Samsung Announces Galaxy Camera 2

Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung has officially announced the successor to last year’s incredibly popular Android-powered Galaxy Camera, aptly entitled the Galaxy Camera 2, just a few days before CES is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas.

Uncharacteristically, for a sequel, Samsung doesn’t appear to have added many new bells and whistles to the device, but the South Korean company promises that the camera should deliver a better experience overall in comparison to the 2013 model.

The 2014 Edition of the Galaxy camera features a 16.3MP BSI CMOS sensor, 21x optical zoom, a 23mm Wide Angle F2.8 lens, Optical Image Stabilization, a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touchscreen display, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean skinned with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and a 2,000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.

This 2nd generation Galaxy Camera also packs some exclusive and extremely interesting looking Android apps, such as ‘Photo Suggest’, which provides location-based recommendations of the most popular places to take a photo, and ‘Store Album’, which automatically creates a digital photo book from your on board gallery.

A complete set of press renders together with a full list of specifications for the Galaxy Camera 2 can be seen below:


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*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-on 2000mAh