Meet the smartest digital camera on the market - the new 16.3-million-pixel Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 that runs on Google's Android platform. Jon Devo tries it out. Read the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review – Our verdict

The job Samsung has done by integrating the Android system into the Galaxy Camera 2 is seamless and adds some great sharing and functionality – it’s what makes the Galaxy Camera special. However, it’s a shame there’s no the 3G/LTE option. The firm already has photographically capable smart devices in the form of the latest Wi-Fi-enabled NX-series cameras, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the new Galaxy S5 smartphone that is capable of a blistering 0.3sec autofocus time.

I really want to love the Galaxy Camera 2, because there’s nothing in its class that can match its screen and Android functionality. However, it just falls short of the heights that its innovation deserves. Undoubtedly, the Galaxy Camera 2 will prove a popular device among some who will be drawn to its stunning looks and impressive Android functionality, but we will have to wait until Samsung delivers a standalone shoot-and-share camera as supreme in performance as it is in design and concept for it to be a must-have device.

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LCD:4.8in HD Super Clear TFT
Sensor:16.3-million-pixel, 1/2.3in BSI CMOS
Exposure Modes:PASM, Smart modes (28 available)
Weight:283g
Lens:f/2.8-5.9 (equivalent to 23-483mm)
Shutter Speeds:1/8-1/2000sec
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0
RRP:£400
ISO:ISO 100-3200
Dimensions:71.2 x 132.5 x 19.3mm
Metering System:Multi, spot, centreweighted, face-detection AE
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