Samsung’s Galaxy Camera 2 is now on sale in Dixons stores in the UK, with other selected retailers including John Lewis stores expected to follow in the coming weeks.
The Galaxy Camera 2 was unveiled by Samsung back in January and showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and several impressive features were showed off. The new smart camera will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and has a 16.3-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with 21x optical zoom capabilities, and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage space. However, if you want to store more photos, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a pre-installed Dropbox app, offering 50GB of free cloud space for two years.
It will have a recommended retail price of £399, and will cost $449.99 when it goes on sale in the US, making it comparatively cheaper in America. The camera comes with WiFi and NFC connectivity so it can be connected to your Android smartphone or tablet, and even has a ‘Selfie Mode’ for snapping quick pictures of yourself.
When the first Samsung Galaxy Camera was launched back in 2012, it was the first device of its kind, as it can run Android apps. It’s just a point-and-shoot camera, so any serious photographers would prefer a high-tech piece of kit such as a DSLR. However, for any casual users who just want to take good photos on their holidays, it’s a clever camera with high spec details. The Android capabilities also make it easy to share your photos quickly to Facebook or Twitter via their apps. If you pick up an original version of the camera, make sure you keep it protected with one of The Snugg’s Samsung Galaxy Camera cases.