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If you'd like some 4G LTE with your Android-powered smart camera, you'll be pleased to hear that Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera is now on sale, with support for Big Red's 4G service. Aside from the radio switch-up, the Verizon Galaxy Camera is more or less the same as its international cousin. It's got a 16MP sensor and a 23mm lens with 21X optical zoom, and it's powered by a quad-core Samsung Exynos CPU with 1GB of RAM. On the software side, it's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Samsung's TouchWiz interface running the show.

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Camera sells for $549.99, $50 more than the HSPA+-capable model offered through AT&T and sold internationally. However, a Verizon promotion will allow customers to add a Galaxy Camera to their "Share Everything" plan for $5 per month instead of the usual $10. Surprisingly for Verizon, there's no red version of the Galaxy Camera, though it does have exclusivity over the black color option in the U.S.

You'll find more details at Verizon's store page, linked below. If you're curious about image quality, we've got  big ol' gallery of photos and videos from the Samsung Galaxy Camera, too.

More: Samsung Galaxy Camera photo and video samples

Source: Verizon Wireless


Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy Camera (LTE) now available on Verizon


Am I the only person that cannot see the point of this product? Why would I buy a camera just to add more money to my monthly bill?

What's next? The Galaxy home theater receiver? I don't need every electronic device I own to be added to my wireless carrier bill.

And wow what a fantastic promotion. Thanks vzw for only charging me $5 per month to add a camera to my account. Lol

Well, that's a dumb comment. Maybe next time, actually read about what the camera really is. But whatever. Haters gonna hate. And troll.

1) his comment is valid and i agree with him. Totally impracticable or unnecessary for 99.9% of people
2) the only troll here would appear to be you.

Here's an idea... if you don't want it... DON'T BUY IT! But a product shouldn't be blocked from sale because YOU don't want it. There are other people in this world you know...!

first of all I'm allowed to have an opinion jerk off. Second, I don't like the idea of having to pay an extra fee each month for device that can easily transfer the data to my cell phone through Bluetooth or wifi. You're the exact customer that the wireless carriers love, they could talk you into charging extra monthly fee for every electronic device you want when there's no need for it.

I just think a 3G or 4G camera is dumb. Give it bluetooth for the option to tether or transfer photos with a dedicated "Galaxy Camera Transfer" app rather than adding it to my freakin' Verizon bill. It's a camera. Back when tablets were added I was a little weary, now I'm past that for sure. But a camera?!

Here's a simple solution...ready? If you don't want/like it...don't buy it. See? That was easy.

I thought they were going to make one with WiFi Direct so you could "tether" it to you WiFi Direct enabled smartphone.

$299 maybe,even $349 possibly. At this price its DOA. Never partner with wireless carriers when you release a new gadget that is not a cell phone.

Since this is an android camera i wonder how much lag, stutter and freeze ups there are.

The listed cost doesn't mention anything about a contract or even whether it is unlockable. Does anyone know whether the cost is the base cost or if there is a differing cost due to contracts? Also, is the camera able to work on other networks?