Back in January Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, an Android-powered camera with relatively high-end specs on the “Android side” and some pretty decent camera features as well. Today Samsung has announced that the GC2 is on its way to the U.S. market in mid-March with a price of $449.99.
For those that need the refresher, the Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16.3MP sensor with 21x optical zoom and OIS technology. There’s also a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU, 2GB RAm, 8GB storage, microSD and a 2000 mAh battery. On the software side, there’s also Android Jelly Bean, 28 SMART modes and plenty of other camera apps designed to provide the best photo-taking experience possible.
Who exactly is the Galaxy Camera 2 for? This device is best-suited for those that want easy access to mobile apps and the ability to upload pics to the web in a hurry, but are looking for a higher quality shooter than you’d get with your typical smartphone. Whether or not such a device is worth $500 or not is probably a matter of personal preference.
What do you think, anyone planning on picking up the GC2 when it debuts next month? Conversely, do you feel that someone would be better off using the $500 towards an entry-level DLSR and simply using their smartphone/tablet for those moments when they want to quickly take and upload a pic?