Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 4.8" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
- 283g - 133 x 71 x 19mm
- Released January 2014
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- Size Comparison
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 summary
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is Samsung's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first revealed on January of 2014. The camera uses a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The Galaxy Camera 2 places at #33 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #454 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please test our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personalized requirements.
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 history
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete range below.
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Gallery
You can see the Galaxy Camera 2 from several angles in the gallery below.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pros and cons of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 based on criterias that are usually regarded as important in a digital camera.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sensor details
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features the 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos processor. The measurement of the sensor in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the Galaxy Camera 2's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The Galaxy Camera 2 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 dimensions
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 weighs in at 0.62 lbs (283 gr or 9.98 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 133mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is less heavy when compared with various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a photo of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 besides a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will highlight the button layout on the Galaxy Camera 2.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Lens specs
The Galaxy Camera 2 is equipped with a built in lens providing a focal range of 23-483mm giving it a 21.0 x zoom which is huge and does enable you to zoom right in.
At the widest 23mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.8 which will be quite slow and not great in low light situations and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also need to boost the ISO producing noisy photos. Towards the tele end, 483mm is superb zoom and comes at f5.9 which is fairly slow and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Connectivity
The Galaxy Camera 2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer images and oftentimes change settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
A few applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Video specs
The highest possible video quality in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance in video quality versus file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you much room to crop. While the camera includes a mic socket, it is unfortunately missing a headphone socket which means you will not have the capability to keep an eye on your sound levels.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Weather Sealing
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions could ruin the camera.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 houses a 4.8" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 1,037k dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily shift focus point as well as change settings using your fingertips.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs regarding Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be particularly helpful.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Shutter specs
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 continuous shooting speed is 5.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 includes only in-built flash lacking external flash support.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Autofocusing specs
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 includes just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detection which is handy for taking portraits of people.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to change focus points. Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has the ability to use manual focusing when needed in low light situations or you want to have more precise control on focusing.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Battery life
The battery life (Built-in) for the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is made to last for 400 pictures as per the CIPA requirements making it above the usual in comparison to its category. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the best (600) battery life in this category of cameras.
Following is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 for varying categories of photography
The following bar chart provides a summary of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 for varying categories of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Portrait photography highlights
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 receives a score of 44 which is awful, meaning that it is not really appropriate for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files & flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Street photography information
Having a nice points total of 65, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a respectable pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
A modest sports photography points tally of 49 means the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is relatively acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have fantastic autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Travel photography features
Size is extremely important in choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 gets a above average 73 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable fit to take on your journeys.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Landscape photography features
For anybody looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 with it's reasonable rating of 52 as a landscape camera is reasonably appropriate among its competitors.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera should come with a moving display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is not really appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a awful rating of 37.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the Galaxy Camera 2, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart listed below provides you a summary of the Galaxy Camera 2 vs it's top scored competitors suggested earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might look at as alternate options. To see a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.