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An overpriced Android-powered mirrorless camera

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Samsung's Galaxy NX may be the first of its kind, but $1,700 is simply too much to shell out for an Android device.

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7.0
Engadget Nov 15, 2013

For a first-generation product, Samsung's Galaxy NX really isn't half bad. It's an excellent photo- and video-capture machine, and it even works well as a portable Android device. Sadly, it misses the mark when it comes to integration...

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6.0
PC Mag Feb 10, 2014

If more emphasis is put on traditional camera controls—likely necessitating the downsizing of the touch screen—you could end up with a device that delivers the best of both worlds. The Galaxy NX is impressive for a first attempt, but it's got a lot of the problems that first generation products...

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Sep 10, 2013

Undeniably good image quality is what really carries the camera, decent operation and great sharing features are other positives that also give it plenty to shout about. But the physical size and exorbitant price will be at odds with some buyers.

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7.0
Mashable Dec 21, 2013

Samsung's Galaxy NX is an ambitious camera that attempts to bring cameras into the modern gadget world with a large touchscreen and picture uploads over 3G/4G LTE, but its incredibly high price will scare off most potential buyers.

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8.0
Digital Versus Oct 29, 2013

...the price is as ambitious as the camera itself, as for the same cash you could get a regular DSLM plus a smartphone. Still, if money is no object, the NX is a fun and original camera that's packed with possibilities.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Aug 21, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy NX is an interesting concept that combines a plethora of technologies in what is an undeniably attractive package. But the eye-watering price is too much to stomach right now considering the iffy read and write speeds.

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5.0
TechRadar Sep 13, 2013

The professional who has this kind of money to spend on gear like this will no doubt get very quickly frustrated with some of the camera's problems, while the beginner who is likely to be tempted by the large screen and Android is unlikely to want to spend this kind of cash.

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8.0
The Phoblographer Oct 1, 2013

Despite its huge potential, we can't justify recommending the Samsung Galaxy NX until its price, performance and user interface issues have been addressed.

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6.0
Expert Reviews Dec 12, 2013

Perhaps there are people who want SLR quality, performance and ergonomics, the flexibility of interchangeable lenses and the ability to edit and upload photos – and perhaps check the weather, train times or emails – all on the same device.

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Gizmodo Jun 20, 2013

Shooting photos feels like you're using a smartphone camera, but going in to tweak deep camera settings, feels like you're still trapped in the past.

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CNET Aug 29, 2013

Given the $600 price differential between the NX20 and the Galaxy NX, though, it should make calls; that's an entire high-end phone built right in. You're essentially paying for the cell antenna, larger LCD and Android 4.2. For $1,700, it had better deliver best-in-class photo quality and...

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PC Advisor Jun 21, 2013

Due to the short amount of time we've spent with the Galaxy NX we can't really comment on image quality (we saw the camera in a small hotel conference room). So that will have to wait for a full review. Beyond its slightly chunky design, we like the amount of features that the Galaxy NX offers.

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TechRadar Jun 20, 2013

This is quite an exciting announcement in terms of the technologies that are being brought together, and as one of the innovators of Android, it's hardly a surprise to see Samsung first to the market with a CSC that offers Android Jelly Bean.

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TrustedReviews Jun 21, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy NX is a sign of future camera capabilities and seamless weaves in the added smart and connectivity options around impressive imaging abilities. Its screen is a star addition and the possibilities to edit and share shots direct from the camera are sure to appeal to many.

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