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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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Noise Reduction

The Galaxy Camera's noise reduction capabilities do not stand out. Smoothing software is already aggressive at minimum ISO, so although noise rates are only 0.80% at this point, details are still pixelated and undefined. At ISO 200, noise rates creep close to 1.00%, so the software kicks into an even higher gear, actually removing noise more drastically at ISOs 400 and 800, but at the cost of extreme image degradation. At ISO 1600 and 3200, noise spikes up to nearly 1.50%, and shots are unprintable.

Most of the noise that cannot be smoothed away is luminance noise, however color splotching is still very noticeable in moderate and high sensitivity shots. More on how we test noise.

ISO Options

The sensitivity range extends from ISO 100 - 3200 with no reduced resolution extended options available. Unlike some smartphone cameras, ISO may be set manually in the menus.

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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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