Samsung announce Galaxy Camera 2 and NX30

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We are barely into the new year and we begin to get our CES announcements and Samsung doesn’t want to wait until CES actually begins to start announcing new products. The first announcements are for the Galaxy Camera 2 and NX30. The former being the popular Android powered camera and the latter being the higher quality mirror-less camera. Let’s a take a closer look at both of them.

Galaxy Camera 2

The Galaxy Camera 2 brings a new design, faster processor, NFC, and the latest Android 4.3. Most of the other specs including 16-MP BSI sensor, 21x zoom and 4-8 inch LCD display are the same as before, however Samsung also bumped the battery to a 2,000mAh and dropped the weight down to 283g. We have included the full specs below and a gallery of the new camera which comes it both black and silver.

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

AP

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*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Image

JPEG format16M, 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

Value-added Features

Smart Mode : 28 modes (Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Selfie Alarm, Continuous shot, Best face, Colour bracket, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound&Shot, Interval, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace)
Built-in Pop-up Xenon Flash
Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON
Story Album, Xtremera, Paper Artist
S Voice
Group Play:  Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games

Google™ Mobile Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Plus , Google Hangouts,Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Plus Photos, Google Chrome, Google Play Books,Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Google Play Games,

Google Newsstand, Google Setting

 

Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40GPS/GLONASSBluetooth® 4.0

NFC

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor(for OIS)

Bundle Software

Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac)

Dimension (WxHxD)

132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283g

Battery

Li-on 2000mAh

NX30

The NX30 has got a few upgrade over it’s predecssor the NX20. The NX30 includes a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 3-inch Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch enabled display. The NX30 will also be launching with two new lenses which are the 16-50mm F2-2.8 S ED OIS Lens and 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens. We have again included the full specs of the camera, lenses and flash below along with a complete gallery.

Image Sensor

20.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor

Display

76.7mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch Display
FVGA (720×480) 1,037k dots

View finder

Tiltable EVF w/Eye Contact Sensor, (tilting upward by 80 degrees)
XGA (1024×768) 2,359dots

ISO

Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

Image

  • JPEG (3:2):20.0M (5472×3648), 10.1M (3888×2592), 5.9M (2976×1984), 2.0M (1728×1152), 5.0M (2736×1824): Burst mode only
  • JPEG (16:9):16.9M (5472×3080), 7.8M (3712×2088), 4.9M (2944×1656), 2.1M (1920×1080)
  • JPEG (1:1):13.3M (3648×3648), 7.0M (2640×2640), 4.0M (2000×2000), 1.1M (1024×1024)
  • RAW : 20.0M (5472×3648)
  • * 3D Image Size : MPO, JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688×1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920×1080)

Video

MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) 1920×1080, 1920×810, 1280×720 , 640×480, 320×240(for Sharing)

Video Output

NTS, PAL, HDMI 1.4a

Value-added Features

Tag & Go (NFC/Wi-Fi): Photo Beam, AutoShare, Remote View Finder Pro, Mobile Link
SMART Mode : Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot
3D still image & video capturing
i-Function in Lens Priority Mode: i-Depth, i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0), i-Contrast
Built-in Flash (Guide Number 11 at IOS100)

Wi-Fi Connectivity

IEEE 802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (SMART Camera 3.0)

  • AutoShare
  • SNS & Cloud (Dropbox, Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, YouTube)
  • Email
  • Auto Backup
  • Remote Viewfinder Pro
  • MobileLink
  • Samsung Link
  • Group Share
  • Direct Beam
  • HomeSync (Available in selected regions)
  • Baby Monitor

Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.

NFC

Advanced Passive NFC(Wired NFC)

Bundle PC software

iLauncher, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5

Storage

SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1

Battery

BP1410 (1410mAh)

Dimension (WxHxD)

127 x 95.5 x 41.7mm (excluding the projection part)

Weight

375 g (without battery)

Focal Length

16 – 50mm (equivalent to 24.6-77mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups

18 elements in 12 groups (3 Aspherical lens, 2 Extra-low Dispersion lens, 2 Xtreme High Refractive Lens)

Angle of View

82.6°- 31.4°

Aperture

F2-2.8 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 9 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Optical Image Stabilizer

Yes

Minimum Focus Distance

0.3m

Maximum Magnification

Approx.0.19X

i Scene

Beauty, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscope, Sunset ,Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night

Value-added Feature

UPSM, Splash & Dust Proof

Lens Hood

Yes

Filter Size

72mm

Mount Type

NX Mount

Dimension (DxL)

81 x 96.5mm

Weight

622g

 

Focal Length

16 – 50mm (equivalent to 24.6-77mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups

9 elements in 8 groups (4 Aspherical lens, 1 Extra-low Dispersion lens)

Angle of View

82.6°- 31.4°

Aperture

F3.5-5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Optical Image Stabilizer

Yes

Minimum Focus Distance

0.24m(Wide), 0.28m(Tele)

Maximum Magnification

Approx.0.24X

i Scene

Beauty, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscope, Sunset ,Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night

Value-added Feature

UPSM (Focus), DC (Zoom)

Lens Hood

No

Filter Size

43mm

Mount Type

NX Mount

Dimension (DxL)

64.8 x 31mm

Weight

111g

Number

58 (ISO100, 105mm)

Flash coverage

24-105mm

Power Ratio

1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16,1/32, 1/64, 1/128, 1/256

Power Source

F3.5-5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Recycling Time

(New battery)

Alkaline max 5.5sec,
Ni-MH max 5.0sec(2500mAh)

A number of flashes

Alkaline min 150fls,
 Ni-MH min 220fls (2500mAh)

Flash duration (Automatic)

max 1/125, min 1/33,000

Flash duration

(Manual)

max 1/125, min 1/33,000

Lamp Light Voltage

Blinking 285V, Lights 330V

Bounce

UP 0, 45, 60, 75, 90˚
CC 0, 60, 90, 120˚
CCW 0, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180

Exposure control system

A-TTL, Manual

Color Temperature

5600 ± 500K

AF Assist Beam

O (1.0m ~10.0m) (TBD)

Auto Power Zoom

24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85, 105mm

Manual Zoom

24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85, 105mm

Camera Mount

Samsung Original

Flash Covering Angle

24mm(R/L 78˚,U/D 60˚),
105mm(R/L 27˚,U/D 20˚)

High-Speed ​​Sync

Yes

Wireless

Yes (4ch, 3Group)

Other

Graphic LCD, Power Save, MultiflashModelling light, Wide-angle diffuser

That’s pretty much it for the first product announcement form Samsung for CES 2014, ironically before CES 2013 even starts. Pricing and availablilty for the Galaxy Camera 2 and NX30 have yet to be released, however it shouldn’t be too long before those details drop as well.

Craig O'Sullivan

Creator of Geektech.ie Passionate about Technology and always looking for that next cool gadget or app

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