It looks like the whole CES 2014 craze has taken an early start this year, ahead of the consumer tech show which would officially commence next week, Samsung has just announced an update to its Android-powered camera, the Galaxy Camera 2, along with the NX30, the successor to the company’s NX20 mirrorless camera.
The Galaxy Camera 2, like its predecessor, features a pretty large display measuring at 4.8”. It still packs all the goodness under its hood like a 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3” BSI CMOS sensor, 21x Optical Zoom Lens, built-in OIS, the same HD Super Clear Touch LCD screen, ISO up to 3200, runs on Android operating system, and has 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD. What’s new in the Galaxy Camera 2 is a faster quad-core processor clocked at 1.6Ghz, all the latest Samsung software with more shooting modes to choose from, NFC connectivity, and if you think that the Galaxy camera couldn’t get any bigger, you’re wrong. The Galaxy Camera 2 is slightly larger with a dimension measuring at 132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3mm, weighs 283g and the good news with the larger size is of course, a larger battery capacity of 2,000mAh. For comparison’s sake, the original Galaxy Camera measures at 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1mm with a weight of 300g and a 1,650mAh battery.
The NX30 on the other hand is an upgraded version of the company’s mirrorless camera. It features a 20.3MP sensor and a fast hybrid autofocusing system that takes 80ms to spot its subject. It comes with a brighter Super AMOLED touch display that is now tilt, a new 3.5mm microphone input, and of course, NFC connectivity on board. Along with the camera, Samsung also announced its first Premium “S” Lens – a 16-50mm F2-2.8 S ED OIS Lens and 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens.