Samsung Galaxy NX – The 20MP Android Based Mirrorless Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
Published on June 21st, 2013
Samsung has officially introduced the Samsung Galaxy NX, a mirrorless camera with 20 megapixel sensor, interchangeable lenses capability (similar to a DSLR), and runs on Android operating system. While both the Samsung Galaxy Camera and the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom are considered as point and shoot cameras designed for those who likes to take photos everywhere they go, the Samsung Galaxy NX is geared towards serious photographers and photo enthusiast who needs more than just a point-and-shoot camera.
The Samsung Galaxy NX is the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact System Camera (CSC) and is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating system. With the combination of both technologies, this allows photographers to easily share their photos to their friends, online community, forums or in social networking sites.
It has a 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor paired with DRIMe IV Image Signal Processor that produces brights and detailed images even in low light conditions or when you need a fast and accurate camera. You could safely say that the Galaxy NX, produces much better photos compared to the Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S4 Zoom.
The Samsung Galaxy NX is also built with Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus System, and is capable of 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6 frames per second shooting speed. This helps the photographer to capture crisp and vibrant shots and even fast moving objects.
Unlike the Galaxy Camera and S4 Zoom, the Samsung Galaxy NX features an Interchangeable Lenses, giving photographers versatility and more room for creativity just like using a DSLR camera. You can use ultra wide fisheye lenses, pancake lenses, zoom lenses and even longer prime lenses.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy NX can also shoot videos. Samsung included a True 3D Creator that brings an added element of realism to the GALAXY NX results, allowing users to shoot images and movies in 3D with Samsung’s 45mm 2D/3D lens.
Under its hood, the Samsung Galaxy NX is powered by a 1.6GHz Exynos Quad Core processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. The list of features and specifications of the Galaxy NX doesn’t end here. Check out the specification sheet for more details.
Samsung Galaxy NX Specifications
Network: LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 and/or HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100
Chipset: Pega-Q + DRIMe4 + MDM9215(XMM6360)
Processor: 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
Memory: 2GB RAM
Storage: 16GB Internal memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)
Operating System: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Display: 4.8-inch HD scLCD, 0.46” SVGA EVF
Image Sensor: 20.3 megapixels APS-C CMOS with Flash
Additional: Built-in Pop-up flash
IS: (Lens Shift – depends on Lens type)
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Connectors: microUSB, USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n HT40 2.4G/5GHz
GPS: A-GPS + GLONASS
Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, 5GHzBluetooth® 4.0 (LE)GPS, GLONASS (Support A-GPS)
Sensor: Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light
Bundle Software: Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Dimension: 136.5mm x 101.46mm x 56mm
Weight: 410g without battery / 495g with standard battery
Battery: 4,360 mAh, 3.8V
Image Formats: JPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472×3648), 10.1M (3888×2592), 5.9M (2976×1984), 2.0M (1728×1152)JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472×3080), 7.8M (3712×2088), 4.9M (2944×1656), 2.1M (1920×1080)JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648×3648), 7.0M (2640×2640), 4.0M (2000×2000), 1.1M (1024×1024), RAW: 20.0M (5472 x 3648), 3D Image: JPEG, JPEG (16:9): 4.1M (2688×1512), 2.1M (1920×1080)
Video: Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8Format: MP4/3GP, AVI, WMV/ASF, FLV, MKV, WEBMSize: 1920×1080/25fps, 1920×810/24fps, 1280×720/50fps, 1280×720/25fps, and 640×480/50fps, 640×480/25fps, 320×240/25fps for Sharing
Audio: Codec: MP3, AAC LC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WBFormat: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Features: Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON, S Voice, S Translator, Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games, Trip Advisor, Photo Suggest
Google Mobile Services: Chrome, Downloads, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search,Google Settings, GooglePlus, Google Local, Google Play Store,Google Messenger, Google Navigation,Youtube, Google Talk, Voice Search, Google Play Movie & TV, Google Play books, Google Play Music, Google Play Magazine.
Price and Availability
As of to-date, Samsung did not disclose how much would the Samsung Galaxy NX with an 18-55mm kit lens would be, but it is expected to become available by 3rd quarter of 2013.
I’ll update this post once the Galaxy NX hit the shelves or when it is available to order online.