Critic reviews

7.6
3 reviews
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    7.0
  • Video quality
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.2
  • Durability
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    6.0
  • Ease of use
    10

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8.0
CNET Mar 26, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 delivers the app and connectivity options of your smartphone, but with the shooting flexibility of a long zoom lens.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Mar 26, 2014

Samsung has got much of the concept right. But as a camera - and that's what this is meant to be first and foremost - it carries forth the same mistakes as its predecessor.

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8.0
Photography Blog Jun 11, 2014

It is a versatile device that is surprisingly easy to use given its almost total reliance on a touchscreen interface, with its real strength lying in the ability to edit and share your photos online with very little fuss.

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First Looks

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Pocket-Lint Jan 8, 2014

The camera responds well enough and that massive zoom is useful, but like we say the pictures are what need to be better. After all, this is a camera not a smartphone.

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Android Central Jan 7, 2014

Aside from new shooting modes and Android 4.3 onboard the camera interface, lens and sensor are unchanged — you'll be taking pictures of the same quality as you did on the original.

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TrustedReviews Jan 9, 2014

This is an entirely unimaginitive update to the Galaxy Camera, bumping up a few specs to bring them closer in-line with Samsung's current phones.

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T3 Jan 8, 2014

We were impressed by the original Samsung Galaxy Camera and although they're minimal and incremental changes, we're again impressed by the new snapper.

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Techno Buffalo Jan 8, 2014

The camera is now lighter than the first Galaxy Camera, and it feels more svelte, easier to hold and wield; it’s much more pocketable than Samsung’s other Android camera, which felt blocky and a bit cumbersome.

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Expert Reviews Jan 8, 2014

It’s not that the Galaxy Camera 2 is badly executed, it’s a very nice thing, we’re just not sure who wants to buy a very expensive compact camera (RRP £399) with Android onboard when you can just use your smartphone, or buy a smartphone with a built-in zoom (like the S4 Zoom).

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