Could the 20.3-million-pixel Samsung Galaxy NX with Android operating system change the way enthusiast photographers use and think about their cameras? Read the Samsung Galaxy NX review...
Samsung Galaxy NX review – Our verdict
Essentially, the image performance of the Galaxy NX is on a par with the NX300, with the added advantage of a bigger screen that improves the usability of the touchscreen AF, previewing photos and spot metering. The big selling point is the Android operating system, and I think having the ability to edit in-camera, create time-lapse videos and share across social media, among a wealth of other things, is fantastic.
The images the camera produces are good, but the AF is slow in low light and high ISO sensitivity makes JPEGs soft. It is not the best image quality we have seen from a compact system camera, but the Galaxy NX is mostly about functionality and it is not aimed at professionals. Rather, it is aimed at people who either want all the functionality of Android or people who want to advance their photography from a smartphone or the Samsung Galaxy compact camera.
Samsung Galaxy NX – Key features
With many cameras, the dioptre is adjusted using a small dial that is very fiddly and easy to knock, but on the Galaxy NX it is well designed, large and easy to use.
The built-in pop-up flash has a guide number of 11m @ ISO 100 and wideangle coverage of 28mm (equivalent).
Charging via Micro USB
The battery is charged via a Micro USB, which is supported by many mobile devices. Portable chargers are inexpensive and great for some extra power on the go.
This will allow the user to connect the camera to a TV or projector to display images.