Galaxy NX

$1,699 will score you the Galaxy NX body and an 18-55 F/3.5-5.6 lens — and Jelly Bean

Originally expected in October, the Samsung Galaxy NX is available today for folks in the US, provided you want to pay $1,700 for it all. Sporting a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and Android Jelly Bean under the hood, the camera should do anything Android-related you want it to do. The other specs sound equally as capable — APS-C sensor, 1/6000 shutter speed, and ISO settings as high as 25,600 mean that you'll be able to get some very nice pictures out of this one.

But for $1,700 you had better get great pictures.

We're not sure if the addition of Android justifies the $1,000 premium over other great APS-C mirrorless cameras, and just don't see this one gaining any traction. This price-point is more suited to full-frame cameras, rather than an entry-level "prosumer" (I hate that term) model. 

Alex had a chance to look over the NX this past June in London, and I've had a chance to see one briefly at a Samsung store here in the states. It's a nice camera for people who want more than an average point and shoot, and the few shots I was able to take and view did look nice. If you're really into photography and Android, you might appreciate the mating thing done here. Anyone interested should visit the source link for ordering information.

Source: Samsung


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Samsung Galaxy NX now available in the US


Guessing one of these won't be purchased for review anytime soon.........haha

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I own a Samsung NX300, which I believe has the same sensor and lens mount as the Galaxy NX, but runs Samsung's Tizen OS. It's a great camera, takes photos I believe equal in quality to bigger DSLR's and well worth the $600 I paid for it. It's also got wifi so I can transfer photos to my Nexus 4 or 7. I'm not sure who would pay $1699 for this over the NX300. At $1000, maybe.

I have the NX100.
I picked it up on the cheap. I paid $299 with an external flash.

The camera is great and I would not pay $1699 for basically and updated version.
The lenses are expensive because it's proprietary.

Wait until they go on clearance.

I have the NX1000 and like it very much. I also have several lenses for it & would love to upgrade the body.
Priced way too high though. Show it to me under 1k and I'd probably bite.

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I also have a NX1000 for my wife, and she loves it, I paid over 400 dollars for the kit, (Body, two lenses, external flash, a 16GB SD and a camera bag). there is no way i would pay more than what i did, happy with my purchase.