Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday December 11, 2012.
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Verizon Wireless today announced that it will carry the first LTE-capable Android camera this week when it releases the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The Galaxy Camera features a 16 megapixel lens with 21x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. What makes the camera truly noteworthy is that it has a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touchscreen and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which opens up more options for editing, managing, and sharing photos. The same photo and media apps used on a phone - Snapseed, Instagram, Dropbox, and more - could be used on a point-and-shoot camera with better capabilities than a smartphone.
The Galaxy Camera can access Verizon's 4G LTE network and can be added to a Share Everything account for $5 per month. While that seems to be a reasonable price to pay to have constant connectivity for sharing photos, customers will pay the princely sum of $549.99 to own the device. Verizon offers no subsidy on the camera, which costs as much as entry level DSLR's and solid micro 4/3 cameras. The Galaxy Camera goes on sale December 13, so customers will soon be able to decide if the added bonus of apps and wireless connectivity is enough to justify the price.source: Verizon
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.