Samsung Galaxy NX Review

Verdict

Samsung Galaxy NX Review – Verdict 


 

Samsung Galaxy NX front view

 

The Samsung Galaxy NX is an interesting concept. After using it over a prolonged period, you really get the sense this is the direction more interchangeable lens cameras will be taking in the future to appeal to the younger generation who regularly like to let others know where they've been and what they've photographed via social media.

For more traditional digital photographers who enjoy the process of editing images on the the computer and aren't concerned about instant uploading and sharing, it's unlikely to be used to its full potential and many features may never be used.

The Galaxy NX is an improvement on every area of the Galaxy Camera. Not only does it offer more versatility with its interchangeable lens design, it shoots in Raw, feels much more refined in the hand and doesn't require you to pack a number of spare batteries to get through a days shooting. There are a few lenses still missing from the NX-series range, such as a fast standard prime, but Samsung have said that by 2016 there will be as many as 20 optics to choose from in the line up to make it a more appealing system.  

 

Samsung Galaxy NX rear angle

 

The two drawbacks are its temperamental Raw write issues and its price. Being a completely new innovation and with no other interchangeable lens android cameras on the market, you would half expect to pay a slight premium for, but at £1299 is too high a price for the young audience Samsung are attempting to target.

If it's anything like the Galaxy camera, we can expect the price to drop below the four figure mark fairly quickly, but as it stands it is overpriced and if you're looking for the very best image quality and wider selection of lenses, a DSLR with built-in Wi-fi might make a better choice, although it will lack the Android operating system.

Samsung has definitely hit the nail on the head with the concept of the Galaxy NX and we're confident this isn't the last Android interchangeable lens camera we'll see. With a few modifications, a more affordable price and a wider range of lenses, the Samsung Galaxy NX could be a challenger for mid-price DSLRs in the future.


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Scores

Scores
Features 18/20
Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 16/20
Value 16/20
Overall Score 86%