Conclusion: For those looking for a versatile camera that will let you edit images and share them without ever having to move images to a separate device, Samsung’s Galaxy Camera 2 is a decent option without a whole lot of direct competition. Nikon’s Coolpix S800c and the recently announced CoolPix S810c are its main rivals. But those cameras also have a 16-megapixel sensor, and pack a lesser 12x optical zoom.
Pros: 21x optical zoom, Snappy Android performance, Good battery life, Android adds lots of functionality, Attractive, responsive touchscreen
Cons: Image quality should be better, Pairing and sharing is unreliable
Conclusion: In terms of an upgrade, there's not much here to distinguish the Galaxy Camera 2 from its predecessor. It's an ever-so-slightly different shape, but not enough to be noticeable, and the processor makes a small, if not hugely significant, difference to the overall speed of the camera.
Samsung's Galaxy Camera 2, a longzoom compact for smartphone shooters
30 March 2014
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 delivers the app and connectivity options of your smartphone, but with the shooting flexibility of a long zoom lens.
Pros: As connected cameras go, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is an example of one done well. Having Android 4.3, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi with NFC, powerful processing, and a big, beautiful touch screen makes for a very good shoot-and-share experience.
Cons: At $450, the photo quality and shooting performance might disappoint those looking for significantly better results than a high-end smartphone.
Summary: Is it worth it to spend $450 to get Android and a connected WiFi experience on the Galaxy Camera 2? Though performance of the Galaxy Camera 2 is surprisingly good–it’s on par with many point-and-shoot cameras on the market today and far exceeds most of the smartphones available–the pricing will continue to make the Galaxy Camera 2 a niche product.
Conclusion: So how do we judge the Galaxy Camera 2 overall? As a camera, its image quality is on a par with a regular mid-range compact and the wider end of the zoom, but its 21x zoom is trying to do too much and doesn't deliver bitingly sharp images as the zoom extends. What does really sell the camera is its Android interface. It's streets ahead to the point the ailing competition aren't even in the game.
Pros: Flawless Android integration, bundled 50GB Dropbox account, great for multimedia playback and Android tasks, large touchscreen display
Cons: It's big, compression artefacts on images, mid-high ISO settings no good for critical work, softness at long end of zoom, no 3G/4G option, not enough new features to justify upgrade, lacks physical dials
Summary: The job Samsung has done by integrating the Android system into the Galaxy Camera 2 is seamless and adds some great sharing and functionality - it's what makes the Galaxy Camera special. However, it's a shame there's no the 3G/LTE option. The firm already has photographically capable smart devices in the form of the latest Wi-Fi-enabled NX-series cameras, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the new Galaxy S5 smartphone that is capable of a blistering 0.3sec...
Excerpt: Samsung is at the forefront of connected camera technology. The Android OS original Galaxy Camera proved that, and its successor, the aptly named Galaxy Camera 2, looks to build on it. As much as we are taken by the concept - just as we were with the original - the Galaxy Camera 2 doesn't really evolve the connected camera experience.
Conclusion: Akıllı ceplerin git gide kameralara benzemesiyle, zamanla kameraların da akıllı ceplere benzemesi kaçınılmazdı. 2012 yılında çıkan Android'li ilk Galaxy kameranın yeni sürümü olan Galaxy Camera 2 , genel özellikler olarak ilkinden çok farklı değil. Ama performansı arttıracak bir çok ufak geliştirme yapılmış. Ayrıca 3G desteğinin kaldırılmasıyla daha az "cep telefonumsu" olmuş. Buna rağmen Wi-Fi özelliğine hala sahip.