Interesting how the techniques used in the image processing of the camera are stuff I’ve seen used in actual photo editing. Like taking two to three photos of different exposure values and then merging them into one photo for great lighting (HDR).
The software is also impressive. It’s the first time I’ve seen such camera features suite implemented with software. Imagine that on a smartphone = mind blown. I would pay anything for an app like that.
What smartphones don’t have that this camera has is the sensor size and lens. And that’s what I think you’re really paying for in buying a camera like this.
The network connectivity is just a plus for cameras like these. If you’ve had a smartphone you’ve already experienced the magic of being able to upload any photo, anywhere.
Interesting camera. Something that only Samsung can provide as of the moment, given their experience with both mobile phones and cameras.
Graham Lee argues that Android is not a ‘product’, but a technology:
Using Android in a touchscreen device is an extension of using Linux in any other computing scenario: I might like the solution, but I don’t want to see your working. I own countless Linux boxes: a couple of network routers, some eInk readers, a Drobo, that sort of thing. They all have in common that they take Linux and then build something on top of it that solves a problem I have. While all of these devices are successful products that all use Linux, Linux itself as a standalone thing is not successful among the same people who buy Linux routers, Linux NAS and so on.
He writes that Android as a technology, could be so much more useful than being a ‘product’ in itself.
For example, Amazon uses Android to serve as the operating system on their Kindle Fire, albeit with their improvements and software (with no recognizable Android UI beyond that).
In conclusion, he said:
Android can be a great part of a whole range of different touchscreen products. However it is not, in itself, a product.
I am personally with him on this one, though I don’t think Google would like Android to be used this way.