Samsung Galaxy NX camera on sale, lists for around $2,000

by: Nate SwannerJuly 30, 2013

Samsung Galaxy NX

If you’re looking for a new DSLR camera (like I am!), Samsung cameras are surprisingly good. Samsung has always made nice cameras, but their recent foray into the world of serious photography is proving that they’ve got what it takes, especially in the realm of mirrorless shooters.

That’s a huge price tag for a device that has no real home in the camera landscape.

Part of their recent focus on higher end cameras brought us the Galaxy NX, the first DSLR running Android. Impressive specs like 3G/4G LTE radios and 1/6000 shutter speed promised a great device with functionality like we’ve never seen, but also hinted at a higher price tag than we were hoping for.

Samsung didn’t disappoint. UK retailer Jessops has the device listed at £1,299, which is the same as WEX Photographic. If you’re keeping track, that’s just under $2,000 ($1980 or so).

That’s a huge price tag for a device that has no real home in the camera landscape. It is probably far too expensive for most casual photographers, and lacks many manual controls needed by serious photowalk junkies. It’s great that Android is on board, but at that price, it may not be worth the stretch for many.

If you’re willing to bite, Jessops has it in stock, while WEX lists it as pre-order only. Original estimations were that the camera would cost around $1,000 with a kit lens, so we’re disappointed to see such a monstrous price tag associated with a device we were hoping would see commercial success.

  • MasterMuffin

    But if you wait till it comes to USA, the price will probably be $1300. And if you wait a little longer, the price will go to $999 and then it’s a great deal :)

    • Luka Mlinar

      It’s never a grate deal since this thing isn’t even close to the Cannon D line and last i checked they are priced around 600-700$. It’s like of Microsoft started making cars. Also the main factor is lens prices.

      • MasterMuffin

        That’s true, I don’t know what I was thinking

  • Luka Mlinar

    I’m a photographer by trade and this is just too funny. Only way this could work (in theory) is if the lenses are interchangeable with Nikon or Cannon. Doubt it :D

    • Michael Shea

      Lens wise they do have a wide range of quality lenses in the NX line, but specifically lack fast telephoto’s. What interests me is the connectivity and open api. I believe third party developers can build there own camera apps. This might lead to some interesting innovations.

      I do think of it as a prosumer model though.

      • Luka Mlinar

        Maybe. But this thing is more a gimmick then anything. It is nowhere close to the EOS D700 and yet it’s around 3 times the price. Only thing modern SLRs are missing is the connectivity you have with this. Now if that rocks your boat then this is a real option (assuming the price goes down). IDKnow. Maybe a step in the right direction crossing SLR and Android.

  • Justin Rebar

    Get a NEX

  • Michael Shea

    It not a DSLR, it is mirrorless. But has DSLR quality.