Cloud versus local storage for the Galaxy Camera

Galaxy Camera microSD

Galaxy Camera microSD

Samsung Galaxy Camera is one device that is still unique in it’s category. Mainly that it can do most of what a professional camera should do and almost all that a smartphone can do. And it’s a smart camera. It has several feathers in it’s cap, ranging from GSMA 2013 Award for being the best mobile enabled device of the moment to best mobile imaging device by redefining the connected camera genre. These come in for the fact that the Galaxy Camera runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, can connect to Wi-Fi, run a 3G or 4G SIM card and connect the camera owner in ways the camera hadn’t previously seen.

Now that the Galaxy Camera runs on Android that makes it access hordes of cloud computing services, 3G/4G SIM cards and Wi-Fi, one is bound to ask what expanded storage to opt for. Since the device can do 32 GB microSD or max out at 64 GB, and at the same time, just like most Galaxy devices, access some 50 GB free Dropbox storage for two years, the options are numerous.

What one needs to figure out when they are choosing what to opt for is whether they need storage there with them or whether they would do with some security of cloud computing. An investigative photo journalist is usually one very insecure person because they don’t know who will yank their camera and break it into pieces in a rage after being caught on the wrong side of history. On the other hand, you cannot shoot images and store direct into cloud, there has to be some local storage before they are synced into cloud. The Galaxy Camera is also unique in that it also comes with internal storage unlike other cameras that require one to have external storage.

So basically all these factors considered, it will depend on how you use your camera, if you don’t take hundreds of photos at a go, you will find the sync to cloud function quite easy and hence you will be storing most of your photos on cloud and can afford to delete the local copies for more photos. Otherwise the professional cameraman will need huge amounts of storage via microSD and a fast internet connection, either via Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G SIM card.