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January 03, 2014

Samsung debuts the Galaxy Camera 2

Along with the new mirrorless camera, Samsung also unveiled their upcoming Android-powered point-and-shoot camera dubbed as the Galaxy Camera 2.

The Galaxy Camera 2 inherits all the basic features of its predecessor including the same 23-431mm zoom range, 16MP1/2.3-inch image sensor and the same 4.8-inch touchscreen display on the back that doubles as the main control panel for the Android-powered camera.

samsung galaxy camera 2

Apart from a handful of similarities, the Galaxy Camera 2 has received a few a nominal upgrades that we’re notably missing on the first release. This includes a tilt-able flash head for bouncing off flash, a bigger 2,000mah battery pack and a more powerful engine configuration that promises better performance and image quality.

Samsung also gave the new Galaxy Camera a minor facelift by adding a faux-leather coating to its exterior. Moreover, Sammy has added an NFC chip to the camera’s connectivity arsenal, allowing users to easily share their snaps to other devices.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (EK-GC200) specs:
16MP BSI CMOS sensor
Sensor size: 6.17 x 4.55mm (1/2.3-inch)
1.6GHz quad-core processor
2GB RAM
8GB internal storage
ISO Range: 100 – 3200
Optical Zoom: 21x
Focal Length equiv.: 23 – 481mm
Built-in Xenon flash
4.8” S-LCD, 1280×720 @306ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Full HD video recording @30fps
Slow-Motion video, 512p @120fps
LTE (Optional)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
MPEG-4 or H.264 video format
SD/ SDHC/SDXC
GPS w/ A-GPS and GLONASS support
2000mAh Li-Ion battery
Android Jellybean 4.3
132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm
283g

Samsung has yet to announce the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Camera 2. We’re guessing that the company is holding off on that info until Consumer Electronic Show 2014.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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