Samsung to Launch a NX1 Mirrorless Camera with 28MP Sensor in September?

May 28, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy NX Camera, which was a mirrorless camera that ran Android. Now it was pretty pricey as well, but then again most mirrorless cameras are. It also had a bunch of lenses that you could buy to go with it. Much like the Galaxy NX Camera and the NX Mini, the NX1 is supposedly going to be aimed at professionals, so as you can guess, it won’t be cheap. It’ll have 4k video recording capability (suggesting that a Snapdragon 80x chipset might power it, since none of Samsung’s Exynos chips support 4K yet, at least not well.), and by using the APS-C sensor, it will be compatible with existing NX lenses. Samsung will also launch the NX 50-150mm f/2.8 optical image stabilization-enabled STM splash and dust-proof lens. 

So it’s a 28MP Mirrorless camera from Samsung, that should take some rather good pictures although we’ll have to wait and see what really happens here. As I doubt the Samsung Lens are as good as Carl Zeiss. But then again who knows at this point. It would be nice to be able to compare it to the Sony RX100, which has a 20-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens, and takes some beautiful pictures as well. It’s great to see Samsung working on some pretty high-end cameras, however, I’d like to see a few other Android-powered ones at other price points. Seeing as there’s a big difference in pricing between the Galaxy Camera 2 and the Galaxy NX Camera. Additionally, it appears that the NX1 is going to be running on Tizen instead of Android. Which really shouldn’t be surprising. But it should still have WiFi and access to Dropbox, which is what I like.

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