Last month, Samsung showed us a glimpse of its Galaxy Camera: A weird and wonderful mashup of the Samsung Galaxy S III and a long-zoom point-and-shoot. Even though what you’re looking at above is just a prototype, the camera works far better than you’d expect from a Frankensteinish combination.
It’s running the silky Jelly Bean OS over the same core specs as the Galaxy S III: the same 4.8-inch LCD touchscreen, the same 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. The addition of a 1/2.3-inch image sensor and a 21x optical zoom doesn’t slow the camera down at all. The pictures we saw taken with the camera looked sharp and beautiful, and the full-manual camera controls built for the touchscreen interface are very well designed.
Overall, we’re impressed at what Samsung built, and at £399, it’s a really decent price too.
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