Leading up to today’s events, JK Shin confirmed to the world that Samsung would be showing off a mirrorless Android camera with interchangeable lenses at today’s events. Thankfully, Mr. Shin wasn’t bluffing. Following the announcement we ran over to the Galaxy NX demo as quick as we could to get our first look at this great new device.
The Galaxy NX features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor that rivals those found in crop DSLR cameras. The NX-mount interchangeable lens system means you can choose between 13 different lenses to attach, from ultra-wide angle pancake to telephoto and prime.
The camera supports 1/6000th of a second shutter speed and shoots at 8.6 frames per second, which is all thanks to the DRIMe IV Image Signal Processor sitting inside. Samsung is employing an Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system for quick autofocus without the need for an SLR mirror.
On the Android front, this thing will be running Android 4.2 with Samsung’s own customization on top. Said customization will include 30 “smart” shooting modes for the camera to help you automatically find that perfect setting for whichever scenario you’re in, photo suggest for suggestions on photo opportunities near you, and tons of apps for editing and sharing your pictures with family and friends.
It will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, will have 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and micro HDMI out. Even without the juicy Android bits this would be one very nice camera to challenge the growing mirrorless market. Be sure to take a nice, long look at it in our hands-on video above and our photos below.