Many of us have sacrificed point and shoot cameras for the smartphones in our pockets, but it will be a long time before they can compete with the more high-end options out there. So if you want an Android camera that can take truly phenomenal pictures, you may have to sacrifice the phone portion for the time being. Consider turning your attention to Samsung's Galaxy NX, a camera with a 20.3MP sensor, a 4.8-inch touchscreen, and Android 4.2.2. It's been available for pre-order for quite a while, but now you can buy it directly from Amazon or Best Buy and have it shipped right away



Samsung still lists the device as shipping in 4 - 6 weeks. B&H is also offering pre-orders, but the site says to expect availability come the 21st. Crutchfield also has pre-orders available, but since all of the sites are offering the Galaxy NX for the same price, there's little reason to wait around. Links to Amazon and Best Buy are available below.

Galaxy NX from Amazon

Galaxy NX from Best Buy

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Brenden Morris

    Cut the price in half & I'll buy the Galaxy NX!

  • troph

    The issue with this idea has to be battery life (and price!). Even with a huge battery, running a quad core processor on touchwiz... it's not going to last long (compared to traditional pro camera's).

    It's a cool idea, I don't really see the point-- especially at that price range. A better idea would be to make use of the expensive processor already in your pocket and just connect it to the camera (via an app and wifi?).

  • Aooga

    What the? $1700? For an okay camera? Has Samsung lost it, or do they just not plan to sell more than 5 of these. I can buy a D7000 for half the price!

  • Dennis

    I can see the point with having Android on you camera. I mean, if you don't like the camera software you can just change it. It would also be possible to make some better photo-editing than you can on your Canon. Also direct uploading to cloud services and social networks. If you have a cellphone I guess it would be possible to do even better remoting than you would with just an app and a "normal" camera.