Samsung Galaxy NX interchangeable lens camera with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi connectivity announced

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Today Samsung officially announced the previously leaked Galaxy NX interchangeable lens mirrorless camera that comes with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi connectivity. The US pricing has not been announced yet - check this link for updates. Additional information:

Introducing GALAXY NX, The First Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi Connectivity

LONDON, UK - June 20, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of the GALAXY NX, the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact System Camera (CSC). Versatile and easy to use, the GALAXY NX combines cutting edge optical performance with connectivity capabilities and galaxy of applications based on Android eco-system, all in one stylish package. The result is a new type of connected device which allows users to turn their experiences into a story that can be instantly shared with anyone they choose, from wherever they might be, in amazing color and outstanding detail.

"The GALAXY NX reflects the unique needs of a user who needs to take professional photos and share them immediately in any situation. For those who want to express themselves and the exciting moments that make up their lives quickly, easily and on the go, the GALAXY NX is an ideal choice" said Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics.

Share everything, from anywhere

With the 3G/4G LTE technology, the GALAXY NX allows photographers to stay constantly connected with their world. Promising speedy sharing whether on the move or right at home, the GALAXY NXs' seamless connectivity transcends the current offering to photographers, providing a device which puts the sharing of professional level images at its heart. The GALAXY NX embraces the era of visual communication to provide an outlet for passionate photographers to express their exciting experiences immediately, in spectacular quality.

The GALAXY NX is equipped to help you capture the scene and mood of every hotspot you visit.Photo Suggest provides location based recommendations of popular photography spots, sourced from a huge library of images taken by fellow photographers across the world. Story Album lets users enjoy timeless memories by displaying special moments on one timeline, reframing and resizing them to create digital photo books which can be viewed and shared on other devices.

Stunning picture quality

Superior image quality is available whenever and wherever with the GALAXY NX and array of interchangeable lenses. The 20.3MP APS-C Sensor produces images which are bright and detailed, even in low light conditions, while the DRIMe IV Image Signal Processer delivers the speed and accuracy which today's photographers demand.

Life moves fast and the GALAXY NX makes sure that you don't miss a moment. Its Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System ensures accurate phase and contrast detection for crisp, vibrant shots, while the 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps shooting lets you capture the action as it’s happening.

The flexibility offered by the GALAXY NX’s selection of Interchangeable Lenses places creative control firmly in the hands of the photographer, opening up a world of imaging possibilities, whatever the scenario. From compact pancake lenses and an ultra-wide fisheye to exquisite longer prime and zoom lenses, the extensive range of lenses help change users perspective on their world to create images which are truly special and help them to tell their story in a new way.  True 3D Creator also brings an added element of realism to the GALAXY NX results, allowing users to shoot images and movies in 3D with Samsung's 45mm 2D/3D lens.

Simple and easy to use

With Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the functionality of a smartphone is utilized to improve the photographic experience.  Users can choose from an entire universe of Android apps to help personalize their GALAXY NX and do more than just shoot amazing photographs and video, from editing images to adding special effects to staying in touch with friends and family.

The GALAXY NX is packed with features which help photographers to take images that embody their passions and express their unique outlook on the scenes they are shooting. More than 30Smart Mode lets users choose the optimum settings for the environment they are capturing, as well as create fresh, artistic images. ‘Multi Exposure’ merges two different shots together to produce one distinctive image, while ‘Animated Photo’ connects continuous shots of up to five seconds, creating a moving GIF file. For added realism, ‘Sound & Shot’ stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken, so moments are captured exactly as they happened.

For added personalization, Camera Studio allows users to easily customize settings with their most frequently used applications or camera modes, making sure their photos are captured exactly as desired every time.

Samsung GALAXY NX Product Specifications:

Image Sensor

20.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS

IS

(Lens Shift – depends on Lens type)

Display

121.2mm (4.8inch) HD TFT LCDSVGA EVF

ISO

Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600

Network

4G LTE 4G (LTE Cat3 100/50Mbps) : 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Dependent on Market)

3G

3G (HSPA+42Mbps) : 850/900/1900/2100

AP

1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor

OS

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Image

JPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472x3648), 10.1M (3888x2592), 5.9M (2976x1984), 2.0M (1728x1152)JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472x3080), 7.8M (3712x2088), 4.9M (2944x1656), 2.1M (1920x1080) JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648x3648), 7.0M (2640x2640), 4.0M (2000x2000), 1.1M (1024x1024)RAW: 20.0M (5472 x 3648)* 3D Image: JPEGJPEG (16:9): 4.1M (2688x1512), 2.1M (1920x1080)

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8Format: MP4/3GP, AVI, WMV/ASF, FLV, MKV, WEBMSize: 1920x1080/25fps, 1920x810/24fps, 1280x720/50fps, 1280x720/25fps,640x480/50fps, 640x480/25fps, 320x240/25fps for Sharing

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WBFormat: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Additional 

Features

Built-in Pop-up flash

Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON

S Voice, S Translator 

Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games

Trip Advisor, Photo Suggest

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Downloads, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, Google Settings, GooglePlus, Google Local, Google Play Store, Google Messenger, Google Navigation,Youtube, Google Talk, Voice Search, Google Play Movie & TV, Google Play books, Google Play Music, Google Play Magazine.

