Galaxy Camera 2 Release Date Announced for March

The Galaxy camera 2 will be available in the U.S. sometime in March.

Samsung unveiled this device back in January and now the company announced that it will ship in the middle of next month and will cost $449.99.

The new model succeeds its award-winning predecessor and features more impressive specs and a similar design.

"Consumers love the Galaxy Camera and this next-generation version was designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience," said Myoung Sup Han, Executive Vice President and Head of the Imaging Business Team at Samsung Electronics.

The Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16M BSI CMOS Sensor that produces vivid images sharp in detail and color, a 21x Optical Zoom, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and a preloaded Dropbox app that offers 50GB of free cloud storage.

"The result is a most powerful portable device which continues to embrace the public's passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality," continued Han. "We are dedicated to making it easier for more people to achieve great results and with the Galaxy Camera 2's host of creative features, anyone can capture stand out images."

Users can share videos and pictures by using advanced versions of Wi-Fi and NFC and the all new Tag & Go feature makes it easier to connect the Galaxy Camera 2 to NFC-enabled smartphones and tablets. A new feature called Photo Bean instantly sends a picture being viewed by the user directly to the device it is paired with.

Another one called Mobile Link allows photographers to select images they want to transfer to their smartphone for leisure. Remote Viewfinder allows picture takers to control the camera using their smartphone which provides them with a better way to set up the camera to take specific photos.