The Samsung Galaxy Camera has always been an odd device, but starting next month you'll be able to get a new version of the odd device: the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 starts shipping globally this March for $450. If you happen to be living in South Korea, ZDNet Korea is reporting that you can actually grab the Galaxy Camera 2 today for 499,000 won, but the rest of us will have to wait a few weeks. The Galaxy Camera 2 has appeared for pre-order on Amazon.com, priced at $449.99 with a release date of March 10, 2014.
We were able to review the original Galaxy Camera back in December of 2012, so it's been a bit of a wait for a successor. The original was an odd beast, so it's okay that Samsung's taken their time putting out version 2. The Galaxy Camera 2 was announced shortly before CES 2014, and it carries over the same decent zoom lens and sensor from the original, but with entirely new processors, software, and a much more attractive, dare we say, classic design..
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 up for preorder now at Amazon.com, B&H Photo, Best Buy and likely a few other places too. Let us know — does the $450 price tag seem fair for the upgraded back-end, or is it too much for a camera in which the camera part hasn't really changed?