Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is an ultra-compact shooter powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. In addition to being a slim camera with a 21X (23-483mm equiv.) lens, the GC2 can run nearly any Android app. The Galaxy Camera 2 is powered by a 1.6 Ghz Quad Core Exynos processor and has 2GB of RAM, 8GB of user memory, a microSD slot, and a 2000 mAh battery. There's also a huge 4.8-inch touch LCD display, xenon flash, and 1080/30p video recording. Naturally, the GC2 also has built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for easy photo sharing, plus GPS (with GLONASS), and Bluetooth 4.0.
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Focal length (equiv.)||23–483 mm|
|Min shutter speed||16 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||283 g (0.62 lb / 9.98 oz)|
|Dimensions||133 x 71 x 19 mm (5.24 x 2.8 x 0.75″)|
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a very good Android device attached to a consumer-level digital camera. If photo quality is your main priority there are better choices available, but that's not really the point. This is a product built around the concept of sharing, and social mediaphiles will appreciate the ability to use the camera within their favorite apps.
Good for: Frequent users of social media. Those seeking the power/flexibility of Android on their camera.
Not so good for: Full size image viewing and cropping. Fitting in your jeans pocket.
00:24 (12 Feb, 2015)
00:16 (12 Feb, 2015)