Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100) gets priced

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?

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

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39 Responses

  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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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!

  26. edisson says:

    @Qwerty yep.

  27. Qwerty says:

    Um.. ok. I cand send SMS using a smart TV, can I call it a phone too? Last time I checked the dictionary, phones should be able to make and receive calls.

    EK-GC100 is a camera with connectivity options so you can send and share photos/videos easily online or to other devices. :)

  28. Edgar says:

    Camera nga. It works like an android tablet + the digital camera function. Kaya hindi nga talaga sya phone. MMS/Messaging is a feature of android kaya meron din sya.

    Gamit ka na USB Modem pwede ka naman mgsend ng sms sa Laptop/Desktop PC magiging phone ba ang laptop mo? hehehe

  29. edisson says:

    @Qwerty Aba malay ko! Di naman ako gumagawa ng mga ganyan e. I’m just telling you what I saw its specs. Besides so what kung camera o phone ba to. As long as it satisfy your needs, that’s what’s important.

  30. Templar_kaozzz says:

    Well u can just buy a gmate device so that it can be a sms and call receiver, with that youll have a camera phone na hahaha but will drain u your battery

  31. iGET says:

    hmmm who knows… samsung received the same response when they introduced the first galaxy note… hehe we’ll see… it’s too early to say…

  32. sash says:

    based on the samsung website, samsung categorized this gadget under the mobile phone devices not under the camera category..

  33. Felix says:

    I saw the Samsung Camera Official Video Demonstration over Youtube and I search the new Samsung Camera over Amazon and the price $629.00.

    And mahal pero I think the price is right dahil sa mga amazing features.

  34. Ashna says:

    I bought mine at GameExtreme mid Dec 2012 for the price of 20500. I tjing the price is just right. It’s like having an Samsung Galaxy S3 with high powered camera :D It’s just that, it’s too awkward when you use it as a cellphone specially when someone calls you even on viber and you dont have a headset with you. So I just use it as a camera and and for running and playing apps isntead. But overall, its amazing.

    • Ashna says:

      Yun nga lang, parang dko makita yung option para itransfer yung dloaded apps sa sd card. All dloaded apps nagssave sya sa internal mem. Unlike S2 na may option to move it sa sd. Anyone po na nakaka alam :) Thanks!

  35. ronald says:

    Just had a software update on my white samsung galaxy camera. The file size is 193MB. It is now on Jellybean 4.1.2 like my note 2 & s3.

  36. I have this device and I love even though it cannot make and create calls :) but one thing I noticed madaling madumihan ung hawakan sa likod tabi ng cam na may nakasulat na galaxy. san kaya aq makakabili ng case or cover for this device?

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