Is the Smart Camera ready to join the tech rat race or is it dead on arrival?
We are all very trendy aren’t we? The techno-gadget-philes we are. We speak the language of megabits and refresh rates. We value and consider the latest and greatest gadget of last year, just as much as we hold value in reading the previous sentence in long novel. It was in the past, we look to the future and we can’t wait to see what crazy twist and turn is coming next in the road toward “final” satisfaction with our products. But what if I were to tell you the next evolution in gadget tech isn’t coming from your cell phone or game console? What if it was from one of the longest standing pieces of technology that’s been around since the 1800’s? Would it interest you in knowing what a standard digital camera has to offer us in an age where our phones have trounced their usability and viability? Well the emergence of the “Smart Camera” would like to make us think we have a fresh new gadget on our hands, but is this what the masses want or is it just a micro-platform for the early adopters?
Samsung have announced and quite quickly released a new type of camera categorization and platform. The Smart Camera makes use of the practical nature of a standard digital camera with the functionality and internet abilities of a Smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Camera has seemingly made quite a small impact upon release in comparison to some of the other smart devices recent to the market, such as with Smart TV’s like the Google TV and Smart Media Hubs such as the Apple TV. Perhaps it is because of our profound interest in emerging Smartphone camera abilities that the attention of a Smart Camera was uneventful. Seemingly though despite our Smartphones best efforts at replacing the need for stand-alone cameras; we retain the prolific need for our serious and ever evolving DSLR camera market. These days considering everything from refrigerators to car stereos are receiving wireless support...
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