Zoom in with the connected camera [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Question: How does it look
Answer: It looks like a smartphone with a camera grafted on its back. Well constructed, the camera has a top-notch finish with a quality feel to it. Its has a 121.2mm (4.77 inch) HD touch display. The downside is that it is a bit too big to fit into the pocket.
Question: What can it do
Answer: This is basically a mini tablet that can instantaneously upload pictures to your favourite social networking site via WiFi and 3G. The Galaxy Camera shines as a point-and-shoot device for amateur photographers. Its huge lens can go as wide as 4.1mm and zoom all the way to 86.1mm - an excellent range for a do-it-all camera.
Picture quality is excellent - with an aperture starting at 2.8 and going up to 5.9 at maximum zoom. The camera takes amazing pictures in the dark. And here's the kicker: it runs on Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) and a Quad-core 1.4 processor. Talk to the camera and it will listen to instructions such as zoom in or out, set the timer and snap the photo.
Question: Is the picture quality good
Answer: Excellent. An extremely wide range for the lens and good processing ensures all your shots turn out great no matter what your skill level. There is a feature that allows you to instantly take photos in a variety of vintage and retro styles that should be a favourite with Instagram fans.
There are various special modes which allow an average user to shoot like a professional - optimising the camera for macro, light traces, sunsets, waterfalls, panorama and others. It is amazing how easy it is to get good pictures with this camera. Also on board are 65 editing features. One thing for sure, your Facebook pictures will never look the same again.
Question: Does the battery last long
Answer: With a 1650mah battery, a giant screen and that massive zoom - it doesn't last very long. Getting an extra battery to take on your trips is advisable.
Question: Who should get it
Answer: Anyone who spends a great deal of time sharing his life through blogs, Instagram or Facebook. Especially useful for journalists, food bloggers and online business owners as the device enables easy uploading of pictures to the net.
Question: Is there a drawback
Answer: It has everything a smartphone has except voice call. It supports any application available for the smartphones as long as it's not for calling or messaging. However, you can always use VOIP services like Viber and Skype to make calls.
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