Samsung has announced the Android-based Galaxy NX camera that will be released in October in the U.S. for $1599.99 body only, and $1699.99 body with an 18-55mm lens.
After more than two months, the South Korean company has also shared the release date and selling price for Galaxy NX – a new mirrorless camera based on Android, which will arrive in October in the U.S. for $1599.99 body only, and $1699.99 body with an 18-55mm lens.
What make this model unique in the market is its compact interchangeable lenses. The camera runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has full access to Google Play store and its millions of applications.
The rest of technical specifications include a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor with hybrid-focus, a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor that offers far superior performance just as the Galaxy S4 Zoom – a smartphone for photographers. In addition, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the camera aids support for 4G LTE, GPS and GLONASS (Support A-GPS), and comes with an ISO sensitivity range up to 25600, allowing continuous shooting at 8.6 fps. The camera also features a 4.8-inch touchscreen display with resolution of 800×600 pixels, electronic viewfinder and the ability to capture video at 1080p.
Since, it combines a well-made sensor, all popular connectivity options and interchangeable lenses for the most demanding photographers. It is designed especially to capture and share pictures and videos faster and easier, thereby following the current tech trends.
Galaxy NX is positioned in a high-end segment and aims to compete with other solutions from Sony, Nikon and Canon. However, Galaxy NX may face difficulty competing with the entry-level SLRs as it has a price equal to the Canon 6D, and much higher than the Nikon D7100.