Verizon has released a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Camera, in order to fix several issues, while adding a bunch of new features.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is one of the first Android-powered cameras in the world. The point-and-shoot device has been introduced on the market towards the end of 2012.
Verizon begins pushing Samsung Galaxy Camera firmware update
Verizon has been one of the carriers which have decided to subsidize the device. Although it did not gain too much traction, the Big Red is still offering its support to the customers. This is the right thing to do and the carrier has released a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
The new software upgrade is packed in a file sized at about 180MB, enough space to comprise a lot of useful features and bug fixes.
New firmware brings Help and S Memo applications
The Samsung Galaxy Camera firmware update JZO54K.GC120VRAMC4 is packing a pair of device improvements, that is a Help app and S Memo.
Verizon’s Help application consists of a guide book for the owners, which provides detailed explanations for the shooter’s features, settings, and apps. Additionally, S Memo is an application which allows photographers to create records made out of photos available in the gallery.
Remote Viewfinder and four new Smart modes included in the changelog
Another important feature is called Remote Viewfinder. It is an application that gives smartphone and tablet users the possibility of remotely controlling their Samsung Galaxy Camera.
The remote VF requires a separate app on iPhone or Android devices. Photographers will be able to capture images, control the zoom and flash, set the timers, and even send the pictures to mobile devices for enhanced editing and better social media integration.
Verizon has also added four new Smart modes, taking the total up to 19 modes. The new modes are Dawn, Party Indoor, Snow, and Food.
Dawn is aimed at emphasizing the color tones, in order to take the best out of dawn situations. Party Indoor reduces blur and calls for sharper indoor images. Snow will make snowy scenes a lot brighter, while Food improves coloring in culinary photography.
Verizon Galaxy Camera firmware update available for Over-The-Air (OTA) download
Verizon is gradually rolling out the Samsung Galaxy Camera firmware update JZO54K.GC120VRAMC4.
Customers can search for software updates by going to Menu, then Settings and click on About Device. Here, they will find an option called System Updates. Tap on it, and the camera will check to see if there are any new updates available for download.
Samsung Galaxy Camera features a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 LCD touchscreen, built-in 8GB storage with microSD/SDHC/SDXC card support, ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 3,200, 21x optical zoom lens and integrated flash.