Summary: Cell phones have had a camera component incorporated into their platforms for years now–even my ancient Motorola RAZR flip phone has a primitive 2 or 3GB photo capability. Smart phones have raised the image capture bar even higher as camera resolution, sophistication and overall performance have...
Pros: Unique combination of camera performance and Android connectability in a single package, Very good still image and video quality, Good continuous shooting rate, Feature-rich platform due in part to Android system, Good high ISO noise performance
Cons: Cost, Use of touchscreen and extensive menus for camera settings can slow operations, In-camera battery charging
Conclusion: At launch, it seemed likely that the Galaxy NX would occupy the same kind of territory as mid-range CSCs such as the Panasonic G6, but with the official price at a whopping £1300/US$1700, it seems that Samsung is aiming higher, making this a competitor for the likes of the
Pros: Android OS, Large screen, APS-C size sensor
Cons: Slow processing, Few physical buttons, AF point change impossible when using EVF
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.
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.
Summary: Up close and personal with the world's first Android CSC
Pros: Android OS, Large screen, APS-C size sensor, In theory, there's a lot to like about this camera. The huge screen makes images really shine, and makes it nice to use when working with various Android apps. Image quality is also good, when you can get the camera to work as you want it to.
Cons: Slow processing, Few physical buttons, AF point change impossible when using EVF, Initially there was a lot to dislike about the camera, but with a new firmware update, Samsung has managed to iron out a lot of its biggest problems. We'd still like there to be a way to change autofocus point when ...
Excerpt: , with a quad core processor, a large 4.8inch touch-screen, electronic viewfinder, and the latest version of Android to provide a fully internet ready compact system camera, making it the World's first Android powered compact system camera.
Pros: Excellent 4.8inch screen, Very good image quality, Wi-Fi / Network connectivity (MicroSIM), Good rubber grip, 50GB Dropbox space provided, Latest version of Android, Lightroom 5 included in box, Horizontal level (not dual axis), Focus peaking
Cons: Very few physical controls or buttons, Randomly decides not to save raw files to microSD, Can be very slow trying to save raw files, Edited files are saved as PNG at 1280x853, Strong noise reduction reduces detail above ISO800, Low resolution panoramic photos, Macro focus difficult, High price
Summary: To borrow a footballing analogy, the new Samsung Galaxy NX is very much a game of two halves. In the first it delights with excellent image quality and the compelling ability to edit and share your images via the Android OS, but in the second it fades away as the convoluted interface, slow...
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.
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)