The camera is the first to have both interchangeable lenses and 4G connectivity, as well as the functionality of a smartphone
Samsung has launched the world’s first 4G-connected interchangeable-lens camera.
The Samsung Galaxy NX has the functionality of a smartphone, running on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
It will go on sale from selected online and high street retailers in the UK this summer, as a 4G variant that supports 3G.
The camera is 20.3 megapixels, and a range of galaxy NX lenses are available, including compact ‘pancake’, ultra-wide ‘fisheye’ and zoom lenses.
The ‘True 3D Creator’ function allows users to shoot images and videos in 3D.
The smartphone component runs on a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor, and has wifi and 3G connectivity as well as 4G.
It offers more than 30 Smart Mode options including ‘Multi Exposure’ which merges two different shots together to produce a single image, and ‘Animated Photo’ which connects continuous shots of up to five seconds, creating a moving file.
Samsung said the camera is targeted at those who want to share their photos instantly.
Samsung UK and Ireland vice president of IT and mobile Simon Stanford said: “We’re excited to be leading the way in innovation with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy NX. The aim of this device is to combine the high image quality associated with the NX camera with the ease of use and speed of 4G capability with Android.”