Why dont they just make a mirroless D3x00 with on sensor phase like the V2 and the same aesthetic?
Much less R&D, much easier engineering, and each camera would be cheaper. The V2 isn't even small anymore....
Old Ed: Has anyone else noticed that there is STILL no "portrait prime" for DX, THIRTEEN YEARS into the format??? Please forgive me if I don't get excited that one has been announced for the "m43 wannabe" format.
The 50mm f1.8G is a great, cheap, portrait prime.
People comparing this to a D800 are just silly.
justin23: I'd consider the CC model except for the fact that in many countries outside the USA the price is double to triple. The introductory special rate for existing license holder sin oz is a whopping $29 a month! Many australians bought the software from the USA because it was half price. This is adobe way of saying screw you we can stop you and make you pay double or triple. The excuse of higher costs doesn't really apply anymore because its all online.
I hope the ACCC burns adobe for the price gouging they carry out over here. The price premium we pay is ridiculous, especially when we should be paying less, given our exchange rate.
Sigma needs to basically release a full set of lenses for the NEX line... just because Sony isn't.
AngryCorgi: It's available in pink. That pretty much says it all.
New sensor, new processor, a firmware that gives it loads of options.. wah?
Samuel Dilworth: Why does every new Samsung sport yet another design? The company is downright schizophrenic!
Sarcasm? I swear we Just had a post complaining how all the cameras look the same.
Peiasdf: Samsung treats its cameras like its cellphone. The same crap wrapped in new exterior with more gimmicks. How about slowing down the release schedule and actually provide useful improvements. Also, provide firmware updates.
Err I swear the NEX series was the same camera over and over.
uses tizen, which can potentially use android apps... interesting.
I thought the comparison widget was broken or something. Then I realised how sharp this lens is...
AngryCorgi: Same sensor, same failure awaiting. Samsung doesn't get it. Stop playing with stupid gimmicks, like ridiculous LCD screens and put a decent sensor in your camera for once. And fix he ergonomics while you're at it, the nx200 is terrible and this looks to be equally uncomfortable.
explain 'decent sensor'.
The output of RAWs is on the same level as any other crop sensored camera (apart from the fujis of course).
D1N0: Samsung has kind of sucked so far when it came to their sensors. When they solve that, they will become a real threat to Sony and Olympus and Panasonic
Their raw output is just as good, if not better.
Much better than the EOS-M farce.
Where they lack is their marketing; however I get the feeling they're not really pushing the product in western markets yet.
Jefftan: Really, who is going to buy this instead of NEX or MFT?Anyone?
The NEX's have awful tonal reproduction. The MFT simply have worse image quality (although great/mature tonal reproduction, which makes it more of an option than the NEX).
Quite a lot of correction is needed for the NEX system, and I don't see what is that good about the system.
Also the lens system of the NX system is actually quite mature now. Quite moreso than a certain pentax i'd daresay.
fakuryu: I wonder how Samsung's sensor performs against Sony's with this one.
the NX200 sensor's were essentially equal to the sony's in relative terms, if you're talking about RAWs.
Hopefully Samsung's fixed up the JPEGs though.
It is a different sensor mind you; the NX200 had a CDAF sensor.
They sell well because of the marketing power canon has.
As for the product....
inferior to the NEX, NX, X system. Yet it sells much more.
Its a solid camera. Ergonomics are nice with the extremely deep grip, live view is very useable too; AF speeds are on par with the K-01.
If anything this camera is a K-01, with DSLR bits on top.
ChuckTa: I found some pic sample from 45/1.8 and it looks really good. http://www.slrclub.com/bbs/vx2.php?id=newproduct_samsung&page=1&divpage=1&ss=on&select_arrange=headnum&desc=asc&no=3549
The colours look like the JPEG engine in portrait mode lol.
nawknai: Best lens lineup by far.
I don't get it. Are there cameras just that bad that they don't even get a mention in the EVIL/CSC race? All you hear about are m4/3, NEX, and Fuji, even here. I just bought a Fuji X-Pro 1, but if Samsung had better reviews (and I could find them at a local shop), I would have certainly taken a look at Samsung.
They just don't market this segment at all. I think they're trying to be a sleeper hit.
Vitruvius: No camera sensor shift IS, no lens optical IS... means that it would either need to be a MUCH better system than cameras like the EM-5 in some other way or much cheaper.
An EM-5 doesn't really compare IQ wise though. LOL.
peevee1: 45/1.8 for 25% less then the Oly 45/1.8 covering significantly smaller circle. As usual, Oly lenses are overpriced, even the cheaper ones. ;)
Apples and oranges really.