By Brian Jones
Android based cameras are a very new thing to the digital photography world. You might ask: What about the camera on my Android phone? Well, that’s not exactly what is going on here. An Android based camera has all the features of a dedicated camera, with the ability to connect to the internet, share on social networks, download and use apps, and in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Camera connect to a cellular network for full-time connection. This sounds like a good idea at first, but there are some points to take into consideration.
AT&T is going to take the chance and offer customers this camera to add to their data plans. What does that mean? This camera can take photos at 16 mega pixels. A typical file size for a 16MP jpeg at 100% quality is around 3MB. (Stick to your cellphone camera if you want to use anything less than full quality on a dedicated digital camera). That is probably going to add up to a lot of data usage pretty quickly if you decide to upload all your snapshots to facebook or any photo sharing network. If there is a wifi network available, stick to that. Plus there are fees and contracts associated with adding devices to your network plans. Something like this may be more hassle than its worth. That’s not to say it is a bad idea. This is an attempt to keep dedicated camera relevant in a world where cell phone cameras are more powerful every year. So just like every change in technology, some kinks need to be worked out before the full potential can really be seen.
|Brian Jones has had a passion for photography and anything related for the majority of his life. One photography class in high school was all it took to get hooked on everything to do with the subject. He became more focused on learning about camera… See more about Brian|
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