Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Announced Jan 2, 2014 •
16 megapixels | 4.8 screen | 23 – 483 mm (21×)
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Announced Jan 2, 2014
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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.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 23–483 mm
Optical zoom 21×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 4.8
Screen dots 1,036,800
Min shutter speed 16 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
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)
GPS BuiltIn

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Our review

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.

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