Samsung just announced what looks to be a really great new ILC: The Galaxy NX, a camera enabled with 3G/4G capabilities. It's not a phone, but a camera that can always be connected to the internet. I may have been hard on Samsung in a recent article on their Galaxy S4 Zoom, but this new product is one I can really get behind.
The new camera is equipped with a 20.3MP APS-C sensor which, if it is like the other Samsung cameras I have experienced, has been excellent and amazingly fast when it comes to auto focus. That's thanks to an Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System ensures accurate phase and contrast detection while also sporting a 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps shooting
If you care about 3D, True 3D Creator also brings an added element of realism to the GALAXY NX results, allowing users to shoot images and movies in 3D with Samsung's 45mm 2D/3D lens.
As the camera runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (on a 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor), the functionality of a smartphone is built in and utilized to improve the photographic experience. Users can choose from an entire universe of Android apps to help personalize their GALAXY NX and do more than just shoot amazing photographs and video, from editing images to adding special effects to sharing at a moment's notice. This seems like finally a great application of photo quality and the plethora of mobile apps.
What do you think? Interested? I certainly am. I like the idea of a great camera (and Samsung keeps making better ones) with added mobile functionality. It's better than a shoehorned Frankenstein of camera and phone, and mixes the benefits of both areas fantastically.
Below is an upcoming ad for the camera: