Samsung has already confirmed that the Galaxy S4 Zoom is on the way, but the company has another camera running Android on the way. Samsung CEO JK Shin yesterday confirmed that its next mirrorless camera would be running Android, and just a few hours later the first leaked press shots emerged.
JK Shin confirmed that the camera would make an appearance at the company’s upcoming event in London on June 20th, with images after the fact naming the device as the Galaxy Camera NX. It’s heads and shoulders above the Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S4 Zoom too, with the snapper reportedly featuring a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a 4.3-inch touchscreen, and interchangeable lenses. Other features include ISO up to 25,600, and lenses that range from 18-55mm to 18-200mm.
And just as Shin said, the camera looks to be running Android. What would be the benefit, you ask? Sharing is the first thing that comes to mind. You could automatically upload your pictures straight to Dropbox or Flickr, or even fire up Instagram and cheat your way to some very nice looking photos. Even ignoring that, Samsung made a good effort of simplifying the camera interface on last year’s Galaxy Camera. Novice photographers may ultimately find it easier to start off with a familiar looking UI in Android instead of diving into typically complicated menus and settings on other cameras.
This probably won’t be a budget affair – the Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S4 Zoom will probably fill that gap for now. In any event, we’ll find out exactly what Samsung has in store for us next week.
Spotted at SlashGear