nfarrar: Ome site is reporting Samsung to announce the NX2 at CES! We can only hope!
Poor people that jumped ship for nothing and couldn't wait for CES 2016, like everyone else said to wait.
RooksTemplar: Nothing really new yet , mirrorless rumors posted another teaser: "THere is little doubt now that Samsungs camera business is fading out. And a couple of long time Samsung sources told me the Korean company will make a major statement at the CES event in early January. I have also been told to expect one major surprise!"
That quote has been posted for some time already. Nothing new.
Sdaniella: if Samsung made an Android WiFi Galaxy DCI 4k FF (FX1?) version of its odd Android APSC 28mp NX1 (proprietary lens mount only), except with a Canon EOS EF/PL compatible mount, it would sell much faster than SONY's current A7-series FF mirrorless dcams ...
if they use similar (not exactly same) pixel size as NX1, the FX1 would be ...say:
9,936×6,624=65,816,064 (65.8mp) ... which is deep into medium format (not everyone wants)
so, if one were to opt for much larger pixels, and have fewer megapixels,say:28mp ... FF, that would be a nice start (for improved low light hi-ISO shooting than APSC 28mp)
or split:go a bit higher: 32, 40, or 48 mp (can have a progression of mp choices)
they can concentrate on making more (Android WiFi) camerasless on native lenses
Samsung uses it's own Tizen OS, not Android in these new cameras. Proprietary? Canon and Nikon have their own proprietary mounts. Everyone does. How about Canon support NX mount instead of Canon's proprietary mount?
Peter62: Last year on Photokina in Cologne the NX1 was presented with huge effort - and now it's discontinued??
Come on, Samsung, that's ridiculous!
There is no official word that it has been discontinued. Samsung is pulling out of markets where they are not making money. EU, AUS, Canada.
Mike FL: Samsung should know better that the camera market is all about dog eats dog.
Soon after NX1 was released, SONY reduced A7's price to $899 while Samsung had no reaction but still set NX1's street price 50% of higher than A7.
Now what? Basically, SONY eats Samsung alive.
SONY is a killer while Samsung is too weak to fight.
Are you serious? Sony A7 has nothing over the NX1. No 4K video, slower FPS, etc. The NX1 is still the better overall camera.
Excellent camera. I've been using it now for a month, and now have six NX lenses (non-S). Camera produces very sharp beautiful images. Plan to keep using it, even if Samsung quits photography business. 4K video very nice even if cropped. Cropped 4K comes in handy sometimes when you need to zoom in on something.
Stokis: I was ready to buy NX500 when they announced that it will have 4k video, but later when NX500 tests were taken it was revealed that it can handle 4k only in crop mode. So i bought Panasonic LX100.But if NX500 would be able to shoot 4k with whole sensor it would be a blast.
Sounds like you want something without paying extra. The NX500 has a lower spec processor in it, so it's not going to be able to use the whole sensor for video. The NX500 is now on sale for $500. Excellent price for such a feature-rich camera.
This camera should have got gold award and much higher rating than D-Preview gave it.
Kawika Nui: Limited lens selection compared to cameras at similar price point, no EVF or flash-- which raises cost, adds bulk and hassle for anyone who uses EVF or flash--not weather sealed...So we have a nice retro look but lack of basic options.No thanks.
So which lens do you need?
It comes with hotshoe flash. Lens selection is more than what most people need. Excellent 4K H.265 video, and high quality photos. Mine works great, even outdoors, LCD is good to see.
smallLebowski: I'm just waiting for nx500 to drop down to $400 - then I'll buy it as a cheap second body, otherwise it's too expensive for what it is.
You can keep wishing for awhile, unless you get a used one on Ebay. Nx500 is top aps-c compact EVF-less right now. I wouldn't dare sell mine for that little change.
newe: Where are the fire sale prices? If I can get one for $100 I'll take it!
You may be lucky to get an NX500 for that, but never an NX1.
Horshack: It's been over 24 hours and still no official word from Samsung dispelling the rumor? It's not a good sign when the most popular camera review site asks you if you're exiting the camera business and you don't answer back after a full business day.
Yep, bring on a new NX500 and NX1 models!
NX500 now showing on DPReview most popular searched cameras.
HowaboutRAW: Did those rumors have any sourcing from within Samsung?
ttran88: Just did a quick search on google with Samsung camera division under news. The top six articles are reporting Samsung is shutting down its camera division. Looks like the rumor is becoming a reality.
No. No source from within Samsung. So those articles can be considered false.
marc petzold: The Camera Store had a YT Video Comparsion between the A6000 & NX500 way long time ago - and the NX500 wins, in terms of Image Quality.
So for the Review of the NX500 here: sad, but true...but it's too little, too late...Samsung is closing their NX Mount Camera Series, and as news are onto the Web, Shops are already fire-sale Samsung Cameras because of this.
It may have helped Samsung if this review came into March, not November this year...i do also own a NX100 & NX1000 series Samsung.
Like i said into another post, this NX500 would have been a real winner, at least when it would have a EVF - no EVF, no buy. And the AF Module is sluggish compared to the way fast A5100 direct Competition from Sony, or A6000, which is basically the same, but with my dials, and a EVF, although not a very good one with just 1.44 MP resolution, but better than without an EVF.
no they are not closing shop. lol. from your previous posts, you are not happy with anything. Do you even own a camera?
Doillettax: NX500: no viewfinder, poor close focus, and poor focus at lower shutter speeds, as for video: no mic input, or headphone jack.
None of what you said is true. Focus very fast and superior to most cameras out there. Video? Use external recorder like Zoom H1 and sync. Very easy with correct software that automatically syncs audio.
BostonC: Samsung made an overly ambitious play by trying to attack the pro FF directly, w NX1. They could have introduced a product an NX600 aka the shape of NX500, w EVF and AF similar to NX1, 4K w less cropping that could have dethroned a6000, as a stepping stone toward attacking the pro market as Sony has done patiently and persistently over the years. Samsung had wasted a great opportunity to be a market leader.
you obviously never tried the NX1, if you think it has low battery life.
SushiCub: I always wonder why some ALWAYS bring "no EVF" as a con? I get it if the performance s bad (bad AF, not so good for low light etc) and gets blamed for that- aren't they suppose to appeal to 2 different markets? Like Panasonic, I don't think GM1 is inferior to GM5, isn't it? Where did the rumor about Samsung leaving the camera business go? ;)
Same could be said for Sony's 20MP. Except the Samsung 28MP is superior in image quality, so they didnt just market to techies. Last I heard, photographers also want high quality images.