Samsung’s mission of putting Android on every single possible slot may sound quite absurd but we actually welcomed the OS on point-and-shoot cameras. The idea of snapping and sharing photos directly from your camera wirelessly and conveniently does sound quite tempting to us but the execution wasn’t perfect.
Here it is though, announcing its second take on the idea: the Galaxy Camera 2. The new Android-running point-and-shoot comes with a snappier processor, more RAM, a new image processor, NFC and a new design.
The basics are still the same. You get a 4.8″ 720p Super Clear LCD Display at the front. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean comes pre-installed on the camera. The camera still captures 16.3 megapixel photos through its 1/2.3″ BSI sensor. Also you get the same 21X optical zoom, up to 3200 ISO and Optical Image Stabilisation.
However, you do get a new pop-up Xenon Flash and Autofocus Light. The Galaxy Camera 2 features 28 shooting modes in total, with additional control over focusing and exposure via the touchscreen for professionals. Videos remain at 1080p Full HD at 30fps, as well as slo-mo at 120fps.
Apart from that, you also get a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor with 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage (2.8 GB is accessible), which is also expandable. Battery capacity is set at 2,000 mAh which should be enough for around 350 shots.
As for the design, we are seeing the same leathery finish as we saw on the later Samsung flagships.
We don’t know when it will be put up on retail but we should be getting more details at the CES event next week.