Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review

 
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Model Name: Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: Galaxy Camera 2
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $449.99
Street Price: $355.48
Date Available: 2014-03-15
Tripod Mount: No
Weight: 10.0 oz (283 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 2.8 x 0.8 in.
(133 x 71 x 19 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1984 x 1488 (3.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format:
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (60p/30p)
320x240 (30p)
768x512 (120p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Samsung Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 23 - 483 mm
Zoom Ratio: 21.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
31.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 80 cm
3.9 - 31.5 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Centre AF, Multi AF, Face Detection AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 4.8
Rear Display Resolution: 2,764,800 dots (921,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 16 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted, Face Detection AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 28 modes (Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Selfie Alarm, Continuous shot, Best face, Color bracket, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound&Shot, Interval, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace)
Self Timer:  
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide : 0.2m - 6.2m (ISO Auto), Tele : 0.5m - 5.1m (ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 1.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: No
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: 8,192.0 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory (approx.)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC:
Bluetooth: Yes
Built-In GPS: Yes
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Usable Battery Types: 2000mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x 2000mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 400
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Samsung Kies
OS Compatibility: Windows & Mac
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Upgraded 1.6 GHz Quad-Core processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB flash (2.8GB user), upgraded 2000mAh battery, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi with NFC, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2



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