This topic on this post seems to be out of the “niche” of this site. All the post that we had previously posted and written talked about mobile phone, smartphone, and tablet Manual, but at this time we a bit change to Camera device. But actually not a big change. It’s because this camera is a special camera. You must know that at this day most of tablets and phones run on one of the most popular Operating System: Android OS; and uniquely this camera also run on Android OS. That’s is why we wanna give it a place on this time, and might be in the future either.
Samsung Galaxy Camera EK GC100 is a 16.3 Megapixel camera that runs on Android Jelly Bean v4.1 OS. The camera’s also powered with powerful hardware (CPU, GPU, Chipset, RAM). Inside the device, there are quad core 1.4 GHz Cortex A-9 for the processor, Exynos 4412 Quad for the chipset, Mali-400MP for the GPU, and 1GB for the RAM. It’s also designed with 4.8 inches touchscreen display. Wanna see more detail? Click “Specification” Tab below.
Samsung Galaxy Camera EK GC100 User Manual & Quick Start Guide Resume
See the image below. This is the figure of Samsung Galaxy Camera body, viewed from top view, back view and side view. You can get many information just by looking at the image. Where is the shutter button, the zoom button, the GPS antenna, the AF assist light, Power button, Lens, Flash release, Speaker, HDMI port, Flap, Tripod mount, Microphone, Headset jack, and more. You can see the same image at page 6 of the User Manual of EK GC100.
On the UM at page 7, you can also get a short explanation about the functioon of Power, Shutter, and Zoom key. For example the power button if you wanna force the device to reset, you can press it for about 7-8 seconds; and of course the common function of this button is to turn the device on and off. On the shutter function, it is also elaborated that if you wanna focus the device to capture the subject / object, just likes commons pocket camera, press the shutter in half position (half-press), the device would go automatically focus, whenever the frame goes on green you can press to capture the image.
Another important tutorial that you should know also provided on page 46. It’s the tutorial how to clean your Galaxy Camera: removing the dust on the lens and cleaning the touchscreen display. Here the tips that been written in there:
“Use a blower brush to remove dust, and then wipe the lens gently with a soft cloth. If any dust remains, apply lens cleaning liquid to a lens cleaning paper, and wipe gently. Do not press on the lens cover, or use a blower brush on the lens cover.”
Of course the basic tutorial such as how to download the game and application from Play Store, capture the photo, edit the photos and videos, use the S Voice, pairing bluetooth, connect the Wi-Fi, set the alarm are also available. And even the basic guidance such as how to handle the camera when you are trying to capture it in landscape position and portrait position are also served well on this phone
Special for the guideline how you could do Factory reset, you can read it directly on page 121 of the Manual or exclusively on page 131 under Troubleshooting chapter. It said that if your device freezes or has fatal error too often, you can go to: Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset > Reset device Erase everything, to resolve the problem.
There are also a simple answer on common problem such as what you should do when the photos is too dark or too bright, the flash is not functional or fires unintentionally (unexpectedly), the colors is unmatched with the real scene, and more.
About the Quick Start Guide of the Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100, we have to tell you that it’s not actually a quick guide. It’s rather called as quick camera usage tutorial. If you want to know how to assemble battery, sim, or how to charge the phone, you couldn’t find on this QSG. The QSG only has some basic capture such as how to use action frames, rich tone, capture waterfall, user the phone to shot in the middle of the night, use continuous shot, capture sunset, capture fireworks, landscape, use macro, and the likes.
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Samsung Galaxy Camera EK GC100 Specifications
The 4.8-inche display is manufactured by using HD Super Clear LCD Capacitive touchscreen, polished and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It’s multi-touch with TouchWiz UI. The Resolution uses 720 x 1280 pixels, which means about 306 ppi pixels density.
Why using android? It’s a camera or a smartphone? FYI, the Samsung Galaxy Camera even though isn’t able to do mobile data voice communication (GSM), there for you cannot use it to make a call from this device (of course! It’s a camera! not a phone), there is a still GSM SIM card slot available on this device. There for beside the Wi-Fi connectivity, the data network also supports. You can download games, applications from Google Play Store too.
In some market, this EK GC100 also support for 4G LTE technology. For the 3G GSM, it’s up to 21Mbps (HSDPA); 5.76Mbps (HSUPA). There are Bluetooth version 4.0, microUSB v2.0, and also Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, with capability on using the device as Wi-Fi portable hotspot.
There are also had special Android applications that would support the Galaxy Camera such as Instagram, Paper Artist, Dropbox, Gallery, Photo wizard, Video Editor, And more. The battery uses Li-ion type with 1650 mAh capacity, claimed to be able to usa up to 280 hours (in 3G). Although the total internal memory is 8GB but the actual user memory is available only for 3.87GB. You can still expand the storage by using microSD card external memory up to 64GB.
Now we go to the main part: The Camera. Samsung Galaxy Camera’s equipped with 16.3 Megapixel Camera with pop-up Xenon flash, AF light, 21x Optical Zoom, Autofocus, and has great features: Wide-angle 23mm lens, touch focus, face detection, smile detection, Optimal image stabilization, geo-tagging and HD Video recording up to 1080@30fps (and also had slow motion vido WVGA at 768 x 512@120fps). It’s capable to capture up to 4608 x 3456 pixels resolution picture.
The phone with the rechargeable battery has 300grams weight and 70.8 x 128.7 x 19.1mm Dimension Size. Wanna see more details about the spes? Visit official page of GC100 at here.
For short, here are a bit details spec of GC100:
Sensor Size: 1/2.3″
Effective Pixel: Approximately 16.3M
Total Pixel: Approximately 17M
Compensation: ±2EV (1 / 3EV steps)
Focal Length: F = 4.1 ~ 86.1mm
F No. : 2.8 (@) ~ 5.9 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1/8 ~ 1/2000 seconds
Table of Contents of Samsung Galaxy Camera EK GC100 User Manual
Configuring settings for Camera
Cleaning the device,
Web & network
Travel and local;
Samsung Galaxy Camera EK GC100 User Manual & Quick Start Guide PDF Download
The SIM card slot, battery compartment, and microSD external memory card slot are covered with Flap-latch provided on the bottom side of the phone (same location with HDMI prot). You need to open the flap and then you can insert the SIM, microSD and memory. The tutorial how to do that can be followed on the figure below.
Before you download the UM or QSG, you better know that the files for both of them are quite huge. Use your best connection to download it (Wi-Fi is better).
- Download User Manual of Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 | Language: English | PDF Size: 28.33MB | Page: 134
- Download Quick Start Guide of Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 | Language: English | PDF Size: 15.24MB | Page: 2