The Galaxy Camera 2 is Samsung’s second effort for an Android-powered camera. This new model makes the camera look much better and run faster, but does not radically improve image quality.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – Design and Characteristics
Most men and women think of Android for a system found on phones and tablets — and it is. However, it may work on other things to.
It’s a camera that benefits from of the ability of Android appslike the very first Samsung Galaxy Camera model. Where a 3G version was offered by the earliest too — however, the Galaxy Camera 2 will be available as a model.
Half of what is new is to do with design. Elements of this camera happen to be redesigned and made more attractive. It is not dramatically different in size. Like Samsung’s phones and tablets, in case part of the Galaxy Camera 2 looks like a specific material, it probably is not actually made of it.
It’s plastic although the camera’s front resembles leather. The top and bottom plates of the Galaxy Camera 2 look like aluminium — but they are plastic. We criticised Samsung for this kind of hoodwinking, however it is fairly common. After all of the Fuji X-M1 originally retailed for more than #600, and that is almost completely plastic.
A screen mandates a figure, and there is a handgrip bulge at one end. As much as we are not lovers of Samsung leather vinyl, the stuff isn’t too bad. It looks the part, and offers the right sort of grippy tactile finish for a camera.
A 400 price may convince you that the Galaxy Camera 2 is a piece of kit, but it’s not. There are no hardware controllers, no viewfinder, no EVF. You compose your shots using the screen in the trunk and some other fiddling with camera speed, aperture and so forth has to be performed within the camera program. If you want to understand what ‘classic’ photography is all about, this isn’t the gadget with which to achieve that.
However, it makes sharing photos easier than any ‘proper’ camera. And it lets you play Candy Crush Saga.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – Camera Specs
The Galaxy Camera 2 has camera specs to its predecesor — the two use the exact same lens, and also the same sensor. It’s a compact-size 16-megapixel 1/2.3 inch detector. This is larger than the detectors of mobile phones, but is much more compact compared to the detectors of the CSC cameras available for the same price.
Exactly like the Galaxy Camera. As such picture quality is likely to be similar, if not identical, to the first model.
Any changes will be down to tweaks at the way photos are processed by the camera if it will make any sound reduction changes it is possible these will be brought over to the Galaxy Camera that is older anyhow in a software upgrade.
There are a few notable hardware changes which aren’t just about looks, though. The chip of this Galaxy Camera 2 has been updated to a quad-core 1.6GHz version (exact model TBC), the battery has been uprated out of 1,650mAh to 2,000mAh and the camera today has NFC in addition to Wi-Fi, for easy communication with Samsung NFC mobiles. You also get a more up-to-date version of Android on-board, Android 4.3 instead of Android 4.1 But, the habit Android UI Samsung utilizes means the base changes in Android do not come through all that strongly.
The Galaxy Camera 2 display is exactly the same as last time — 4.8 inches across and 720p in resolution. It is a screen, although that is a lower resolution compared to the Galaxy S4 display, which is Total HD.
This is an unimaginative update to the Galaxy Camera, setting up a couple of specs to bring them with the present phones of Samsung. Can it be better than the original one? Yes, but without any image quality improvements that are substantial it isn’t worth upgrading if you already own the first one.