Exceeding the expectations laid out by its on-paper specs, the 5-megapixel rear-mounted camera found on Galaxy Ace 2 offers hugely impressive results with the integrated autofocus features, inbuilt LED flash and smile detection shooting further bolstering the handset's impressive bag of tricks and allowing for simple image capturing in all conditions.
With a shutter speed that can live up to more static panoramic shots, an attribute that is errant from a number of smartphone integrated cameras, users can also opt to activate the camera's autofocusing abilities simply by tapping on a desired area of the screen, a handy feature that works well to ensure your desired content is always in focus.
Although the handset struggles with Macro shooting, not liking exceedingly close focal lengths, a strong collection of shooting modes counteract this niggle as the standard collection of scene modes (portrait, landscape, night, sports, fireworks, etc) are joined by the more advanced, an entry-level market breeching shooting modes.
Whilst the 'cartoon' option offers little in terms of impressive results, the Ace 2's 'panorama' features are some of the best on the market despite not functioning well off a steep incline, stitching images together perfectly to form impressive, expansive shots.
For those wanting even more control over their handset's photographic capabilities, simplistic alterations can be made to the device's white balance, exposure value and ISO settings. Although only small customising changes can be made, it is easy to do and requires little faff or fuss.
Whilst shooting from dark into light can have mixed results, the Ace 2's integrated 5-megapixel camera is largely impressive with its light management skills with indoor use of the integrated LED flash not proving over powerful and simple whiting out snaps.