Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 available mid-March, $449.99
Samsung announced the second coming of its Galaxy Camera at CES 2014 and though it is an incremental update of sources, the Galaxy Camera 2 delivers with a high-end, Android OS powered camera.
The primary difference between the Galaxy Camera 2 and its predecessor, is that it is not likely we will see a cellular data capable version of the latest model. This decision was most certainly driven by sales figures since the Wi-Fi only version of the device was already $450 and the mobile connected device was $200 more at one point.
Samsung kept the price the same, and added some features to the camera flagship, notably NFC, a “selfie” alarm, bigger battery, faster processor and Android 4.3. Since it is Android powered, and packing Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, the Galaxy Camera 2 is full of features, multiple modes for focus, range, shooting modes, video and a host of other features.
You can pre-order the Galaxy Camera 2 now through Samsung or any number of retailers (Best Buy, Amazon, et al) with a ship date listed as “early March.”
2. technitude (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)
This is pretty awesome, except for the lack of 4K.
3. Sauce (Posts: 1073; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
Lol for $500 (or less) you could buy a canon t3i (which blows this toy out of the water 10fold).
The kit lens is unquestionably better.
But, it's not always a pissing contest. The size, portability, and gimmicky features make this a great camera for soccer moms, and the average consumer, compared to a bulky higher quality camera like a Nikon or Canon (in the same price range).
6. imparanoic (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)
a sony nex-f3 or nex-3n or a5000 is arguable better in picture quality ( marginally) and features compared to t3i, yet much smaller than dslr, not too far from size this galaxy camera
does that mean best of both worlds
10. Sauce (Posts: 1073; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
A great photographer taught me that great photos (tech wise) do not come from the camera, they come from the glass, the lens. Just thought I'd share that, even though it is irrelevant because we are speaking stock cameras and lenses.
But yes, best of both worlds :)
P.s. If you're looking for great photos, you typically wouldn't give a rats a** about features, such as what the Samsung cam packs.
11. Pancholo (Posts: 370; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
"A great photographer taught me that great photos (tech wise) do not come from the camera, they come from the glass, the lens."
And the one taking the picture affects the quality, too. You could take a shot of a pile of rhino feces, but if it's horribly framed (like what most people enjoy to do), you're out of the park. But, well, everyone and their mothers believe they are amazing photographers when they see horribly-illuminated, grainy and blurred, out of focus pictures.
4. maherk (Posts: 426; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I've had the 1st generation of the Galaxy Camera since day one it was released, I got it to take pictures of my newly born daughter. I loved it, it was the best gadget I bought in the past 14 months, so many apps for photo and video editing as well as adding frames and modes to it. With that said, I was hugely anticipating the new Camera 2, and it was nothing like I expected. Except for the ram and NFC I didn't see any improvement, I was hoping for a bigger sensor, much bigger battery, 1080 screen, as well as a 32 gb version of it.
That's the only disappointment I've had for the past 2 years with Samsung's products.
7. imparanoic (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)
you can't compare with a camera pseudo -phone hybrid with either a dslr or mirrorless interchangeable len camera, that's like comparing a pangani zonda to golf r, two difference classes and purposes
the competitors to this is LG g2, sony z1 (probably with qx100 attachment), nokia 1020 and maybe nokia 808
8. elitewolverine (Posts: 647; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
No those are not competition, because all those are phones, this is not a phone and lack cellular. So yes we can compare it to other 500 cams, because all this has over those, is android vs canon os etc
9. chocowii (Posts: 141; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Thats one ugly point-and-shoot!
Does it lags too?