Samsung has unleashed three new interchangeable lens cameras on the world. All three share the same 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor, NX lens mount, and Wi-Fi support with smartphone connectivity. Here's what separates the NX1000, NX210, and NX20:
Samsung NX1000 [specs]
- 20.3 Megapixel, APS-C size CMOS sensor
- Uses Samsung NX-mount lenses with a 1.5X crop factor
- Compact body comes in white, black, and pink
- 3-inch LCD with 921,000 pixels
- Full manual controls, with RAW support
- ISO range of 100 - 12800
- Shutter speed range of 30 - 1/4000 sec
- Smart Auto mode selects a scene mode for you
- Built-in Wi-Fi for sharing photos to smartphones, HDTVs, and computers
- Photos can be e-mailed right from the camera, or uploaded to social networking / cloud storage sites
- Android app lets you control the camera remotely; Smart Link Hot Key (only on this model) instantly links camera and smartphone
- Continuous shooting at 8 frames/sec (11 shot limit)
- No built-in flash, but includes a small external flash
- In-camera panorama stitching
- Records Full HD video at 1080/30p with stereo sound using the H.264 codec; manual controls available
- Optional GPS module and wired remote
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
- Uses BP1030 lithium-ion battery, 320 shots per charge
- Will include an F3.5-5.6, 20 - 50 mm OIS lens
- Coming in June for $699
Samsung NX210 [specs] - changes:
- Metal body, different form factor
- 3-inch OLED display with 614,000 pixels
- Ships with an F3.5-5.6, 18 - 55 mm OIS lens in mid-May for $899
Samsung NX20 [specs] - changes:
- SLR-style body
- Flip-out, rotating 3-inch OLED display with 614k pixels
- Electronic viewfinder with SVGA (800 x 600) resolution and 1.04X magnification
- Shutter speed range expands to 1/8000 sec
- Built-in flash
- Uses BP1310 li-ion battery, 360 shots per charge
- Ships with an 18 - 55 mm lens in mid-May for $1099
Capture, connect and share with a Samsung SMART CAMERA
Share life in perfect detail with the NX1000, NX20 and NX210 - the world’s first SMART compact system cameras with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
BEIJING, China – April 19, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies is breaking new ground with its award-winning NX series with three new compact system cameras (CSC) that pioneer built-in Wi-Fi connectivity: the NX1000, NX210 and NX20. Now professional quality images can be easily captured, shared and stored straight from your camera - wherever you are in the world.
Introducing the NX1000, NX210 and NX20
The innovative additions to Samsung’s NX range represent the future in CSC technology: SMART cameras with in-built Wi-Fi technology that allow users to connect to wireless networks without any additional cards or devices. Full Wi-Fi connectivity is complemented by an impressive range of features, continuing the heritage of innovation that the NX series has been consistently recognized for since the launch of the NX10 in 2010.
As standard, all three NX models feature a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, developed in-house by Samsung to give high quality images in rich color and detail. They are also fully compatible with the NX series’ unique i-Function system, enabling users to control parameters using the lens itself, adjusting the image without ever having to move off target. With Samsung’s range of nine lenses and professional standard accessories, the NX eco-system ensures that all imaging ambitions can be realised, whatever the user’s photographic speciality or interest.
Enhancing Samsung’s 2012 SMART CAMERA ecosystem, these latest additions to the NX range have been designed to satisfy the ambitions of users of all abilities, whether an experienced professional or someone just looking to trade-up from their point-and-shoot.
The NX1000 is highly portable and its eye-catching compact design makes it as useable as it is attractive. Available in stunning White, classic Black or eye-catching Pink it houses a feature-rich range of specs, with technology such as Smart Auto 2.0 and the Smart Link Hot Key, making it simpler than ever to shoot and share great images instantly.
The NX210 follows the NX’s design heritage, with a premium metallic finish. Like its predecessor the NX200, the NX210 also offers a 3.0” AMOLED display for viewing images and Full HD movies in brilliant resolution. With easy access to Wi-Fi functions, the NX210 allows quick sharing with friends and family, whilst with Samsung Mobile Link users can show off their best images on phones and tablets, or on the big screen with TV Link connecting the NX210 wirelessly to internet-enabled TVs.
The NX20 is the perfect match for enthusiast amateur or professional photographers looking for a highly portable camera that gives the professional look and feel of a DSLR but at a fraction of the size and weight, with the addition of an ergonomic grip to fit comfortably into the hand. Delivering impressive speed with its 1/8000s Fast Shutter, breath-taking images are shown on its clear 3.0” clear AMOLED swivel display, increasing visibility by approximately 20%. The NX20 also incorporates a range of functions and manual controls in order to deliver pro-standard pictures every time, including SVGA EVF so users can frame images like a professional.
In-Built Wi-Fi for simple sharing and saving
With Samsung’s latest SMART features, users can share pictures at the touch of a button, uploading to social networks including Facebook and Picasa, or emailing them to friends and family – all straight from their new NX camera. The cameras also offer further options for capturing and displaying images via other devices, including the ability to link to a Samsung smartphone and use as a remote viewfinder, and - with the Samsung Mobile Link function - to display images on devices such as tablets or internet-enabled TV.
Creative control at the touch of a button
Pictures shared on the spur of the moment are no longer restricted to simply shooting and sending - with the creative features of the new NX cameras, Facebook pictures can be artistic without ever going near a computer. The ten Smart Filters and added Selective Color function, for example, mean that users can adjust the look and feel of shots as they take them. In addition, all three cameras also feature Panorama and 3D Panorama, allowing the whole story to be told in one complete picture. With the Smart Panel featured on all the new models, settings and features can be easily accessed and applied, making creative photography easier than ever.
Mr. Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics, commented: “The three new additions to the NX range mark an evolution in Samsung’s SMART CAMERA offering, demonstrating our understanding that digital imaging is about sharing the best moments with family and friends, and not only about taking great pictures. Samsung is paving the way, introducing the world’s first SMART Compact-System-Cameras for professional standard images that are worth sharing.”
“With the inclusion of in-built Wi-Fi connectivity, our customers can now share pictures and videos straight from their NX camera. More importantly, however, the NX camera’s wireless connectivity does not mean sacrificing fantastic image quality – you can now have the best of both at your fingertips. This dedication to innovation will make Samsung a leader in the SMART CAMERA market.”