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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 launched: Features, Specifications, Price

Samsung had launched a new segment breaking hybrid from the android smartphone industry and combining their experience of manufacturing the cameras into a single product called the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The cameraphone (confused on what exactly to call it, a camera or a smartphone) was a center of many debates, won lot of awards, but overall after a good spark that it created, it almost vanished. Now to keep up with the market and keep their new segment filled with products, Samsung has launched the successor to the previous confusion, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a host of changes as compared to the previous one, the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

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Consumers love the Galaxy Camera, and this next-generation version, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 was designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience. The result is a more powerful and portable device which continues to embrace the public’s passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality. We are dedicated to making it easier for more people to achieve great results and with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2′s host of creative features, anyone can capture stand out images.”

Myoung Sup Han

Executive Vice President and Head of the Imaging Business Team at Samsung Electronics

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 was launched at the CES 2014. What is new in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, I am going to write all about it in this article.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Features

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that is capable of shooting great images, and has the full functionality of that of an android powered smartphone. With increased processor power, RAM, and higher android platform, capturing images and playing with them is butter smooth and everything is very seamless.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 4.8 inch touchscreen and inherits the design cues from its elder sibling, and has a better retro-modern product design which comes in two colors, white and black. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a 1.6 GHz quad core processor at heart and a 2GB RAM that accelerates the processing power of the camera as well as the phone component to the max, and also has the NFC or Near Field Communication and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The camera side of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a 21x optical zoom which is more than ample for zooming purposes, and is backed by a 2000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has 8 GB of internal storage and up to 64 GB of external SD card storage. It also comes with a pre-loaded DropBox app with a free 50GB online storage for up to 2 years.

Talking about the “funky” features of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the camera also consists of a lot of them.

First of them all is the feature called ‘Tag and Go’ that makes the camera connect to the NFC enabled devices and share images using many functionalities. Photo Beam is a feature with which any image being viewed on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 automatically is sent to the smartphone that is paired with the camera. Next comes the Mobile Link, that allows photographers to transfer selected images to their smartphone or other devices. A cool feature is the Remote Viewfinder that acts similar to a remote desktop or TeamViewer, i-e lets photographers to control the camera with the help of their own phones from a close distance.

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 In contrast to its elder sibling’s 10, the present Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 contains 28 different preset modes to capture different styles of scenes. Looking at the increasing trend of taking selfies, and how the word made its journey to the English dictionaries too, here is also a special mode dedicated to selfies, where the camera will click 5 consecutive images so that the user can select the best one out of the bunch. The 28 different preset modes are

  • 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

In the video department, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 supports Multi Motion Video, which means that a user can vary the speed of capture while shooting movies, which can be from eight time slower to eight times faster than the normal video capture speed to have fancy videos right from the camera itself.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1

Now this is Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1 an important topic. Many might be thinking that is it useful, or what upgrades does the 2 bring over the 1. Therefore, I thought to come up with this Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1 comparison for showing what major features have been changed. Please note the following table consists of the lists of major changes only, and not all specifications have been covered here. So if you wish to go through detailed specifications, just scroll down a little more.

Feature

Samsung Galaxy Camera 1

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

OS Platform

Android 4.1 Jellybean

Android 4.3 Jellybean

Processor

1.4 GHz Quad Core

1.6 GHz Quad Core

RAM

1 GB

2 GB

Preset Modes

10

28

Battery

1,650 mAh

2,000 mAh

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 detailed specifications

Below are the detailed specifications about the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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)

IS

OIS

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 *User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Image

JPEG format
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,
640×480(30fps), 320×240(30fps)
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

S Voice

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
GPS/GLONASS
Bluetooth® 4.0
NFC

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

Battery

Li-ion 2000mAh

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 price and availability

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 price as well as its availability is still not revealed by the company, but when it will be, we’ll certainly be the first one to keep you up with that. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is expected to hit the shelves in select market by May 2014, but again, that’s a slightest possibility. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will be available in two colors, white and a retro styled black. It would be interesting to see the performance of Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 in the global markets.

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