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

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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65 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

59. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

37. GeekMovement unregistered

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.

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.

3. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Watch out Canon and Nikon!

5. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

9. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

So do I, but for how long?

45. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Very long

21. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 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!

26. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

42. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

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

35. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 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.

46. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 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

62. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

EXACTLY!!

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

23. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

51. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

54. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

65. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

40. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

44. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

4. JaseelEbrahim

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

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

6. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

playing games on a DSLR LOL!

7. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

11. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

+1....

32. illiad

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

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

48. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

13. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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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