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Here are the First Pictures of Samsung’s Galaxy NX

 Galaxy NX

Shortly after we wrote up the Samsung CEO JK Shin’s comments on their intention to introduce a “mirrorless” camera, we now have our official answer as to what they are going for. The Samsung Galaxy NX looks to be a beast of a device, sporting a 4.3″ high-res display along its backside, complete support for interchangeable lenses, the full TouchWiz-themed Android OS onboard, 20.3MP sensor and probably a very long list of other photography hotness that I am unfamiliar with. 

The device is much bigger than we had initially expected, looking more like a Canon Rebel than that of a smaller Samsung NX300 model. Whether this is a turn on or turn off is yet to be decided.

We are expecting to this device fully unveiled at Samsung’s London Premier event on June 20.

Thoughts?

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Via: Tinhte

  • nilaydon

    Just want to know does anyone experiencing minor bugs after the latest firmware update that includes app transfer to sd card? Coz i’m experiencing some.

    1. A delay when locking screen

    2. A delay when unlocking screen

    3. A delay screen rotation

    4. A delay when controlling the volume buttons

    So far here they are. I updated my s4 thru wifi using it and not Kies. So overall the update made some of my feautures or transitions to become slower.

    So anyone? Hope samsung can fix and see this. I live in the Philippines btw………

  • http://AndrewNatoli.com/ Andrew Natoli

    I just realized… install the UStream app and that solves the issue of wanting to stream live, high-quality HD res video on a budget.

  • jester4281

    Now, I am the first person to express how much I love android but seriously, is anyone going to buy this?
    Being a android user and a serious photographer I just dont see where or why I would cross the two together.
    My phone is my phone, its a S3 and play my games, I send my emails, I surf the internet, but would I honestly do all of that on a $700+ camera that is going to be aqward as hell to hold and do all the functions my phone can do.
    Its NEAT in theroy, but its one of those devices that once you have it would wear off really fast and then you would have a big ass bulky android paper weight.
    Just my opinion……………………next up, a Android Jelly Bean powered TV Remote that only controls the tv but you can play angry birds on the remote.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      From the leaked site Samsung is planning this as a $1300 camera. Flop is the sound that echos in my head.

  • Intellectua1

    I think it’s about time to sell my Nikon D5100, I’ve been looking to replace it..

  • stabone

    I notice that the Play store is missing from that app drawer.

  • BRIM

    If a Samsung phone costs $600+ I can only imagine how much this’ll cost. And I feel bad for the consumers that fall for this ploy. You can get far better, if you’re serious about STARTING into the photography world with Canon’s Rebel line or Nikon and Sony NEX line.

    • Matt

      People tend to place the NX line of cameras very low in quality. I have one, and it takes fantastic quality pictures with better noise performance than most of my friends entry level DSLR’s and my cinematography instructor even commented on the noise performance in a positive manner. It has good quality lenses, a higher than needed ISO range and a great quality sensor, although its colour replication is a little under saturated, an easy fix in post. I would put it on par with Sony NEX.

      This may be a flop, but if it has the same capabilities as the NX300 its going to be a very good camera and I am interested. I am not too impressed with its interface since it seems to miss many of the dials that I love on my NX200. Depending on where Samsung introduce this into their eco-system it could do well or very badly.

      Sorry, I know you didn’t ask for my opinion :)

  • Butters619

    I can’t tell you how many times I have been using my camera and though “Man! I could sure use a calculator right now!”

    /s

    • Hans Pedersen

      The advantage here is more in the line of, community built live camera filters and camera tweaks. Or why not Adobe built live camera filters. More advanced remote controls. Instant upload to whatever server you like. Instant editing of pictures with the app you prefer…

  • T4rd

    There’s no way these things can have near the battery life that traditional DSLR’s have. Esp. if you can’t put a battery grip on it.

  • MichaelFranz

    Let’s root it, get rid of the nav bar and put PIE controls in its place to get a nice full screen :)

    • Hans Pedersen

      Samsung’s android camera app is as full screen as you can get it. With magical edge gesture access to the notifications bar.

  • Hatyrei

    Wow… I hope it cost $699-799 :P ,. I can’t afford 1k lol.

  • Neutronxray

    Samsung may make a half decent phone but they got a long way to go to compete with the likes of Canon and Nikon.

    • n900mixalot

      Not that far, actually. You should check out what DPReview has to say about the Samsung NX series. The NX is a competitor.

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    This thing screams press conferences. High quality photos with instant upload. I want it.

  • r0lct

    This looks very cool. However with an Eye-Fi card in my DSLR I already fixed the biggest problem of quick transfer/upload. However I’ll wait on pricing of the body and lens selection before getting myself too interested.

  • Blue Sun

    I’d be curious to see how the battery consumption is on this compared to a Nikon D3100.

  • Stewie

    This could be interesting, I’m doubting they went with a full frame sensor though, one can hope, and again then cost factors into it.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      The NX series sports the standard APS-C sensor. They aren’t gonna put a full frame sensor in a mirrorless.

