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Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10 - Samsung NX10 due Spring 2010 with the 18-55mm NX lens.

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After a preview in March last year, Samsung have finally anounced the full production model of the first camera in the NX system, the NX10, due for release in March this year (2010). Unlike a DSLR, the NX10 does not have a mirror box and has an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). The use of theEVF has allowed Samsung engineers to significantly reduce the size and weight of the NX10 by decreasing the distance between the lens and image sensor by approximately 60% compared to traditional DSLRs. It also has a new Samsung NX lens mount with several lenses due. It's seen here with the new Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 NX Lens.

Samsung NX10

Press release:

Samsung Electronics America, Inc announce 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), 14.6Mp APS-C size CMOS sensor and unique, large 3.0in 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 3.0in 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.

  • Colours: Noble Black and Titan Silver
  • Image Sensor: 14.6M APS-C CMOS
  • Mount: Samsung NX Mount
  • Display: 3.0in AM OLED (VGA)
  • View Finder: Electronic viewfinder
  • Movie: 720p HD (MP4. H.264)
  • Size & Weight: 4.8in x 3.4in x 1.6in (excluding the projecting parts of the camera) .78 lbs (without battery and card)
  • ISO: 100 - 3200
  • Flash: Built-in Pop-up Flash
  • OIS: Lens Shift
  • Dust reduction: Supersonic Type
Special Feature:
  • APS-C sized image sensor
  • 3.0in AMOLED
  • Smart Range
  • HDMI (Anynet +)
  • Fast & Decisive Contrast AF
  • New DRIMe II Pro engine and advanced AF algorith
Availability: Spring 2010
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MeanGreeny 12 3.7k England
6 Jan 2010 3:50PM
I just can't see why they didn't use the M4/3 format

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JackAllTog Plus
8 4.9k 58 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 5:38PM
APS-C is a bigger sensor than 4/3 so noise/ISO performance should be better, though at ISO3200 its not great for 14Mp
I'm keen to see what lenses it can take, or is this a new product range with limited lenses?
NikLG 12 1.7k England
7 Jan 2010 9:35AM
I think it's another new format...they are doing a nice looking pancake lens as well though...

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