Jan 02 AT 12:49 PM Alex Wagner 2 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16.3-megapixel sensor and Android 4.3


Let the wave of new CES 2014 hardware commence. Samsung today announced the Galaxy Camera 2, the follow-up to the original Android-powered point and shoot that it launched back in 2012.

The Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16.3-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 21x optical zoom, similar to the original Galaxy Camera, as well as the ability to capture 1080p video. Samsung is including a number of photo and video-specific software tweaks with the Galaxy Camera 2 as well, such as 28 different Smart Modes and a Multi Motion Video feature that enables the user to set the speed at which video is recorded.

Around on the back of the Galaxy Camera 2 is a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch LCD display that can be used to navigate the unit’s software combo of Android 4.3 and TouchWiz. There’s a 1.6GHz quad-core processor powering the Galaxy Camera 2, 2GB of RAM and a 2000mAh battery that provides juice to the whole package. Samsung has also included 8GB of built-in storage, though users can supplement that with a microSD card, and connectivity options include 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

Samsung isn’t quite ready to talk pricing and availability for the Galaxy Camera 2, but the original model came in at a price of $449.99, and so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Galaxy Camera 2 launch at a similar price point. There’s also no word yet on whether or not the Galaxy Camera 2 will eventually be offered with built-in cellular connectivity. The good news is that with CES 2014 just around the corner, it may not be long before Samsung’s lips loosen up a bit. Stay tuned.

Source: Samsung

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  • sere83

    Dear Samsung,

    Please sort out the performance issues and the outdated bland look of your touch wiz software, lose the gimmicky features and bloatware and stop pumping the market full of junky crap and cheapening the image and perception of the Galaxy brand.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Anyone with an ounce of common sense

  • donger

    Samsung again?