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Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100) Review

Samsung's latest experiment is the first camera to support both Android and 4G mobile broadband.

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Color

Color accuracy is a bit worse than the average camera. Our tests detected an uncorrected error value of 3.24, and looking over the gamut we can see that most of that is due to the red shades, which render as a bit too orange or magenta. All other shades share color inaccuracies equally. Saturation is over by around 10%, which isn't too bad. More on how we test color.

Against similar or similarly-priced cameras, what we notice first are the similarities between this model and Samsung's own WB850F. The scores are almost a perfect match, suggesting the two cameras may be using related or identical hardware. Scores from the iPhone 4S and the Nikon P7700 are also very telling. The iPhone's built-in cameras lags way behind here, while the P7700—which costs the same as the Galaxy Camera—is far ahead.

White Balance

White balance can be a little weird. For whatever reason, the camera's automatic white balance algorithm does a better job than the custom function under both daylight and fluorescent light. If you're shooting under incandescents, then it's better to take a custom white balance. Otherwise, don't bother.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Hardware
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Distortion
  11. Video
  12. Usability
  13. Ease of Use
  14. Handling
  15. Controls
  16. Speed
  17. Features
  18. Extras
  19. Video Features
  20. Conclusion
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