Several Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 photos have appeared on the web, right after the South Korean company’s CEO has revealed that a new Android mirrorless camera is coming on June 20.
Samsung is on the verge of introducing the next-generation Android-powered digital camera during an event on June 20. The company scheduled this event a long time ago, announcing that both new Galaxy and ATIV devices will be revealed on that date.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 leaked photos show the device looks more like a DSLR than a mirrorless
According to Samsung CEO Shin Jong-Kyun, a new Android mirrorless camera will be introduced next week. Unfortunately, he has not given any more details, though the rumor mill is speculating that the shooter will ditch its fixed lens, in order to support NX mount optics.
It appears that the rumor mill has been right once again, as the leaked Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 photos have demonstrated that the device is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
Although the device is said to be a mirrorless camera, it looks more like a DSLR, as there is a large grip on its right side.
Samsung Galaxy NX is its name and it will support NX mount lenses
The new Android-powered camera will most likely be compatible with all NX lenses, though the leaks are showing only three of them. The lenses seen in the photos are the 18-55mm, 18-200mm, and 85mm models.
It is rumored that the device will no longer be called “Galaxy Camera”, as Samsung is aiming for a more direct approach, calling it Galaxy NX. This way consumers will know that it is an Android camera capable of supporting the NX mount.
Samsung Galaxy NX specs are on par with other mirrorless cameras and high-end Android smartphones
Either way, the camera is rumored to feature Android 4.2, 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor, WiFi, ISO up to 25,600, built-in flash, integrated viewfinder, 5-inch touchscreen, and 1920 x 1080 video recording at 30 frames per second.
The Samsung Galaxy NX camera will be able to support most of the applications available at the Google Play Store, though it is very unlikely that users will place calls using it, as the recently-announced Galaxy S4 Zoom will do this job.
The full details will be officially disclosed on June 20, meaning that Samsung fans do not have too much to wait before they get to meet the Galaxy NX in person.