The Samsung Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi only edition will be available “later this month” in the U.S., according to a press release by Samsung, priced at $450.
The news comes just as rumors of a second-generation Galaxy Camera coming to IFA in September have started to appear, saying that the new model will have better specs and faster data speeds. It remains to be seen whether they’ll come true or not, but fact is that the Samsung Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi could still be quite appealing to those who don’t need to upload their photos to their site (or social network) the second they’re taking them.
In exchange, those getting the Wi-Fi only version of the Android Jelly Bean camera do get a price decrease, from the $549 the 3G camera costs at Verizon, or the $499 it costs at AT&T (with a month-to-month data connection). While it’s not a huge price drop, it’s still something, if you’re not using said connection anyway.
The camera will be available, on the company’s website, as well as at authorized retailers (Samsung’s Best Buy Experience Shops will most certainly fall into that category).
In case you want to buy a Samsung Galaxy Camera, do you plan on going for the Wi-Fi only version?[press]
Samsung GALAXY Camera (Wi-Fi) Offers Advanced Photographic Prowess and Access to Android Apps
New GALAXY Camera offers value to users seeking photo performance and connectivity
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, today announced a Wi-Fi version of the Samsung GALAXY Camera, giving photo enthusiasts another option to further their creativity and sharing potential. Centered on the Android™ Jellybean 4.1 platform, the GALAXY Camera is a powerful point-and-shoot camera with a familiar, intuitive user interface and access to Android applications from the Google Play™ market.
“The GALAXY Camera Wi-Fi blends cutting-edge digital imaging technology with Samsung’s latest line of class-leading Android devices,” said Ron Gazzola, Vice President, Marketing for Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics America. “Focusing on features that simplify the user experience, the GALAXY Camera Wi-Fi offers an intuitive approach to feature-rich photography, without the need to be constantly connected.”
Boasting a 21x optical zoom, 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor and class-leading 4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch LCD, the GALAXY Camera makes it easier than ever before to capture breathtaking images, edit them with users’ favorite apps and then share over Wi-Fi to family and friends.
The GALAXY Camera’s photo interface blends the capabilities of an advanced camera with an easy-to-use touch interface, so users can learn and grow with their photography skills with each use. An innovative Smart Mode places camera settings at users’ fingertips, letting them fine-tune and adjust settings like shutter speed, aperture and exposure by simply manipulating sliders on the screen. The GALAXY Camera also offers a selection of different scene modes to help users define the appropriate settings for a particular scenario, whether they want to capture flowing waterfalls, an action-packed sports event, and more.
Editing with Ease:
The GALAXY Camera integrates a new Photo Wizard tool, featuring a comprehensive set of 35 editing features, designed to take advantage of the camera’s high-resolution touchscreen and make powerful enhancements on-the-go. Additionally, the Smart Content Manager offers innovative organizational tools for photos, with options to quickly and easily create folders and tags or suggest which photos can be deleted if they don’t come out the way the user intended. Lastly, Samsung’s Paper Artist app allows users to stylize and edit their photos with options to create new images that appear to be sketch-drawings or watercolor paintings.
Pricing and availability
The Samsung GALAXY Camera (Wi-Fi) will be available later this month for $449.99 at www.samsung.com and authorized Samsung retailers. For more information on the Wi-Fi version of the Samsung GALAXY Camera and the full line of Samsung digital cameras, lenses and accessories, please visit www.samsung.com.