Samsung has today announced an updated version of its Galaxy Camera, claimed to be faster than its sibling.

The Galaxy Camera 2 (pictured above) will enable users to navigate functions ‘with ease and focus on capturing the perfect shot rather than having to filter through complex settings’, according to Samsung.

The Galaxy Camera 2, which features an Android operating system, includes an upgraded 1.6GHz Quadcore processor.

Samsung’s first Galaxy Camera was launched in 2012.

The 16.3MP camera, which boasts a longer battery life, will go on show at the Consumer Electronics Show in the US next week.

A ‘Tag & Go’ feature is designed to connect the camera to NFC-enabled smartphones and other mobile devices, for image sharing.

Samsung has also unwrapped a new system camera in the shape of the NX30 (pictured below), featuring an APS-C size 20.3MP CMOS imaging sensor.

The Wi-Fi and NFC-enabled NX30 incorporates the Samsung NX AF System II – claimed to produce ‘fast and accurate’ AF, alongside a more powerful imaging processor, plus a tiltable (2,359K-dot) EVF.

ISO sensitivity ranges from ISO 100-25,600, adds Samsung.

Also new is a 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS lens – billed as Samsung’s first ‘premium’ S-series lens, incorporating an ‘Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor’.

UK prices and availability have yet to be announced.

Galaxy Camera 2 specifications, as supplied by Samsung UK:

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
121.2mm (4.8-inch), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen
ISO
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
AP
1.6GHz Quad Core Processor
OS
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Memory
8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8GB) + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
2GB 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
16M, P14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 10MP, 9.2M Wide, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
Video
MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Full HD 1920×1080 /30fps, 1280×720 /60fps, 1280×720 /30fps, 640×480 /60fps,
640×480(30fps), 320×240(30fps)
Multi Motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2, x2, x4, x8) /120fps
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, Colour 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
GoogleTM 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 (WxHxD)
132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283g
Battery
Li-on 2000mAh

Samsung NX30 specifications, as supplied by Samsung UK:

Image Sensor
20.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Display
76.7mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch Display
FVGA (720×480) 1,037k dots
View finder
Tiltable EVF w/Eye Contact Sensor, (tilting upward by 80 degrees)
XGA (1024×768) 2,359dots
ISO
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Image
JPEG (3:2):20.0M (5472×3648), 10.1M (3888×2592), 5.9M (2976×1984),
2.0M (1728×1152), 5.0M (2736×1824): Burst mode only
JPEG (16:9):16.9M (5472×3080), 7.8M (3712×2088), 4.9M (2944×1656),
2.1M (1920×1080)
JPEG (1:1):13.3M (3648×3648), 7.0M (2640×2640), 4.0M (2000×2000),
1.1M (1024×1024)
RAW : 20.0M (5472×3648)
* 3D Image Size : MPO, JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688×1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920×1080)
Video
MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
1920×1080, 1920×810, 1280×720 , 640×480, 320×240(for Sharing)
Video Output
NTS, PAL, HDMI 1.4a
Value-added Features
Tag & Go (NFC/Wi-Fi): Photo Beam, AutoShare, Remote View Finder Pro,
 Mobile Link
SMART Mode : Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone,
 Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot
3D still image & video capturing
i-Function in Lens Priority Mode: i-Depth, i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0), i-Contrast
Built-in Flash (Guide Number 11 at IOS100)
Wi-Fi Connectivity
IEEE 802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (SMART Camera 3.0) AutoShare; SNS & Cloud (Dropbox, Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, YouTube); Email; Auto Backup; Remote Viewfinder Pro; MobileLink; Samsung Link; Group Share; Direct Beam; HomeSync (Available in selected regions); Baby Monitor

Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.

NFC
Advanced Passive NFC(Wired NFC)
Bundle PC software
iLauncher, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5
Storage
SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1
Battery
BP1410 (1410mAh)
Dimension (WxHxD)
127 x 95.5 x 41.7mm (excluding the projection part)
Weight
375 g (without battery)