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£359 Samsung EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera: A ground-breaking product, now more affordable

DigitalRev sells the Samsung Galaxy Camera, otherwise known as the EK-GC100, for £359. That is around 10 per cent less than its suggested retail price, very decent for a recently-launched product.

We attended the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy Camera back in September and couldn’t help but compare it to the Samsung Galaxy S3. Indeed there are more than a few similarities between the two devices, so much so that we spoke of the Galaxy Camera as an S3 with a massive zoom (or a bridge camera) glued to it.

Obviously, Samsung’s first Android-based camera is much more than that. It has a 16.3-megapixel 1/2.3” BSI CMOS and a 21x zoom (F2.8, 23mm) when it comes to the optics. Like the S3, it features a quad-core Exynos SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 4.77in LCD display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution.

There’s also 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3G capabilities with Voice Control (but no voice capabilities), auto-cloud backup, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which implies full access to Google Play.

There’s apparently a 4G version of the device (but we still don’t know what baseband modem it uses) and we do wonder whether someone has actually managed to make a call from it.

Check out our review of the Samsung EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera here.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.