In Pictures: The 2012 geek gadget gift guide

While others dream of sugarplums, here are a dozen gadgets that the true geek is hoping to see under the Christmas tree this year

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Smartphones and tablets are quickly becoming cameras, but sometimes you need a real camera with a real lens. Samsung has released the Galaxy Camera to satisfy that need. This isn't an Android smartphone with a decent lens -- it's a pro-level camera that has a photo-retouching app and responds to voice commands such as "zoom in." You can share photos through Samsung's sharing service via Wi-Fi or cellular (AT&T provides offers a data plan for it in the United States), or you can send photos directly to other people whose mobile devices support the Wi-Fi Direct protocol. Oh, and the Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" OS runs your Android apps.

Product: Samsung Galaxy Camera Price: $499

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