Jun 20 AT 1:51 PM Dima Aryeh 10 Comments

Samsung announces the mirrorless, DSLR-like Galaxy NX


Samsung’s Premiere 2013 event is going on right now, and they started it off big. They showed off the Samsung Galxy S 4 mini, Galaxy S 4 Active and Galaxy S 4 Zoom. Then we got a short look at the Galaxy NX, the next Galaxy Camera, looking exactly as it did in leaked images. It has a DSLR-like body with Android on its large display. And now, they’ve announced the specs.

The Samsung Galaxy NX is the first interchangeable lens Android camera with 4G LTE. This device will have many lenses available at launch and is compatible with all Samsung NX lenses.

Inside, you’ll find a large 20.3MP APS-C sensor. This is the same sensor size used in most DSLRs, so that’s pretty damn impressive. For the photographers here, you’ll find Samsung’s Hybrid autofocus system, a shutter speed as fast as 1/6000s and a dedicated image signaling processor to get the fastest shooting speeds possible.

For the spec guys, you’ll get a 4.8-inch HD TFT display and a 1.6GHz quad core application processor with Android 4.2.2 out of the box. It’ll have more than 30 smart modes for those who like auto modes and will also have a professional mode for those who want to use it in that capacity.

A price has not been announced yet, but the device is pretty impressive! With DSLR-like functionality, it could appeal to a lot of people. And the fact that it runs Android could make the device a lot more useful than other cameras. The original Galaxy Camera was awesome, but a bit of a disappointment when it came to image quality. This device will most likely fix these issues, but at a higher price point. Would you buy one?

Via: Samsung Tomorrow

Source: Galaxy NX

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Marco

    I have a nx300 and I’m very happy with it. I consider it better than both nex and m4/3 cameras. And for many asopects also better than fuji. I won’t buy this camera for the lack of physical controls and its bulkyness. I hope samsung can release a camera in the form of nx300, 1 cm taller, with an evf on the left side. I also hope they can develop a better evf than that on nx20, which is sequential and suffers from rainbow effect.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      A small mirrorless camera the size of the NEX and others with Android would simply be amazing.

  • http://www.androidandme.com Nick Sarafolean

    I wish that Sony had made this as an NEX camera, but it’s still practically my dream device.

  • Matthew

    If it’s exactly the same to the NX series of cameras such as supporting remote shutter and all of the other accessories available to the NX series, this Camera will be amazing. I’m put off by the lack of physical controls/dials and I didn’t like the touch screen on the Galaxy Camera.

    I am really interested in it, but I don’t think it is something I would buy…

  • Matt Raimy

    Check this out : a better & fuller review of Samsung Galaxy NX : http://t.co/cC75eZ01pc

  • Pravas

    Wow…can’t wait for more in depth review and snaps from the camera.

  • scubabum

    Nice camera with impressive specs.
    But I will wait for the sticker price and some demos (snaps, videos, …).

  • donger

    Impressive specs.

  • SGB101

    Got to love this quote

    “The original Galaxy Camera was awesome, but a bit of a disappointment when it came to image quality.”

    Considering it was a camera, I’d say it wasn’t awesome!

  • John Patrick

    It’s great to see any company bringing new products to market and it seems Samsung is really pouring it on.They are not afraid to take chances. I don’t know if this model will fail or fly, but I bet Samsung uses everything they learn bringing it to market, and comes out with a better next generation unit with improvements based on user feedback. Be nice to see some of the more risk- averse companies (yeah, you Apple) start putting new products and taking some chances.