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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 available mid-March, $449.99

0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2014, 22:05 posted on

If you saw our hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 from CES and thought it had everything...

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posted on 20 Feb 2014, 22:35

1. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


posted on 20 Feb 2014, 23:06 1

2. technitude (Posts: 168; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)

This is pretty awesome, except for the lack of 4K.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 23:09 2

3. Sauce (unregistered)

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).

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 01:24 5

6. imparanoic (Posts: 88; 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

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 10:12

10. Sauce (unregistered)

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.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:14

11. Pancholo (Posts: 380; 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.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 23:45

12. Sauce (unregistered)

I said "tech wise".

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 23:19 4

4. maherk (Posts: 4675; 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.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 01:11 1

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

I agree... It lacks 4K.....

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 01:29

7. imparanoic (Posts: 88; 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

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 01:32 1

8. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; 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

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 07:06

9. chocowii (Posts: 470; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

Thats one ugly point-and-shoot!
Does it lags too?

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