It’s been a little while since we’ve heard about the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy NX Android-powered camera, but it is indeed still here and ready to mingle. According to a couple of UK retailers, the camera has made its way to the region and is ready to start selling with a price tag that rivals the Canon 70D that’s coming later this year.
Jessops and Wex Photographic both have the new camera listed on their website. Wex Photographic has the camera in pre-order status, while Jessops actually says that they have it in stock and ready to ship. However, don’t go grab your credit card thinking this is an impulse buy. You’ll be spending a lot of cash on this camera, to the tune of £1,299 (around $2,000).
The Galaxy NX is the first-ever Android-powered interchangeable lens camera, and it comes with a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and an 18-55mm kit lens to get you started, but you’ll be able to snap on other lenses to get that perfect shot you need. The camera also comes with 4G LTE, WiFi, and 16GB of internal storage.
On the inside, there’s a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM powering the operation, with a capability of shooting 8.6 frames per second, with a fast shutter speed of 1/6000. It certainly seems like a decent camera for all the hobbyists out there, but it’ll be interesting to see how it caters towards the professional crowd.
There’s no official word on a release date yet, and it could just be a simple mistake on Jessops’ part about the availability of the camera. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that a retailer has made a false start and listed something early. Now we’re just waiting to see when we’ll see the camera arrive in the States.