Samsung NX11 Announced

The Samsung NX11 is a follow-up to the Samsung’s first NX-series camera, the NX10.  The new NX11 features a 14.6MP CMOS sensor, a 3-inch AMOLED screen, and can capture 720p HD video.

The NX11 also features the new i-Function, which was introduced in the recent, more compact NX100 model.  The NX11 is packaged with an 18-55mm i-Function kit lens.

Alongside the NX11, Samsung is introducing two new i-Functions lenses:  a 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens and a 20mm f/2.8 prime.

The Samsung NX11 kit carries an initial retail price of $649 and should be available in February 2011.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below.

Samsung NX11 Press Release

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey – December 28, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the NX11 – the latest addition to the highly successful NX family of cameras. The NX11 contains a feature set similar to Samsung’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the NX10, however the NX11 is also compatible with the new i-Function lens that was introduced for the NX100. The NX11 will come complete with an 18-55mm i-Function lens, as well as two new i-Function lenses, a 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver color lens. The launch reinforces the company’s commitment to leading innovation in the compact system camera market.

The i-Function lens puts the perfect picture at the fingertips of all photographers by providing an exceptionally easy way of controlling the camera. Since a typical camera user wraps their hand around the lens when holding the camera, the new i-Function system allows photographers to naturally use their left hand to change the camera’s advanced settings via a button built into the i-Function lens, without needing to take the camera off the target. Users can toggle between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO quickly and easily by simply using the i-Function button or ring on the lens, meaning easier and quicker configurations while shooting.

The NX11 also focuses on usability, with a change in the grip design to make shooting easier and more comfortable for users. Additionally, the NX11 has a lens priority mode dial, simplifying the search for the best mode for each lens. The camera also includes a convenient, one-touch i-Function button that activates common shooting controls like aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance, meaning easier and quicker configuration while shooting. The camera makes taking great landscape scenes or pictures of large groups simple by featuring a panorama mode, which allows the user to take panoramic pictures in one press-and-sweep motion. As with the NX10, the NX11 uses the best-in-class APS-C sensor for better image quality. The APS-C sensor is larger than Micro 4/3 and delivers high quality images with ease.

“Today’s launch is important for Samsung in reinforcing our position as a leading innovator in the digital camera market and for showing our innovation in the compact system camera market,” said Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “The NX11, while offering the best features of the NX10, has an upgraded design and the additional i-Function capability with more lenses. The launch of our next offering in the NX range also demonstrates our commitment to our customers, by producing user driven innovation in the form of easy-to-use functions and upgraded customization.”

Alongside the built-in flash and built-in electronic VGA (640×480) viewfinder, the NX11 has a 3.0” AMOLED LCD screen. The AMOLED screen reduces the glare from sunlight so that consumers can see their images under any lighting conditions. The user can also get a more vivid, clearer image through enhanced color reproduction. The NX11 provides high quality video with 720p HD recording, and its large APS-C sensor allows the videos to be recorded with shallow depth of field, providing effects similar to those in motion picture movies.

Specifications Sheet

*Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

NX11

Image Sensor

23.4×15.6mm

CMOS

Approx. 14.6 Megapixels

Lens

Samsung NX Mount

Samsung Lenses for Samsung NX Mount

Image Stabilization

Lens Shift (depends on Lens)

Dimensions and weight

123 x 87 x 39.8mm (excluding the projecting part)

353g (without battery and card)

Additional features

  • Super sonic drive
  • 3.0” AMOLED
  • EVF VGA (640×480) 921k dots equiv.
  • Multi : Normal 15points, Close Up 35points
  • Face Detection : Max. 10faces
  • Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
  • Metering : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
  • TTL Auto Pop-up flash
  • Smart Flash, Auto, Auto + Red-eye reduction,
  • 28mm wide-angle coverage (Equivalent to 35mm)
  • Samsung External Flash available (SEF-42A, SEF-20A, SEF15A : Optional)
  • Hot Shoe
  • Smart Auto, Lens Priority, Program, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Sound Picture, Panorama, Scene, Movie
  • Beauty shot, Children, Close Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Night, Portrait, Landscape, Sports
  • RAW : 14M (4592×3056)
  • Super fine , Fine, Normal
  • High Definition Movie Recording with MP4 (H.264)
  • Frame rate – 30fps

Price

$649 (with bundle zoom lens)

Availability

February

SAMSUNG 20-50mm Black, Silver

Category

Lens N

me

SAMSUNG 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED Black/Silver

Focal Length

20 – 50mm (equivalent to 30.8-77mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups

9 elements in 8 groups (1 Aspherical lens, 1 Extra-low Dispersion len

)

ngle of View

70.2°- 31.4°

Aperture

F3.5 – 5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Mount Type

Samsung NX Mount

Optical Image Stabilizer

No

Minimum Focus Distance

0.28m

Maximum Magnification

Approx.0.22X

i Scene

Beauty, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach&Snow, Night

Lens Hood

No

Filter Size

40.5mm

Max. Diameter x Length

64 x 39.8mm

Weight

Approx. 119g (without hood)

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 40°C

Operating Humidity

5 ~ 85%

Special features

i-Function

World’s first under 40mm length

SAMSUNG 20mm Black, Silver

Category

Lens Name

SAMSUNG 20mm F2.8 Black/Silver

Focal Length

30mm (equivalent to 30.8mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups

6 elements in 4 groups (1 Aspherical

lens

Angle of View

70.2°

Aperture

F2.8 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Mount Type

Samsung NX Mount

Optical Image Stabilizer

No

Minimum Focus Distance

0.17m

Maximum Magnification

Approx. 0.18X

i Scene

Night, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Beach&Snow

Lens Hood

No

Filter Size

43mm

Max. Diameter x Length

62.2 x 24.5mm

Weight

Approx. 89g (without hood)

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 40°C

Operating Humidity

5 ~ 85%

Special features

i-Function

Minimum focus distance (0.17m)

SAMSUNG 18-55mm i-Function

Lens Name

SAMSUNG 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS i-Function

Focal Length

18 – 55mm (equivalent to 27.7-84.7mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups

12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens)

Angle

f View

75.9°- 28.7°

Aperture

F3.5 – 5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Mount Type

Samsung NX Mount

Optical Image Stabilizer

Yes

Minimum Focus Distance

0.28m

Maximum Magnification

Approx. 0.22X

Lens Hood

Included

Filter Size

58mm

Max. Diameter x Length

63 x 65.1mm

Weight

Approx. 198g (without hood)

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 40°C

Operating Humidity

5 ~ 85%