Samsung has finally revealed the final price and shipping date of the Galaxy NX, the company’s first Android-powered mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
A lot of eyebrows have been raised when Samsung announced the first Android-powered camera. This experiment has proved to be useful to the South Korean company as it has learned a lot of new things and how it should approach the next generation of smart shooters.
Samsung Galaxy NX price and release date finally become official
Photographers have requested an Android camera with support for interchangeable lenses. However, their requests might have backfired as the Samsung Galaxy NX price, an Android camera unveiled in 2013, has been revealed. According to the smartphone maker, the body-only version of the Android compact system camera will set you back $1,599.
The Samsung Galaxy NX release date has also been set. The camera will become available in October for the aforementioned amount, while an 18-55mm lens kit will cost $1,699.
Samsung Galaxy NX specs list is definitely attractive
This is quite a hefty price tag, though the device is packing some interesting features. Beside a more attractive design with a larger grip, the Samsung Galaxy NX sports a 20.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor, 1.6GHz quad-core processor for the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and a separate DRIMe IV image processing engine.
The specs list continues with WiFi, 4G LTE, built-in 16GB memory, 2GB RAM, and a 4.8-inch 1280 x 768 LCD touchscreen.
Moreover, the shooter can capture full HD videos at 25fps and store them on an expandable microSD card of up 64GB, when the 16GB internal storage gets full. The maximum shutter speed stands at 1/600th of a second and a 4,360mAh battery is providing the juice required to take hundreds of photos.
Is the $1,599 price tag justified or not?
All things considered, this a worth-watching camera with smartphone-like capabilities. The ability to change lenses is a big bonus, but a lot of people have expressed their concerns regarding the price.
The Samsung NX2000, which has been introduced earlier in 2013, features WiFi therefore it can still be connected to a smartphone and share photos on the web. It features similar specs to the Galaxy NX, but it is available for $508.89 at Amazon with a 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens kit.
The NX300, another decent camera with a 20.3-megapixel sensor, costs $647.99 at the same retailer. It comes bundled with a 20-50mm lens in the same gorgeous white color.
At this point, only consumers will decide whether or not the Samsung Galaxy NX means good business. The rest of us will find this out in October.