Samsung Galaxy NX-GN120
Android™-powered 20-megapixel compact system camera with apps, 4G/LTE, and Wi-Fi®
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Item #: 305NXGN120
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $699.99
The Galaxy NX features an Android™ operating system on a large LCD screen.
For some time now the worlds of mobile devices and digital imaging have been merging: decent fixed-lens cameras on tablets and smartphones, Wi-Fi® and apps on cameras. But not until now have they been so successfully integrated. The Samsung Galaxy NX-GN120 uses the operating system found in many of the world's top smart devices, Android™ Jelly Bean™ 4.2, and harnesses it to be part of the control solution for one of their most sophisticated cameras ever.
Integrating a mini-tablet-like operating system into what feels like a traditional high-end interchangeable-lens camera has serious advantages. First of all, this camera is almost always connected, with the ability to interface with Wi-Fi networks and high-speed cellular networks, including 3G/4G/LTE networks. Bluetooth® comes standard, too. All that means you'll always be able to relay what this camera captures to the people that need to see it, as soon as they need to see it. Plus, you'll be able to interact with your camera remotely in new and productive ways.
This highly connected camera can evolve right along with your passion for photography. The Camera Studio widget lets you customize the Galaxy NX to your personal preference, as it contains commonly used apps for taking and editing your pictures and video. Find great shot opportunities based on your location with Photo Suggest. Create a logical theme for your pictures with Story Album. Video Maker will help you edit your productions right on the camera's large touchscreen LCD, and Paper Artist will help you create unique treatments for your still captures. Best of all, your camera grows with you, as new apps are coming down the pike all the time, and old ones get updated with new features.
With all this connectivity, you're probably wondering if they paid as much attention to the camera side of this equation. As it turns out, yes, they did. In spades. A generous 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor is engineered to include two autofocus strategies, creating a hybrid AF system that's capable of fast, accurate tracking of challenging action. Samsung's innovative array of interchangeable lenses add depth and dimension to your creative palette. There's a built-in pop-up flash, a hot-shoe that supports more pro-oriented external flashes, and the best-in-class 4.47-inch LCD screen makes it easy to compose and edit your images with efficiency and artistry.
One of Samsung's primary aims is to take away the worry of fussing with settings, and replace that with the ability to make artistic choices on-the-fly. Enter Smart Mode, a basket term for the wide variety of processing and capturing options the Galaxy NX offers. Action Freeze mode will instantly capture very fast action. Light Trace makes eye-opening long-exposure effects easy. Drama shot merges multiple instances of your moving subject over a static background. Multi-exposure mode blends two different shots into a new entity with a different sensibility. These are just a few of the creative options you'll find as you discover what the Galaxy NX-GN120 can do.
Even better, it gives you the option to tweak manual settings as you gain familiarity with the camera, and store those as custom settings that you can instantly apply from the Camera Studio widget. No remembering a perfect "recipe" from scratch when the moment arrives, you'll be ready with the right approach, right away.
These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.
I like the camera quite a bit but can't give it 5 stars because of a couple of issues I've found. The image quality is very good and using the camera with a built-in tablet is both useful and fun. I can edit images in camera and I can also backup to Dropbox directly from the camera when I have an internet connection. The issues: I just bought the Samsung 50-150 S lens and when I mount it on this camera the screen goes black and the camera app crashes. Both are NX products so the lens should work without issue on this camera. I assume the camera needs a firmware upgrade but it doesn't appear to be forthcoming. The other issue I found is when using the camera in a studio setting. I tried to use the camera with a Pocketwizard but the camera would not trigger the remote flash. I put the Pocketwizard on an NX20 and it trigged the flash without a problem. If you plan to use this camera outdoors and with older lenses, you'll like it.
Pros: Image Quality Apps Internet Capability interchangeable Lenses
Cons: Issues with new S lenses Doesn't work with my Pocetwizards
I bought this camera for my wife aaaand its amazing. Beautiful quality pictures and really cool features. Very user friendly as well. I really want one for myself now.
