Samsung Unveils Galaxy Camera 2 with Android Platform and Retro Design

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Camera 2 with Android Platform and Retro Design


Las Vegas, NV—Samsung Electronics Co. announced the Galaxy Camera 2, a successor to the award-winning Galaxy Camera that combines the imaging quality of a high-end digital camera with sharing capabilities and an intuitive design to match the latest smartphones. 


The camera is powered by an upgraded 1.6 GHz Quad Core processor and the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) platform, to make it faster and easier to shoot, edit and share high-quality images. The lightweight camera also sports a retro design.


“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,” said Myoung Sup Han, executive vice president and head of the Imaging business team at Samsung Electronics. “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 Galaxy Camera 2’s host of creative features, anyone can capture stand-out images.”


Leveraging the Android platform, the camera is more intuitive to use and faster than before; it’s designed so users can easily navigate functions without filtering through complex settings, enabling them to focus on capturing the shot. 


Key features of the Galaxy Camera 2 include a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, a 23mm wide-angle, f/2.8–5.9, 21x optical zoom lens and an upgraded 1.6 GHz Quad Core processor, supported by 2GB of RAM. The camera is said to operate at “ultra high speed so that the array of intuitive features can be accessed without delay.” Additionally, its internal memory is supplemented with the preloaded Dropbox app, an offering that provides 50GB of free cloud storage for two years.


To make image sharing simple, Samsung included Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities as well as the all-new Tag & Go feature for connecting the camera to NFC-enabled smartphones and devices. With a tap of the smartphone and camera, the devices are automatically paired and images transferred. With Photo Beam, the picture being viewed on the camera is automatically sent to the paired smartphone, while Mobile Link lets photographers select images to transfer to their smartphones at their leisure. Plus, Remote Viewfinder enables photographers to control the camera using the smartphone.


Other features include: a 4.8-inch HD touch LCD; smart mode with 28 preset modes to address different shooting scenarios; smart mode suggest, which aids in securing the shot by analyzing the scene and instantly recommending the best smart mode to use; a smart mode selfie alarm that helps take optimal self-portraits by shooting five consecutive, high-res images so users can select the best one; and a top ISO of 3200.


Full HD video can also be given a twist with the multi-motion video feature that allows users to set the speed of capture and create sped up or slowed down movies. Ranging from eight times slower than normal speed up to eight times faster, this feature adds visual flair to footage. The Galaxy Camera 2 also permits photographers to use their favorite applications, such as Paper Artist and Xtremera, to personalize their shots straight from the camera.