Bower Wide Angle Lens Sale

The Bower 14mm f/2.8 and Bower 35mm f/1.4 lenses are on sale at B&H through December 5.

The Bower 14mm f/2.8 lens is $299 (reg. $379) and is available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Four Thirds and Samsung NX mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

The Bower 35mm f/1.4 lens is $379 (reg. $449) and is also available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Four Thirds and Samsung NX mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Lensbaby Composer Pro for Mirrorless Cameras

Lensbaby Composer Pro

Lensbaby has announced the Composer Pro for mirrorless cameras, including Micro Four Thirds, Sony NEX and Samsung NX models.  The Composer Pro works with the existing Optic Swap system and comes with the Double Glass Optic.  The new Composer Pro for mirrorless cameras retails for $300 and is available from lensbaby.com and B&H Photo.

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

Samsung NX10 Images Leaked

Samsung NX10

Update #2:  As of 1/4/10, the Samsung NX10 has been officially announced.  For more details, click here.

Update: After this post was published, Samsung contacted me and requested the addition of the following statement: This information was not supplied by Samsung and does not represent an official announcement of the NX10. Final technical specifications and details regarding the camera system will be made available by authorized Samsung representatives at a later date, with the official launch of the product.

It looks like some images of a production model of the Samsung NX10 have leaked out onto the web via DPR forums.  The above image shows the smaller body design with no mirror in between the lens mount and the 14.6-megapixel sensor.

You can also see the video setting on the mode dial in the other images in the DPR forum.  It looks like a pretty nice design; however, not quite as small as you might expect from a mirrorless body.

We’ve been waiting a long time to get hands on a production model from the Samsung NX series.  It looks like we may be getting close to that actually happening.  Hopefully, we’ll see a release by the time CES 2010 rolls around and get to play with this new camera.

[via DPR forum]

Samsung NX10 and 30mm f/2 Lens Update

Samsung NX10

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

The Samsung NX 30mm f/2 lens has leaked out onto the Pentax Forums.  The image in this thread reveals the expected pancake form factor of the 30mm lens with a 43mm filter thread.  According to the poster, the leaked image was supposedly captured with a Samsung NX10 and 18-55mm lens.

Other loosely “confirmed” lenses include the aforementioned 18-55mm zoom and a 55-200mm zoom lens.

[via 1001noisy]

Samsung NX10 Reviews and Resources

Samsung NX10

The Samsung NX10 is a 14.6-megapixel hybrid, interchangeable lens camera.  The NX10 is the first camera in what Samsung plans as an entirely new system, complete with NX-mount lenses and other accessories.

Read Photography Bay’s Samsung NX10 Hands-On Review.

Samsung NX10 Availability

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Samsung NX10 Key Features

  • 14.6MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-3200 (Auto ISO setting available)
  • 3 fps continuous shooting speed
  • 3-inch AMOLED (614k dot resolution)
  • Built-in electronic viewfinder (921k dot resolution)
  • 720p HD video capture at 30 fps
  • Samsung NX proprietary lens mount (Pentax K mount adapter coming soon)

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Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10 Press Release

Ridgefield Park, NJ (January 4, 2010) – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the Samsung NX10 – an innovative digital camera that provides users with optimum image quality in a sleek, compact body. Delivering creativity without compromise, users can now be as creative as they want on the move, without having to compromise perfect images. The NX10 will be on display during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, in the Samsung booth #11026 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The NX10 incorporates a fast and decisive auto focus (AF), 14.6 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor and unique, large 3.0″ AMOLED screen, allowing users to easily view their images, even in bright sunlight. Users can also record in HD movie to create the full story. Available in two colors, Noble Black and Titan Silver, the Samsung NX10 is small, light and ergonomically designed to ensure maximum portability for everyday use.

The Samsung NX10 ensures users never miss a moment, with one of the fastest AF in its class on the market. The company’s latest innovation, the new DRIMe II Pro engine and advanced AF algorithm, also provide ultra fast AF speed with the higher precision of contrast AF.