  • A.J.

    Okay, so this is different and appears to be better than the S4 Zoom. With the previous post I was thinking just another point and shoot. This is a lot different than what I was thinking. So this isn’t oversaturating the market, this is just changing up the DSLR market a bit.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      This is nothing like the S4 Zoom except it runs Android. This is an MLC camera. Quality to that of a DSLR (same sensors as in a few DSLRs probably) but in a much more compact body.

  • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

    Next up – Samsung Galaxy shoes…. That’s screen is going to be a pain in the A$$ to use in the sun for any photographer who might be interested in a camera like this…

    • Justin Ellenbecker

      Current DSLRs have screens but while shooting most people use the viewfinder the entire time. I keep the screen on my T3i off while shooting and only use it later on to go back and review.

      • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

        I’m more talking about camera settings while shooting. If you look at the physical adjusters available, they are minimal which tells me a lot of it is handled through the Android interface, like on their other cameras.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          Yeah .. people are going to be doing most of the adjustments on screen from what I can see. That sucks, personally. I prefer my 40D (and soon to be 6D) controls.

        • n900mixalot

          It’ll be sAMOLED … My NX is AMOLED and it’s no problem to adjust settings in bright light.

      • S_T_R

        Live mode on a DSLR dramatically reduces your ability to autofocus.Anyone using live mode on their DSLR most of the time should probably sell it and go mirrorless.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    The first thing I notice about this picture was “omg a samsung device with no home button” THE WORLD HAS ENDED

    • dannysmith134

      My mothers neighbour is working part time and averaging $9000 a month. I’m a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can’t believe it. I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn’t be happier. Heres what I do, http://www.Pro67.com

    • Tyler

      Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Camera … enuf said

      • cortesjues

        i dont really could the gnex as a samsung device…

        • Zifh

          The most important is not about the home button… It doesn’t have a SETTINGS button but an recently opened apps !! It respects Google guideline !! o/

  • Justin Ellenbecker

    Might be the upgrade I was looking for from my current T3i, I really hope they use Canon lenses that would be even better but knowing them it will be their own lenses.

  • chad

    So what about your nose and cheek all over the screen when looking through the viewfinder?

  • CasperTFG

    I want to get this for the lady.

  • tyguy829

    S voice, really?

    • r0lct

      Would be nice to take photos while in the frame by voice

  • JamesU513

    Would be funny if it could make phone calls

    • tyguy829

      That joke already is real. it’s called the s4 zoom

      • michael arazan

        The S4 zoom, that in no way is an S4, I think Samsung should be called out on that, android fans and users aren’t iIdiots

    • Speedyrulz

      Skype.

    • Bobby Cornwell

      Go Angels!

      • JamesU513

        Go Angels indeed…too bad we stink like my apartment after we cook broccoli

  • JamesU513

    “Photography hotness”….love your binacular

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Why lie. I know jack about camera tech :P

      • http://www.naskaras.com/ Thanassi Karageorgiou

        Lend me a review model for a week and I’ll gladly write up a thorough review for you guys.

      • Sirx

        “Photography Hotness” is actually one of the most important specs to look at when considering camera purchases. After lens, zoom, and low-light capability, you always want to get the maximum photography hotness possible.

        • S_T_R

          No you don’t. If the sensor starts to overheat you’ll get more noise in your photos and video. Plus it will pull more power to operate.

          You want coolness here.

  • Korey Page

    If it performs better than my Nikon D3100 then I might be interested. I’m already looking to get another camera.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Probably similar performance. These MLC’s tend to pack the same size APS-C sensor in many DSLRs. Just not sure about the lens choices though ..

      • n900mixalot

        The lens choices are more than sufficient.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          Good quality fast glass?

          • S_T_R

            Get an adapter and use your current lenses.
            Our buy Micro Four Thirds.
            Either/or/do both.

          • n900mixalot

            True dat!

          • Jarred Sutherland

            I’ll stick with my Canon lineup .. I still prefer my buttons to be .. buttons.

          • n900mixalot

            Excellent. There are a lot of reviews and there is a lot of discussion in the DPReviews forums. It’s not going to replace a 5,000 camera, but for entry to mid-level DSLR needs, Samsung is wonderful. Second only to Sony NEX, but gaining.

  • Korey Page

    Just good ole touchwiz

  • JimmyHACK

    Hopefully better shutter speed than my damn Galaxy S4

  • DodgerDroid

    Can’t be. It has on screen navigation buttons which means at least ICS or JB

    • Michael

      Good Catch, still ugly!

      • DodgerDroid

        Agree

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          It’ll for sure be Jelly Bean. Samsung is all over current Android builds these days.

          • Cory_S

            So this is what you have to buy if you want on screen buttons from Samsung :)

  • Michael

    Also this looks sweet! I just gave my T3i a dirty look.

    • Ben Landwehr

      Lmao, same here. If this has a nice video sensor and on-par pictures, and be able to use the lenses I already have, I may have to sell my t3i and get this. Maybe not though, since it doesn’t have that swivel screen I don’t think.