News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday August 20, 2013.
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Samsung has begun selling its Galaxy Camera NX, a 20.3-megapixel camera with interchangeable lenses running Android OS, in the United Kingdom. Sadly, Her Majesty The Queen might be the only one able to afford it. Though the Galaxy NX's ability to swap high-quality lenses made it obvious that Samsung would charge a premium for the camera, there's still sticker shock to see that the Galaxy NX costs 1,299 GBP (US $2,034).
Canon, Sony, Nikon, and even Samsung have dedicated cameras with great optics that cost less. Samsung is betting heavily that the promise of 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, and the multitude of on-device editing or sharing options afforded by running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, will be enough to attract buyers. The Galaxy NX has the benefit of allowing someone to use a hybrid focus, take a picture in any of 30 "Smart" shooting modes or manually adjust settings, edit the photo in dozens of different apps, and share to practically any social network or communication method without ever having to transfer photos to a computer. That may be worth it for someone.The Next Web
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