Last year we saw the Samsung Galaxy Camera unveiled at IFA event. Quoting about the great response from consumers for the Samsung Galaxy Camera, Samsung announced a new successor to the Galaxy Camera named as Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 at CES 2014 event.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Price Features and Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 comes up with a shooting lens of 16.3 effective MP, 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor and a 21x optical zoom. This camera is powered up by Android 4.3 (last version of android OS).
Under the hood lies a 1.6GHz quad-core processor being supported by 2GB RAM. This should makes the camera performance pretty much impressive. On the level of technology from which we are surrounded with, there is no room for compromising with performance of any gadget whether be its smartphone or camera.
Galaxy Camera 2 comes with 8GB of internal memory however user accessible memory drops to just 2.8GB of memory space. Thanks to the option of external storage via which you can expand it by upto 64GB using microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 comes with several connectivity options like
Though Samsung Galaxy camera originally was launched with a SIM slot for cellular connectivity, however we feel that it was not that successful. Hence later on Samsung also released only Wi-Fi variant of the original Samsung Galaxy Camera.
There is not much sense of having cellular connectivity in the camera or rather they should make another smartphone in the Galaxy series. It would then be a challenge to identify too many differences between Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, if it comes with a variant offering cellular connectivity. Seems Samsung took care of this thing and hence Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 comes with no cellular connectivity option or LTE option. However we still do not know about the upcmoing times, and Samsung may launch one with a SIM slot (chances are minimal).
“Consumers love the Galaxy Camera, and this next-generation version 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.” – said Myoung Sup Han, Executive Vice President and Head of the Imaging Business Team at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 would be showcased at the CES event in Las Vegas next week. We do expect the pricing and other details regarding its availability in that event.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 technical 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)|
|IS||OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)|
|Display||4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD Screen (Touch)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Processor||1.6GHz quad-core processor|
|Operating System||Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|Storage||8GB Internal storage＋ Expandable via microSD card(up to 64GB)|
|Image Formats||JPEG format
16M, P14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 10MP, 9.2M Wide, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
|Video Formats||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 Formats||Format: AVI, MP4/3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|Connectivity Options||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor(for OIS)|
|Bundle Software||Samsung Kies (Windows and Mac)|
|Dimension||132.5mm x 71.2mm x 19.3 mm|