Android is usually seen on smartphones and tablets, but rarely on cameras. Samsung was one of the first few to really go all out with an Android-powered camera, and now, the successor of its initial efforts is looking to improve where the first one left off. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 sports many of the same bits as its predecessor, such as the 16mp sensor, 21x optical zoom lens, and 4.8 inch display. The changes come in the form of a 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, Android 4.3, and a fatter 2,000mAh battery.
Storage is pretty pathetic. It comes with 8GB of internal storage, only 2.8GB of which is usable. Thankfully, it can be expanded via micro SD up 64GB. You’ll also get 2 years access to 50GB Dropbox storage, which is pretty awesome. After those two years though, you’ll have to decide whether you want to start paying for it or not.
Wireless connectivity options include WiFi and NFC, although there should also be a 3G/4G variant. You can use Tag & Go to sync photos between other NFC-capable devices. There’s also Photo Beam that automatically transfers shots to a recipient, while Mobile Link gives you control over which shots you send to a secondary device.
No word on pricing and availability yet, but Samsung will reveal more when it puts the Galaxy Camera 2 on display at CES 2014. For now, we’ll just have to think if an Android-powered super zoom camera is a better option than an entry-level DSLR.
Source: The Next Web
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