Record Screens & Menus

Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The Galaxy Camera kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.

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Samsung has chosen to keep the Galaxy Camera's touchscreen LCD pretty clean and free of icons and data in Auto mode, which makes this model easy to use.

Along the right side from top to bottom, you'll see the Auto mode icon and battery charge, the camera button to record photos by touching the screen, the virtual mode dial, and the movie button to start and stop video recording.

In the upper left corner is the Home icon, which sends you to the main Galaxy Camera screen, as well as a right-pointing chevron to open a popup menu.

In the lower left corner you'll see the most recent photo you've shot. There's also an upward-pointing chevron along the bottom of the screen to give you access to the special effects menus.

When you press the shutter button halfway to pre-focus on the subject, the focus box will turn green to indicate that the camera has achieved a sharp focus. (It will turn red if the focus is not sharp.) All of the icons will disappear from the screen, too.

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Samsung is using the name Smart mode with the Galaxy Camera to refer to the scene modes. You can enter Smart mode using the virtual mode dial.

As you scroll through the scene modes on the right side of the screen, using your finger in a sweeping motion on the touchscreen, you'll see an explanation of each scene mode on the left side. The Smart mode options are:

  • Beauty Face
  • Best Photo
  • Continuous Shot
  • Best Face
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Action Freeze
  • Rich Tone
  • Panorama
  • Waterfall
  • Silhouette
  • Sunset
  • Night
  • Fireworks
  • Light Trace

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When you press the Expert icon from the virtual mode dial, you can pick from five different options:

  • Program Auto (P)
  • Aperture Priority (A)
  • Speed Priority (S)
  • Camcorder
  • Manual (M)
The Galaxy Camera displays a few additional icons on the screen when you're shooting in an Expert mode versus Auto mode. You'll see the ISO setting, EV, aperture, and shutter speed across the top of the screen. You'll also see a settings button in the upper left corner, signified with a gear icon, .

As you touch the virtual mode dial to select a mode, you will have access to a variety of manual settings. Samsung has created virtual dials for each manual setting, allowing you to trace your fingertip over each dial to spin it to a new setting. Some of the manual settings won't be available in certain mode options. For example, in Program mode you can only set the ISO and EV.

As you select a dial, you'll see an explanation appear on the screen. The manual settings that are available are:

  • ISO - Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • EV - +2.0, +1.7, +1.3, +1.0, +0.7, +0.3, 0, -0.3, -0.7, -1.0, -1.3, -1.7, -2.0
  • Aperture - F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
  • Shutter Speed - 1/2000, 1/1600, 1/1250, 1/1000, 1/800, 1/640, 1/500, 1/400, 1/320, 1/250, 1/200, 1/160, 1/125, 1/100, 1/80, 1/60, 1/50, 1/40, 1/30, 1/25, 1/20, 1/15, 1/13, 1/10, 1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 1/3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8, 1, 1.3, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 16

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When you tap the right-pointing chevron in the upper left corner, you'll see a variety of options in a popup menu. The available options will change depending on which shooting mode you're using, whether Wi-Fi is on, whether the popup flash is open, et cetera. Just touch each icon to bring the menu options to the screen. The popup options are (from left to right):

  • Settings - (discussed later)
  • Voice Commands - On, Off
  • Flash - Off, Auto, Red-eye, Fill In, Slow Sync, Red-eye Fix
  • Timer - Off, 2 Sec, 5 Sec, 10 Sec
  • Movie Size - Full HD (1920x1080), HD (1280x720), Slow Motion (768x512, 120fps), Sharing (320x240)
  • Share - Off, Share Shot, Buddy Photo Share, ChatON Photo Share, Remote Viewfinder
To close the popup menu, touch the now left-pointing chevron.

When you open the Settings popup menu by touching the gear icon, you'll have three sections from which to choose, Camera, Share, and General. As with the Galaxy Camera's other menus, the options will change depending on which shooting mode you're using. Just touch each menu to open a submenu or to make a selection. The Camera menu options that you might have available are:

