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.
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
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
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
MPEG-4 or H.264 video format
GPS w/ A-GPS and GLONASS support
2000mAh Li-Ion battery
Android Jellybean 4.3
132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm
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.