Samsung has just made available in the market the first android-powered camera that comes with an interchangeable lens. Samsung Galaxy NX is now available in the UK for £1,299 or roughly $2000 in several online retailers. Its high price point makes it too expensive for the casual photographer while its lack of manual controls might not make it popular among the serious photographers. Having Android on board is great though.
Samsung Galaxy NX Specifications
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.8-inch touchscreen display
- 1.6GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal memory
- microSD support
- Camera features: 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DRIMe IV Image Signal processor, advanced Hybrid Auto Focus system, 1/6000 sec shutter speed, 8.6fps shooting, up to 25,600 ISO, built-in Pop-up flash, lens shift image stabilization and various smart camera modes including Photo Suggest, Story Album, Smart Mode (30 different modes), Multi Exposure, Animated Photo, Sound & Shot, Camera Studio
- 3G/4G LTE support (but no voice calls support)
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, GLONASS
- 4360mAh battery
According to Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, “The GALAXY NX reflects the unique needs of a user who needs to take professional photos and share them immediately in any situation. For those who want to express themselves and the exciting moments that make up their lives quickly, easily and on the go, the GALAXY NX is an ideal choice.”
This device is the first DSLR running on Android that unlike the Galaxy Zoom won’t come with smartphone features.
One of its best features is that it has an interchangeable lens. This makes it versatile enough to be used in any shooting environment.