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CES 2014: Samsung Stand Report

By dpreview staff on Jan 9, 2014 at 00:17 GMT
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Announced in the week prior to CES, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 runs Android OS with Wi-Fi connectivity (no 3G/4G version this time around). This one uses a faster quad-core processor and provides more memory than its predecessor.

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Total comments: 15
CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (3 months ago)

Samsung is just bursting with newfangled notion features and technology.

But they need a good Industrial Designer, preferably exotic European with no connection from Western Mediocre product design.

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2 upvotes
Provia_fan
By Provia_fan (3 months ago)

...and to those talking about the camera being butt ugly.Come back with your 20 to 1200 kit lens or set of lenses, then we meet somewhere and talk. Of course, after you pay through the nose for the weight of your bag at the airport. I am sure it's going to be a great travel camera

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Provia_fan
By Provia_fan (3 months ago)

I think the WB2200 is a great idea for a super bridge camera and if the image quality is good enough, I could start leaving some gear at home when I travel. The only disappointing thing is the missing hotshoe. Samsung could sell their flashes with this camera. Samsung, come up with a firmware for wireless flash please and dedicated flash units for this camera please. I think this is a winning idea for the Super Bridge market.

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Bervilat
By Bervilat (3 months ago)

When the hell will Samsung or any other get a compact camera body, and stuff the extra stuff +android to make it work as a cell phone too? Its 2014, I want my cameraphone, not another phone with camera.

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tinzi1
By tinzi1 (3 months ago)

Might purchase Samsung WB2200F. I feel like a pro just by holding it, plus, i could affort one.

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Marty4650
By Marty4650 (3 months ago)

No NX30 at the show?

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Soggoth
By Soggoth (3 months ago)

WB2200F is a damn ugly Frankenstein!

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straylightrun
By straylightrun (3 months ago)

How so? It looks like your basic entry level dslr with a vertical grip attached to it. Are you saying all dslrs are ugly Frankensteins?

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Soggoth
By Soggoth (3 months ago)

>>>Are you saying all dslrs are ugly Frankensteins?
Some of them, actually :)
But this one is even worse: dslr-like dual grip combined with everything else from the cheap superzoom makes it really ugly.

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Provia_fan
By Provia_fan (3 months ago)

How do you know it's a cheap superzoom?" Forgot" that Samsung works with Schneider already?

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Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (3 months ago)

The bounce flash on the Samsung WB50F (image 7) is a good idea I haven’t seen before, though I have often wished for precisely that on my Panasonic LX5.

I know some Sony cameras have ‘bendy’ flashes that can be coaxed into bouncing, but a hinge is a better idea. And super-simple. Every compact should have this – and that not one of them does shows how little photographer-centric thought goes into their design.

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Andy Crowe
By Andy Crowe (3 months ago)

The unofficial bounce flash on the Panasonic GX1 is one of my favorite features, but on a compact camera with a slow lens it might not be bright enough. On my GX1 shooting at f/1.8 the shots taken with the built-in flash bounced need ISO800+ even in ideal conditions (low white ceiling). A small sensor compact at f3.1 may struggle to get usable shots, tho it'll probably be enough for facebook shots :)

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Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (3 months ago)

I realise the typical tiny flash is too weak to light up a large room at ISO 80, but there are lots of other uses for a bounce flash. Things like bouncing off a close wall for a portrait, or off a white sheet of paper for a product shot. Lots of uses even with low power.

That said, I’ve shot whole rooms too with my LX5 flash bounced upwards using an index card. It does a passable job with its fast lens.

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Tonio Loewald
By Tonio Loewald (3 months ago)

Samsung sure know how to make a butt ugly product.

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EricWN
By EricWN (3 months ago)

At least they are able to come up with corresponding horrible product names as well like: Samsung WB2200F. Shows me all the love that goes into marketing their stuff.

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