Samsung announced another Android-powered camera today at Samsung PREMIERE 2013. The new Galaxy NX is the first camera to run Android and feature an interchangeable lens for the pros.
In terms of specs, it’s powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the latter meaning you can access the wealth of photography and other apps on Google Play on the camera. It comes with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, plus WiFi and LTE connectivity to share photos directly from the camera. The battery is 4,360mAh, but it’s unknown how that translates into real-world usage.
The camera features a APS-C class 20.3MP sensor and is totally compatible with any one of Samsung’s other lenses, 2D or 3D, sold separately. It can shoot at up to 25,600 ISO. The Galaxy NX also shoots video at 1080p HD quality and up to 50 fps. On the software side, Samsung includes over 30 Smart Modes for shooting in various environments, plus there’s other features like Animated Photo for creating GIFs.
Samsung also talked a bit about the previously announced Galaxy S4 Zoom camera from last week. More on the consumer level than pro, it features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of memory, Android Jelly Bean, and a 16MP lens that is not interchangeable. The Zoom aims to be more of a camera and smartphone hybrid.
Samsung has yet to announce pricing and availability for the Galaxy NX or Galaxy S4 Zoom, but they are expected to ship by the end of this year.