Samsung Galaxy NX

Galaxy NX camera official, mirrorless body and interchangeable lenses

We're live in London with Samsung at their Premiere 2013 event where the previously rumored and leaked Galaxy NX camera has become official. The NX is a big step up from the first Galaxy Camera in the sense that it's no longer a mere point-and-shoot. We're looking at a professional-level mirrorless camera, with interchangeable lenses. 

Spec wise we're looking at a 20.3MP APS-C sensor, full 1080p video recording and a 4.8-inch HD LCD on the rear. Inside, there's a 1.6GHz quad-core processor powering Android 4.2.2 with the latest version of TouchWiz overlayed, along with a discrete Image Signal Processor (ISP). In terms of software there is a full cropping of manual controls and modes (such as aperture priority, shutter speed priority, full manual) along with 30 automatic "smart" modes that will auto-select scenes for you when you need a quick shot. The NX will be compatible with all of Samsung's existing line of lenses -- over 30 in total -- including a new fisheye lens. Samsung is also talking up the fact that the NX comes with LTE on-board, offering loads of sharing options when paired with a full build of Android.

The Galaxy NX is a world away from the original Galaxy Camera, and we'll be going hands-on with it very soon. For more from the Samsung Premiere 2013 event be sure to head on over to our liveblog for full up to the minute coverage. 

 
There are 12 comments

jmbburg26 says:

Please don't be stupid expensive. At least not for the body and a standard lens. I shoot with a Canon now and would LOVE to switch to this.

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TemporalBeef says:

Agreed. I'd also be curious to see what kinds of lenses will be released at launch. Very exciting stuff tho!

Bart Heuts says:

Samsung Netherlands reported that this camera will have a RRP of €1499,-, which is way overpriced. All NX lenses will fit on this thing so I do not assume they will introduce new lenses at release. Finally, this camera is hardly professional since there are no external controls, and usually, only cameras with full frame or larger sensors are considered professional.

pattavino says:

So... Is the camera portion just an app or is Android the app? I don't see the point of having Android on board, is it so I can play angry birds until the object I'm shooting is ready? If i want to surf the web I'm going to do it on my tablet or phone. I understand the sharing or uploading of photos from the camera directly but i don't see anyone using a bulky piece of equipment for anything other than taking pics.

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dplane says:

Fully agree.

Any details on the sensor or the lenses btw?

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Pedro2NR says:

I believe the point of having Android is to share one's media across the Android platform (Mail, NFC, S-Beam, S-Memo). Also having the ability to include Google Play Store apps and upload media to social media (facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) all within the camera itself.

NoreenD says:

I don't know for sure, but I'm trying to keep an open mind on this one:

So, if it comes with the full features of the Android OS, then it's like a bonus. Not only would you use it to easily send your photos via Android technology, but you could go to the Play Store, download whatever apps you might need or want to use, and then use them on or with the camera. You have choices with Android capabilities... Although, a person is not likely to use this (probably expensive) camera to play games on.

Bart Heuts says:

I think the android part is fairly useless on a camera. Having wifi and NFC is one thing, but the ability to install other (photography) apps on this thing is ridiculous. Anyone who would pay €1499,- for this thing is going to do his editing at home, using much more powerful software such as Adobe Photoshop (CS6, Lightroom 5, Elements 11). I get why this is presented on all tech sites, but if you're serious about photography you're not going to buy this.

Ikeman90 says:

i dont think they intend you to be browsing or playing games but why make it android and remove the capability? i figure instead of excluding certain things they just put the full android on it and allow you to choose what you use or not use. for example if you want to upload to facebook, g+ or anything eslse you can, no need for a second device. need to email it go ahead. might even have to use the browser occasionally (cant think of any example but im sure someone can).

Mobius360 says:

Well the original was $500, guessing this will be a grand or so... Prove me wrong Samsung.

Ikeman90 says:

I'm afraid of how much this will cost. i really want a dslr. if this is under 800 (which im not holding my breath for) will be buying. and dudes of android central, send it my way after your hands on review :) please?
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pretty please?

jaehun jang says:

having apps like 'wheres my phone' will work like 'where my expensive camera!'
and the ability to back up to the cloud instantly is one great thing.
and having a lock screen on your dslr really might be somthing i was hoping.