Some of the upcoming Samsung NX mirrorless cameras will run on Android

Several of the upcoming Samsung NX mirrorless cameras will be running on Android. The next NX series upgrade will be between January and April 2013 and at least two new NX models will use the Android OS:

  • The Samsung NX1000 will be upgraded to an Android powered model using tilting screen like the MV900 and a new EVF.
  • The Samsung NX210 will be replaced with the NX300. I have no info about Android OS on the NX300. The new model is expected to keep its design and add a new optional EVF and OVF that Samsung is currently working on.
  • The Samsung NX-R model will also be released. It is expected to be in the same category as the Samsung NX20.

At the 2012 Photokina show, Samsung released only two new NX lenses and their first Samsung Galaxy Android camera.

For now Polaroid and Nikon are the only two other companies to have Android based point and shoot cameras.

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  • meme

    Forget Android… the EVF/OVF addition is most welcome. The current NX bodies are just unappealing without a viewfinder. Good job Samsung.

    Don’t forget about them 24mm pancake either!!!

    • jon

      yay!! now we get crappiest samsung sensor in place of a great operating system to chat on the camera. crap sensor much better than sony sensor monopoly

      • Ashwin Rao

        The guy on Sound Image Plus reviewed the nx200 and he say he thinks the sensor is better than the nex 7 for him. His biggest gripe was that there was no viewfinder option but he does concluse that the nx200 sensors was one of the best apsc sensors hes used. He’s done the reviews with the actual camera, and I think I’ll trust his oppinion on Samsungs sensors than yor biased sarcastic rant.

  • Jc

    Now seriously, who did they copy this time ?

    • Mike

      Looks like they have another iPhone, uh er, I mean a NEX in the works.

    • Din

      I think Apple has been using too much soap and bleach on your brain…

      • Mike

        How so? Before iPhone Samsung had phones that looked like Blackberry’s. Small screen, physical QWERTY keyboard. After 2007, their phones had rounded rectangle touchscreens. Now they are about to produce a mirror less 4/3 camera that looks like the market leader, Sony.

    • dgd

      Sony did the copying when the nex 6 came out, they copied Samsung and put the noob thumb dial exactly where samsung has it on their nx1000 nx 200. So call sony and ask them why they copy so much.

  • tecnoworld

    I sincerely don’t like what I read here and I hope they are wrong. It seems that new NX models will be very late to the market (if they say jan to apr, they mean “perhaps” april for an announcement and who knows when for the real thing).

    Besides, it seems they are all about additional features (some of them could be welcome, but not really cutting edge) and nothing about new sensor and processing performance.

    It seems that they will still be working on the same base (the present sensor) and just add EVF, tilt screen, android (?) and few more.

    This is not the way to go, at least for me. I’ve been waiting for a long time the release of a newer and better body, of the size of a Fuji X-E1, with a sensor able to give low noise at high ISO, great DR and of course with a processing speed on par with the competitors.

    Nice lenses are not enough to compete in the mirrorless market today. NX bodies are outdated and unappealing when compared to all the direct competitors, and priced to high to compete in price.

    • Din

      That us a rumor and also if it was true, there are not enough info to make conclusions.
      Samsung is using a Quad-core processor on the Galaxy Camera, I don´t expect less for new NX Android cameras, that could offer improvements.
      It said “Samsung NX-R model will also be released. It is expected to be in the same category as the Samsung NX20.” Same category of design or performance…??
      There is not too much information to make conclusions and if its is true, at least 3 new cameras could be announced at least 4 months.

  • dfger

    Will the NX-R be a retro model or does “same category” imply it will have the dslr styling of the nx20? I can’t imagine they’re selling many cameras. They’re too expensive and there’s not enough publicity. One thing they could do is send the cameras to DP Review so they could review them.

  • Legoland

    Unfortunately NX sensors are way too bad compared to last generation of Sony and Fuji. And the price is almost the same. They need a new sensor sooner than 2013 to compete.

    • dgd

      See the blog of sound Image Plus before you repeat other biased generalizations. The nx200 sensor is on par if not better then the nex 7 sensor overall. It sure is a shiteload better than any m43 sensor. They need to improve their cameras and get the big boss to pump more money into the system. Sony isnt doing too well, especially when theyve been bleeding money for the last 4 years. Their tvs are overpriced and Samsungs tvs are better, not bad when you consider sony tvs were once king. Not anymore. ?the biggest fault with nex are their shite lenses…something even Sony fanboys cant deny.

      • Legoland

        I was referring to the sensor in nex-5n, 5r and 6, which is surely better for high iso and dr.

        • dgd

          Not everyone needs to shoot rats in a dark pub with iso 24 k . There’s more to a sensor than that. Ask around and you’ll find that the Samsung lenses make the NEX stuff look like junk. As for Dr, have you even used an nx 200 camera? It’s not as bad as you’ve been led to beleive. The Sony may have better DR but so what? The canon 1dx has way better dr than the Sony, so does that mean the sonys now are unusable? There are plenty of sensors better than the nex 6, does that mean it’s not worth getting? If we go by your thinking, than no one should buy any cameras other than the nikon d800 and canon 5d mark 3. lol.
          The m43 high iso arent any better and given that Olympus is now buying sensors from Sony that tells me that the m43 alliance is finished…so much for believing in your own product. Samsung has probably not spent the money they need to to develope the nx, their main concerns are the phone and tablet markets. The nx200 sensor review by sound image plus, according to the chap isnt the best in one single category, but he does say that he prefers the nx sensor “overall’ to the sony nex 7…which was not a bad sensor.
          Their pricing is not good but one thing, but once the nx cameras and lenses do go on sale, they can go pretty darn low, eg their prime pancakes go for 199 will never get that price with any of the Sony stuff. It’s taken Sony 7 cameras or so before getting rid of that stupid minolta hotshoe and 7 cameras or so to finally put a god damned mode dial on top of their nex 6. Their nex 6 even has a noob thumb dial now just like the nx 1000, so whos copying who I dont know anymore, but when the nex 100 goes for 299 or so on sale, what does anyone have to lose with a samsung nx camera? I sure as hell aint paying a grand for a mirrorless camera and i dont want to buy nex primes that are longer than zoom lenses. Sony is not Sony, they are minolts, and you wait and see…it wont be too long before minolta destroys sonys camera division, Sony is doing the same kind of strategy minolta used to do. It didnt work then, and it wont work a second time around, esp in the dslr market, where Canikon work in tandum to shut Sony out. You can ask folks to pay 3 grand for a Ff a99 when the 6d and d600 is 2k. Same old Minola, they never learn.

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