Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera appears in leaked press images

by: Andrew GrushJune 13, 2013

Samsung Galaxy NX

Just yesterday, Samsung confirmed they will reveal a new Samsung Galaxy Camera at their upcoming Premiere 2013 event in London. So for photography buffs, should you be excited? Let’s just say that if you were even slightly impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Camera, you’re going to be blown away by the Samsung Galaxy NX Camera.

The latest next-gen Galaxy camera details (including press images) were first spotted on the site Tinhte. Based on the leaked details, we now know the camera will be called the Samsung Galaxy NX, we also can see that it is clearly in a different league from the more casual Samsung Galaxy Camera.


For those that aren’t aware, the NX line is currently Samsung’s high-end camera series. The mirrorless Galaxy NX plans to take everything we know and love about NX cameras, and blend it with smart features powered by Android.

Outside of running on Google’s OS, the Galaxy NX is also rumored to pack a 20.3MP APS-C sensor, can record in 1080p HD, and will have an ISO range of up to 25,600. It will also support interchangeable lenses.


While the Samsung Galaxy NX sounds amazing, let’s remember that this is still unconfirmed news. Official looking press shots and previous gossip about a Galaxy NX certainly lend credence to this rumor, but just be careful not to get your hopes up until we learn more.

Luckily, Samsung’s reveal event is only a week away now, so we don’t have to wait long to get the rest of the juicy details. What do you think, would you like to get your hands on the Galaxy NX, or would you rather stick to traditional cameras such as those in the non-Android NX series?

  • MasterMuffin

    There are contacts and messages icon in those shots, YOU CAN CALL AND TEXT WITH THAT?? I thought the S4 Zoom was ridiculous, but that’s just on a whole new level :D

    • Klein Tamás

      Samsung just went full retard…:)

      • MasterMuffin

        Never go full retard!

  • Cycad007

    Big whoop. I’ll stick with Sony and Canon. Picture quality over gimmicks…and that really is what Samsung is selling here.

    • JohnBrock

      Photographers agree.

    • dogulas

      How can this be mirrorless with that obvious viewfinder? Unless that’s a redundant digital display in the small viewfinder up top…

    • Bradley Bertrim

      I have to say I agree, but only partially. I have a Nikon D5100, which is a great amateur camera. Its inexpensive, 16.9 mega pixels, can do 3 image bracketing, etc… However, its totally limited by its firmware. In terms of bracketing it was purposely locked down to 3 images in software by Nikon to force people to buy the more expensive camera bodies if they wanted the feature enabled. The same can be said for many other features on the camera as well. The camera could be way better then it is if the firmware didn’t limit its features. And having an Android OS would open up lots of opportunity for making a great professional camera application to fully make use of the hardware.

      What I would love to see is a decent piece of hardware that can take great pictures and have a nice selection of lenses (or even better use my already owned Nikor lenses). Then the software could make full use of it and allow others to build camera applications that have the features you may want. If I want to have the camera take 7 bracketed photos, or take a timed long exposure I would love not to have to fork out an extra 500 or more dollars for a step up in the camera body or buy an accessory that can work around the limitation.

      If you’re a professional the point is somewhat moot because the 35mm camera bodies tend to have all the features you want. But for us unwilling to spend 3500+ dollars on a professional camera body something like this may work great.

  • Roddisq

    Can I play Angry Birds with that too?

    • junhawng

      No, but you can play crysis3 on it

  • Anirudh

    I wonder if the sensor driver and lens driver is controlled by android. A non-RTOS type will be able handle timings of high end camera ?

  • Bone

    I’ll call fake on this.

  • dogulas

    All I can say is wow! That’s crazy cool. What they really, really need to do is have this high-end dslr be able to accept the S4 as a docked controller. Be able to insert your boss smartphone into your DSLR anytime.

    • Anonymousfella

      Thats an awesome idea! :D

      • dogulas

        Yeah that would just make so much more sense in this case, wouldn’t it? So that you can still use the smartphone part of it and not waste the (I’m guessing additional) money on something you will rarely use for anything else besides taking photos unless you can separate it from the massive DSLR.