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Samsung EK-GC100 / EK-GC110 Galaxy Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 994 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The image quality and value for money also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative comments about the viewfinder and shutter. The low light performance and responsiveness get mixed views.

usability, value for money, image quality, screen, portability

features, reliability, energy, shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung EK-GC100 / EK-GC110 Galaxy Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review Samsung Galaxy Camera


Smartphone? Tablet? Camera? With the Galaxy Camera, Samsung puts

Huge optical zoom range; Tablet and camera; Lots of options for picture editing; Direct upload of pictures; Good display; Integrated image stabilizer

Relatively heavy; Expensive; Manual setting of the camera is laborious; Blurring hard to control at high zoom level, despite stabilizer; Photos could be sharper; Long boot time (when completely shut off)

The Galaxy Camera is the first device to combine a smartphone/tablet with a camera.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera Review


For the past few years we have been waiting for a functional Android camera, something that we deem to be “unavoidable”, so we were very glad to see Samsung launch its Galaxy Camera at IFA in Berlin in September. One […]

I hope that this review gave you a good feel for how it is to use the Samsung Galaxy Camera in the real world. If there’s something else that you want to know, please leave a comment, and I will try to address your question while I still have the...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 Review


Camera manufacturers have made numerous attempts to offer something innovative and completely different from the rest; something that allows the user to do much more with the camera. This is quite evident with a few cameras that we've come across in...

The expert mode has the PASM modes and it’s not as daunting to use like in the case of super-zooms wherein you need to tinker with the D-pad and dials. Here, the virtual dials for ISO, EV, aperture and shutter are displayed next to each other. You...


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Samsung Galaxy Camera Review


Samsung's attempt at a merger between a smartphone and a digital camera -- the Galaxy Camera -- is an interesting model. It's a sharp-looking camera that's a fun gadget. The 4.8-inch touchscreen LCD is very sharp and bright, and by running the Android...

Large 4.8-inch touchscreen is unmatched in digital camera marketplace ; Galaxy Camera is a lot of fun to use ; Combines best features of smartphones and point-n-shoot cameras ; 21x optical zoom sets this model apart versus smartphone cameras ;...

Image quality could be better ; Cameras shot in low light and indoors sometimes have some noise ; Focus is a bit soft at times ; Must charge battery inside the camera, because no separate battery charger included ; Camera has some shutter lag problems...

Samsung's attempt at a merger between a smartphone and a digital camera -- the Galaxy Camera -- is an interesting model. It's a sharp-looking camera that's a fun gadget. The 4.8-inch touchscreen LCD is very sharp and bright, and by running the Android...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera review: Half-press to play


We've been watching phones evolve at a breakneck pace with smartphones all but taking over, while cameras were stuck in the 20th century. Well, no more - the Samsung Galaxy Camera aims to stir the point-and-shoot market the way the iPhone did the phone...

Point and shoot camera with 21x optical zoom and optical image stabilization ; Wide-angle 23mm lens, 1/2.3" sensor, 16.3MP resolution ; Xenon flash ; 1080p HD video recording at 30fps; 720p High Framerate video recording at 60fps; 768x512 120fps...

Image quality leaves a lot to be desired ; Lens is not dust tight ; Big for a point-and-shoot ; Small 1,650mAh battery ; No video light

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is a rare breed of didgicam. This Android-powered connected camera is stuff typically shown off at tech exhibitions to wow the crowd and soon be forgotten by its maker. But the Galaxy Camera is the real deal - it's available...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera review


There's been a dramatic uptick in amateur photography over the past few years — more people want to share more photos, and faster. This has led users to demand more and more from their smartphone cameras, while at the same time cheap DSLRs and the...

Instantly backs up your photos to the cloud ; Beautiful touchscreen ; Simple to use ; Expandable with apps

Image quality is no better than a $200 camera ; Battery life's short for a camera ; Awkward manual shooting ; Constant notifications can be irritating

Other companies need to take this idea and run with it

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Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100


This Android-powered camera takes great pictures and lets you share them wirelessly, but the lack of 4G and chunky design disappoint.

Attractive design; 21X optical zoom; Good macro feature; Samsung sharing apps included

Bulky design; Can't rest thumb on back of camera; Lacks LTE support; Manual mode controls block screen; Requires data plan

Click to EnlargeConsidering all the photos and videos that are uploaded to social networks from smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 seems like a smart idea. You get a higher resolution than most camera phones, plus a 21x optical zoom and...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 Review


About a year ago, at CES 2012, we learned that Samsung was going all-in on connected cameras. It planned to push point-and-shoot cameras sporting Wi-Fi capabilities and easy-upload despite a sea of mirrorless DSLRs flooding the show. And while other...

Incredibly fun to use ; Features galore ; The camera’s connectivity inventive and useful ; Manual mode is approachable ; Great Android interface ; Powerful hardware

The lens isn’t very sharp ; Slow image processor ; Not much point in using this for voice or video chat ; Somewhat heavy

The Galaxy Camera is a bold step into a new world of connected cameras and is the first true camera to also double as an impressive Android device. We just wish it were a better point-and-shoot camera for the price. As is, it’s a great, though bulky...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 (AT&T)


Samsung is ahead of the curve when it comes to connected cameras. The company built an excellent Wi-Fi implementation into both point-and-shoots like its WB850F and advanced interchangeable lens cameras like the NX1000 . At the same time, it leads the...

Gorgeous 4.8-inch display. Runs Instagram and other Android apps. Long 21x zoom range. Good high ISO performance. Always-on network connectivity

Expensive. Large. Touch-based control system is unusual and unwieldy for a camera. Slow 3G connectivity; no 4G. Short battery life

The Samsung Galaxy Camera combines the functions of a Android device and a dedicated camera quite well, letting you whisk your photos and videos to the Web instantly. But this first-gen design also shows room for improvement.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera Review


Times are tough for point-and-shoot cameras. The rise of the smartphone and its ever-increasing megapixel count, as well as a demand for instant sharing, has seen dedicated camera sales droop. Yet, as any photography aficionado will tell you, there's...

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is a first-generation product, and they inevitably carry a compromise. In this case, it’s a case of price and expectations: do you spend your money on a great camera, or on a good camera with the added benefit of social...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card:No / Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection / Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: No
Shutter Priority: No