At the Samsung Premiere Event on June 20th at London, Samsung unveiled its next flagship Galaxy Camera. After Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S4 zoom, both of which Point and Shoot camera’s, Samsung has launched Galaxy NX with Interchangeable Lens and Full Manual Controls. For those familiar with Samsung NX series, you might have already noted this is a Mirrorless Camera.
This Galaxy Camera runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, offers Bluetooth 4.0, WI-fi, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. With Android, you get to download all your favorite photo apps from the Google Playstore. Now you can upload and share high-quality images on the Go!
As the name suggest, this camera will be fully compatible with all the Samsung NX Lens series. The camera features 20.3MP APS-C sensor. Being a mirrorless camera, the number of options for the lens are less, but nonetheless Samsung might bring in more lens soon.
The camera has a 4.8 inch 720p IPS touchscreen display (Yes, No AMOLED), powered by 1.6GHz Pega-Q quad-core setup and separate DRIMe IV Signal processor for imaging. It incorporates Hybrid AF and shutter Speed of upto 1/6000th second with 8.6fps.
Personally I think this is a very interesting combination. Android with good connectivity on a DSLR like camera was missing and this fills the void. Pricing is going to be important by Samsung here, and hope its not exorbitant like the Galaxy Camera. I also have my doubts with handling of the device as it lacks physical buttons on the back. Meanwhile you can check out the hands-on video from Engadget.
Source : AnandTech