Product Listing From Samsung's Website
After earlier rumors of Android-powered mirrorless cameras from Samsung, a couple of the rumored model numbers (the NX-R and NX300) showed up on Samsung’s website.
As those earlier rumors indicated, the NX-R is expected to follow the design of the Samsung NX20 with the upgrade to Android OS. And the NX300 is believed to be an Android-powered successor to the Samsung NX210 and should add a new optional EVF and OVF to the design. [click to continue…]
Samsung dropped what looks to be a pretty exciting camera with its Galaxy Camera last month, which is a heavy duty Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered point and shoot. In it, the camera is not just one of the features, it’s the whole point of the device – something that looks to become a serious trend.
Even with manufacturers that aren’t putting a full-on Android OS inside, we’re seeing a more app-like environment that extends beyond normal camera settings and mode selections (e.g., Sony’s new Apps in NEX models and the Canon 6D‘s built-in WiFi with sharing to iOS and Android devices). So it should come at no surprise that Samsung is expected to build (at least some) future NX mirrorless cameras around the Android OS. [click to continue…]
After a leaky past couple of days, Samsung took the wraps off of its new Galaxy Camera today. The new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean camera features a 1/2.3″ 16MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 21x optical zoom lens (23-480mm equivalent). [click to continue…]
When Polaroid dropped its Android-based compact camera at CES 2012, we knew it was a sign of what was coming. Honestly though, I didn’t think it would take as long to see an Android-powered camera from another manufacturer. This month, however, Nikon introduced the Coolpix S800c compact camera that runs Android 2.3 under the hood. I think we’re about to see an onslaught of these in the next few months – particularly at CES 2013.
The latest rumor of a non-phone Android-powered camera comes from Samsung. The electronics giant (who just got spanked by Apple over patent infringements regarding Samsung’s popular smartphones’ similarity to the iPhone) may be putting together the “Samsung Galaxy S Camera.” [click to continue…]
The Samsung NX1000 is now available in the US (after being announced in April 2012). The camera features an APS-C format, 20.3MP CMOS image sensor and the ability to capture 1080p HD video. It is priced at $700 with an included 20-50mm lens. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Samsung MV900F is a new Wi-Fi enabled point and shoot camera, which also sports a 180-degree display. The MV900F features a 16MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and also captures 1080/60p HD video.
With similar connected functionality to the new Panasonic SZ5, the Samsung MV900F allows you to share photos instantly. However, the Samsung model does not appear to be equipped with the ability to integrate with any iOS or Android model (like the SZ5). Instead, the MV900F interfaces with Samsung’s line of SMART televisions, Blu-ray players, mobile PCs and smartphones. That said, you can share directly to Facebook, Photobucket, YouTube and other online services directly from the camera via Wi-Fi.
The 3.3-inch AMOLED display flips up on top of the camera for a 180-degree view from the front of the camera – as opposed to the more traditional tilt/swivel displays that swing out to the left side.
The Samsung MV900F retails for $349, ships in August 2012 and is available here at B&H Phot0.
Samsung MV900F Key Features
- 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor
- 3.3″ WVGA AMOLED Touchscreen
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video at 60 fps
- Dual Capture Photo and Full HD Video
- Self-Portrait Features & Shooting Modes
- Integrated Wi-Fi & Direct Connect Button
- Capture Images via Gesture or Remote VF
- Social Media Sharing & Auto Backup
- Easy Photo Editing In-Camera
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]