auto rotate on nx200

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auto rotate on nx200
Aug 18, 2012

as dumb as this question may sound, does anyone know how the nx200 knows whether to rotate the picture or not?

I could have sworn there was an option also for the auto rotate function. Though I just went through the options and nada.

I have the camera option set to show the photo I took indefinitely untill I press the shutter button.

Now, after I take a picture holding the camera normal to the ground, it shows my picture on the screen and when I access the file in-camera it is shown as expected, horizontal portion longer (left to right) and the vertical portion shorter (top to bottom).

If I take the same shot holding the camera perpendicular to the previous (90 degrees rotated), the screen shows exactly in the orientation I took the photo entirely filling the screen. It will show the horizontal portion of the frame (short) along the vertical of the screen (short) and the vertical portion of the frame (long) along the horizontal portion of the screen (long).

However, when I access that file, the camera will auto rotate it, that is, the screen is not completely filled. The horizontal portion of the frame (short) is along the horizontal portion of the screen (long) and the vertical portion of the frame (long) is along the vertical portion of the screen (short).
....try saying that three times really quickly.

So, is there an orientation sensor inside the nx200? Is it a mercury sensor? I thought mercury was banned.

All of this apparent confusion arose when I was taking cloud shots and noticed the camera auto rotated some of the shots I took whilst holding the camera perpendicular.

From the shots I took there is no way to know what is up and down, how did the camera know? I'm not trying to trick the camera...but the nx200 sure did a great job on me.
Those clever guys at Samsung

Samsung NX200
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