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 Review

The Samsung NX10 is 14.6-megapixel camera offering an interchangeable lens design.  The NX10 follows the Micro Four Thirds system from Olympus and Panasonic as a DSLR-like design without a bulky mirror and optical viewfinder.  The NX10 uses a larger APS-C format sensor (with a 1.6x crop factor) as opposed to the Micro Four Thirds cameras (with smaller, 2x crop factor sensors).

The Samsung NX10 does a lot of things right in both form and function.  To see how it stacks up against the competition, read on. [Read more...]

Samsung NX5 Announced in Germany, Samsung USA Still Silent

Last week, Samsung Germany published a press announcement for the new NX5, which appears to be a lower-end version of the NX10. I inquired with my PR contacts from Samsung USA about the new NX5′s launch in Germany and was told that they have no info with regard to the NX5′s availability in the US market.  So, this may be a Germany- or Europe-only sort of thing.

Unfortunately, the official word from Samsung Germany offers little detail about the new NX5, confirming only that it has a 3″ TFT screen in place of the AMOLED screen on the NX10.  As you can see from the official product images provided by Samsung Germany, the NX5 appears to offer the same 14.6MP APS-C sensor found in the NX10.  Likewise the body and control scheme appears to be identical to the NX10. [Read more...]

Samsung NX10 Firwmare Update Ver. 1.15

Samsung has issued a firmware update for the NX10 mirrorless camera.  The new firmware addresses the following issues.

  • Added EVF selection function on the AMOLED displayed menu.
  • Added MF Asist On/Off selection function.
  • Added MF usage function while using K-Mount Adapter.
  • Improved Auto White Balance function of Low color temperature condition.
  • Improved SD Card Read/Write speed.
  • System stablization

Additional info, download access and installation instructions can be found on Samsung’s website.

Samsung NX10 Hands-On Review

Samsung NX10

While at CES 2010, I had the opportunity to handle the new 14.6MP Samsung NX10.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any image samples from the camera because it was a pre-production model. The good news about the camera though, is that it was mostly functional and gave a good idea of what to expect from the NX10 that we’ll soon see on store shelves. [Read more...]

Samsung NX10 Announced

Samsung NX10

Samsung has officially announced the NX10, which is a 14.6-megapixel hybrid, interchangeable lens camera and uses an APS-C format CMOS sensor.  The Samsung NX10 features a 3-inch AMOLED screen, HD video capture at a resolution of 720p, sensitivity range of ISO 100-3200, and a built-in electronic viewfinder.

The lens mount is new and proprietary to the NX series.  At launch, there will be 3 NX lenses available for the new Samsung NX10: a 30mm pancake lens, an 18-55mm normal zoom lens, and a 50-200mm telephoto zoom lens.

No word yet on price, but the Samsung NX10 should be available in Spring 2010.  Check availability at Amazon.com.

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