking price is high for a camera of only snapshot quality, removable media is the small and fiddly microSD; larger than the average pocket snapshot too
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy Camera review

Macworld UK
22 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Samsung has made a great success of its Galaxy tablets and Galaxy phones, so it was inevitable that we’d see a Galaxy Camera before too long, offering the ability to hook up with both devices for photo and video sharing. Unsurprisingly the boast here is for the best camera features you can’t find on smartphones, combined with smartphone features you can’t find on other cameras, such as Internet access via Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G.
  • Pros: Vivid 4.8-inch rear display is largest ever on a digital camera, can connect to the Internet direct from the camera via any available Wi-Fi network, 21x optical zoom offers plentiful framing options for 16 megapixel stills or Full HD video, can update and customise the camera via downloadable apps
  • Cons: Easy to get lost in the flashy features and forget that this is actually a camera too, asking price is high for a camera of only snapshot quality, removable media is the small and fiddly microSD, larger than the average pocket snapshot too
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 7
7.0

Samsung’s Galaxy Camera reviewed

Gadget Guy
19 December 2012
  • Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Camera is certainly a unique proposition, and while we like it a lot, it won’t be for everyone.
  • Pros: Great combination of technology, You can use it to send and receive SMS, Macro ability is actually decent, Long lens
  • Cons: Battery life is poor, Reasonbly bulky, Not exactly the fastest camera to switch on, Proprietary HDMI port, Many apps aren't really designed for a camera with optical zoom, Can send texts, but not make phone calls
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