Samsung Galaxy NX

US stores will see the new Android-powered mirrorless camera starting in October

We were generally taken by surprise when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy NX as a spiritual successor to the original Galaxy Camera, and now we know when and how much you'll have to spend to buy one. It will come as no surprise to camera geeks that this is going to be one expensive piece of kit, but for someone coming from the point-and-shoot camera realm may be surprised.

Samsung is setting pricing at $1599.99 for the body (no lens) or $1699.99 with a standard 18-55mm kit lens, and expects to have it on U.S. store shelves and directly from Samsung starting in October. Now you're certainly getting something for that high price tag — on the imaging front we're looking at a 20.3MP APS-C sensor with a 1/6000 second shutter speed and up to ISO 25600 sensitivity. You also have the proper lens mount for Samsung's range of NX lenses if you're ready to expand your shooting options

Flip the camera around to the back and you have a huge 4.8-inch LCD screen with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2 behind it, giving you tons of possibilities for sharing the photos that you'll be taking with this thing. We're not entirely sure the Galaxy NX will sell that well considering its high price point, but it certainly is going to be one to look at for Android enthusiasts in the market for a "prosumer" level camera.

Source: Samsung (BusinessWire)

 

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Samsung details Galaxy NX camera pricing and availability

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Its like they're pricing it not to sell. They have put it in the absolute worst place in the market with this pricing, and they shouldn't be shocked when it fails. At that price point, its too expensive for the people that would appreciate the Android integration and use the features, but its also not enough camera for the pros that would be willing to plunk down that much cash on a camera.

Samsung put themselves in a lose-lose situation here.

But this also basically has a high end phone on the back of it. That has to come into the price somewhere.

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Several months ago I bought the NX300. Same sensor, same kit lens. Awesome touchscreen display. It has WiFi sharing and NFC. It is one of the best mirrorless cameras out on the market. AND it only costs $700. So I just don't get how the addition of android justifies jacking the cost up by $1000. And this camera is much bulkier than the NX300. Doesn't make sense. For anyone considering buying this check out the NX300 or the new high end Olympus mirrorless.

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Dear Sir,

Can you tell me how you like this camera? Once I mastered the art of developing my own photos in a darkroom, my mom said I could have a nice digital one. Since xmas is around the corner and I have been pretty good this year I need to come up with a good argument for why I would like this camera.

is is easy to use? does it take photos well? can they be uploaded easily to a laptop or social media sites? can photos be edited with photoshop or picassa? does the camera do okay with moving targets like wildlife? what are the best things about this camera? what are the worst?

I appreciate your help if you answer.

haha for that price you can get a kit with a camera and two maybe even 3 lenses. This shouldn't be more than 399, even then its just a party point and shoot.

Yikes! I was thinking the price was steep, but I'm not a camera man, so I was unsure if this price was on par with other mirrorless cameras. After reading these comments, I see that I was right... Dammit Samsung! You almost had a hit

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I don't see the benefit of having Android on a nice camera like this. I know a friend who got an Android-based camera last year, and she never uses any of the Android features. If anything, it's more trouble for her to use as a camera because of the interface she has to navigate through first.

About the only feature I could see using is the ability to share images on Facebook or Instagram more quickly. But most times when I lug around my DSLR, it's not a situation where I'd need to share the images immediately. Plus, I always shoot in raw and do a lot of refinement at home. So it's obviously not marketed towards people like me, but I'm just struggling to figure out who it is marketed towards, especially that would be willing to shell out that kind of cash for it.

It be good, if you could enlighten someone who does not know about it. I even register, just to tell you that I am willing to read what you know about it, share it to us then. :-)

Can anyone tell me how it works? If they have used it personally? I would like one for xmas and would like an idea of the benefits and features by real people and not silly sales ads or reviews.