In case you haven’t noticed, Samsung wants to have a presence in nearly every personal electronics category there is. The launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Camera tipped us off to that much, and now the South Korean company is bringing us a sequel that they hope will do just as well as their phones will. So what does this thing have over the original? Here’s a quick tale of the tape:
- Image Sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
- Lens: 21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8(W) ~ 5.9(T)
- IS: OIS
- Display: 121.2mm (4.8-inch), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen
- ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Application Processor: 1.6GHz Quad Core Processor
- OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
- Memory: 8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8GB) ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB) 2GB RAM
- Image: JPEG format 16M, P14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 10MP, 9.2M Wide, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
- Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) Full HD 1920×1080 /30fps, 1280×720 /60fps, 1280×720 /30fps, 640×480 /60fps, 640×480(30fps), 320×240(30fps) Multi Motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2, x2, x4, x8) /120fps
- Audio Format: AVI, MP4/3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Of course, Samsung is banking on the image manipulation and photo sharing features they can provide with the power of Android and TouchWiz, highlighting things like Photo Beam, Mobile Link and more for sharing your photos and videos with family and friends. Creative photo tools include Smart Mode — a collection of 28 presets for capturing the right scene with the right settings — Selfie Alarm, Multi Motion video and more.
Pricing and availability information has yet to be disclosed, though we might learn more once we head to CES next week to see the new camera for ourselves.