It’s been about two months since Samsung first announced the Galaxy NX, its spiritual successor to last year’s Galaxy Camera. While the Galaxy Camera was an Android-powered point-and-shoot that lacked the sort of imaging performance that we’d need to really get excited about such a device, the Galaxy NX really showed Samsung stepping up its game in a number of areas. The NX uses interchangeable lenses, for one, giving photographers much more control over their shots, and upgrades to a big APS-C 20.3-megapixel image sensor. Progress comes with a price, though, and we’ve been curious to learn just what Samsung intends to charge for all these upgrades. Today Samsung finally comes forward with pricing details, and unsurprisingly, the Galaxy NX is going to set you back a nice chunk of change.
Body alone, the Galaxy NX will sell for just about $1600, or for an extra $100 Samsung will throw in an 18-55mm lens. It’s set to hit retail stores in the US sometime this October. All told, Samsung makes 11 NX-series lenses, for photographers interested in other options.
That’s going to put the Galaxy NX well outside the reach of shoppers more used to dropping no more than a few hundred bucks on a camera. Frankly, it also seems a little extreme when compared to stand-alone Samsung NX-series cameras. For instance, this year’s NX1100 has the same sensor and uses the same lenses as the Galaxy NX, but it sells for under $400 – and it’s got built-in WiFi for sharing to your existing smartphone.
Via: Android Police