The Future of the Digital SLR


The future is here. It’s just not ready for the mass market. Up until now, we have had phones with great connectivity but limited photographic capability and digital SLRs with great photographic capabilities but essentially no ability to communicate.

screen_crop2Now, in the first of what I hope will be more product announcements, Samsung has released the Galaxy NX, which takes full advantage of the Android operating system.The Galaxy NX is a mirrorless camera that allows users to take full advantage of all the specialized photo apps that are available for this operating system.

It is overpriced, selling for almost $1700 on Amazon, but should provide a basis for other cameras that combine photographic capabilities with the flexibility of a camera phone.

Are you listening Apple, Canon and Nikon?

For more information on this camera see Samsung Galaxy NX review: an overpriced Android-powered mirrorless camera, Samsung Galaxy NX Review, and Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-on.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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