South Korean smartphone giant Samsung seems to focusing on the camera market in 2014. Already the Galaxy series creator was in rumors last year for the launch of Galaxy camera successor.
Well, its only the third day of the year and the tech media world buzzing with the launch of Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the successor Galaxy Camera - the high end camera with sharing capabilities and revolutionary designing.
Sharing its looks with the Android-based predecessor the Galaxy Camera 2 has been announced with an upgraded 1.6GHz Quad Core processor and the company claims its easier this time to shoot, edit and share high quality images.
Specswise, Galaxy Camera 2's Image Sensor has 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Lens and 21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8(W) ~ 5.9(T). The display measures, 4.8-inch covered with HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen. Further, the camera will weigh around 283g and will boast a dimension of 132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, loaded with Li-on 2000mAh battery.
Flavoured by Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), Galaxy Camera 2 will come packed with 8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8GB) ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB) backed by 2GB RAM. Connectivity features would include WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
Apart from Google Mobile Services, the new Samsung camera will also come with Value Added Services taken from the Samsung Galaxy series smartphones like Smart Mode including 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 and S Voice.
There is no information on the price and availability of the new Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as far yet, but during the times of announcement but Samsung claimed to have the new camera on display at CES next week at LA.
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 of the smartphone and camera and devices will be automatically paired and 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 leisure.
Remote Viewfinder lets photographers control the camera using the smartphone, providing greater freedom for setting up and snapping shots.
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.
For those unsure which mode they want to select, the Smart Mode Suggest feature provides a helping hand in securing those winning shots. It analyzes the scene at hand; recognizing lighting conditions, scenery, objects, and then instantly recommends the optimal Smart Mode to ensure that the perfect shot is always captured.
New Smart Mode Selfie Alarm guarantees 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 immediately on their favorite 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 up to eight times faster, this feature adds visual flair to footage which can be enjoyed time and time again.