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Monday, April 23, 2012

Samsung Launches Trio of NX Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.dcresource.com/news/news...tem.php?id=4497

A little late with this, but here we go: Samsung announced its latest generation of NX mirrorless cameras on the 19th of April, comprising of the NX20 flagship, the NX210 compact, and the budget NX1000. All three of them share a lot of common features, chief of them the APS-C sized 20 megapixel sensor, which first made its debut on the NX200. It is not a bad sensor, compared to the 14 megapixel found in the first generation, but I am not sure how it compares to the latest from Sony and Panasonic. The other main feature is built-in Wifi, which allows photos to be shared and uploaded wirelessly. Unfortunately, the new ability to share a Wifi link with a smartphone for remote control purposes is only available on the NX1000. The feature is not too different from the one in the recently announced Nikon D3200, but having it integrated means not having to deal with a clunky dongle. Traditional camera manufacturers watch out: The new boys are hungry, and they will beat you to their game in this connected world if you are not careful!

All three cameras can also do 8FPS continuous photo taking, along with 1080p video at 30FPS in h.264 with manual controls (unclear to what extent) and in-camera panorama stitching like the Sony cameras. The NX1000 comes with a 3" VGA LCD screen, a small external flash to make up for the lack of an internal flash, as well as the mentioned smartphone link capability. It will ship with the compact 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens in June at a currently undisclosed price. The NX210 comes in a slimmer metal body, and uses a 3" AMOLED screen instead. Unfortunately it is not the Plus variety, meaning it will have the Pentile patterns. It will be packaged with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens for US$900, and be available from May. The NX20 comes in a bigger faux-SLR style body, with more external controls, a SVGA EVF, and the 3" VGA AMOLED screen is now attached to an always handy articulated arm. There is also a built-in flash. The NX20 will ship with the same 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens found in the NX210 kit, but at a price of US$1100! Ack, I am not sure if Samsung can move many at that price. It feels like twice the price the NX10 and NX11 debuted at. Ships in May. Hit the read link for full specs and more images.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Samsung Announces NX200; Digital Photography Review has a Preview

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:31 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/samsungnx200/

"The Samsung NX200 is the company's fifth NX camera but only the third body design, and represents a significant step up for the series. It's built around a completely new 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and wrapped in the series' first all-metal body. The result is a handsome camera of similar size to Sony's NEX models but one that takes a rather different approach."

Samsung has launched its 5th NX camera, the NX200, which is the successor to the NX100. The improvements are in a new 20 megapixel sensor of the APS-C size, a beefier magnesium alloy body, and an upped ISO range to ISO 12,800. Other niceties include 1080p video at 30FPS, and the ability to have full manual control while taking videos, and recording at a variety of speeds, from 0.25x to 20x. The camera is a bit smaller than the NX100 as well. The LCD is still a nice 3" AMOLED screen, though of the PenTile variety. I wonder though, if Samsung is going to have any success; its past few NX cameras have been a little underwhelming in terms of image quality, and there has not been any other unique hook to it. Upping the pixel count and making the body smaller isn't going to be enough Samsung; your old enemy Sony has done that already. Hit the link for the preview.


Samsung Announces NX200; Digital Photography Review has a Preview

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:31 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/samsungnx200/

"The Samsung NX200 is the company's fifth NX camera but only the third body design, and represents a significant step up for the series. It's built around a completely new 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and wrapped in the series' first all-metal body. The result is a handsome camera of similar size to Sony's NEX models but one that takes a rather different approach."

Samsung has launched its 5th NX camera, the NX200, which is the successor to the NX100. The improvements are in a new 20 megapixel sensor of the APS-C size, a beefier magnesium alloy body, and an upped ISO range to ISO 12,800. Other niceties include 1080p video at 30FPS, and the ability to have full manual control while taking videos, and recording at a variety of speeds, from 0.25x to 20x. The camera is a bit smaller than the NX100 as well. The LCD is still a nice 3" AMOLED screen, though of the PenTile variety. I wonder though, if Samsung is going to have any success; its past few NX cameras have been a little underwhelming in terms of image quality, and there has not been any other unique hook to it. Upping the pixel count and making the body smaller isn't going to be enough Samsung; your old enemy Sony has done that already. Hit the link for the preview.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Lifehacker's Guide to Choosing Cameras

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:00 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5822098/how-t...-for-your-needs

"Choosing a digital camera used to be a simple process that was heavily dictated by the amount of money in your pocket. Now the same money can buy you different benefits and compromises, making the decision much more complex. Here's a look at your camera-buying options, the pros and cons of each, and some specific suggestions to help you pick the perfect camera for your needs."

Lifehacker has a long article on how to choose a camera (and it even includes a guide on cameras in phones), but I recommended not going through the recommended picks just because they are there. Seriously, a Sony NEX-3?


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Samsung Announces NX10 and WB700 Cameras

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:30 PM

http://www.dcresource.com/news/news...tem.php?id=4223

With CES 2011 coming, expect to see a deluge of new consumer cameras, and Samsung is the first with their announcements. The NX11 is an update of the NX10, and most notably adds the i-Function feature introduced in the NX100, which essentially is a customisable function button built into the lens. The other change is in the grip design, which looks to be slightly better than the older one. It retains all of the features of the NX10, including the 3.0" AMOLED screen and 720p video recording. Available in February with the 18-55/3.5-5.6 kit lens for US$649.

The second camera is the WB700, which is a compact superzoom with an optically stabilised 18x 24-432mm equivalent f/3.2-5.8 zoom lens. What is interesting about the WB700 is that it comes with a 16 megapixel sensor; a sign of things to come in 2011? More pixels is the last thing the small sensor compacts need; I thought we stopped the insanity already, but I guess not. Features 1080p video recording, and interestingly enough, RAW format for stills. Ships in April for US$299. Photo of the WB700 after the break.

Samsung introduces NX11 interchangeable lens camera

Samsung WB700 super zoom camera

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