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November 16, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100) gets priced

Remember the Android-powered, quad-core toting camera that Samsung announced back in August? Well, it now has a price tag and is set to hit the US shelves on the 16th of this month.


As mentioned on our previous post, the Samsung Galaxy Camera has almost the same configuration as the Galaxy SIII (Exynos 4412 Quad, 1GB RAM and 4.8” display). The EK-GC100, however, has a lower battery capacity (1650mAh) and a smaller internal storage (8GB). In addition, Samsung outfitted this camera with an S-LCD screen instead of S-AMOLED found on the S3.

Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100) specs:
16MP BSI CMOS sensor
Sensor size: 6.17 x 4.55mm (1/23-inch)
Exynos 4412 Quad 1.4GHz
ISO Range: 100 – 3200
Optical Zoom: 21x
Focal Length equiv.: 23 – 481mm
Built-in Xenon flash
4.8” S-LCD, 1280×720 @306ppi
Full HD video recording
MPEG-4 or H.264 video format
GPS w/ A-GPS and GLONASS support
1650mAh Li-Ion battery
Dimension: 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
Weight: 305g
Colors: White, Black, Orange and Pink

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is priced at USD499 or little over 20,500 in our currency. We have no info when it will be available locally, but it’s safe to say that its SRP will be slightly higher when it’s launched here, maybe around 22 – 24K. Having said that, anybody here interested in getting it at that price?

39 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100) gets priced”

  1. ronald says:

    Getting it once it hits local shops.

  2. wis says:

    too expensive…

  3. edgar says:

    sensor size 1/2.3″

  4. booboo says:

    Is this 3G?

  5. peppy says:

    If I’ll buy this, I’ll end up using it as a regular camera because it is too bulky to be used as a phone, so why buy?..

  6. tonto says:

    I think it’s more like an actual ‘regular’ (super zoom?) camera with social networking capabilities (among others of course with android). Not even sure if it’s supposed to make calls. :| Maybe all cameras in the future will have social networking capabilities, since a lot of people who own cameras posts their photos online anyway. (Same as how phones are being fitted with better cameras)

  7. ceegii63
    Twitter: ceegii63

    its 3G/4G HSPA+/LTE but to AT&Ts band only, which will work sa pinas

    this is an all in 1 device, for those who want full camera controls on mobile platform OS with full editing and social media capabilites

    it tries to do a lot of different things at the same time but not the best job

  8. loadex says:

    If i’m not mistaken P23,990 po SRP ng cam.

  9. Javalite says:

    Will be waitingt for its second generation. Maybe then Samsung would place a little front-facing LED screen or a flip touch screen, like on its 2View series. :-)

  10. mushi says:

    well, this is too expensive for a regular camera.

  11. damuno says:

    i don’t think it has a phone functionality, or does it? not mentioned in the specs. in case it is a phone, you are right.

  12. Mel Galima
    Twitter: k0olmel

    i don’t find it to be practical…

  13. edisson says:

    I read a comment on other site about SG Camera that instead of making cameras into phone, they should do it vice versa, they should improve the camera on phones. I kinda agree on that but compare the pictures on Nokia Pureview 808 whose camera is 41mp to sa 21mp DSLR, the SLR’s pictures are better because it is meant for taking pictures while 808’s camera only reduce too much noise on its pictures. Correct me if I’m wrong in my opinions.

  14. AsassinV says:

    sino ba nagsabi sayo na phone ito? haha! galaxy camera nga eh,, lol!

  15. wha
    Twitter: CallMeWHA

    will get a dslr that this one. been using an Android device. so need to get one.

  16. Bobomo says:

    Bobo mo!! Phone to! Wag kang mag magaling! Nauso na google dre, in case you dont know. Idiot!

  17. Bobomo says:

    My comment is for @AsassinV idiot.

  18. Loki says:

    Only a few people will buy this.
    Kind of a stupid move for samsung, it would be better to redesign this device.

  19. Qwerty says:

    @Bobomo: Paano naging phone e di ka nga pwede mag phone calls? Ikaw ang gumamit ng google.

  20. ronald says:

    This promo video made me want to get it moe. No need to buy the nokia lumia 920 for its camera.

  21. edisson says:

    @Qwerty Wag nang mangasar pa. Phone yan. Pwedeng mag SMS at MMS pero di makakatawag. Ang weird naman kasi tignan kung ilalagay mo sa tenga yung camera.

  22. irongeek says:

    ^ Hahaha! Correct!

  23. irongeek says:

    At the price point mentioned, will not even look or buy this one. I will more likely choose the Panasonic FZ-200 over any camera phone, anytime, kung entry level camera lang ang pag uusapan.

  24. bob says:

    I love yugatech. I’m having so much fun by just reading the responses. =)

  25. Qwerty says:

    @edisson: Phone na hindi makatawag?! Tapos phone pa rin?! LOL!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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