Samsung’s second-generation Galaxy Camera is a camera with the heart of an Android phone. First unveiled in January, the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 will go on sale in the United States in mid-March.

Like last year’s model, the new Galaxy Camera will sell for $450. That makes it pretty expensive for a mid-range point-and-shoot camera. But most cameras don’t have 4.8 inch HD touchscreen displays. 1.6 GHz quad-core processors, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16.3MP image sensor, a 23mm wide angle lense, 21x optical zoom, and optical image stabilization.

It has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage, plus a microSD card slot for up to 64GB of removable storage. The camera has a 2000mAh battery.

The $450 model doesn’t support cellular networks, but it does include 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and GPS/GLONASS.

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As an Android-powered device you can use the camera to snap photos and upload them to Facebook, Flickr, or Instagram with just a few taps. You can also use built-in software to edit your images or apply effects as you’re shooting.

You could also play games, surf the web, or perform other phone-like activities… but if you’re interested in an Android-powered camera, odds are you already have an Android phone or tablet that can do those things.

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7 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 coming in March for $450”

  1. I like the concept, but they should just make into a phone. In fact, tablets should be phones too. They should all be desktops as well (with a dock system).

    Also my old windows apps should run on them, I don’t really care for windows, but I have a bunch of steam games.

  2. I’ll be buying one as soon as it’s released. Not all of us are fools enough to be tied down to a two year contract costing thousands of $ just to call or text. I have an LG 840G Tracfone for that.
    The SGC2 is an awesome portable computer (1.6 GHz Exynos and 2 GB Ram) that happens to have a very cool camera attached. Using the various Android camera apps with a real 21x glass lens and a sensor larger than the one cell phones use means you can create awesome photos.
    The original sold very well and this one will sell even more. It’s basically an S4 without paying way too much for data transfer.

  3. The latest rumor mill for the GS5 says it is going to have a 16mp…. And be more affordable than the GS4.
    The GS5 is going to kill the Galaxy Camera once and for all!

  4. I am amazed they keep making these things. I just don’t see the market for them. Obviously someone is buying them or they would have stopped already.

  5. “But most cameras don’t have 4.8 inch HD touchscreen displays. 1.6 GHz quad-core processors, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software.”

    ^ That’s the point! You just waste your money to get what you don’t need for a good camera.

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