The creative class of digital cameras just took a big step forward in the form of the Samsung Galaxy NX. The Galaxy NX is a mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera that is the first of its kind to feature a built-in Android OS. From image sharing to processing to cataloging, the Samsung Galaxy NX offers a new level of creative power directly within the camera itself.
The new Samsung Galaxy NX is a mirrorless camera that offers a range of interchangeable lenses like the other mirrorless cameras on the market. Unlike the other cameras available, the NX includes a wide touchscreen display on back that is mated to the latest Android OS, Jellybean 4.2.2. This Android system is powered by a 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor and it connects to the web with 3G or 4G options and standard WiFi. This would allow a photographer to capture an image, process it with Android apps and then upload it to the web virtually anywhere that a 3G/4G connection is available. That is truly ground-breaking, a logical (and much expected) step forward for creative class photography.
The business end of the camera features a 20.3 MP APS-C sensor with an advanced autofocus system for the optional Samsung lenses. The camera owes its slim shape to the mirrorless camera format, one that requires less functional space than a DSLR. Like other cameras in this class, the Samsung Galaxy NX will also shoot HD video, even with a 3D option with a special 45mm lens that is available from Samsung.
While we’ll hold judgment until we see the images the Samsung Galaxy NX produces, we’re comfortable calling this device a genuine ground-breaker. Soon, we see the Canons and Nikons of the world adding similar operating systems into the pro-range DSLRs of the future. We’d love one on our Nikon D600, but we’ll patiently wait while Samsung’s revolutionary Galaxy NX motivates the others to start innovating.View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery