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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Digital Camera

Ephotozine Recommended
16.3MP 21x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
FeaturesBy combining the latest advances in photography and smart technology, the GALAXY Camera 2 takes shooting and sharing to a new level Android V4.3 JBP, Processor (1.6 Q)Do more than ever... More
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32 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by Ephotozine who decided that this compact camera digital camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Thirty-two experts from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this digital camera on average 71%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this compact camera digital camera as brilliant on average. Owners think this Samsung digital camera is one of the better cameras of this age and spec.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Samsung has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Very Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". When compared to other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2 that we have assessed, the Galaxy Camera 2's screen size of 4.8 inches is one of the largest.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Galaxy Camera 2 has a GPS, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Galaxy Camera 2 which do not have a GPS.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Galaxy Camera 2 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Galaxy Camera 2 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Galaxy Camera 2 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Galaxy Camera 2 which do not support Full HD video.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Galaxy Camera 2 the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At 21 times zoom factor, the Galaxy Camera 2 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Galaxy Camera 2.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.3 megapixels, the Galaxy Camera 2 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Galaxy Camera 2 has a built-in flash.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 8MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 350MB. With an internal memory of 8,192 megabytes, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Galaxy Camera 2 the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 840mAh. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2 that we have checked the battery capacity of, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2's battery capacity of 2,000 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2 range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 30GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Galaxy Camera 2 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Galaxy Camera 2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Galaxy Camera 2. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3960 x 2640, 4096 x 2304, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Galaxy Camera 2 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Galaxy Camera 2 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

At 483 millimeters, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Galaxy Camera 2. The average maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250mm.

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394 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a camera that takes 394 shots shots per battery charge.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Galaxy Camera 2.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung camera). This camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 768 x 512 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Galaxy Camera 2 range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. The Galaxy Camera 2 has a fairly many total megapixel count (17 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 16 seconds, the Galaxy Camera 2 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Cameras that are a similar age to the Galaxy Camera 2 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of cameras that were launched around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2 is 3.2. At only 2.8, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Thin

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm. The Galaxy Camera 2 is one of the thinner compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 19.3 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm. With a minimum focal length of only 23 millimeters, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Galaxy Camera 2 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Galaxy Camera 2.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Galaxy Camera 2 is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Galaxy Camera 2 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 285 grams, the Galaxy Camera 2 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Galaxy Camera 2 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Galaxy Camera 2 range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Galaxy Camera 2. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Nine Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Galaxy Camera 2 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a WAV audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by cameras of this age and spec. The audio formats "3GA", "AAC", "AMR", "FLAC", "M4A", "MP3", "OGG" and "WMA" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1280×720@30fps|1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@30fps|320×240@30fps|640x480@30fps|768x512@120fps, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the Galaxy Camera 2 over two years ago.

MOS Sensor Type

The Galaxy Camera 2 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
HDMI Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Processor Clock Speed
Operating System Installed
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(60)
24 September 2014

There are just three buttons on the top of the unit. Flash to manually lift the flash, on/off and the shutter release with zoom control around it.The right side has a micro USB socket behind a... Read more…

17 September 2014

Sleeker Build Being a teensy bit larger than the first, the GALAXY Camera 2 is built a lot sleeker despite the size increment. Samsung has smoothed out the grip a bit, creating more of a bump than... Read more…

17 September 2014

At the end of the day, we have to say that Samsung's GALAXY Camera 2 is quite a decent camera. However, with its price, we think many users would opt for a smartphone instead since most...

7 August 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a huge display and runs Android, but its image quality lags behind others in its class...

26 July 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Camera was a game changer two years ago. It was the first camera to properly fuse a point-and-shoot camera with Android and cellular connectivity. It was supposed to be the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(714)
Reviewed 8 July 2013 by Rembrandt
Rembrandt would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

On a recent trip to London I first saw this camera and was intrigued. The price, in pounds, was a bit outrageous. I returned to the States, headed to Best Buy and found this very reasonably-priced... Read more…

Reviewed 1 April 2014 by Rschult298
Rschult298 would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Was trying to decide between a sony dsc wx350 and the galaxy2.the sony does 1080p at 60fps,but that is the only thing the sony has on the galaxy2 .the features and great video and image quality on... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2013 by HappyGoLuck

As far as point and shoots go, this is pretty much the most feature packed one out there. It runs Android OS on a camera, has data connectivity for directly uploading to FB/Twitter, huge touch... Read more…

Reviewed 10 May 2013 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (Verified Purchase)

Plain and simple: to get a better camera, you need to spend thousands. This is the best portable camera by any standard. Takes outstanding pictures. Crazy huge zoom. Some of the coolest effects... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2014 by Deap1
(Verified Purchase)

I truly wanted this to be a another great Samsung device or wouldn't have even tried a second one when I returned the first...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ekgc200, samsung ekgc200z, samsung ekgc200zw, samsung ekgc200zk, samsung 6536155271, samsung ekgc200zwa, samsung ekgc200zka, samsung ekgc200zwai, samsung ekgc200zkad, samsung ekgc200zwait, samsung ekgc200zkadb, samsung ekgc200zwaitv, samsung ekgc200zkadbt
Barcodes 00006536155271, 00887276690476, 00887276956640, 08806085972087, 08806085994614, 08806085994775, 08806085997998, 08806085998001, 08806086000512

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