True to the rumors, the next iteration of Galaxy Camera is indeed an interchangeable mirrorless camera. The Galaxy NX camera has been unveiled by Samsung at the Samsung Galaxy and ATIV Premiere. The camera isn’t a point and shoot like the previous Galaxy Camera, but is what Samsung calls as an interchangeable-lens Compact System Camera.
Coming to the specs, Galaxy NX comes with a DSLR class 20.3MP ASP-C sensor onboard. The camera will be coming along with an 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens. The camera is capable of shooting in the ISO range of 100-25600 and comes with DRIMe IV imaging processor. The fastest shutter speed on the camera is 1/6000 sec and it is supports 8.6fps burst mode. Galaxy NX features a 4.8 inch 921 dot touch display, which is the biggest on any interchangeable camera so far. There’s also a SVGA electronic viewfinder on the camera.
As for the things that you don’t usually associate with cameras, the Galaxy NX comes with Android 4.2.2 onboard and features a powerful 1.6GHz Pega-Q quad core processor along with 2GB RAM. Other features of the camera include 16GB inbuilt memory, microSD expansion, WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, 5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), NFC and even 4G LTE/3G HSPA+42Mbps cellular data connectivity. You can connect to the internet and even use Skype using the camera, however, it doesn’t allow telephony or text messages.
Other features of the camera include 1080p video recording, 30 mode dialer, a 4360mAh battery and Adobe Lightroom. Of course, the camera can also be used to run regular Android apps (though it would look absurd playing Temple Run on this one). There are a total of 13 interchangeable lenses that can be attached to the camera.
The camera will first go on sale in UK followed by other parts of the world. Samsung didn’t disclose the price of the unit, but given that the original Galaxy Camera wasn’t cheap being a point and shoot, we don’t expect this to come cheap either.