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Digital cameras capture things and instant sharing of the photos has been the need of the day, and connected cameras aim at facilitating this. Most of the digital cameras do not support mobile connectivity, instead they want you to rely on sharing of your photos stored on the camera's memory chip via a computer, which is a slow process.

Connected cameras are the digital cameras which support mobile connectivity for easy and instant sharing of your photos and videos to the internet. The best connected cameras also allow users to edit photos through the touch interface. The shoot-edit-share feature on these cameras makes them dedicated cameras for point and shoot photography with the ease-of-use of smart phones.

The latest connected cameras use WiFi and 3G to upload your captured photos to the web. The uploaded photos can be shared with social media or can be stored using a cloud service.

Mobile photography on connected cameras for sharing real-time photos is specifically preferred over advanced smart phones because of the relatively poor flash and sub-optimal optical zoom performance from the smartphone cameras.

Our listing of best cameras below include some of the best rated connected cameras by experts from around the web.

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Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G


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Nikon COOLPIX S800c
Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Nikon COOLPIX S800c Digital Camera
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Release Date
Nov 2012
Nov 2012
Aug 2012
Camera Type
Compact, Connected,Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Connected,Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Connected,Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
21.0 x
21.0 x
10.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
4.8 in.
4.8 in.
3.5 in.
Image Sensor Size
7.66 mm
7.66 mm
7.66 mm

  • The Samsung Galaxy Camera offers a great deal of connectivity allowing users to transfer photos from the device to a tablet or phone along with one of the best implementations of connectivity seen to date. The quality of image is good as photos taken in good lighting conditions and at low ISO are relatively sharp and noise free. The camera employs a user interface that is second to none among cameras. The components far exceed any smartphone camera available.

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    The Galaxy Camera will start shipping in October. However, its future will depend heavily on its price, which hasn't been announced. While there aren't any digital cameras that pack as many features, otherwise-comparable devices without the internet connectivity, such as Sony's DSC-HX9V, cost around £330.

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    This is a tricky thing to evaluate. On the one hand, if we had $500 to spend on a camera of this size, we'd be more likely to spend it on a sophisticated mirrorless model that delivers better image quality. Alternatively, if we needed a cheap compact, we might opt for the Samsung WB850F, which has WiFi connectivity and the same lens and sensor as the Galaxy Camera, but costs half the price.


  • The Samsung Galaxy Camera offers a great deal of connectivity allowing users to transfer photos from the device to a tablet or phone along with one of the best implementations of connectivity seen to date. The quality of image is good as photos taken in good lighting conditions and at low ISO are relatively sharp and noise free. The camera employs a user interface that is second to none among cameras. The components far exceed any smartphone camera available.

  • Rating Unavailable

    The Galaxy Camera will start shipping in October. However, its future will depend heavily on its price, which hasn't been announced. While there aren't any digital cameras that pack as many features, otherwise-comparable devices without the internet connectivity, such as Sony's DSC-HX9V, cost around £330.

  • Rating Unavailable

    This is a tricky thing to evaluate. On the one hand, if we had $500 to spend on a camera of this size, we'd be more likely to spend it on a sophisticated mirrorless model that delivers better image quality. Alternatively, if we needed a cheap compact, we might opt for the Samsung WB850F, which has WiFi connectivity and the same lens and sensor as the Galaxy Camera, but costs half the price.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S800c marries an above-average point-and-shoot with the functionality of an Android device with mixed results.

  • Rating Unavailable

    At a $350 asking price, the Nikon S800c is essentially an amusing if slightly expensive curiosity. Next to the as-yet-unannounced but presumably much higher price tag for the Samsung Galaxy Camera, though, it's a pittance to get in on the ground floor of the cameraphone-no, wait.. phonecamera-revolution.


  • The first of any new product line is never going to offer value for money alongside the thrill of the new. And the Nikon Coolpix S800c is an exciting product, even if the short battery life is an issue as is the fact that accessing the ability to take photos isn't as immediate as we feel it should be. Not a problem if you're using a smartphone and are therefore going to be doing more besides, but rather more of an issue on an actual camera.


Top 5 connected digital camera:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Camera 4G
  2. Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
  3. Nikon COOLPIX S800c Digital Camera