It isn’t officially available yet and we probably won’t see it until towards the end of the year, but Samsung’s new Galaxy NX camera is already making waves.
The first mirrorless DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses powered by Google’s Android operating system, the NX is also 3G and 4G/LTE data ready. Samsung calls it the first ‘connected compact system camera’.
According to liliputing, the new camera comes in with a big 20.3MP APS-C image sensor and a 4.8-inch touchscreen panel on the back. As a sign Samsung wants this camera taken seriously, it still comes with a viewfinder.
But it’s also clear they want you to be able to treat the NX at least like a compact tablet – it comes with a 1.6GHz quad-core (unspecified) SoC CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage – specs that overtake most phones and tablets. Samsung also has 13 interchangeable lenses from its NX camera range that fit the Galaxy NX.
As for its camera chops, shutter speed down to 1/6000th of a second and 8.6fps continuous shooting are impressive and certainly, that quad-core CPU will be getting a decent workout. And the whole thing is powered by Google’s Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.
So this is really an extension of that NX series rather than a one-off phone-camera Frankenstein mix.
Brad Linder from liliputing has uploaded a nice video of the launch onto YouTube you can see at the jump.
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