The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has NFC and can download apps

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Today Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy Camera 2, which is the successor to the original Galaxy Camera. The Galaxy Camera 2 looks almost exactly like the original, but it has some improved hardware and software. Some of the improvements in the Galaxy Camera 2 is that it has a larger battery and NFC support. The Galaxy Camera 2 has a 16-megapixel image sensor and 21x optical zoom lens. The number of Smart shooting modes in the Galaxy Camera 2 is 28. You can separate exposure and focus on the camera, which is controlled through the rear touch display. The Galaxy Camera 2 runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).

The Galaxy Camera 2 supports the ability to download apps from Google Play such as Instagram. Images can be uploaded directly from the camera. The Galaxy Camera 2 display is measured at 4.8 inches at 720p display. There is 2GB of RAM in the camera and the processor is a 1.6GHz quad-core chip. The battery in the camera is 2,000mAh. The Galaxy Camera 2 has NFC so that you can tap the camera to share pictures with your smartphone.

The pricing and availability is not yet known, but we do know that Samsung will display the camera at CES next week. The first Galaxy Camera retailed for $449.99 so my guess is that it would be around that price-point or less.

[Source: GigaOM]