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June 21, 2013

Samsung Officially Releases Galaxy NX Android Camera

After weeks, or months really, of waiting, we can finally lay our eyes on the photo and video capture device that will replace the Samsung Galaxy Camera: Samsung Galaxy NX.

Samsung has finally made the official introduction of the product, and intends to sell it for around $1,000 / €755 – 1000.

It didn't say when sales will start exactly, making the official launch a bit strange as a result, since a release should, in theory, mark the availability of the device.

In any event, the Galaxy NX has been formally introduced, photo gallery and all.

Hardware-wise, the 20.3-megapixel APS-C class image sensor is the core component that everything revolves around, figuratively speaking.

With the help of a quad-core processor (with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz), the 2GB of RAM, an SVGA resolution eye-level viewfinder, and the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, the sensor has no trouble capturing high-quality photos and video, especially when the company's new 3D lenses are used.

The internal storage isn't very high, at 16 GB, but a microSD card can be added for some extra space.

For aspiring photographers that want to know more, 1080p video can be recorded at 24 or 50 frames per second (FPS), and still shots can be snapped, in rapid-fire mode, at 8.6 FPS.
The maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second definitely helps here.

Moving on, the Galaxy NX camera has an ISO of up to 25,600, which allows it to capture clear images even at night. Even the night sky should turn out reasonably well.

Finally, owners will be able to choose one out of 30 smart modes when taking pictures, selectable through an interface similar to the one on the Galaxy S4 smartphone. Needless to say, Google Android apps can be installed too (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.).

Everything runs on the energy provided by a 4,360mAh battery, but we're not sure about the lifespan of a charge. Hopefully, we'll find out when sales begin.