Well folks, it seems that Samsung was just warming up when they unveiled the Galaxy S4 Zoom last week. According to reports, the South Korean firm has another ace up its sleeve – the Galaxy NX, an Android-powered mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
The news about the Galaxy NX broke during a press conference held last week, where Jong-Kyun Shin, CEO of Samsung Electronics confirmed that the company is planning to unveil a successor to the first-gen Galaxy Camera which he dubbed as Galaxy Camera 2.
“Samsung will release our latest mirrorless camera that runs on Google’s Android software,”
-Jong-Kyun Shin, CEO Samsung Mobile
Just hours after the said conference, leaked images of the alleged GalCam 2 aka Galaxy NX have surfaced on the web, giving us a preview of what to expect from the design standpoint. Based on the images, the Galaxy NX sports a dSLR-like body complete with a handy grip, built-in EVF and what seems like a shooting mode knob at the top.
Instead of buttons and knobs typically found on the back of an enthusiast-grade camera, the Galaxy NX sports a sizeable 4.8-inch touchscreen display which will play host to Android Jelly bean (version 4.2.2). The camera is speculated to have a 20.3MP APS-C sensor capable of recording 1080p videos and ISO range that can go up to 25600.
Running the show under its hood is the tandem of Exynos 4 processor and 2GB of RAM. It can hold up to 16GB worth of data on its internal storage, but it wasn’t stated whether users can expand through an SD card.
Of course, as part of the NX lineup, the Galaxy NX can be outfitted with any of the Samsung lenses currently in production. There’s a big possibility that this rumored camera will be offered with an 18-55mm kit lens, but there’s no confirmation of that at the time of writing.
There’s also no word yet about its pricing and availability as of this time. What we do know is that the Samsung Galaxy NX is set to make its official debut this week, along with the SGS4 and new ATIV PCs.