Samsung Electronics Co. launched the Galaxy NX, the first 3G/4G LTE-connected compact system camera. The interchangeable-lens camera combines a 20.3MP APS-C sensor and a hybrid autofocus system with always-on connectivity and the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform, giving photographers smartphone functionality and the use of the entire universe of Android apps.
“The Galaxy NX reflects the unique needs of a user who needs to take professional photos and share them immediately in any situation. For those who want to express themselves and the exciting moments that make up their lives quickly, easily and on the go, the Galaxy NX is an ideal choice,” said Myoung Sup Han , senior vice president and head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics.
With 3G/4G LTE technology and seamless connectivity, the NX promises speedy sharing whether on the move or at home. And Samsung has provided the Galaxy NX with everything a photographer needs to help capture the scene and mood of every hotspot they visit in high resolution. The trip advisor and photo suggest functions give location-based recommendations of popular photography spots, sourced from a library of images taken by photographers across the world, while the story album mode displays special moments on one timeline, reframing and resizing them to create digital photo books that can be viewed and shared on other devices.
The camera’s 20.3MP APS-C sensor and DRIMe IV image signal processor work with Samsung’s advanced hybrid autofocus system to help ensure accurate phase and contrast detection for crisp shots and low-light performance, with ISO settings as high as 25,600. And a 1/6,000-sec shutter speed and 8.6-frames-per-sec shooting let users capture the action as it’s happening. Also provided is the ability to record Full HD 1080p video.
The Galaxy NX utilizes a selection of interchangeable lenses to place creative control in the hands of the photographer—from compact pancake lenses and an ultra-wide fisheye to longer prime and zoom lenses. Plus, the 3D creator function is designed to bring added realism to Galaxy NX results, permitting users to shoot images and movies in 3D with Samsung’s 45mm 2D/3D lens.
Additional features include: 30 smart modes so users can choose the optimum settings for the environment they are capturing; multi exposure, which merges two shots together to produce one image; animated photo, which connects continuous shots of up to five seconds, creating a moving GIF file, while sound & shot stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken; and camera studio, which enables users to customize settings with their most frequently used applications or camera modes.
Pricing and availability of Samsung’s Galaxy NX compact system camera are yet to be announced. samsung.com