Samsung announced the 16-megapixel GALAXY Camera 2, successor to the original Android-based GALAXY Camera. The second generation point-and-shoot camera offers an upgraded 1.6GHz Quad Core processor with Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” operating system encased in a lightweight, retro design body. The GALAXY Camera 2 lets users enjoy the full benefits of the Android platform. Intuitive to use and faster than ever before, users can navigate the GALAXY Camera 2 functions with ease-of use and focus on capturing the perfect shot rather than having to filter through complex settings. With an enhanced battery life (2000mAh), avid photographers can enjoy the photography experience for longer period of time and have the ability to take even more beautiful pictures.
The GALAXY Camera 2 uses a 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor for vivid images which are both rich in color and sharp in detail. With a huge 21x Optical Zoom, photographers can get closer than ever to their subjects. Featuring an upgraded 1.6 GHz Quad-Core processor, supported by a massive 2.0 GB of RAM, the GALAXY Camera 2 operates at ultra high speed so that the array of intuitive features can be accessed without delay. This internal memory is supplemented with the pre-loaded Dropbox app, an exclusive offering which provides 50GB of free cloud storage for up to two years, so that passionate photographers need never worry about running out of memory ever again.
Sharing is made simple with advanced Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities that accompany the GALAXY Camera 2. The all-new innovative ‘Tag & Go’ feature makes it easy to connect the GALAXY Camera 2 to NFC-enabled smartphones and devices. All it takes is a simple tap of the smartphone and camera and devices will be automatically paired and transfer images swiftly using a host of clever functions. With Photo Beam, the picture being viewed on the camera is automatically sent to the paired smartphone, while Mobile Link, allows photographers to select images they wish to transfer to their smartphone at their leisure. For more creative shooting, Remote Viewfinder lets photographers control the camera using the smartphone, providing greater freedom for setting up and snapping shots.
The GALAXY Camera 2’s 121.2mm (4.8-inch) HD Super Clear Touch LCD provides users with a beautiful way to view and edit images. Shots are displayed in intense color and detail, while its large size makes it easy to navigate the many apps and features available on the camera. With a lightweight design, the GALAXY Camera 2 is a highly portable option making it the perfect choice for both day to-day, as well as special occasion photography.
With Smart Mode, users can choose from 28 different pre-set modes all designed to address different shooting scenarios, which will allow a professional touch or creative twist to any image. For those unsure which mode they want to select, the Smart Mode Suggest feature provides a helping hand in securing those winning shots. It analyzes the scene at hand; recognizing lighting conditions, scenery, objects, and then instantly recommends the optimal Smart Mode to ensure that the perfect shot is always captured. New Smart Mode Selfie Alarm guarantees that self-portraits receive the attention they deserve. It takes five consecutive, high resolution images so that users can select their best angle and share immediately on their favorite social media site.
Videos can also be given a unique twist with features such as Multi Motion Video, which allows users to set the speed of capture and create speed up or slowed down movies. Ranging from eight times slower than normal speed up to eight times faster, this feature adds visual flair to footage which can be enjoyed time and time again. The GALAXY Camera 2 also makes it easy for photographers to use their favorite applications, such as Paper Artist and Xtremera, to personalize their shots straight from the camera so that images can be edited and shared without delay.
Price and Availability
Price TBD. Coming 2014.
GALAXY Camera 2 Product Specifications
|Image Sensor||16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS|
|Lens||21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8(W) ~ 5.9(T)|
|Display||121.2mm (4.8-inch), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|AP||1.6GHz Quad Core Processor|
|OS||Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|Memory||8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8GB) ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB) 2GB RAM|
16M, P14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 10MP, 9.2M Wide, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
|Video||MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Full HD 1920×1080 /30fps, 1280×720 /60fps, 1280×720 /30fps, 640×480 /60fps,
Multi Motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2, x2, x4, x8) /120fps
|Audio||Format: AVI, MP4/3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|Value-added Features||Smart Mode : 28 modes (Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Selfie Alarm, Continuous shot, Best face, Color bracket, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound&Shot, Interval, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace)|
|Built-in Pop-up Xenon Flash|
|Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON|
|Story Album, Xtremera, Paper Artist|
|Group Play: Share Music (MP3), Share Picture (JPEG, GIF), Share Document (PDF, PPT), Play Games|
|Google Mobile Services||Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Plus , Google Hangouts,
Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Plus Photos, Google Chrome, Google Play Books,
Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Google Play Games,
Google Newsstand, Google Setting
Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.
|Connectivity||WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor (for OIS)|
|Bundle Software||Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac)|
|Dimension(WxHxD)||132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283g|