This camera is almost perfect for me. Gorgeous rangefinder style, oled (not sequential) high res evf, lots of physical controls, high quality fast prime lenses, great iq and dr at any iso, good af speed, decent buffer.
It just have some minuses, imo: low mp count (I'd like 24+ mp for cropping), no touch screen, no native iso 100.
tecnoworld: It would be nice to control the Axis360 with an android device, instead of the 250$ controller...
The best imo would be the possibility to direct connect an android device (or even a PC) to the motorized head, via USB, and send the impulses by this interface.
MeloJM3: What about the Samsung NX30? It seems that the viewfinder it even larger than on the XT-1. Yes, neither the NX30, nor the lenses are weather sealed.But Fuji has yet to release weather sealed lenses, and it seems that the new 10-24 isn't weather sealed either! Nor are any of their current primes!Also, from DP's own tests, it seems that the NX300 (and supposedly NX30) is a bit sharper than the Fuji EX-2.
I would be interesting, considering weight, size, cost, specification and current available lenses, to include the NX30 in your comparisons.
Thank you nonetheless for the excellent work in DPreview!
Actually thr evf in NX30 is way smaller than the one in Fuji X-T1. It's even smaller than that of X-E2.
It would be nice to control the Axis360 with an android device, instead of the 250$ controller...
I love how Fuji constantly update its cameras, never abandoning even the older ones. Samsung...are you listening?
In the specs, under video, it should be:
1080/60p (42 or 24MBps)
- it's 24, not 20.
I love the design of this camera. I think that all mirrorless systems should have a camera with this shape in their lineup. Fuji X-E2 is also very nice, actually.
AndreSJ: This does seem like a very capable camera and i'm LOVING the silver finish.
Please get a NX30 hand on review done as you can buy that in stores and i need comparisons!!!
Gorgeous camera, the only one thing I'm sceptical about is the x-trans sensor. I'd prefer a 24mp bayer sensor starting at native iso 100.
Looks like the direct competitor for samsung nx30. Samsung has no competitor for x-e2, though.
gorgeous lens, I envy the "x"rs out there :)
tecnoworld: Samsung has:1) a dslr like body with evf w/o phisical controls (galaxy nx)2) a slightly smaller dslr like body with evf (nx30)3) a smaller rangefinder body w/o evf (nx300)4) an even smaller body w/o evf and w/o physical controls (nx2000)
There will possible be a micro body during 2014.
So what's missing? The body I'd personaly want: one similar to #3, but with evf on the left (or at least with an optional evf to be added).
This is a huge lack, since sony, fuji and m4/3 all have this kind of product.
Having a choice is always good. Evf in the middle makes the body shape irregular and often bigger and thicker. Anyway the best would be having an optional tiltable evf for a body like nx300.
Samsung has:1) a dslr like body with evf w/o phisical controls (galaxy nx)2) a slightly smaller dslr like body with evf (nx30)3) a smaller rangefinder body w/o evf (nx300)4) an even smaller body w/o evf and w/o physical controls (nx2000)
Jorginho: Well it depends on how it will perform and, from various reports on Samsung cams, the Quality control is one thing to reckon with. zvarious reports about bad lenses are around. Even though there are not so many users of this system....But this is a very nice lens with very nice specs. I hope it performs well.
I have to say that 650 grams for a f2 to f2.8 is on the low side compared to other APs-c offerings that are nearly the same in F, but "only" offer f2.8. otoh: this weighs more than double and is quite a bit larger too than the Panasonic 12-35 f2.8. It is even quite a bit heavier than the 100-300 mm and 75-300 mm Olympus zooms for the mFt system. I have the 100-300 and it is as far as I am wiling to go even on the DSLR-like Gh2 body I have.So what is the advantage here, the incetive for APS-c users to get into the NX30-+ this lens? It is a bit difficult to see, at least for me.
But let's wait and see: for the Samsung users at least this is probably a very nice option to have!
Chuck: the 30mm is high quality and very small. And so is the 45mm and, to some extent, also the 20mm pancake. If you are talking about zooms, then I agree with you. It's either size or speed/iq.
RichRMA: If this, by some miracle came in with that fast 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 for say $1299, it would be a crazy bargain. However, I think it'll be closer to $2000.00.
This can be interesting indeed. Then it's strange that Samsung itself does not talk about a "new sensor" or at least of the same sensor but with new manufacturing process in the press release.
Anyway we'll have to wait and see, just like with the buffer issue affecting the nx300. Some more dr and lower noise in high iso could mean finally reaching the other APS-C competitors.
In the specs you say it's not weather sealed at all. Is that true?!
Why then is the new 16-50 f2-2.8 lens listed as splash and dust proof if the camera is not as well? Very odd.
Perhaps a higher end camera (NX1?) will come with weather sealing in few months? Just hopes.
tecnoworld: Same hw as the 1 year old nx300, so I guess the tiny buffer issue is still there.
My guess and my hope is that there will soon be a higher end nx model with newer sensor and better hw.
Same processor! Drime iv. Same engine. Same sensor. Of course the 'exterior' is different, but I don't expect iq or performance to be different from nx300 in any way. Of course they could have tuned up the sw a little bit, but than this is feasible also on nx300 with a fw upgrade.
We'll see who's right as soon as the first review appear,
Kenri Basar: Looks serious to me. Samsung is now talking 'Photography'...
It was already with the underrated nx300, out for almost one year now. Same specs as this nx30, just w/o evf.
cgarrard: Not a bad stab at this one. The two 16-50's announced was a good idea, one for compactness and a nice bright zoom, Samsung's weakness isn't its lens lineup.
I'm disappointed that its the same sensor as a previous model, but hey, I guess they think they can do it if Canon and Oly and Pentax and Sony do it too. These days the resolution is plenty, but I'd at least like to have seen them put in better low light performance and wider DR from this sensor. Those are improvements I think are needed and vital if you want people to really start noticing and buying.
Overall not too much to complain about here, see what the price is and then take it from there. A decent stab though Samsung.
I'm totally with you on this, since samsung, to get recognition, needs a top new sensor, not a 'fairly good' old one. I still hope there will be a higher end nx with a new sensor, after all there is still room for this (and the possibility of one digit model...nx1).
As far as I know, it should be 999$ with the new small kit lens. Dunno exactly about the big lens.
Consider that nx300, with same processor and sensor (and basically same features except a few, and obviously w/o an evf) now costs less tha 500$ with 18-55 kit lens.