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, 5GHzBluetooth® 4.0 (LE)GPS, GLONASS (Support A-GPS)

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light

Memory

16GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)2.0GB RAM*User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Bundle Software

Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Dimension

(WxHxD)

136.5 x 101.2 x 25.7 (37.65) mm, 410g(without battery) / 495(with standard battery)

Battery

4,360 mAh

 All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play, Google Plus. YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.

* Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, partners with Samsung to power worldwide book and magazine print production and fulfillment within the GALAXY NX’s new Story Album application. Users of Story Album will now be able to automatically create professional quality print photo books and magazines quickly and seamlessly from their camera phone images.

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  • intentonanonsense

    The connectivity and the possibility for using apps are welcomed but the lack of dials and buttons are not, so I wonder what is the price. NX cameras are usually priced higher than they should so I wonder if this camera is expensive, who are they really aiming this camera at because a smartphone interface si really not ideal for photography, you do need dials and physical button to use a camera properly. If it’s expensive, will enthusiast photographers buy it? If it’s expensive, will beginners really buy it?

  • FDF

    It’s a shame it’s not also a phone, the looks on people’s faces when you put that huge camera to your face and start talking into it would be priceless.

  • Mike

    “…….and lastly we find a lens on the front if you want to take pictures….” I’m paraphrasing of course but yeesh. Well, if its anything like other Samsung Galaxy products, a new one should be out in 3 months. X-p

  • Remedy

    Idiotic facebook generation fad 1 : 0 common sense and ergonomics.

  • Arn

    I’m curious to see the reactivity of that cam.

    • Guest

      Shutter lag 17 nanoseconds, or 4.3 seconds while invisible background app updates are running.

  • tertius_decimus

    No physical controls = disaster.

    • Drazen B

      It’s destined for a different market from the one people like you and I are interested in.

      It’s a media device, not a photographic tool in its basic sense.

      • m35g35

        Exactly, thinking Chicago Suntimes where this is aimed.

  • TinusVerdino

    let’s make a ilc that’s bigger than a dslr, but you can play candy crush saga on it. Not usefull for serious shooters due to lack of dedicated controls. You’d need a screen hood with thumb and finger holes to shoot in bright sunlight.

  • Tijmen

    But can I call with it as well? Because if it does, I finally have a good reason to commit suicide. Geezus H Christ…

    The only good thing seems to be the form factor: it’s incredible thin and it looks enjoyable to hold. The lack of physical buttons is a complete disaster though. I’m surprised they managed to get an APS-C sized sensor in there. Any user who’ll buy this thing wouldn’t care about it anyway.

  • Mehdi Rahimi

    WiFi & ANDROID system rocks! but let’s see its other features & a full

    review of Samsung Galaxy NX @ here I found the most complete review of this nice camera :

    http://t.co/cC75eZ01pc

    • Nicko

      “WiFi & ANDROID system rocks!”

      So it does on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone…but I don’t flaunt it around as a camera.

      • Mehdi Rahimi

        But you can’t change your Galaxy S4′s lense! can you?

        • MB

          And how many people actually change the lenses on their NX cameras?

          • Marco -

            What do you mean? I have three nx cameras (nx100, 200 and 300) with a series of lenses (20,30,60,85,20-50,18-55 and 50-200). The 45mm is coming and so will the 10mm. Great system indeed, for me better than nex, any m4/3 and even fuji.

        • FDF

          But I can control my D600 with it. It’s a shame I can’t set aperture, time and ISO though.

        • Nicko

          Following your failed logic – and you can’t make a phone call from your Galaxy NX camera, can you?

          Read my comment again.

          I don’t consider S4 being a camera.

          • JakeB

            Well said.

  • fjfjjj

    “A 20.3 megapixel sensor, for the best possible photo in any environment.” OMG that’s amazing!! Why have I been shooting with a PhaseOne? Selling all my gear right now.

  • Reignbeau

    That is one butt ugly camera (but I’m no oil painting either!)

  • babola

    Wow, what were the designers thinking?!

    Is it a DSLR from the front? I’s it a NEX from the top? Is it an Android phone from the back?!

    WTF is it? – It’s another confused looking camera from a manufacturer that could do so much better in that department.

    • JakeB

      I tend to agree…also that off-set lens mount to the far right is simply weird.

  • John

    Woohoo now I can play stealthy shots with this thing while pretending I’m on a phone call.

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