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

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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58 Comments

1. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

ummm wtf!

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

ummmmm you commented just to say that....

13. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Beats saying first.

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No thankx..........Nikon and Canon is better and great.......!!! http://cdn.memegenerator.co/instances/250x250/39604623.jpg

55. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

+1020 HTCOE

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!!!!

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

20. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Prepare for trouble!

32. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Make it double!

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

To protect the world from devastation!

42. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

To unite all people within our nation!

46. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

To denounce the evils of truth and love!

47. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

By removing every political boxing glove.

48. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

To extend our reach to the stars above!

51. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Jessie... James...

58. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!

54. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

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

57. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

best comment ever... lmfao

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

7. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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?

9. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

10. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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..."

19. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

21. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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.

22. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

12. Kan_wha

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 25, 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.

16. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

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