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Samsung Launches the Galaxy Camera 2, a Powerful Successor to the Galaxy Camera

on Jan 03, 2014

Featuring an Android platform and a lightweight retro design, the Galaxy Camera 2 allows avid photographers to capture and share even more, with superior quality and speed

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Camera 2, a Powerful Successor to the Galaxy Camera

MISSISSAUGA, ON – January 3, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced the Galaxy Camera 2, a successor to the award winning Galaxy Camera which combines the quality imaging of a high end camera with sharing capabilities and an intuitive design to match the most up-to-date smartphones. The Galaxy Camera 2's revolutionary technology, which includes an upgraded 1.6 GHz Quad Core processor and the Android platform makes it faster and easier than ever for users to shoot, edit and share high quality images with friends and family. With a lightweight, retro design, the Galaxy Camera 2 is the ideal option for photographers who do not want to sacrifice style for technology.


"This next-generation version of the Galaxy Camera was designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience," said Paul Brannen, Senior VP, Enterprise and Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. "The result is a more powerful and portable device which continues to embrace the public's passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality."


Fast and Superior Performance

The Galaxy Camera 2 lets users enjoy the full benefits of the Android platform. Intuitive to use and faster than ever before, users can navigate the Galaxy Camera 2 functions with ease-of use and focus on capturing the perfect shot rather than having to filter through complex settings. With an enhanced battery life (2000 mAh) , avid photographers can enjoy the photography experience for longer period of time and have the ability to take even more beautiful pictures.

A high performance camera, the Galaxy Camera 2 produces images of exceptional quality, unrivalled by smartphone photography. Its 16 M BSI CMOS Sensor produces vivid images which are both rich in color and sharp in detail, allowing memories to be captured and reproduced in perfect clarity. With a huge 21x Optical Zoom, photographers can get closer than ever to their subjects. Featuring an upgraded 1.6 GHz Quad-Core processor, supported by a massive 2.0 GB of RAM, the Galaxy Camera 2 operates at ultra high speed so that the array of intuitive features can be accessed without delay. This internal memory is supplemented with the pre-loaded Dropbox app, an exclusive offering which provides 50 GB of free cloud storage for up to two years, so that passionate photographers need never worry about running out of memory ever again.


Simple Sharing and Easy Use

Sharing is made simple with advanced Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities that accompany the Galaxy Camera 2. The all-new innovative ‘Tag & Go’ feature makes it easy to connect the Galaxy Camera 2 to NFC-enabled smartphones and devices. All it takes is a simple tap of the smartphone and camera and devices will be automatically paired and transfer images swiftly using a host of clever functions. With Photo Beam, the picture being viewed on the camera is automatically sent to the paired smartphone, while Mobile Link, allows photographers to select images they wish to transfer to their smartphone at their leisure. For more creative shooting, Remote Viewfinder lets photographers control the camera using the smartphone, providing greater freedom for setting up and snapping shots.

The Galaxy Camera 2's 121.2 mm (4.8-inch) HD Super Clear Touch LCD provides users with a beautiful way to view and edit images. Shots are displayed in intense color and detail, while its large size makes it easy to navigate the many apps and features available on the camera. With a lightweight design, the Galaxy Camera 2 is a highly portable option making it the perfect choice for both day to-day, as well as special

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1 Battery life depends on its usage, among other factors occasion photography.


Creative Capture

With Smart Mode, users can choose from 28 different pre-set modes all designed to address different shooting scenarios, which will allow a professional touch or creative twist to any image. For those unsure which mode they want to select, the Smart Mode Suggest feature provides a helping hand in securing those winning shots. It analyzes the scene at hand; recognizing lighting conditions, scenery, objects, and then instantly recommends the optimal Smart Mode to ensure that the perfect shot is always captured. New Smart Mode Selfie Alarm guarantees that self-portraits receive the attention they deserve. It takes five consecutive, high resolution images so that users can select their best angle and share immediately on their favorite social media site.

Videos can also be given a unique twist with features such as Multi Motion Video, which allows users to set the speed of capture and create speed up or slowed down movies. Ranging from eight times slower than normal speed up to eight times faster, this feature adds visual flair to footage which can be enjoyed time and time again. The Galaxy Camera 2 also makes it easy for photographers to use their favorite applications, such as Paper Artist and Xtremera, to personalize their shots straight from the camera so that images can be edited and shared without delay.


Consumers are invited to follow @SamsungCanada on Twitter for the latest CES adventures via video, photos and social updates. EP Daily Host Marissa Roberto (@MarissaRoberto) will host a video series full of exclusive, behind-the-scenes content from the show floor during CES 2014.


Note to Editors

Galaxy Camera 2 Product Specifications


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 121.2 mm (4.8-inch), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
AP 1.6 GHz Quad Core Processor
OS Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Memory 8 GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8 GB) + microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
2 GB 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 format
16 M, P14 M, 12 M Wide, 10 M, 10 MP, 9.2 M Wide, 5 M, 3 M, 2 M Wide, 1 M
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, Color 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 HT40
GPS / GLONASS
Bluetooth® 4.0
NFC
Sensor Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor(for OIS)
Bundle Software Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac)
Dimension (W x H x D) 132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283 g
Battery Li-on 2000 mAh


*The availability of each service may differ by country.
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play, Google Plus. YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google In


About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected in 2013 as one of Strategy Magazine’s Brands of the Year, upholds Samsung's global mission to open new possibilities for young minded consumers everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2013, Samsung was ranked #8 in the Interbrand 100 Best Global Brands and was named as one of Marketing Magazine’s 2012 Top 10 Marketers of the Year in Canada.


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For more information, please contact:


Caitilin Doherty

North Strategic for Samsung Canada

caitilin.doherty@northstrategic.com

416-371-3762