2011 Samsung NX Series Lens Line Up Unveiled

Samsung has unveiled its plans for five new lenses for its NX system to be available later this year.  All of the new lenses will be i-Function lenses and will be staggered in their release beginning in May.  The new lenses are as follows:

  • 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 ED OIS (available in May)
  • 16mm f/2.4 (available in July)
  • 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA (available in August)
  • 85mm f/1.4 ED SSA (available in October)
  • 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 OIS (available in December)

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Samsung NX Lens Roadmap

Samsung NX Lens Roadmap

This screenshot of Samsung’s plans for new NX-series lenses (for Samsung NX10 and NX100) in 2011 was apparently on display at Photokina 2010.

New lenses for 2011 include the following:

  • Wide Pancake: 16mm f/2.8 iFn
  • Macro: 60mm OIS f/2.8 iFn
  • Movie Pro: 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OIS iFn
  • Movie Home: 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 OIS iFn
  • Portrait: 85mm f/1.4 iFn

[via Photo Rumors]

Samsung NX100 Rumored to Launch in September

Recent leaks and rumors suggest that the Samsung NX100 will launch just before Photokina 2010.  Photo Rumors is pegging this camera as a higher end camera to the mainstream Samsung NX10, which was recently reviewed here.

And that makes sense, given that the NX5 (not launched in the US) is a stripped-down version of the NX10.

[Samsunghub via Photo Rumors]

Samsung NX10 Draws Closer

Update 1/4/10:  The Samsung NX10 has been officially announced.  For more details, click here.

More word from Korea on the release of the Samsung NX10.  The short version is that it should be announced in August and released in November.  A DPR forum poster translated a bit of the info from a SLR Club:

I went to the exhibition today (July 14).

I heard from Samsung Imaging representative today that NX-10 will be available to customers on November. NX-10 displayed on July 7 is pre-production model and is not completed one.

. . . .

Also, he mentioned new compact camera, and it will be a camera could only exist in your imagination. He said it is a camera might be seen in SF movies. It is totally different from existing compact digital cameras. He said it has 2 parts while normal compact cameras usually have only 1, but he didn’t say no more what it is. (Obviously, it is classified.)

NX and new digital camera will be announced around August.

[SLRclub via DPR]

Samsung NX3

Update: As of 1/4/10, the Samsung NX10 has been officially announced. For more details, click here.

It appears that the first Samsung NX Series camera will be dubbed the Samsung NX3 and may be slated for official announcement on July 7, 2009 according to a forum poster at OLED.at.  Interestingly, the rumored specs, posted below, include an HD AMOLED display.  The Samsung NV24HD and TL320 have a AMOLED display of 420K.  If this new NX Samsung camera come with that AMOLED (720) will be the first AMOLED with high resolution on a digital camera.  (Thanks Pete.) This would be a first in the digital camera world. [Read more...]