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Samsung Galaxy NX takes Android cameras to the 20 MP with interchangeable lens level

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Samsung Galaxy NX takes Android cameras to the 20 MP with interchangeable lens level
After the camera-centric Galaxy S4 Zoom, which is an Android device indeed, but with point-and-shoot capabilities, Samsung decided to get serious with its TouchWiz-ed camera efforts and gave birth to the Galaxy NX.

The mirrorless camera seems to take in the footsteps of Samsung's top NX 20, and sports a 20.3 MP APS-C sensor that can blast the ISO up to 25,600, with Hybrid AF. A 4.8" HD touchscreen is adorning the back, showing Android 4.2.2 under TouchWiz, just like on the S4 Zoom, and there are 1080p video capture abilities, and everything is backed by a 4360 mAh battery, and weighs half a kilo.

It is powered by a monster 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor with 2 GB of RAM, just like some versions of the Galaxy S4, 16 GB of storage plus microSD card for more, there are WiFi, HSPA+ and, on certain models, 4G LTE. Voice call capabilities are not included like on the S4 Zoom for obvious reasons. As with your typical DSLR camera, there is a dedicated image processing chip.

The range of 13 NX lenses from Samsung can be used with an adapter, including a brand new 10 mm fisheye, and the camera comes standard with an 18 to 55 mm OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) lens, while the aperture ranges between 3.5 and 5.6 f-stop.

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posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:20

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Seems like a great camera, but Samsung didn't slip a price tag for it?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:08

59. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Oh wait, this would be more interesting if they put front facing camera! LOL

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:21 1

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


this is one powerful DSLR for sure but god hate to see the price

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 15:02 1

37. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I really wish Samsung could come out with a DSLR, but unfortunately, their NX line including this camera is not considered as a DSLR, it's a mirrorless camera.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 22:00

55. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Right, but their NX line is quite popular in the mirrorless segment and they do the job well. The NX20 is on par if not better than certain mid-end DSLRs.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:27 3

3. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Watch out Canon and Nikon!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:38 13

5. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


No need.. I'd still prefer Nikon and Canon, no OS needed.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:45 2

9. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


So do I, but for how long?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 18:50 1

45. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Very long

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:15 6

21. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Really because correct me if I am mistaken, I can't share to instagram Facebook or anything else from my canon, stop idiotically hating on Sammy this is a beautiful device!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:29 13

26. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


One Sign of Fanboyism is calling a brand in a pet name.. Come here "Sammy Sammy Sammy" LOL

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 16:37 3

42. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Are you mentally stable? Cause you really should be tested!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:54 5

35. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


Yes, but why would you spend $1299 for a camera with limited lenses and experimental O.S. Imagine how long it would take to turn on! If I want a DSLR I will buy one, If I want a "Phamera" I'll get the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Leave the Cameras to the Camera Company's and the Phones likewise. Its not a bad concept, and I'm sure that many will buy it... But for the money I would rather buy a Full Framed 5DII or a D300 for you Nikon lovers.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 18:52 2

46. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


If you want to share the picture you've just taken, you're not a camera user, you're just a camera phone user. REAL photographers don't just share a photo

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:51

62. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


EXACTLY!!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:10 6

18. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


dude, they don't need to watch out. they are still best.
and your comment is nonsense.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:19 5

23. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Yeah sure, tell that to sony, parasonic, nokia, hitachi, pioneer, sanyo, motolora,etc.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 19:42

51. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


they know that's why they r not making camera like this.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 21:32 1

54. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I guess you misunderstood me. Many of those names are fomer #1's in their respective fields who laughed at samsung and got their butts kicked. 5-10 years ago, who would've thought samsung beating sony in tv, nokia in cell phone,etc. Is camera next? I wouldn't bet against samsung for sure.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 10:26 1

65. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


so you mean samsung gonna beat nikon and canon in camera department?....r u sure?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 15:09 3

40. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


No need to watch out. The time this camera would take to turn on, Nikon and Canon would have captured hundreds of photos.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 18:50 1

44. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Because this can be like them? lol
Not even close, not even.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:32 3

4. JaseelEbrahim (Posts: 31; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Have a good time playing games and browsing the web on it.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:38

6. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


playing games on a DSLR LOL!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:40 1

7. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Just few of many possibilities....like putting special effects, putting special touches on pictures right then and there.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:48 8

11. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Man if you are a PROFESSIONAL Photographer you don't need any digital touches. Buy DECENT LENSES..

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:59 2

12. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


+1....

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:35 1

32. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


yup, this sammy will do decent interchangeable lenses TOO!!!

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 18:54 1

48. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Can it match my 18-135mm IS STM? I think not. and that's the most basic lens I have

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:00 2

13. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Do you know any professional photographers? I heard someone say that nowadays any self-respecting pro photographers use digital touches before print.
Besides, most people who buy these cameras are not pros.

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