Samsung 16.3MP Galaxy Camera w/ Android Jelly Bean

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Samsung 16.3MP Galaxy Camera w/ Android Jelly Bean
Price: $179.99
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4.8 Stars over at B&H Photo

I’ve really enjoyed mine. The picture quality is remarkable. Wildlife shots and landscapes are possible with the stabilized optical zoom. Battery life is only issue - it has a hard time making a full day. So I got a separate USB battery and it’s a winner.

Consumer digitals have only be around for about 15 years in any usable form. Imagine what FILM cameras were like at 15 and then only 10-20 years later. Then 50 years later.

We are going to see a LOT of attempts to “hit a home run” in the design consumers really like.

And keep in mind many consumers often want to spend as little time as possible learning how to use the camera. They just want “bootiful pitchers” effortlessly.

Yes, there are enthusiasts. But keep in mind that, back in the day, the ratio of shots taken with $20 Instamatics totally overwhelmed the shots taken with Nikons!

It’s going to be a wild ride!

Bought this camera 5 months ago,refurbished, from A4C for $150. Woot still hasn’t matched the price and proves you should shop around. Nice feature loaded camera for 150.

Anyone know what the warranty period is on this?

On anything over about $60 -or whatever your pain threshold is- I’d get a Square Trade policy.

The problem with digital cameras is the resolution is “baked in”: It cannot be upgraded. My concern with Android is the version is “baked in”: It cannot be upgraded.

Put the two together and I would not invest a lot in one. Recent news reports indicate that security patches are now ONLY being made to the latest Android versions.

Not sure about the future of a camera design that will be bested in a year by better resolution AND an improved operating system.

But if you can live with that, it’s a fascinating idea. For others,it is a solution looking for a problem.

90 Days Samsung, with the optional SquareTrade warranty via the widget at the top of the Features tab.

I bought a different Samsung refurb camera on Woot, http://www.woot.com/offers/samsung-16-2mp-digital-camera-w-26x-optical-1 a long zoom model, similar resolution. The software and various settings will not produce decent photos. Out of focus, blurred images, extreme disturbances from motion on ANY setting. Worst of all, I sent the camera back for repair under warranty and they apparently did NOTHING to it but keep it for a month and then mail it back.

The lens system, focusing,and internal software is junk, and if you have a problem, don’t count on the Samsung contract service center to fix it. I would avoid all Samsung cameras, but most especially refurbs. My ultimate suggestion: Buy a camera from a camera company, not a phone company.

“Out of focus, blurred images, extreme disturbances from motion on ANY setting.” Was this happening outside in bright light or inside in dim light or both?

I’m not pointing fingers at you, but many users try to push cameras beyond the physical limits of the system.

Classic case is the “gym shot” where the hope is to freeze action. Unless you have super high ISO, the f/5.6 lens is going to need a 1/20 of a second exposure which will NOT stop action and cannot be held steady.

Most AF will not work well in low light either.

OTOH, if this is happening in daylight…sounds defective.

Those trying to push the limits need to know how to take the camera off full auto, pick the highest ISO and (if available) select the largest aperture.