Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and NX30

Samsung recently announced two new camera products: the Galaxy Camera 2 and the NX30. The former is a high-end camera that runs on Android, making photos easy to share and edit as if taking photos from smartphones, while the latter is a compact mirrorless camera that offers dual image stabilization, 9-frames per second shooting, and “S” Series premium lens. These cameras are geared towards an audience looking to capture high-quality photos, but don’t want to fiddle with using professional DSLR cameras.

New Shooting Modes, Easy Sharing

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Since the Galaxy Camera 2 runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), it makes sharing and editing photos possible through Android apps. It comes with wireless connectivity, though it can no longer connect to 3G LTE networks like its predecessor. Myoung Sup Han, Executive Vice President and Head of Imaging Business Team at Samsung, describes the new device as “a more powerful and portable device which continues to embrace the public’s passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality.”

The new camera has a 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor, 21x Optical zoom, and an upgraded 1.6 GHz quadcore processor, supported by 2GB of RAM. Furthermore, it has a 4.8 inch HD touch LD that allows users to view and edit images easily.  Choose from 28 pre-set modes for a wide range of shooting scenarios. It can also suggest which mode is the best in order to help you get high-quality shots. It also features Multi Motion Video, letting you adjust the speed in which you capture videos.

Top Image Quality, New Lens

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On the other hand, the Samsung NX30 puts image quality as its foremost priority, with a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor. Samsung also boasts about its NX AF System II for fast and accurate auto focusing. This is the first camera that has an S Series lens and a 16-50mm with a bright aperture (F2.0 at 16mm; F2.8 at 50mm).

With this camera, users can shoot from various perspectives with a tiltable electronic viewfinder. It has a 3 inch AMOLED Swivel and Touch Display, letting you change angles when you’re shooting.

NX30 is also equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities, letting users share or transfer images easily. It can also connect to Dropbox and other smartphones or tablets.

Pricing and availability

Samsung hasn’t revealed how much the products will cost as of this writing, but the company did promise to reveal more details at the CES 2014, which will happen on January 7, 2014 to January 10, 2014.

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