CES 2012: Samsung stand report

Samsung has an enormous stand at this year's CES, as befits a company which creates such an enormous range of consumer electronics. As well as cellphones, TVs and displays of all shapes and sizes, Samsung also has several new cameras to show off, including a new CMOS compact megazoom, the WB850F, which boasts an impressive-sounding 21x optical zoom and built-in Wi-Fi. Also Wi-Fi-equipped are the dual-screen DV300, the ST200 and WB150F, which are all CCD-based.

Samsung's huge stand played host to the Korean company's huge range of consumer electronics, including digital cameras. Not only big, but crowded. We fought our way through throngs of people to get to Samsung's latest compacts.
The WB850F features a homegrown 16MP CMOS sensor, coupled with a 23-483mm equivalent lens.  The WB850F's rear LCD is a VGA-equivalent OLED, and the camera also features built-in Wi-Fi with a browser. 
The WB150F makes do with a 14MP CCD and a smaller zoom range of 24-432 (equivalent)  Like the flagship WB850F, the WB150F also features built-in Wi-Fi and a log-in browser. 
The ST200F is built around a 16MP CCD sensor, behind a 27-270 (equivalent) zoom lens And like the new WB-series compacts, it also features Wi-Fi built in. 
Towards the budget end of Samsung's range is the ST76 which features a 25-125mm equivalent zoom lens, a 16MP CCD and optical IS. The rear LCD measures 2.7in. 
The ST66 5x  is extremely similar, and features the same 25-125mm lens and 16MP CCD but lacks optical IS. Screen size is the same as the ST76 - 2.7in.
The DV300F has two screens, which makes it an ideal tool for self and social portraits. The lens is a 5x zoom, covering 25-125mm (equivalent) and iages are captured on a 16MP CCD The DV300F comes with built-in Wi-Fi, and also features a 3in 460k-dot rear LCD screen.

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BlaiseI
By BlaiseI (Jan 13, 2012)

I'm really excited for this. I can't wait to have one and use it! 2012 will be the Photographer's Year!

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snake_b
By snake_b (Jan 15, 2012)

Hey! Another Samsung shill poster!

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John Ellis
By John Ellis (Jan 13, 2012)

Where is the NX-20?

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Snaphappyone
By Snaphappyone (Jan 12, 2012)

I like my NX11 but where are the lenses promised for 2011? No sign of the 85mm F1.4 or 60mm macro in Australia. Hopefully Samsung improve on delivery soon.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 12, 2012)

The 60mm f/2.8 is available in New York.

In the USA, the Samsung mirrorless interchangeable series went NX10, N100, and the very recent NX200? So is that last being called the NX11 in Australia? What was the NX100 then?

The 85mm f/1.4 has not made it two New York yet for sale--though it's been seen and held by a couple of people.

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Mescalamba
By Mescalamba (Jan 12, 2012)

Full line-up is NX 5, NX 10, NX 11 (pretty much same as NX 10), NX 100 and now really new NX 200.

60mm f/2.8 is possible to buy within EU. Same goes for 85mm f1.4. Just ppl dont want them much probably.. plus they are really quite expensive (considering you can adapt any 85mm lens on that except rangefinder ones).

NX 20 should be available in spring (March probably). At least thats what local Samsung guy said when I asked. Yea and it will be bit more than just NX 20 (more than one camera comming).

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 12, 2012)

Mescalamb:

Okay, hadn't heard of this NX20, and there ain't much real on the web. How is it different than the NX200?

Searching B&H (New York) and Amazon (USA) brings up nothing for an NX20. B&H hints that the NX11 may, or may not, exist in the future.

Can you name a European retailer with the f/1.4 85mm instock?

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Revenant
By Revenant (Jan 13, 2012)

The NX system started out with NX100 and NX10, basically the same camera internally, but the former with a compact form factor, and the latter more DSLR-styled with a built-in EVF.
NX5 was a budget alternative to the NX10, and NX11 was a slight update with a couple of new features.
The second generation has brought us the much improved NX200, and soon also the NX20, which is the DSLR-styled, EVF-equipped version. There are also rumours of a more advanced NX1.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 13, 2012)

Revenant:

Interesting, in the USA, I'd heard of the NX10, own the NX100, and wasn't real impressed by the NX200 I briefly handled--the fault may have been with the kit lens.

It's too bad the NX200 won't take an external electronic viewfinder the way that the NX100 does.

As for the NX1, NX11, NX20, well I'll believe them when I see them mentioned by serious retailers as coming out soon.

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Snaphappyone
By Snaphappyone (Jan 13, 2012)

I understand that the 60mm and 85mm are becoming available in some parts of the world (thanks for the feedback).
Any feedback on performance and pricing of these lenses would be helpful.

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Mescalamba
By Mescalamba (Jan 13, 2012)

In stock, probably not. On backorder probably yes. Ive seen 60mm f2.8 in flesh, so it is possible to get it. 18-200mm too. I havent seen 85mm in real. Tho I can ask if they really can get it, but its trustable store, so probably yes.

Not much usefull for anyone outside my country (Im pretty sure nobody wants to pay 20% VAT).

NX11 was made long time ago, if its not there yet, it wont be at all. Samsung guy said that they wont re-stock old NXs, but just start selling NX200 and NX20. I guess NX system didnt sell well in US, thats why you dont have much lens/bodies there available.

I dont say I understand Samsung marketing (or lack of it).

About NX1 .. no clue. I think that theres slight probability of NX220 or something like that with either build-in EVF or add-on one. Just very slight redesign of NX200. Thats all I know.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 13, 2012)

Mescalamba--

The 60mm f/2.8 is in stock at various New York City retailers.

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SteveNunez
By SteveNunez (Jan 12, 2012)

Agreed, no info on the NX20 is disappointing.

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tecnoworld
By tecnoworld (Jan 11, 2012)

Yes, no NX20, no party... :(

Samsung was all about connectivity this year. It's a real pity they are waiting this long to release new NX bodies. The lenses are great, now we need a great body.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 11, 2012)

The NX200 just shipped in Dec 2011.

Then of course before that came the NX100.

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web_rene
By web_rene (Jan 11, 2012)

But unfortunatelly no news about the new NX20 mirrorless camera so far. Very disapointing...

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Jan 11, 2012)

Try the NX200.

It goes NX10, NX100, then NX200. Those last two are most definitely APSc mirrorless competition for the Sony Nex cameras.

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Cameraman777
By Cameraman777 (Jan 11, 2012)

what are the sensor sizes?

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (Jan 11, 2012)

I don't think they are larger than 1/2.3", particularly not in the 21x travel zoom...

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jmellas
By jmellas (Jan 11, 2012)

Where is the TL550 or 600? Now THAT would be nice!

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