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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy NX DSLR camera, coming in October with a hefty price tag

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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy NX DSLR camera, coming in October with a hefty price tag
If you have been holding out waiting for the Samsung Galaxy NX DSLR camera running Android, you may want to just pack it in and start looking elsewhere. Earlier today, Samsung officially announced the device, which is basically the mashup of a Samsung Galaxy S III and a Samsung NX300 DSLR camera, and said that it will be launching in October.

But, while professional and semi-pro DLSRs have been dropping in price recently, meaning that you can get a quality camera anywhere from $500 to $1000, Samsung thinks that it has added enough value to the Galaxy NX and is planning to sell it for $1599 (body only). If you want an 18-55mm lens with that it will cost you $1699. Given what the Galaxy NX offers, it can be argued that it is worth the price, but it's certainly not an easy sell. 

As a camera, the Galaxy NX offers a 20.3MP APS-C sensor along with a DRIMe IV Image Signal Processor, an Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system, a 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps shooting, and the option to swap lenses. On the mobile device side, it features a 4.8-inch 720p touchscreen and SVGA (800 x 600 pixel) electronic viewfinder, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot that is expandable up to 64GB, 2GB RAM, and a 4360mAh battery, all running on Android 4.2. 

As an added bonus, it offers all of the TouchWiz Smart Modes in the camera, where they make more sense than on a phone, and you get access to the Google Play Store and all of the apps therein. And, the camera includes an a 4G LTE radio, in addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, so you really can do more with your photos directly from the device. There will be a Wi-Fi only model, but there is no pricing for that just yet. 

What do you guys think? Worth it?

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posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:39 7

1. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


ummm wtf!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:40 4

4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


ummmmm you commented just to say that....

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 14:40 8

13. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Beats saying first.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 16:30 6

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


No thankx..........Nikon and Canon is better and great.......!!!

http://cdn.memegenerator.co/instances/250x250/39604623.jpg

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 01:23 2

55. rms.max (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


+1020 HTCOE

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:39 2

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


As long as it takes better photos than the galaxy camera then you cant go wrong!! It makes more sense to put android on a dslr and at least this could give the Lumia 1020 a run for its money!!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:47 2

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Oh but it pulls great shots, which is why I'm puzzled if Sammy can do a great full frame sensor, why can't they do a small one.

http://whatdigitalcamera.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11133/000007d67/371b/20130624-212614-copy.jpg
http://whatdigitalcamera.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11133/000008090/9e43/Samsung-Galaxy-NX-sample-image-1.jpg
http://whatdigitalcamera.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11133/000007d74/d51c/20130625-190541.jpg
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/88375-image/Samsung-Galaxy-NX-Overview-048-S4-100crop-samples.jpg

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 14:44 8

14. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Uh, I would HOPE it gives the Lumia 1020 a run for its money, given that it costs a full $1000 more.

At any rate, why would it matter? The Lumia is a phone, this thing isn't.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 15:39 2

20. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Prepare for trouble!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 17:55 2

32. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Make it double!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 18:05 2

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


To protect the world from devastation!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 19:34 2

42. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


To unite all people within our nation!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 20:10 2

46. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


To denounce the evils of truth and love!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 20:30

47. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


By removing every political boxing glove.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 20:33 2

48. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


To extend our reach to the stars above!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:07 2

51. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Jessie...

James...

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 14:03

58. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:47 1

54. voxmarc (Posts: 332; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


to have sex with anyone interested,including animals...wtf.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:45

57. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


best comment ever... lmfao

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:40 4

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The NX 300 which is the Galaxy NX is based on is a damn fine device with superb picture quality. My concern with an Android-based camera is the snappiness of the snapshots. You can do almost instantaneous shots from Off with a regular DSLR, will this one from sleep mode take a shot within a second? If so, it can be a winner.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:41 2

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Beautiful camera. It's good that Samsung gives consumers options. What's bad is the price tag.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:50 1

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


Other camera manufacturers need to take notice, if they don't want to fall behind. It happened to Sony in TV, and Nokia in smartphone. Are Canon and Nixon next?

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 14:19

9. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


The latest info about Sony Ultra HD TV market share
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130828PD209.html

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 14:28

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


Good for Sony. However, owning majority share of "fledging Ultra HD TV market" is like owning majority share of window os(Nokia loses money). "Meanwhile, Sony's total LCD TV shipments are likely to reach 14 million units in 2013, compared to its revised target of 15 million units..."

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 15:19

18. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Please read this!!!
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323681904578641140985357074.html

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 15:38

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


So? Samsung is #1 in TV. I don't know what you're trying to prove or say??

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 15:54

21. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


So did Sony TV business loses money or they are getting better??

From the info that i gave shows that Sony TV business are going to rise instead of fall.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 16:02

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


"Long-Struggling TV Ops Help Electronics Maker(Sony) Swing Back Into Black Ink." Yes, Sony TV business made money for a change, after struggling in TV business for a long time. After a long slump, one quarter of profit doesn't really mean anything.
And, Samsung surpassed Sony long time ago, which was my original point. I don't know what Sony's profit has to do with Samsung's status.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 14:37 5

12. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Unlikely, when you get into the DSLR market, its usually pros and enthusiasts.

No respectable pro will ditch companies with 75+ years experience, reputation and quality in the imaging/ optical business to go with Samsung. Not to mention that they aren't likely to scrap tens of thousands of dollars in good lenses to switch bodies. Plus, Samsung isn't exactly the pinnacle of reliability.

On the enthusiasts' side, Samsung has to compete with Canon and Nikon's extensive selection of bodies and lenses, their brand reputation, customer service, and value. Its a tough market and Samsung may not have the edge to grab the attention of perspective customers. Not to mention that Samsung's customer service in America is absolutely terrifying.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 14:46 2

16. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


On the bright side though, at least you can let your kid play Angry Birds on your $1600 camera!

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