Samsung Galaxy NX

Interchangeable lenses, Galaxy S4-level internals and high-end photography specs

Samsung has officially taken the wraps off of its professional-grade Galaxy NX mirrorless camera at its "Premiere 2013" event in London, and now we have a full set of specs and press images to look at. The Galaxy NX is effectively one of its high-end interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) with a Galaxy S4-class screen and internals grafted onto the back, like an ultimate realization of what Samsung envisioned with the original Galaxy Camera. This is far from a point-and-shoot though, with a full 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor (larger than your standard Micro Four-Thirds camera), a 4.8-inch LCD along with a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), and full array of standard camera controls.

We're working on getting our hands on the Galaxy NX at the London event as we type this, but in the meantime you can hit the break for a full specs list and gallery of Galaxy NX press images.

Samsung Galaxy NX specs:

  • 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 4.8-inch HD TFT LCD
  • SVGA EVF
  • ISO: Auto - 25,600
  • JPEG: 20MP (4:3), 16.9MP (16:9)
  • RAW: 20MP (5472x3648)
  • Video: 1080P/25, 720P/50, 720P/25
  • LTE: 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600MHz (dependent on market)
  • 3G (HSPA+ 42): 850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz
  • Wifi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), GPS
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.6GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4360mAh battery
  • 136.5 x 101.2 x 25.7 (37.65) mm, 495g (w/ battery)
 
There are 26 comments

Oh those are beautiful

Jaredshoes says:

Literally no hardware controls at all no serious photographer wants to control everything with a touchscreen.

Simon Sage says:

One could have said the same thing about keyboards five years ago, but here we are. 

NoNexus says:

Or phones

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chlrbwls says:

what are you talking about

there is a dial and a shooter button

in no way is it making you do all of it through touchscreen

but you have the freedom to

bergeronjc says:

You're not controlling everything with a touchscreen anyway. I see a dial up top and a shutter release button.

The dials and buttons on the back just took up space anyway. Good for them on getting rid of them, I just hope the screen works with gloves.

krkeegan says:

I agree "serious photographers" need tactile buttons. You want to be able to quickly access ISO, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, AF settings, flash settings, and others without your eye leaving the view finder.

That said, more "casual photographers" will certainly enjoy the simplicity of this. I doubt that samsung is marketing a mirrorless camera, using non-nikon non-cannon lenses to "serious photographers."

Jaredshoes says:

You're literally the only person that had any clue what I meant, oooooh there's a shutter button.

SeigaGen says:

Completely wrong on your observation. People will want this more. Too many buttons is too cluttered. I like the simplicity of the design and touch gives Photographers the ability to edit on the fly with powerful android apps.

return_0 says:

Serious photographers aren't the target group for this camera. That's what the Canon 5D and 1D are for.

Mobius360 says:

can't wait for the reviews

btgrave says:

bergeronjc says:

I wonder how it stands up to Sony's Exmor sensor, since the Exmor is arguably the best CMOS image sensor out right now.

What lens mount is this using? THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS CAMERA.

atlas9171 says:

Exactly what I was wondering, very important feature.

atlas9171 says:

Just did a google, NX lens mount system, so it's compatible with Samsung's existing range of NX lenses.

What? They have their own proprietary lens mount that only samsung uses? This bodes well for the lens selection.

Never stopped Sony from selling tons of cameras and lenses.

Sony uses the Minolta mount--remember they bought up the entire Minolta photo business to give them a kick-start.

As we noted in the first post when it was announced, it has the same mount to work with all of Samsung's existing (over 30) NX lenses.

krkeegan says:

30? I count 8 (11 if you count first generation lenses that have since been updated).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_NX-mount
http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/camera-camcorder/smart-cameras/nx-lenses

angryGTS says:

Wiki sucks and should not be used as a reference.......I know what you are pointing out so no need to get pissy, just saying.

Tom Gleeson says:

Anybody know/want to guess the price of this?

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return_0 says:

I'm willing to bet it's four-digit.

vansmack says:

MicroSD? Did I read that right over at Samsung?

That might be a little slow for reading/writing RAW+JPEG...

toonhead85 says:

Just saw a commercial for this while waiting for world war z. Wow... I may ght look into this after the holidays since I just bought a GoPro Hero 3

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