Topic: Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Hello,
Has anyone tried this camera ?
Ref: http://www.samsung.com/us/photography/d … C200ZWAXAR

I'm intrigued by the fact that it has a full blown Android OS on board. Maybe the potential for full programmatic access to the hardware?

Browsing the manual it seems to be the usual still-images oriented camera, with manual shutter speed only available for photography, not video.
The question is, do the installed applications have access to the low level camera hardware to change shutter speed of video? I would guess they have the same access as smartphone applications to the phone camera… Which I don't think include shutter speed (But haven't looked deep into this).

The idea of being able to write programs running directly on the capture device is certainly appealing. I don't know if the model is sufficiently open yet…