  • WB (Light Source) - Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom, K
  • Flash - Off, Auto, Red-eye, Fill In, Slow Sync, Red-eye Fix
  • Focus - Auto Focus (Normal), Macro
  • Drive - Single Shot, Continuous Shot, AE BKT
  • Timer - Off, 2 Sec, 5 Sec, 10 Sec
  • Focus Area - Center AF, Multi AF
  • Face Detection - Off, Normal, Smile Shot, Blink Detection
  • Photo Size - 16M 4:3, 14M 3:2, 12M 16:9, 10M 4:3, 5M 4:3, 3M 4:3, 2M 16:9, 1M 4:3
  • Quality - Superfine, Fine, Normal
  • Auto Contrast - Off, On
  • Metering - Multiple, Spot, Center-Weighted
  • Sharpness - +2.0, +1.0, 0, -1.0, -2.0
  • Contrast - +2.0, +1.0, 0, -1.0, -2.0
  • Saturation - +2.0, +1.0, 0, -1.0, -2.0
  • OIS (Anti-Shake) - Off, On

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The potential Share menu options are:

  • Share Shot - Off, On
  • Buddy Photo Share - Off, On
  • ChatON Photo Share - Off, On
  • Remote Viewfinder

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The possible General menu options are:

  • AF/Shutter Sound - Off, Low, Medium, High
  • Beep - Off, On
  • Description - Off, On
  • Guidelines - Off, 4x4, 3x3, Cross, Diagonal
  • Display Brightness - Auto, Dark, Normal, Bright
  • Auto Screen Off - Off, 30 Seconds, 1 Minute, 2 Minutes
  • Review - Off, On, 2 sec, 5 Sec
  • Date/Time Imprint - Off, Date, Date and Time
  • GPS Tag - Off, On
  • Voice Control - Off, On
  • AF Lamp - Off, On
  • Power-On Mode - Auto Mode, Last Mode
  • Storage - Device, Memory Card
  • Reset - No, Yes

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You can open the Home screen for the Galaxy Camera by touching the home icon in any shooting mode. The Home screen looks a lot like a smartphone screen, which makes sense because the Galaxy Camera runs the Android operating system. But with the Galaxy Camera, most of the icons on the Home screen lead to various settings to control the camera..

  • Paper Artist - Allows you to shoot photos and add multiple special effects (Watersketch, Detail, Pen & Pencil, Sticker Album, For Real, Burn, Cookie, Epic, Markerpen, Savina, Candyfloss, Munch, Newsprint, Oil Painting, Dreamy, Comic Book, Pastel Sketch, Luce, Noir Note, Colarello, Cadrega, Vinyl, Wriggles, Cashmere, Stucchevcie, Old Poster, Scrunch, Gino, Scratchcard, Mosaic, Mineral, Jaysee, Woody, Felt Pen) or by drawing lines and adding colors manually
  • Instagram - Link to Instagram service
  • Gallery - Link to stored photos (Playback mode)
  • Photo Wizard - Add effects to photos already stored on the camera (Transform (Rotate, Crop), Color (Auto Adjustment, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Adjust RGB, Temperature, Exposure, Hue, Darken, Lighten), Portrait (Red-eye Fix, Smart Lighten, Airbrush Face, Out-of-Focus), Effect (Vintage, Old Photo, Pop Art, Gray-Scale, Sepia, Retro, Sunshine, Downlight, Blue Wash, Nostalgia, Yellow Glow, Faded Colors, Invert, Cartoonify, Sharpen, Soft Glow, Magic Pen, Oil Paint, Posterize, Sketch, Blur, Airbrush, Halftone, Advanced FX/Tilt Shift), Decoration (Frame, Sticker, Multi-Grid, Drawing))
  • Weather - Link to weather app
  • Settings - (discussed below)
  • Product Videos - Link to Samsung Galaxy Camera promotional videos
  • Play Store - Link to Google Play apps, music, books magazines, movies, and TV shows

The Camera icon in the lower left corner allows you to leave the Home screen and begin shooting photos, while the Apps icon in the lower right corner leads to the Apps screen, where you'll store your smartphone-like apps. There are tabs along the top of the camera for Apps, Widgets, and for additional downloads. Some apps and widgets are preloaded on the Galaxy Camera. You can download and store additional apps on the camera, too. Scroll to the right and left on these screens to see additional screens in the Apps and Widgets sections.

There are also additional screens available from the Home screen. Slide your finger on the screen toward the right and you can see the screens on the left, such as those that allow you to set up social networking accounts and other ways to share your photos.

Finally from the Home screen, you also can do a Google search through your Wi-Fi or 4G connection (If you have the 4G capable model, Samsung does offer a Wi-Fi only version).

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If you touch the Settings icon on the Home screen, you'll gain access to more camera and device settings. Some of the options listed here will be repeated from the menus that you may have been able to access while in Camera mode. While it's nice to have multiple ways to find certain menu settings, having so many different menu screens can be a little confusing until you get used to using the Galaxy Camera.

