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…]
Recently, Samsung gave us a look into the development of NX lenses and what the future might hold for the format of its mirrorless camera system. Along with that look, Samsung teased us with the above image that shows off several different designs of prototype NX-system cameras and lenses.
I’m not so sure about the ergonomics the Hassy-esqe design, but it sure has a nice retro look to it.
What do you think? What kind form-factor would be ideal for your shooting needs/wants?
Just got word on the lingering Samsung NX11, which was announced in December 2010 with an anticipated release date of February 2011. After checking it out at CES 2011 and posting a hands-on review, I’ve been waiting and waiting for it to show up at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.
But those retailers don’t even have a product listing for the camera yet – a bit odd for a camera that was supposed to be out last month. [Read more…]