A photo of the Android-powered Samsung NX2000 camera has been leaked on the web, revealing a few details about the device, which is rumored to become official very soon.
Samsung has first introduced an Android-powered camera in August 2012. It is called the Galaxy Camera and, unfortunately for the South Korea-based company, it did not revolutionize the market.
Nikon followed up with an Android Coolpix shooter of its own, but it remains a mystery whether the Japanese manufacturer is planning to build its future based on Google’s operating system or not.
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If Nikon continues to think about it, Samsung will definitely launch a new apparatus running on the Android operating system. The device has just been leaked online, while its specs keep on remaining a secret.
Thankfully, there are some visible details in the image. The first is a confirmation that the camera will feature a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor. Still no full-frame sensor, but an increase in resolution is more than welcomed, as the Galaxy Camera sports a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor.
Additionally, WiFi is another confirmed detail, but this was to be expected, since Android cannot function properly without internet access. The original Samsung Galaxy Camera also featured 3G connectivity, the company releasing a WiFi-only version earlier in 2013.
The top of the camera packs a shoe mount, which could be aimed at an external optical viewfinder or at a flash gun. This would be a nice addition over the original version of the Galaxy shooter.
WiFi is there, while a larger touchscreen is a huge possibility
Anyway, the back of the camera is dominated by a large touchscreen, quite possibly a full HD 1920 x 1080p 5-inch display, like the one found in the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy S4. However, the previous 1280 x 720 4.8-inch screen was no pushover either.
Please note that the Galaxy smartphones have AMOLED screens, while the Galaxy Camera sports an LCD one. It is doubtful that the company will make the jump to AMOLED technology for its camera lineup, since these displays do not perform well in bright sunlight.
It is very likely that the Samsung NX2000 will become available sometime in the following months, as these leaks occur very close to the device’s release date. This means that you must remain close to our website because we will let you know when the camera gets revealed.