The past year witnessed the integration of new camera technologies with the launch of digital cameras running on Android platforms. The first in the league was Samsung which launched its much-appreciated Samsung Galaxy Cameras that run on Android giving you the flexibility of sending your photos instantly online for social sharing or to cloud storage. Later in the year and in the beginning of 2013, more and more reputed brands introduced their versions of Android based digital cameras. While at one end, it is impossible to believe for common camera users that one can actually transfer (wirelessly) images captured through the digital camera itself, online business marketing is gaining significant benefits out of this technology by being able to instantly share live events and assist with live streaming things without having to wait to port the photos or videos over to a computer or other device for later upload.
With the tremendous rise and spread of social media marketing beyond imagination, online sales have had to become smarter and QUICKER in every way. The earlier time-intensive marketing campaigns are wrapped up now in moments instead of hours, uploaded to the web and selling begins instantly. With technology like the Android-based digital cameras, it is now easier for marketers to plan and execute marketing campaigns quickly and in a cost-effective manner. Marvelous features, such as image editing, online sharing over different social media platforms are just icing on the cake. More applications which allow for image enhancements, photo stitching and more are going to be around the corner.
Samsung Galaxy Camera: The Connected Camera
This is called the connected camera – because it connects and shares at 4G speed. With performance and features brilliantly matching with that of any high-end digital camera, the Samsung Galaxy camera is definitely more than a digital camera. Powered by Android, you can shoot amazing photos with its 16 MP lens, edit the captured image at the moment, and share them over social network sites or email them to your family and friends. No more waiting to connect to a computer or other device.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean together with the built-in ‘Samsung Photo Wizard’ and ‘Video Wizard’ turn your photos to wonder. Controlling brightness, contrast, and adding effects is easier and fun to do. Imagine how close you can be with the snap with its 21x powerful zoom. Interesting aspect with this camera is that you can literally talk with it and give commands or instructions. Samsung S Voice™ makes it happen for you. This is not all; the “4.8 inch HD Super Clear LCD Touch Screen” enhances the image quality even more.
Samsung Galaxy Camera has set an example of a superb class digital camera with futuristic sense and features matching with the contemporary trend.
Let us have a look at its features first. The Polaroid iM1836 is an 18 megapixel digital camera that is known to be the first only “Android-powered compact interchangeable-lens smart camera”. The built-in peer-to-peer Wi-Fi and Polaroid photo sharing apps enable you to upload images and videos instantly they are captured. Along with being Android 4.1 OS-based platform, you can also share pictures and videos with any Bluetooth enabled device with its built-in Bluetooth connectivity feature.
Nikon COOLPIX S800c: Photography with Android
Based on the Android 2.3 operating system, the Nikon COOLPIX S800c is yet another remarkable digital camera. The combination of Android OS and Wi-Fi, and access to over 500,000 apps on Google Play, this camera makes it a great choice for photography lovers and all those with high Social Quotient.
The camera works on two principles of sharing photo based on two different scenarios. If you are near a Wi-Fi spot, you can directly upload the snaps captured over the Internet, if not you can wirelessly transfer the images and videos to other smartphones and tablets and then upload them. In this regard, this camera lacks a bit of popularity compared to Samsung Galaxy camera.
The 10x zoom NIKKOR lens, 16.0 effective megapixel resolution, built-in GPS, approximately 1.7 GB of built-in storage, OLED monitor, high sensitive touch panel, HDMI connectivity (with Full HD 1080p movie recording with stereo sound) are other remarkable features of use.
What are your thoughts on Android digital cameras, which one interests you and what would you use them for?