Samsung has announced at its London event the latest addition to the Galaxy line. Instead of a smartphone, the newly introduced Galaxy NX is a smart interchangeable lens mirrorless camera running Android Jelly Bean operating system. Combining a quad-core, 4G-capable Android device with a mirrorless camera, the unit offers photographers access to smart features and keeps them connected.
While the Galaxy Camera is a compact point-and-shoot, the new mirrorless Galaxy NX combining the Galaxy and NX lines. It sports a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C image sensor and DRIMe IV image processing engine to produce high quality images and features hybird auto focus for accurate phase and contrast detection. The camera supports 8.6fps continuous shooting and Full HD video recording. Using NX mount, it can be used with Samsung’s range of NX lenses.
The mirrorless Android camera features Smart Mode with 30 optimal settings and the Photo Suggest can provide location-based recommendations of popular photography spots, There are also Camera Studio for added personalization and Story Album for creating digital photo books that shows your moment on one timeline. Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the camera also allows you to download photo apps for more effects and social apps for sharing your images.
With built-in support for 4G LTE and 3G, the Galaxy NX keeps you connected for sharing images and videos just captured. It also supports GPS/AGPS/GLONASS for geotaggin images, Bluetooth and dual-band WiFi 802.11n. The camera packs a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. 16GB internal memory is provided and there is a microSD card slot for storage expansion. All controls and images preview/review are done using the large 4.8-inch TFT LCD display.