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.
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.
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.