The Settings menu options are:

  • Wi-Fi - On, Off, Scan, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth - On, Off, Stop
  • Data Usage (statistics)
  • More Settings - Network (Airplane Mode, Smart Network, VPN), Media Share (Nearby Devices (File Sharing, Shared Contents (Video, Photos, Music), Device Name, Allowed Devices List, Not-Allowed Devices List, Download To (Device, SD Card), Upload From Other Devices (Always Accept, Always Ask, Always Reject)), AllShare Cast (On, Off, Stop, Help)), Kies Via Wi-Fi
  • Blocking Mode - Disable Notifications, Disable Alarm and Timer, Always Set Time (From, To)
  • Sound - Volume (Music, Notifications, System), Default Notifications (20 options), Keytones, Touch Sounds, Screen Lock Sound
  • Display - Wallpaper (Home Screen, Lock Screen, Home and Lock Screens), Screen Mode (Dynamic, Standard, Movie), Brightness, Auto-Rotate Screen, Screen Timeout (15 Seconds, 30 Seconds, 1 Minute, 2 Minutes, 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, 30 Minutes), Font Style (Default Font, Choco Cooky, Cool Jazz, Helvetica S, Rosemary), Font Size (Small, Normal, Large, Huge), Display Battery Percentage
  • Storage - Device Memory, SD Card
  • Power - Auto Power Off (Off, 1 Hour, 2 Hours, 3 Hours, 4 Hours), Power Saving Mode (Off, On (CPU Power Saving, Screen Power Saving)), Fast Power On
  • Battery
  • Application Manager
  • Location Services - Use Wireless Networks, Use GPS Satellites, Location and Google Search
  • Lock Screen - Swipe, Motion, Pattern, PIN, Password, None
  • Security - Encrypt Device, Encrypt External SD Card, Make Passwords Visible, Device Administrators, Unknown Sources, Trusted Credentials, Install From Device Storage, Clear Credentials
  • Language and Input - Language (5 options), Keyboards and Input Methods (Google Voice Typing, Samsung Keyboard), Voice Search, Text-to-Speech Output, Pointer Speed
  • Cloud - Add Account, Set Account
  • Back Up and Reset - Back Up My Data, Backup Account, Automatic Restore, Factory Data Reset
  • Google - (Add Google accounts)
  • Add Account - Samsung Account, ChatON, Dropbox, Email, Facebook, Google, LDAP, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • Motion - Off, On (Pan to Move Icon, Pan to Browse Images, Sensitivity Settings, Learn About Motions, Palm Swipe to Capture, Palm Touch to Mute/Pause, Learn About Hand Motions)
  • Accessory
  • Date and Time - Set Date, Set Time, Select Time Zone, Use 24-Hour Format, Select Date Format (MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY, YYYY/MM/DD)
  • Accessibility - Auto-Rotate Screen, Screen Timeout, Speak Passwords, Accessibility Shortcut, TalkBack, Font Size, Negative Colors, Text-to-Speech Output, Enhance Web Accessibility, Mono Audio, Turn Off All Sounds, Tap and Hold Delay
  • Developer Options - Off, On (Desktop Backup Password, Stay Awake, Protect SD Card, USB Debugging, Allow Mock Locations, Select App to Be Debugged, Wait for Debugger, Show Touches, Show Pointer Location, Show Layout Boundaries, Show GPU View Updates, Show Screen Updates, Window Animation Scale, Transition Animation Scale, Animator Duration Scale, Disable Hardware Overlays, Force GPU Rendering, Strict Mode, Show CPU Usage, GPU Rendering Profile, Enable Traces, Do Not Keep Activities, Limit Background Processes, Show All ANRs)
  • About Device - Software Update, Status, Legal Information, Model Number, Android Version, Kernel Version, Build Number

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When you have the Galaxy Camera's Wi-Fi enabled, you'll see a message each time you power up the camera about which network to which the camera is connected. Remember that if the camera is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the battery will drain much more quickly.

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When you press the movie record button from any shooting mode, you'll immediately begin recording video. The amount of time the recording has been occurring will be in the upper left corner along with a red REC icon. You can pause and stop the recording using the touch-enabled buttons on the right side of the screen. If you press the camera icon button while recording a video, the Galaxy Camera will record a photo while continuing to record video.

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