Samsung also has a new 1.2 fw for the new nx300, adding a lot of features:
DenisBBergeron: Can my next phone have interchangeable lenses, like a mix between a Samsung note 3 and Samsung NX300.
Probably yes, wait for it on june, 20th, perhaps.
CDBayy: If it was a FULL NX camera with state of the art phone I'd pay $1000 for it.
Perhaps they'll announce it on june 20th...
whtchocla7e: Very nice, Samsung. Now give me a killer rangefinder body to lust over.No body = no lens purchases.
I also think that samsung should allow an external evf for its nx x00 series, like it did for the nx100. Ok, there is the nx x0 that has integrated evf, but it's quite bulkier and the form factor of a mini dslr has never been much appreciated. A high res tiltable evf (like that on nx20 or better) for nx300 would be a killer add-on.
starwolfy: I don't have a NX anymore but I had a NX10 at its launch. Based on my experience with the NX system, the Fuji system, and the Sony NEX system I can fairly say this NX platform is the best APSC based mirrorless system around and by far.
They are the only one to provide good ergonomics on a small and light package with very great performance/value ratio primes/pancake lenses.
Sensor wise they are quite impressive: sharper than Sony sensor at base Iso and just a stop behind at higher isos.Considering Samsung is new in the sensor business this is damn impressive they could came so close from the said "Sony worldwide BEST APSC sensor" with apparently so little efforts.
The nx300 is so much better than nx100 and nx200. I'd advise to try it. It's blazing fast and the iq is first in class, even at insanely high iso (for aps-c standards) like 6400 and even 12800.
Pik2004: Does anyone know when Samsung will come up with new sensor? the current sensors is over 4 yrs old. How will they keep up with competition?their lens line up looks pretty good, but not camera.
Sorry, but you are totally wrong...the 20Mpixel sensor used in present nx cameras was introduced with nx200, presented in 2011. Then it was further tuned in later implementations, with nx20, nx210 and nx1000. Finally, in the new nx300, it's been further enhanced with slightly better iq at high iso (half a stop to one stop) and above all in sensor pdaf.
It has gorgeous iq and dr.
Arn: Wow. Samsung keeps introducing interesting lenses, definitely a pretty good lens selection for a mirrorless system. This is one sexy fisheye! Great that they have put so much effort to reducing the size. The NX system deserves more fame! I hope Samsung will up the game with a follower to the great NX20, but will fix the loose diopter adjustment in an otherwise great EVF. It would be a shame to see a promising system dwindle due to no interesting camera bodies.
The nikon weights 303.3g (more than 4 times) and is 6.4cm long (almost three times). Anyway 3.5 to 2.8 is less than 1 stop...
Michael Barkowski: This is soooo much better than anything Sony has to offer.
Boer: which brand has a ff mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses (apart Leica)? And I think you are wrong: sometimes they give you a tablet when you buy a nx, not vice versa.
AlpCns2: The NX lenses are very good indeed, with a nice and useful selection. An underrated system, actually.
Emacs: of course you have tested all the nx lenses and the nx300, didn't you? ;-) where can we read about your scientific analysis?
Boer: michael just reported a fact, but if you don't agree, you could care to elaborate!
Combatmedic870: Im glad to see Samsung still pushing out new lenses! They are surely the underdog of the mirror less world.
Agreed! And from time to time, the good underdogs become the new champions :-) we'll see.
Great! I'm more and more happy I invested in nx system, which for me is the best mirrorless around.
I believe this is the Samsung NX200 review you seek: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/samsungnx200/
Imaging-Resource and PhotographyBlog have both reviewed NX cameras. Then NYTimes did either the NX210 or 200.
Peevee1: not the same since now nx300 has on sensor pdaf. So the sensor has been tweaked in several ways and owning both, I can assure the nx300 produces better images both noise wise (that was quite an issue with nx 200 above iso 1600) and dr wise, where already the nx20 was a bit better than nx200.
P.s. do you also own both, to be able to judge?
Marty4650: It's actually a real shame that Samsung doesn't get much traction outside of South Korea. Their latest NX cameras are pretty good, but the MILC market is already over saturated and needs a shake out.
M4/3 and NEX have become the Nikon and Canon of the MILC world. Fuji X has become the Leica, and Nikon 1 is the Pentax. At least in term of market share.
This leaves Samsung in the same position as Olympus was in the DSLR world. And we all know what happened to that.
Look at the specs, look at the reviews. Do you rate any csc as high end? If yes, than nx300 is high end. Otherwise, if no csc is high end for you, nx300 is a high end csc :-)
pumeco: Little do some realise it, this move will change the camera industry in a very big way.
I've often wondered who it would be. I always pictured it would be announced as a new 'Open Platform' camera, never dreamed it would start by opening-up the firmware of a current model. This will change the camera game to a much better camera game, one that is infinitely better for us because finally, we get what we want.
So what now then? If we get what we want then what will the manufacturers do to entice us away from the cameras of our own creation?
That's easy, this is no longer a battle of features, it's a battle of hardware. Manufacturers will sell their cameras on the best ergonomics, best sensors, and the most generous amount of physical controls that are there, just begging to be programmed by us; this is now a button and dial supremacy race.
Pumeco would like to congratulate Samsung on starting the revolution, and if pumeco says it's good, you can be sure that it is.
Sure yeah: not at all, not that I wouldn't like to, since working with them would allow me to improve furter their products according to my needs :-) I simply speak for my personal experience and above all, I'd like to see a big community to grow around the nx system, since the more the better, in these cases. Would mean more support, more lenses, more models. Many ppl seem to just ignore the existence of nx or prefer other systems w/o even knowing the specs and the qualities of nx. Try it before speaking bad of it :-)
Alphoid: Disappointing. This is not what the dpreview article claims. Almost bought a Samsung camera before I read the details of what was (and wasn't) released. I thought it'd be nice to implement a few framing and color tools.
what do you mean? it's a very good start, much more than any other manufacturer did before. If by reverse engeneering they could do chdk and magic lantern, think about what they could do with the source!
I don't need nikon or sony, since the nx300, for me, is already better than their cameras and fits my needs much better in term of size and iq.
RobertSigmund: Kudos to Samsung. Compare this fair policy with Adobe. Adobe is dead for me, but my next camera will be a Samsung! :-D
The nx300 comes with a free lr 4 copy
In the meanwhile, nx300 won the tipa award as the best csc camera :-)
Nx300 is getting enthusiastic reviews and, according to some local shops, it's selling quite better than older models. Anyway I understand your point and with nx100 and nx200 I also was very happy to buy at great deals, but I think that in the ling run, this trend could be detrimental for nx image. That's why I think it would be better if nx300 can keep a premium price for quite a bit, so to be recognized as the high end camera which it is.