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

July 30, 2013
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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.

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