Samsung unleashes Android and LTE touting DSLR, Galaxy NX

Jordan O'Brien
June 20, 2013

Not content with the Galaxy S4 zoom, Samsung has decided to bring its Android operating system prowess to its professional DSLRs, oh and 4G LTE has come along for the ride too.

The Galaxy NX is the world’s first LTE enabled DSLR camera, which means you can share your photos with the world via Instagram or Twitter, or whatever service tickles your fancy, without the need for cables or WiFi connections.

If you don’t live in a 4G-enabled area, no problem as Samsung has managed to pack in 3G as well — although both of these will be utilised just for data, you don’t have the ability to make or receive phone calls, that is until the next version we assume.

We don’t all care about having Android on-board, and you’re probably wondering — how good is this camera? Well according to Samsung, it should be just as good as their existing NXs.

All the features you expect are present including Optical Image Stabilisation, Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus, a 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps of video shooting.

Just like on the Galaxy S4 zoom, you can expect the same smart modes, camera studio, photo suggest and even story album access.

Whilst megapixels don’t necessarily matter, the Galaxy NX features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which is powered by a 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor.

The camera is capable of 1080p video, as well as 3D images using Samsung’s True 3D Creator.

Users of traditional DSLRs will find it odd that Samsung has decided to put a microSD card slot rather than the traditional SDs, although the microSD will enable you to expand 16GB of internal storage to 64GB.

After receiving a beating from users of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has decided to add a little disclaimer regarding the storage, with actual storage numbers being a lot less due to Android.

When we played with the device, we found ourselves initially confused about how to get to the homescreen, as there is no home button — although we were quickly shown that all you need to do to go from camera to Android is swipe the 4.8-inch touchscreen.

The Galaxy NX will be hitting stores this summer, with specific pricing to be announced.

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