Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy NX / EK-GN120
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Samsung Galaxy NX review
3 April 2014
Summary: 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.
Conclusion: We take our hats off to Samsung for taking such a bold step with the Galaxy NX. Despite a few performance niggles, it put in an admirable performance during testing and allowed us to capture some stunning images. If you're looking for a camera that allows you to quickly capture and share photos with friends and family via social networks, then the Galaxy NX is certainly worth considering - providing you can stomach the Â£1299 price tag.
Conclusion: At £1299 it's the Galaxy NX's price that's a big hurdle to overcome. For our US readers expect to pay $1699. Clearly, this isn't an impulse purchase, and it's not like you can offset some of that cost against the price of a tablet, either, as they're entirely different things. The NX is all about plugging into Android features that are best used for sharing and on-the-spot photo editing.
Pros: Android OS is great for sharing, good stills and video quality, i-Function lens system, bundled Adobe Lightroom 5 software, 4G speeds
Cons: It's physically huge, not going to be a tablet replacement, very expensive, data SIM adds to cost (if added)
Summary: If you're considering the switch from a smartphone to a full-fledged camera, then the Samsung Galaxy NX is a great choice. If you have a Samsung smartphone, the menus in the Android part will be familiar. That you get an advanced software package for managing and editing your (RAW) pictures (Lightroom 5) makes the transition extra easy. With a suggested retail price of 1500 euros, the Samsung Galaxy NX is not cheap.
Pros: Camera with Android 1.6 GHz quad core chip, 2 GB Android working memory, 16 GB of storage, Built-in Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G, and NFC, Good built-in electronic viewfinder, Built-in hard drive, High image quality: high resolution, wide dynamic range, low noise, Lightning fast: both the auto focus and the camera (9 bps), Beautiful, large touch screen, Includes Lightroom
Excerpt: Fazit: Mit der Samsung Galaxy NX betritt ein neuer Typ Kamera den Markt. Im Test sehen wir die Stärken der Galaxy NX in der umfassenden Vernetzung mit WLAN und LTE-Mobilfunk. Das vom Smartphone übernommene Betriebssystem Android schafft Flexibilität, sichert vielfältige Erweiterbarkeit und wandelt die Fotografie zu einem spielerisch-automatisierten Vorgang. Die Bildqualität fällt gut aus, die Geschwindigkeit leidet jedoch unter dem Konzept.
Pros: Immer online dank UMTS, LTE und WLAN, Riesiger, scharfer Touchscreen, Steuer- und erweiterbar wie jedes Android-Gerät, GPS
Cons: Ungewohnte Handhabung für DSLR-Fotografen, Detailtreue ab ISO 1.600