Android-based cameras have always excited us. The Galaxy Camera, while not quite as nice as some other point-and-shoots within its price range in the area of picture quality, offered a unique software experience that not many other cameras could keep up with. That’s why we were drooling over the Samsung Galaxy NX when Samsung first announced it.
If you don’t remember, it’s a mirror-less interchangeable lens camera that provides photo performance comparable to a DSLR. It runs Android, and it looks downright awesome. Our drool dried up when we saw that outrageous price tag, though — $1,700, and that’s not including any extra lenses you might want to scoop with it (it comes pre-equipped with compact pancake lens for wide-angle shots).
If the price tag didn’t scare you off, though, you might be happy to know that the device is now shipping from Amazon. Photographers can expect some serious muscle here, with The Galaxy NX coming with Android 4.2.2 and TouchWiz on-board, and features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor, 8.6FPS of continuous shooting, 1/6000 shutter speed, and Samsung’s hybrid auto-focus system.
For software performance, the NX touts a 1.6GHz quad-core application processor, a 4.8-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD card slot up to 64GB), Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi N, aGPS with GLONASS, and more.
It’s a pretty decent device under the hood, so you should have plenty power to do whatever you need with all the photos you end up taking. Be sure to find it at Amazon and order one if you’ve been waiting for this bad boy to launch. Looking for hands-on video with this thing? Look no further.