Pros: Comfort in hand, detatchable lenses, excellent picture quality, editing and quick settings, sharing capabilities
|LCD Screen Size||4.47"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27-82.5mm|
|Built-in Flash||Unit included|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Effective Megapixel Count||20.3|
|Highest Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/30p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||14.4|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Samsung Galaxy NX (NX-GN120) digital camera gives you the performance and quality of a DSLR with all of the connectivity of a smartphone. The Galaxy NX is equipped with the Samsung NX mount, and comes with an 18-55mm zoom lens. You can shoot up to 20MP still images, as well as Full HD video. The Galaxy NX features Wi-Fi and the Android 4.2.2 Jellybean operating system to let you share your memories.
4.77" Touchscreen LCD Monitor: The Galaxy NX features a huge 4.77" color touchscreen HD display with 1280 x 720 resolution. The monitor gives you a clear view of your subject and recorded images. The monitor has a field of view of approximately 100%.
Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the Galaxy NX has an electronic viewfinder with SVGA (800 x 600) resolution. It has a diopter adjustment so you can focus the viewfinder to your eyesight. The camera automatically switches from LCD to viewfinder when you bring the camera up to your eyes.
Recording Media: The Samsung Galaxy NX digital camera can record still images and video onto microSD Memory Cards (up to 4 GB), microSDHC Memory Cards (up to 32 GB), or microSDXC Memory Cards (up to 64 GB). Class 6 or higher cards are recommended. The camera has a 16 GB built-in memory, however, only a portion is available for image storage.
Image Sensor: The Samsung Galaxy NX digital camera is equipped with a 23.5 x 15.7mm APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 21.6 mega-pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 20.3 mega-pixels for high-quality still images and video. The built-in Image Sensor Cleaning System removes harmful dust particles from the sensor by vibrating 60,000 times per second. The sensor cleaning procedure can be performed when selected in the menu, or set to automatically operate whenever the camera is powered on.
Image Recording Formats: The digital camera records still images in JPEG and RAW formats. Uncompressed RAW images are saved without loss of data, with the photo size set to 20M (5472 x 3648). You can manipulate the white balance, contrast, saturation, and sharpness with editing software before it is compressed into a standard format. In addition, high-definition and standard-definition movie clips with AAC audio (monaural) are recorded in H.264 (MPEG4.AVC).
Included Lens: The Galaxy NX comes with the 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Zoom NX lens. The lens can be used in many shooting conditions, from wide angle landscapes to beautiful portraits. The intuitive i-Function button gives you quick and easy access to the camera's manual settings, such as shutter speed and aperture, while you preview the image in the viewfinder or monitor. It has a switch on the barrel for selecting Auto Focusing or Manual Focusing. The built-in Optical Image Stabilization helps you get blur-free photos, even in low light. Other specifications of the lens include:
Still Image Size: The camera can record JPEG still images in a 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1 aspect ratio with three compression ratio settings (Super Fine, Fine, and Normal). RAW format photos are captured alone, or along with a JPEG image in one of the above compression ratio settings. Still images can be recorded in the following sizes:
|20M: 5472 x 3648||16.9M: 5472 x 3080||13.3M: 3648 x 3648|
|10.1M: 3888 x 2592||7.8M: 3712 x 2088||7M: 2640 x 2640|
|5.9M: 2976 x 1984||4.9M: 2944 x 1656||4M: 2000 x 2000|
|2M: 1728 x 1152||2.1M: 1920 x 1080||1.1M: 1024 x 1024|
Movies: In addition to still images, the Galaxy NX can record movies in HQ (High Quality) or Normal Quality. Maximum recording time is 29 minutes 59 seconds, except for 1080/30P (20 minutes) and 240/30P (30 seconds). The following movie sizes are available:
Mobile Access: The Galaxy NX has a slot for a SIM card provided by your mobile service provider, enabling you to access the Internet and thousands of Android apps via a high-speed 3G or 4G LTE network (active data account required).
Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera also has built-in Wi-Fi so you can connect to the Internet or to your smartphone or computer via a Wireless LAN or Direct Wi-Fi. When connected, you can use your smart device for the following:
Bluetooth: With built-in Bluetooth, you can connect wirelessly to other Bluetooth devices, such as headsets, hands-free car kits, and Bluetooth-enabled handhelds, computers, printers, and wireless devices. Bluetooth transmission has a range of approximately 30 feet.
GPS Tag: With built-in GPS, location, time, and weather information can be attached to the photos you take. Photos with location information can be used for GeoTagging, and linking to Google Maps.
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization): Optical image stabilization reduces the effect of camera shake and help you get a well-exposed image in dim conditions. OIS can only be used when a lens with the OIS function is attached to the camera. The supplied 18-55mm lens is OIS-compatible.
Operation Type Selection: The Galaxy NX allows you to select the type of operation you want out of the camera. For basic camera operations, without many of the advanced features, you should select "Standard" operation. If you like to frequently change shooting options using the smart panel, you can select the "Professional" mode.
Recording Mode: The Samsung Galaxy NX digital camera offers various recording modes to match your shooting preference. Using the Mode Screen, you can choose from the following: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, User Mode, My Mode, Auto, and Smart.
Auto Focus Area: You can select your preferred auto focus area:
Focus Lock: Use the camera's focus lock function to focus on a subject not positioned in the center of the picture.
Drive Modes: The camera offers several drive modes to suit your shooting needs:
Exposure Compensation: You can adjust the exposure lighter or darker compared to the camera's auto-exposure setting. You can adjust the exposure value from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in steps of 1/3EV.
Metering Mode: The camera gives you three options for measuring the brightness of the scene:
Flash: The Samsung Galaxy NX has a built-in, pop-up flash. There is also a hot-shoe for attaching an external flash, if desired. You can choose from the following flash modes: Smart Flash, Auto Flash, Auto + Red-eye, Fill-in Flash, Fill-in + Red-eye, 1st Curtain, and 2nd Curtain.
White Balance: The white balance control allows you to adjust the colors to appear more natural. The camera has ten white balance modes: Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent White, Fluorescent NW, Fluorescent Daylight, Tungsten, Flash WB, Custom Set, and Color Temperature.
ISO Sensitivity: The speed or specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers. A higher ISO setting allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. You can select Auto ISO sensitivity (up to 3200) or select the ISO value manually between ISO 100 and ISO 25600 in 1 EV or 1/3 EV steps.
Gallery: The Samsung Galaxy NX displays all of your photos and videos in the Gallery for playback, editing, sharing, and printing.
Slide Show: Images can be displayed continuously at preset intervals with various slide-show transition effects on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offer pre-recorded background music to play along with your still image slide show. Intervals between photos can be set to 1, 3, or 5 seconds. You can select all photos to display in the slide show, or only photos from a specific date, or individually selected images. Other display options include: photo frame, photo note, signature, view details about the picture, and edit. In addition to playing back photos on the camera, you can choose to share the photo on other AllShare/SamsungLink devices, or share via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, or other accounts such as email and Gmail.
Image Edit: When playing back photos, you can perform the following edits:
Movie Playback/Editing: You can playback a movie clip on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offers basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Rewind, Fast Forward, and Volume Control. Editing functions include Trim, Slideshow, Favorite, Rename, and Settings. You can also access the Video Editor app to do more sophisticated edits.
USB Port: The Samsung Galaxy NX features a single micro-USB port which allows you to connect the camera to your computer via the supplied USB cable.
HDMI: The Galaxy NX has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output, which will allow you to connect the camera to an HDMI-equipped HDTV for viewing videos or photos in high definition. An optional micro-HDMI to HDMI cable is required. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p. The HDMI connection is HDMI-CEC/Anynet+ compatible, allowing you to control some camera functions using the remote control from the HDMI-equipped TV.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: The Samsung Galaxy NX is powered by the B735EU Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7-volts, 4360mAh, 16.57Wh). It provides power for approximately 440 still image shots, 190 minutes of video shooting time, 14 hours of video playback time, 104 hours of music playback, or 13 hours of internet use via 3G or 16 hours via Wi-Fi. The battery charges in approximately 4 hours using the supplied AC adapter and USB cable.
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