The Samsung NX10 has the heart of a DSLR embedded inside the compact frame of a digital camera, successfully integrating the APS-C size CMOS sensor with a mirrorless interchangeable lens, for a sleek, lightweight camera that users can easily take with them everywhere they go.

Consumers are not just limited to taking shots but can also tell their own stories in video format with HD movie recording (H.264 codec).

Samsung continues to extend the usage of AMOLED screens across many products, using a large 3.0″ AMOLED screen in Samsung NX10. AMOLED provides easier viewing even in bright sunshine and at acute viewing angles, meaning users no longer need to shield their screen with their hand. The category leading screen also provides 10,000 times faster response rate than conventional LCDs, has a far lower power consumption and higher contrast ratio – 10,000:1 vs. 500:1.

“The new Samsung NX10 marks the start of the next generation of cameras,” said Mr. SJ Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company. “We know from our detailed research over several years that what consumers want from their cameras is evolving, which we’ve reflected in the development of the Samsung NX10. With specialist equipment open to everyone and no longer restricted solely to the professional, more and more people want to capture something creative and tell a story through their camera – but they also want something compact that they can carry around with them all day. The large sensor and the ultra fast auto focus give consumers the quality they demand as well as the compactness they want in one exceptional package.”

Mr. Park continued: “Samsung has always been quick to implement cutting edge technology and no more so when it comes to quality of images. For the first time in the market, Samsung has successfully integrated an APS-C size sensor into a compact body by eliminating the mirror box, meaning that our users can now be as creative as they want to be on the move without having to compromise on image quality.”

The Samsung NX10 also contains a range of intelligent features to put professional quality images within reach of the amateur photographer. The Samsung NX10 includes in-depth manual controls and also a Smart Auto function which automatically detects the surrounding environment of the shot and selects the best shooting mode. Its Smart Range feature also enables the user to vividly express both bright areas and dark areas in the same frame, and the Supersonic Dust Reduction system keeps those dust particles clear of the image sensor that can often impair an image. It even senses when the user brings the camera close to their face to look through the viewfinder, and puts the AMOLED screen on standby to conserve power.

Samsung GX-30 and NX Series Rumored for July 7

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

A bit a rumor-mongering and “reports” suggest a July 7th announcement date for the Samsung GX-30 and an NX Series camera.

This post at Pentax Forums alludes the July 7 announce date, while following up with a couple of pictures I took at PMA 2009 of the new NX series prototype.  These images actually appeared on the promo screen, which was essentially a slide show of a NX series mockup that showed “features” of the coming camera system.  [Read more...]

Samsung NX Series – A Closer Look

The Samsung NX Series mockups were on display, albeit behind glass, at PMA 2009.  Hoping to get more info out of Samsung personnel than the scant press release revealed, I launched into a series of questions about the new NX cameras.  Unfortunately, details were wrapped up so tight that the representatives on the floor claimed complete ignorance to anything other than what was displayed on the show floor – and even then continued to qualify the apparent specifications with suggestions that “these are just mockups” and “anything can change between now and final release.” [Read more...]

Samsung NX Series

UPDATE 1/4/10: The Samsung NX10 has been announced.  Read more info by clicking here.

The new Samsung NX Series takes the hybrid cameras (read: no mirror box) to a new level. This is something that we’ve seen coming for a while. The new NX series will feature the larger, APS-C sensors which are prominent in consumer-grade DSLRs. However, the NX series loses the mirror box and offers an electronic viewfinder, much like the Olympus E-series cameras.

Note, however, that APS-C sensors, presumably the same as the 1.5x crop sensors in current Samsung DSLRs, are larger than the 2x crop sensors in Olympus cameras. Samsung has been aiming high for the past couple years, but has yet to wow us with a killer product. Samsung is now banking on these hybrid cameras to put its stamp on the industry. Details are slim at this point; however, I will be stopping by Samsung’s booth at PMA 2009 tomorrow to try and get more info. [Read more...]