Samsung Galaxy NX

June 20, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | 6 Comments |
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The Samsung Galaxy NX is the World’s first interchangeable-lens camera with 3G/4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. Running on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, the Galaxy NX has a 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor, DRIMe IV processor, Hybrid auto-focus system with 8ms focusing, 8.6fps burst shooting, top shutter speed of 1/6000th second, and a 4.8 inch touch-panel LCD. The Samsung Galaxy NX will be available in July, price to be announced.

Samsung Press Release

SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE GALAXY NX

World’s first 4G interchangeable-lens camera with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi Connectivity

London, UK – June 20, 2013 – Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the Galaxy NX, the world’s first 4G interchangeable lens Connected Compact System Camera (CSC). Versatile and easy to use, the Galaxy NX combines cutting edge optical performance with connectivity capabilities and Android applications. The result is a new type of connected device which means you can share your experiences instantly in amazing colour and outstanding detail.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung UK & Ireland said: “We’re excited to be leading the way in innovation with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy NX. The aim of this device is to combine the high image quality associated with the NX camera with the ease of use and speed of 4G capability with Android. Perfect for taking incredible images and sharing them quickly.” 

Share everything, from anywhere

Featuring 3G/4G LTE technology, the Galaxy NX means anyone interested in photography can stay constantly connected with their world. Promising speedy sharing whether on the move or at home, the seamless connectivity of the Galaxy NX makes it a device that puts the sharing of professional level images at its heart. It embraces the era of visual communication by providing an outlet for passionate photographers to express their exciting experiences immediately and in spectacular quality.

The Galaxy NX is designed to help you capture the scene and mood of every place you visit. Photo Suggest gives you location-based recommendations of popular photography spots, sourced from a huge library of images taken by other photographers from around the world. Story Album allows you to look back at your photos on one timeline, reframing and resizing them to create digital photo books which can be viewed and shared on your other devices. 

Stunning picture quality

Image quality is really something to shout about thanks to the array of interchangeable lenses available with the Galaxy NX. The 20.3MP APS-C Sensor produces images which are bright and detailed, even in low light conditions, while the DRIMe IV Image Signal Processer delivers the speed and accuracy that today's photographers demand.

Its Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System ensures accurate phase and contrast detection so you can capture crisp, vibrant shots, while the 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps shooting means you can capture the action as it is happening.

The flexibility offered by the Galaxy NX’s selection of interchangeable lenses - from compact pancake lenses and an ultra-wide fisheye, to longer prime and zoom lenses - places creative control firmly in the hands of the photographer. True 3D Creator also brings an added element of realism to the Galaxy NX results, allowing you to shoot images and movies in 3D with Samsung's 45mm 2D/3D lens.

Simple and easy to use

With Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the functionality of a smartphone is used to improve the photographic experience you get with the Galaxy NX. You can choose from a huge array of Android apps to help personalise your device and do more than just shoot amazing photographs and video, from editing images, to adding special effects and staying in touch with friends and family.

More than 30 Smart Mode options mean you can choose the optimum settings for the environment you are capturing, as well as create fresh, artistic images. Multi Exposure merges two different shots together to produce one distinctive image, while Animated Photo connects continuous shots of up to five seconds, creating a moving GIF file. For added realism, Sound & Shot stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken, so moments are captured exactly as they happen.

For added personalisation, Camera Studio allows you to easily customise settings with your most frequently used applications or camera modes, so you can capture your photos exactly how you want them.

Availability

The Galaxy NX will be available to buy in the UK as a 4G variant that supports 3G from selected online and high street retailers this summer.

Be among the first to know when the Galaxy NX is available, by visiting http://www.samsung.com/uk/GalaxyNXCamera/. Or go to http://www.samsungmobilepress.com for multimedia content and additional information.

Samsung Galaxy NX Product Specifications:
 

Image Sensor

20.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS

IS

(Lens Shift – depends on Lens type)

Display

121.2mm (4.8inch) HD TFT LCD

SVGA EVF

ISO

Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

Network

4G LTE

4G (LTE Cat3 100/50Mbps) : 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Dependent on Market

3G

3G (HSPA+42Mbps) : 850/900/1900/2100

AP

1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor

OS

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Image

JPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472x3648), 10.1M (3888x2592), 5.9M (2976x1984), 2.0M (1728x1152)

JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472x3080), 7.8M (3712x2088), 4.9M (2944x1656), 2.1M (1920x1080)

JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648x3648), 7.0M (2640x2640), 4.0M (2000x2000), 1.1M (1024x1024)

RAW: 20.0M (5472 x 3648)

* 3D Image: JPEG

JPEG (16:9): 4.1M (2688x1512), 2.1M (1920x1080)

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8

Format: MP4/3GP, AVI, WMV/ASF, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Size: 1920x1080/25fps, 1920x810/24fps, 1280x720/50fps, 1280x720/25fps,

640x480/50fps, 640x480/25fps, 320x240/25fps for Sharing

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB
Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Additional

Features

Built-in Pop-up flash

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, Google Plus, 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

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)

GPS, GLONASS (Support A-GPS)

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light

Memory

16GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)

2.0GB RAM

*User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

*Available capacity varies and storage is less due to phone software.

Bundle Software

Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Dimension (WxHxD)

136.5 x 101.2 x 25.7 (37.65) mm, 410g(without battery) / 495(with standard battery)

Battery

4,360 mAh

 

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#1 neon

I will surely wait for review actual taken photos of this crap. Comparing them to existing DSLR in market today, the WIFI and ANDROID system rocks !

11:25 pm - Thursday, June 20, 2013

#2 Edwin Davis

WIFI & ANDROID system rocks! but let's see its other features & a full review or Galaxy NX @ here :

http://t.co/cC75eZ01pc

4:47 am - Friday, June 21, 2013

#3 Lawrence B

It will be interesting to hear what people have to say about the product and the pricing when announced.
I guess the price and ease of use will ultimately determine the market for this.
I will be watching.

9:35 am - Friday, June 21, 2013

#4 William Deamer

My brother just got one of these bad boys and, at first, i wasnt convinced! But after using it a little it did start to grow on me.

6:56 pm - Friday, June 21, 2013

#5 gorpalm

So is this going to be taken seriously by the photography community? Let alone consumers...You will be able to bet your bottom dollar that it'll be strikingly expensive though (think galaxy camera x2 if not more).

The sensor is a known quantity, as is the lens ecosystem, what is either going to turn off buyers of top-enders like this, Or intrigue them enough to at least try it and then hopefully get hooked by it,is going to be the brand new UI that this model has to bring to the party.

The publicity shots don't hint at what the back screen will look like in shooting mode, w NO physical buttons on the backplate, layout/accessibility/ease of control is going to be crucial.

1:23 am - Sunday, June 23, 2013

#6 gorpalm

...oh and to add: the slimness of the body is eyecatching, and then you realise it of course means this cam doesn't have what nearly every other top end model has and what enthusiasts want - a swivel/adjustable screen.

1:31 am - Sunday, June 23, 2013