Samsung NX2000 mirrorless camera has been spotted while seeking approval for wireless technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Samsung is the maker of the Galaxy Camera, an Android-powered smart shooter, which has not been doing so well on the market. However, the South Korean company will release a new intelligent device in the near future, in order to bolster its smart camera shipments.
The upcoming shooter will be called NX2000 and it has just been caught on FCC’s website, seeking approval to be sold on the US market.
Samsung NX2000 mirrorless camera wants FCC’s blessing
After a photo of the Samsung NX2000 had been leaked on the web, the smart camera was spotted at the FCC. The company is seeking approval for the shooter, which has not been officially announced yet.
The reason why the NX2000 is at FCC consists of the camera’s built-in WiFi 802.11n chipset. The camera is also said to sport a 20.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor and full HD video recording.
All electronic devices which come packed with wireless connectivity have to go through Federal Communications Commission’s approval procedure, not just Samsung’s camera, which is said to be manufactured in China.
Tizen or Android OS? That is the question
The mirrorless camera is expected to be powered by the Android operating system. However, other sources are suggesting that the NX2000 may actually be powered by Tizen, an OS developed by Samsung and Intel, based on MeeGo’s remnants.
Nevertheless, Tizen OS has been optimized for smartphones and tablets, notebooks, smart TVs, GPS and in-car infotainment systems. The first Tizen-powered devices are said to become available on the market later in 2013 and it remains to be seen whether the NX2000 will be among them or not.
Camera’s specs list begins to take shape
Unfortunately, this is just speculation, as more information is required before confirming the camera’s operating system. Despite that, the camera is sure to feature WiFi, a touchscreen and a home button on its back, which resembles Android’s home button look.
Additionally, the Samsung NX2000 will feature a hot shoe mount on the mirrorless camera’s top. It will be useful if the photographers want to attach a flash gun.
Other possibilities include support for an external optical viewfinder, but, as stated above, the truth will be revealed when the South Korea-based company will officialize the camera.