The enthusiast digital camera market is a tough one. The consumers can often know more about the cameras being sold than the sales people trying to sell them. Don’t believe me? Go to Best Buy and start asking about the differences between any two cameras. Or, just eavesdrop on a conversation between a salesman and a shopper – I dare you to keep your mouth shut for the duration.
Samsung has been producing cameras with some very exciting features over the past year or so. But it has been far from a smooth road for the consumer electronics giant. [Read more…]
Previously released for Canon and Nikon APS-C mounts, the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye lens is now available in several more mounts.
New mount options include Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Pentax K, Samsung NX and Sony A mounts. The lens retails for $299.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Samsung appears set to unveil its flagship NX1 model prior to Photokina this month. The Samsung NX1 will sit atop the NX line of APS-C mirrorless cameras ahead of the NX3000, NX300 and NX30 models. If rumors hold true, it will feature a higher resolution 28MP sensor, as opposed to the 20.3MP sensor found in the aforementioned models. [Read more…]
After earlier rumors of Android-powered mirrorless cameras from Samsung, a couple of the rumored model numbers (the NX-R and NX300) showed up on Samsung’s website.
As those earlier rumors indicated, the NX-R is expected to follow the design of the Samsung NX20 with the upgrade to Android OS. And the NX300 is believed to be an Android-powered successor to the Samsung NX210 and should add a new optional EVF and OVF to the design. [Read more…]
Samsung dropped what looks to be a pretty exciting camera with its Galaxy Camera last month, which is a heavy duty Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered point and shoot. In it, the camera is not just one of the features, it’s the whole point of the device – something that looks to become a serious trend.
Even with manufacturers that aren’t putting a full-on Android OS inside, we’re seeing a more app-like environment that extends beyond normal camera settings and mode selections (e.g., Sony’s new Apps in NEX models and the Canon 6D‘s built-in WiFi with sharing to iOS and Android devices). So it should come at no surprise that Samsung is expected to build (at least some) future NX mirrorless cameras around the Android OS. [Read more…]
The oft-rumored Samsung NX200 has finally been unveiled. The NX200 features a Samsung-developed 20.3MP image sensor that also captures 1080p HD video.
The NX200 offers a sensitivity range of ISO 100-12,800 and sports a 3.0” VGA AMOLED display. Additionally, the NX200 makes use of a new i-Function 2.0 lens control, which is compatible with existing i-Function lenses, as well as new lenses at 18-200mm, 16mm, 60mm and 85mm focal lengths. Samsung also claims rapid AF and shooting speeds with a max frame rate of 7fps.
No word yet on price or release date. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]