Samsung today announced the GALAXY NX, the world's first ILC (interchangeable lens camera) with LTE, 3G/4G, and WiFi connectivity. In other words, Samsung has built an entry-to-mid level ILC that runs off the Android operating system just like your Galaxy smartphone or tablet. Not only can you choose from "an entire universe of Android apps" -- apps to help edit and and special effects to 20.3 megapixel images and Full HD video -- but you can then instantly share your final product anywhere at blazing speeds to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and more.
With a 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps high speed continuous shooting, you might think the GALAXY NX is only for experienced pros. Worry not. If you've ever used a Google smartphone, you already know how easy the menus are to navigate. Plus, Samsung includes a number of newbie-friendly features such as Photo Suggest, which suggests places to take great pictures based on your location; Story Album, which allows you to create customized digital photo books; an Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System; Camera Studio, which lets users customize settings on their most frequently used apps or modes; and 30 Smart Modes.
What are Smart Modes? Here are three examples: "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."
Samsung GALAXY NX Features
- 20.3 MP APS-C image sensor
- DRIMe IV Image Signal Processor (1.6 GHz Quad-core processor)
- Hybrid Autofocus (AF)
- 4.8-inch HD LCD touchscreen
- SVGA Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system
- 3G/4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity for seamless sharing of images and video, including:
- "Share Shot," ChatOn and AllShare Play similar to GALAXY mobile devices
- Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more
- 1/6000 sec shutter speed
- 8.6 frames per second continuous shooting
- 3D photo/video recording*
- *with the 45mm 2D/3D lens (sold separately)
- 30 Smart Modes, including:
- Multi Exposure
- Animated Photo
- Sound & Shot
- Photo Suggest
- Story Album
- Camera Studio
- 16 GB Internal Memory
- microSD slot (up to 64GB)
- Bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Pricing and availability for Samsung's new GALAXY NX remain TBD.
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