Last month we reported that the Samsung Galaxy NX camera had arrived to the UK for a staggering price of £1,299, or roughly $2,000. Now Samsung has announced the Android-powered mirrorless camera will be making its way to the United States this October, for a slightly lower price of $1,699.99 with an included 18-55mm lens (or $1,599.99, body only).
Samsung’s Galaxy NX certainly is impressive when it comes down to the ‘smart’ hardware inside, such as its 1.6GHz quad-core processor. The device also has a large 4.8-inch touchscreen, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD and a vast array of special camera features such as a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, 1/600 sec shutter speed, 8.6fps shooting, up to 25,600 ISO and much more.
The Galaxy NX may look like an epic camera, but its high pricing also puts it in a position where it is too expensive for most casual consumers and yet many pros probably would feel that there are better alternatives out there – sans Android – that offer better camera features.
Ultimately, if you feel that your next camera must be ‘smart’ and yet you are craving something with more functionality than devices like the Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Zoom, this could be exactly what you are looking for.
For everyone else? There are probably better options out there.