Samsung has announced the launch of the GALAXY Camera 2, a successor to the award winning GALAXY Camera which combines the quality imaging of a high end camera with sharing capabilities, and an intuitive design to match the most up-to-date smartphones.
The GALAXY Camera 2’s revolutionary technology, which includes an upgraded 1.6GHz Quad Core processor, coupled with its Android platform, makes it faster and easier for users to shoot, edit and share high quality images with their loved ones.
With a lightweight and retro design, the GALAXY Camera 2 is the ideal option for photographers who do not want to sacrifice style for technology.
“The GALAXY Camera 2 is a worthy successor of the popular GALAXY Camera with new and upgraded features that enhance users’ photography experience,” said Irene Ng, Vice President, Marketing, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd. “The GALAXY Camera 2 is more powerful yet highly portable, and it continues to embrace the public’s passion for social features of a smartphone, with superior image control and quality at the same time. Its host of creative features also makes it easier for more users to achieve great results.”
Fast and Superior Performance
The GALAXY Camera 2 lets users enjoy the full benefits of the Android platform. More intuitive to use and faster than ever before, users can navigate the GALAXY Camera 2 functions with ease-of-use and focus on capturing the perfect shot rather than having to filter through complex settings. With an enhanced battery life (2000mAh), avid photographers can enjoy the photography experience for longer period of time and have the ability to take even more beautiful pictures.
A high performance camera, the GALAXY Camera 2 produces images of exceptional quality, unrivalled by smartphone photography. Its 16M BSI CMOS Sensor produces vivid images which are both rich in colours and sharp in details, allowing memories to be captured and reproduced in great clarity.
Featuring an upgraded 1.6 GHz Quad-Core processor, supported by a massive 2.0 GB of RAM, the GALAXY Camera 2 operates at ultra-high speed so that the array of intuitive features can be accessed without delay. Its 21x Optical Zoom also means that photographers can get closer to their subjects. This internal memory is supplemented with the pre-loaded Dropbox app, an exclusive offering which provides 50GB of free cloud storage for up to two years.
Simple Sharing and Easy Use
Sharing is made simple with advanced Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities that accompany the GALAXY Camera 2. The all-new innovative ‘Tag & Go’ feature makes it easy to connect the GALAXY Camera 2 to NFC-enabled smartphones and devices.
All it takes is a simple tap on the smartphone and camera, and both the devices will be automatically paired. Users can then transfer images swiftly using a host of clever functions.
With Photo Beam, the picture being viewed on the camera is automatically sent to the paired smartphone, while Mobile Link allows photographers to select images they wish to transfer to their smartphone at their own time. For more creative shooting, Remote Viewfinder lets photographers control the camera using the smartphone, providing greater freedom for setting up and snapping shots.
The GALAXY Camera 2’s 121.2mm (4.8-inch) HD Super Clear Touch LCD allows users to view and edit images in clarity. Shots are displayed in intense colours and details, while its large size makes it easy to navigate the many apps and features available on the camera. With a lightweight design, the GALAXY Camera 2 is a highly portable option making it the perfect choice for both day-to-day, as well as special occasion photography.
With Smart Mode, users can choose from 28 different pre-set modes all designed to address different shooting scenarios, which will allow a professional touch or creative twist to any image.
The Smart Mode Suggest feature lends a helping hand to those who are unsure of which mode to. It analyses the scene at hand by recognizing lighting conditions, scenery, objects, and then instantly recommends the optimal Smart Mode to ensure that the perfect shot is always captured.
A new Smart Mode, Selfie Alarm, ensures that self-portraits receive the attention they deserve. It takes five consecutive, high resolution images so that users can select their best angle and share the photo immediately on their favourite social media site.
Videos can also be given a unique twist with features such as Multi Motion Video, which allows users to set the speed of capture and create speed up or slowed down movies. Ranging from eight times slower than normal speed and up to eight times faster, this feature adds visual flair to footage which can be enjoyed repeatedly.
The GALAXY Camera 2 also makes it easy for photographers to use their favourite applications, such as Paper Artist and Xtremera, to personalize their shots straight from the camera so that images can be edited and shared without delay.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung GALAXY Camera 2 will be available in Singapore from February 27, at an RRP of $638, inclusive of GST, at all major consumer electronics stores.
Samsung GALAXY Camera 2 Product Specifications
|Image Sensor||16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS|
|Lens||21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8(W) ~ 5.9(T)|
|Display||121.2mm (4.8-inch), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|AP||1.6GHz Quad Core Processor|
|OS||Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|Memory||8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8GB) ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)|
＊User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
16M, P14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 10MP, 9.2M Wide, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
|Video||MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)|
Full HD 1920×1080 /30fps, 1280×720 /60fps, 1280×720 /30fps, 640×480 /60fps,
Multi Motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2, x2, x4, x8) /120fps
|Audio||Format: AVI, MP4/3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|Value added Features||Smart Mode : 28 modes (Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Selfie Alarm, Continuous shot, Best face, Color bracket, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound&Shot, Interval, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace)|
|Built-in Pop-up Xenon Flash|
|Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON|
|Story Album, Xtremera, Paper Artist|
|Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games|
|Google Mobile Services||Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Plus , Google Hangouts,|
Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Plus Photos, Google Chrome, Google Play Books,
Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Google Play Games,
Google Newsstand, Google Setting
Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.
|Connectivity||WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor(for OIS)|
|Bundle Software||Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac)|
|Dimension (WxHxD)||132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283g|
*The availability of each service may differ by country.
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play, Google Plus. YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.
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