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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy NX, a 4G-enabled mirrorless camera

samsung galaxy nx announce

The rumors were true, folks. Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy NX, a mirrorless Android camera that supports interchangeable lenses. The device, being called a “compact camera system,” sports 4G and 3G radios for mobile data, and will allow you to share the memories you captured with the 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor while you’re on the go. Samsung is utilizing the DRIMe IV Image Signal Processor for flowing through your picture-taking experience with ease and speed.

The Galaxy NX will run Android 4.2 with obvious additions from Samsung. Like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Galaxy NX will feature things like Photo Suggest where the camera will use your location to suggest good photo opportunities in the area. Consumers will be able to choose between 13 different lenses from the NX-mount range, including a new wide angle fish-eye lens.

The device features Samsung’s Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system that will allow you to focus with speed that typical mirrorless cameras don’t provide. That, along with 1/6000th of a second shutter speed and 8.6 frames per second, makes this one speedy little camera.

Galaxy NX will feature 30 “smart” modes for those who want to find the best automatic settings for whatever scene they’re in. Most serious people will want a full suite of manual controls, of course, but it sounds nice for those who might not know their way around a camera as well as others.

Getting to some of the other things that makes this camera tick, the device has a 4.8-inch HD touchscreen, 1.6GHz quad-core processor for running Android, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi N, a 4,360mAh battery, and more.

With that, we’re left wondering when we can expect this little boy wonder to launch. Unfortunately Samsung had nothing to share in the way of pricing and availability, but you can bet we’ll be trying to track those details down in the moments to come. In the meantime, be sure to join is in the comments section below to discuss this exciting new device Samsung’s bringing us!

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy NX forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • simpleas

    Android makes everything better!

    • SS

      So does Bluetooth!!!

  • Chimphappyhour

    Just make sure you get a fast unlimited data plan on that thing. Those photo files will eat data like crazy if you aren’t extremely judicious on what you upload.

    • droi_d

      This camera +Tethered to GS4 = awesomeness!

      • Chimphappyhour

        Why tether at all if the camera is going to have radios on board. That seems kind of silly.

  • Keith Russell

    I wants it in my hands, yes my precious. Gollum, Gollum!

  • master94

    I want.Hopefully it takes better pics than the original Galaxy Camera

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      It definitely should with that sensor and the lenses available.

  • http://www.mijatovic.com/ Milan

    I’ve been in the market for a new camera for a while and I am not a camera expert by any stretch. One thing I’ve been frustrated by is the relatively poor User Experience of cameras as compared to other digital devices. I think there is an awesome opportunity here for consumer level cameras to catch up to other mobile devices.

  • gloriousnumber1

    I will take it!

  • PuzzledObserver

    Blattant copy of iPhone5. Apple will file to add this Samsung Galaxy NX phone in the ban list.