Black Box: "Unfortunately, the camera does not sit flat when the display is tilted down, which could occasionally be inconvenient."
I have an extremely vivid imagination but I can't even start imagine in what exactly occasion this can be inconvenient. Any examples?
Yes, the matter of its screen in the down position whilst on a quick release bracket has been raised on the samsung forum.
Generally consensus is, as normal, that any restriction on usage is bad. Counter argument is that with grip on it's not an issue.
To me, any restriction on usage is bad. But it's not going to be a common problem. So it goes in the "cons" column, with caveats.
Miki Nemeth: I'd be very much surprised, if the in-focus hit rate of this camera at 15fps on a moving subject would be better than 1 fps. Exactly like A6000, and any other mirrorless cameras. This is the thousandth announcement from a mirrorless maker that they solved the problem of efficient AF-C. Since I don't believe AF on mirrorless cameras, I wonder how efficiently focus peaking is implemented in NX1? Does it support touch-to-magnify? All during video recording? Is the screen/EVF fast enough for focus peaking ((moderately) fast) moving subjects, while shooting MF 15fps? The worst scenario would be to get an NX1 with crappy AF-C (100 fps/1000 cross AF point mean nothing) as well as crappy focus peaking for moving subjects. I hope I am wrong.
Sorting the wheat from the chaff is rather a chore. If it is half as good as it is being hyped on it's 1. firmware then it will be a good camera.
TBH I wait for the DPR review and then user reviews on the forums before I buy anything. There are a lot of forum users that pick up problems that DPR have missed. And I'm sure that DPR's assessments are passed to manufacturers before the thing even hits the shelves.
There are some videos of the focusing on the Samsung forum.
Apparently the hit rate was 50% when tested on a beta firmware, it was the industry benchmark lady-on-swing test. :)
peevee1: DPR, what is the battery life? It is missing from the specs.
The pictures i take before my battery dies do tend to be quite noticeably more in existence than those i take after my battery dies.
I know it's an aside, but as a person interested in strategy in martial arts, and a believer in the scaleability and universal truths of good strategy, there is something here that can be studied well.
Kawika Nui: I'm excited about the "other buying options" listed on this page! Great prices, unique spec!
Other buyings options:Sears.comSamsung NX58F5300SS/AA Stainless Steel 30" Gas Range $825.28Samsung NX58F5500SS/AA Stainless Steel 30" Gas Range $999.99.....US-Appliance.comSamsung NX58F5500SS/AA Stainless Steel 30" Gas Range $899.00
Has this page been hacked by Sears or Price Grabber?
Hah! I have to be honest, if my fridge freezer or cooker broke down I'd probably starve. If my camera breaks down, well...not so serious. Luckily consumer electrical goods like fridges and, dare I say it, cameras, are all pretty reliable.
yonsarh: Proud to be Made In Korea products.
There is nothing wrong about being proud of your own country. As long as no-one gets hurt for that reason alone, and provided we accept that others may be equally proud of their country, it's a perfectly healthy state of affairs.
ArchiDeos: Nice Camera, can't wait to compare with other new Cameras.. But what happen to their pocket size design to compete with DSLR Cameras..
I think samsung has a good range of pancake lenses, I'm not aware of a mount with a better range of focal lengths. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.
The 45mm, although not a pancake, is still very small and focuses ridiculously fast.
M43 new cams, and even more their lenses, are not worth what they ask for them. I just saw that the oly 45mm f1.8, which is in their cheap range, has been "reduced" to $399. That is a skank imo. Samsung sell the exact same spec lens for NX at $199.
whtchocla7e: Can I post instant status updates to Facebook from this thing?I update my status hourly. Imagine if we could send photo status updates. I could see myself updating the world about my latest move every couple minutes.. I see a lot of potential in this device.
Its not just facebook, stick 2 or three of samsungs carry series primes in your bag with this and very high quality image files can be anywhere within minutes. Not just p&s pictures, it has a state of the art aps-c sensor and cdaf and pdaf. samsungs carry series of lenses are the smallest in the mirrorless world and are excellent optically.
I hate to sound like a rep, im not, but I see huge potential in getting a line like this into the hands of the instagram generation, some of whom are quite superb photographers.
Boerseuntjie: Samsung leads the industry in cameras nobody wants to buy, good job
I own most Samsung NX lenses, Im going to stick my neck out and say that some of them are approaching the quality, optically, of top Canon and Nikon lenses, although no as robust mechanically and also nx are only covering aps-c. The top tCanon and nikon are professional grade lenses and I wold expect them to be better.
I would highly doubt that samsungs lenses are as good as leicas modern lenses optically or mechanically, with the obvious statement that even the electronic leica lenses i used are mf only. Ive never used zeiss so could not commentbon those.
ArcaSwiss: I'd never buy anything with the name Samsung on it
Aless, and yet having owned numerous samsung cameras over the 6 years you have been a member of DPR, and every one failing within warranty period, not one of your 8 posts have been about a Samsung camera. Not even to moan at the point of failure. Yet you suddenly lay this burden down now?
Thomasbd: this is the ugliest imaging device I have ever seen!!!!!!! come on samsung.... stop disappointing me ....shame you paid the designer for this disgusting looking thing...
And the most handsome photographer award goes to....
Beauty goes in front of the lens.
sarit: One shutter button and one control wheel and ... That's it ! People were already complaining about the MILCs for having less physical buttons and battery life.
My first camera only had two controls that i could alter without changing the film. You must be one of these youngsters, you might as well go use your iphone, nothing to see here.
straylightrun: As soon as I saw this article I scrolled down to the comments expecting lots of complaining.
I was not disappointed.
Yes, instead of me retyping every ill-informed opinion, I would just state that I agree with everything negative said about this camera, and no, I am not willing to base my opinions on evidence and reason. So anyone who thinks I will change my mind based on logic, reasoning or empirical evidence can contact me by carrier pigeon to discuss the matter further.
justmeMN: According to camerasizecom it's 17% wider, 12% taller, and 22% heavier than the Canon SL1 / 100D DSLR.
It's also 3% wider and 1% taller than the full-sized Canon T5i / 700D DSLR.
I thought the point of mirrorless cameras was to be light and compact.
I dont see this as an addition to an existing class of camera, rather a vanguard for a new class.
timedrun: I dont know how much a yen is worth precisely, hopfully not a lot. but only a muppet would pay more than 200 quid for this.
Surefoot, the difference is one stop. When I went to photography school I was always taught that one stop is of academic importance. Maybe your education is a "school of life" thing, and because you've made sheds of money from an unrelated skill you are not bound by the tenents of photography. Maybe you're not a muppet for buying this thing.
peevee1: Battery-killing screen, battery-killing wireless, battery-killing slow-loading OS, no manual controls - can't wait to take with me on a day of shooting and take all 10 shots with wrong exposure and DoF before battery dies! :)
The battery in this thing is bigger than an elephant's d**k. You must be one of the thick people off the internet one is always advised agains taking advice from.
timedrun: I assume that "adding guide menu off...." is to get rid of the slides when changing modes?
Get in! It shows they are listening. Not necccesarily conforming, and good for them. But listening, and acting. Samsung, on the map.
timedrun: "Adding interface for new lens lineup" heeenteresting. What new lens lineup is this i wonder?
Could be, probaly is the 10mm. when itbsaid "lineup" that made it sound more like a suite of lenses. but probably more likely a translation thing.