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Samsung's Galaxy NX is an unusual product – a high-end mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses running Android. Everyone suspected it would be expensive, but the price, now confirmed in the UK, is really up there. At £1,299, it will cost about the same as the upcoming pro-level Canon EOS 70D (with a comparable lens).

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The Galaxy NX is essentially a Samsung NX series shooter with Galaxy Camera software features grafted on. The 20.3MP sensor is sure to take great images, and Samsung's NX lenses are good, if a bit pricey. However, it's going to be a tough sell at £1,299. Other Samsung NX camera kits without the Android features clock in at about £800-900.

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The US price hasn't been announced, but it's likely to be in the same ballpark as the converted UK price, but something more round. Maybe $1,799 or $1,899? Perhaps an on-contract price with 4G service will bring it down to an almost palatable level. Of course, it's also possible we'll see something more reasonable stateside, much to the chagrin of British photo buffs.

[PocketLint]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    Hahahaahahahahahahahaha.

    Yeah, no.

    • NexusKoolaid

      Not just no, but Hell No.

  • Danny Holyoake

    LOL.

    Also, remember that the US conversion won't be exact. In the UK it's required by law to include tax in the price, so the US price might reflect lower because it doesn't include tax.

  • http://mavi222.deviantart.com/gallery/ Mavi

    whaaaaaat, for that price I'd have the TOP android phone and DSLR instead D: . I like the idea, but at this price...

  • Keyz Karanza

    I may be a bit of a penny-pincher, but if I am spending 2 grand on a camera, that thing had better be able to see through clothing!

    • Imran Al-Imran

      Through the wall or never

    • fixxmyhead

      Or suck your dick

      • Keyz Karanza

        That's an add-on.

    • Freak4Dell

      You'll shit your pants when you see the prices on some lenses. Camera bodies are the cheaper part of photography.

  • NexusKoolaid

    They're out of their minds. At price equal to the 70D it's no contest - I'll take the Canon. If the price were a couple of hundred cheaper.... I'd still take the Canon.

    • BetterWithRoot

      It is a kit lens. I don't think f3.5 is too bad. I mean it's not like the stock canon lens that comes with the 70D is any better. 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 / 18-135mm f3.5-5.6

  • Mark

    Get a Sony NEX-5R instead, much better camera, interchangable lens, also running Android (but no app store access, proprietary apps).

    The pictures I get from mine are truly stunning, and the camera is half this price.