Samsung adds Galaxy NX Camera to June 20 launch schedule

Samsung adds Galaxy NX Camera to June 20 launch schedule

No, we haven't turned into a photography site overnight. Having exhausted every conceivable type of Galaxy smartphone idea, Samsung will round out its June 20 press event by launching what you can see above – the Samsung Galaxy NX Camera.

Forget your Nokia EOS and Galaxy S4 Zoom – this is the true smart camera: a full-ball Samsung NX mirrorless digital camera with interchangeable lens, but running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top.

The details come our way from Vietnamese site Tihnte (though the above pic and a few others have been surfaced by TechTastic), and build on previous rumours that Samsung will announce a successor to last year's Galaxy Camera at the June 20 event, alongside the quartet of Galaxy S4 spinoffs (including the Galaxy S4 Zoom) we already know about.

However, instead of being a simple successor to the Galaxy Camera, Samsung will apparently be keeping the original in production and supplementing it with this high-end photo-friendly beast.

We're told it'll rock a 20.3MP APS-C sensor, with a businesslike ISO of 25,600 and – needless to say – full HD video recording with all the trimmings.

The only other details we've been given are that it'll run on either a dual-core or quad-core Exynos processor, while the display at the back is a 4.3in affair running at 960 x 540.

On paper it's certainly a major step up from the Galaxy Camera, and if done right could both push the concept of “smart photography” upmarket and make it more accessible at the same time.

We'll have a better idea of the Galaxy NX Camera's credentials come the 20th. In the meantime, it at least explains why Samsung has decided to drip-feed info on its new Galaxy creations ahead of time – there's so much to get through there simply won't be time to introduce each new face from scratch.

Sadly, it also removes any real element of surprise, although the way Samsung's going we wouldn't be surprised if it revealed on the day that the Galaxy NX Camera can actually make calls too, then shocked us all by unveiling an Android-based Galaxy Potato Peeler in the ultimate “one more thing” moment.

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BananaMannn  Jun. 15, 2013 at 00:48

Surprised they haven't released a Galaxy TV...

Treab  Jun. 15, 2013 at 02:12

tbf this could a really clever concept.. a high end camera with low end usability (with advanced features) could really help samung's dslr camera range.. if they price it right maybe low-mid price point could be a big seller..


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