For weeks now, there have been pictures of Samsung’s next Galaxy Camera doing rounds on the web but all its details remained just rumors. Today though, Samsung has made the camera official. The Samsung galaxy NX Android camera is a successor to the first Samsung Galaxy Camera the company announced last year and comes with a ton of new features that its predecessor did not have.
Samsung seems keen on pushing the envelope when it comes to Galaxy devices to include many new types of devices and categories of electronic devices besides smartphones and tablets. The South Korean company unveiled the Galaxy NX camera today during the Samsung Galaxy & Activ Premier event held in London. The Galaxy NX camera becomes the first of its kind – the first camera with digital mirrorless interchangeable lens (MILC) to run on Android operating system.
Samsung says that this camera is a hybrid of the first Samsung Galaxy camera and its line of non-Android NX camera. The company, it appears, is angling towards providing a high end camera for professional photographers with this new camera unlike the first Galaxy camera which the company and carriers pitched to ordinary buyers. This Android camera comes with the latest version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and features Samsung’s TouchWiz UI that often comes in smartphones and tablets but this time it is tweaked for the camera. The interface defaults to the camera application.
Core features of the Galaxy NX Camera
Processor: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Pega-Q
Display: 4.8 inch 800 x 600 EVF HD Super Clear TFT LCD touchscreen
Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz UI
Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB onboard memory with microSD card slot
Camera features: DRIMe IV Image Signal processor, 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 8.6fps shooting, 1/6000 sec shutter speed, advanced Hybrid Auto Focus system, up to 25,600 ISO, built-in Pop-up flash, Story Album, Multi Exposure, 30 different Smart Modes, Photo Suggest, Camera Studio, Animated Photo, Sound & Shot
Connectivity: 3G and 4G LTE (without voice call support), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, GLONASS, micro SIM card slot, micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports
Additional software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Samsung Kies, 50GB 2 year Dropbox cloud storage
Battery: 4,360 mAh
Weight: 495g with standard battery (410g without)
Availability and Price
Samsung did not mention when the camera will be available or how much it will retail for although market analysts speculate that it will cost $1,000 or slightly less than this.
Additional details courtesy of Engadget