Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless Camera

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Key Features

  • 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Up to 8.6 fps contintuous shooting
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 4.8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 921,000 dots
  • SVGA electronic viewfinder with diopter control
  • JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG capture
  • 1080/30fps HD video
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Built- in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • 4G LTE/3G HSPA+42Mbps cellular data
  • Bundled with Adobe Lightroom
  • Built-in GPS +GLONASS (A-GPS supported)
  • 16GB Memory built-in/MicroSD card slot

Product Description

The Samsung Galaxy NX is the world's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera running the Android operating system. The Galaxy NX takes DSLR-style mirrorless camera and adds 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, connectivity and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).The Galaxy NX uses most of the same essential elements as the NX300, including the NX lens mount, the 20.3-megapixel sensor, and DRIMe IV imaging processor, but it also includes a large 4.8-inch 921K capactive touchscreen, the largest display on any interchangeable lens camera so far, and several forms of wireless communication.

Specs

Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Other resolutions 5472 x 3080, 5472 x 3080, 3888 x 2592, 3712 x 2088, 3648 x 3648, 2976 x 1984, 2944 x 1656, 2640 x 2640, 2688 x 1512, 2000 x 2000, 1728 x 1152, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 1024
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 22 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor DRIMe IV
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Normal, Fine, Superfine
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes
Lens mount Samsung NX
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 4.8
Touch screen Yes
Screen type HD TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/6000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-Up)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
Continuous drive 9 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included 16GB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Wireless Built-In
Physical
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion battery
Weight (inc. batteries) 495 g (1.09 lb / 17.46 oz)
Dimensions 137 x 101 x 26 mm (5.39 x 3.98 x 1.02)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS BuiltIn
GPS notes GPS + GLONASS

Questions & Answers

QUESTION

Downloaded Galaxy NX User Manual. Filter+RAW Question.

I just downloaded the EK-GN120 ( !!! other name for Galaxy-NX ) manual here: http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/support/model/EK-GN120ZKATGY (This is the english Hongkong version - there is already a thread here with a galaxy-nx user manual adress here http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51891980 ) According page 52 the user can apply filter effects, for example vignetting. Is it possible to save RAW + the vignette-filtered JPG photo ?

Mr.NoFlash asked
1 year ago

ANSWERS

you mean the filter applied ONLY to jpg with the Raw w/o the effect? In NX300 that's possible, so I'd assume it is also in Galaxy NX. Continue Reading

tecnoworld answered
1 year ago

yes thanks Continue Reading

Mr.NoFlash answered
1 year ago

On the Galaxy NX, if the Smart mode (where the Vignette filter resides) is selected, the camera would switch to jpeg-only mode even if it is set to RAW+jpeg mode. So no RAW file would be saved together with the filter-applied jpeg file. Continue Reading

pschia answered
1 year ago

QUESTION

Samsung galaxy EK-GC100

First hello to all, posting from Chiang Mai Thailand. I know this camera is a few years old but it's new to me as I just got it on a recent trip. 3 main reasons I decided to buy this one over so many others on the market was having a sim slot very large screen and running Android and I believed it took great photos. Well what I have found out its great talking photos as long as its sunlight out or bright lights for night it sucks no matter the mode and the flash his useless. The big problem I am having is one of the features is the ability to connect to other devices through wifi/Bluetooth to share like photos but it does not connect to say an iPad/iPhone but only to samsung like smartphones very big disappointment to me. So far the things I like is using it as a tablet being about to take a photo and share/send it right away using cell services when not near a wifi and it does a very good job as I said in daylight. Maybe I am not using it right but the dark/night photos are usually ...

Burg650 asked
7 months ago

ANSWERS

This is all normal and typical for most compact cameras. Please note the sensor is small and the lens is slow -- to make possible the huge consumer 21x zoom. It is a camera targeted mostly to cell-phone upgraders or to people who like to travel light. I have no problems connecting to any WiFi hotspot and Bluetooth on all of my WiFi and Bluetooth devices -- any of my multiple Android tablets and smartphones, my laptop etc. Are you sure your iOS devices are not using some proprietary iOS version of Bluetooth? There is no change in photo quality in the Galaxy Camera II and they indeed removed the SIM card slot. That is why I am not upgrading to it. I have the Galaxy NX. Photo quality is much better with any lens, and stunning with the fixed-focal lenses. But, it is much bigger, especially with a bigger lens attached... Continue Reading

zaurus answered
7 months ago

I'm new to this forum also this camera. My daughter is getting married in a few days time and someone has lent me this camera for the occasion.   :  )))) But I don't know how to download the photos it takes to my computer. I have a Kindle usb lead which fits the port on its side but all I can see is Android folders and none of the photos on it ! Help !  how so I get the photos off the camera ?? Any thoughts very welcome ! :  ))) Tim Continue Reading

timmoore46 answered
4 months ago

QUESTION

Does the Galaxy NX really focus slow...

compared to the Nx300 ? Same image engine. The Galalaxy Nx came months after the Nx300. ephotozine says about nx300: Focus time 0.25 / 0.25 seconds ephotozine says about Galaxy Nx: 0.35 / 0.4 s focus time ( inclusive shot ) Hmm.

Mr.NoFlash asked
7 months ago

ANSWERS

Perhaps you should ask ephotozone this question. They should know all the variables they tested under. Continue Reading

Raw Jaw answered
7 months ago

I have both of these cameras, and I can find no discernable differences in their focusing abilities. Continue Reading

Taffy answered
7 months ago

Thanks Allan, I was hoping you would confirm that. Probably a different lens use, different light level, or a testing variation. Eric Continue Reading

viking79 answered
7 months ago
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