Mark Banas: Do I detect a hint of "swirly bokeh?"
Yup...Petzval feel coming through.
T3: I got an NX30 a month ago, really loving that camera. I'm glad I'm using the NX system now. I'm very impressed with it. I was never much of a fan of Samsung until recently. They are producing a very nice mirrorless system. The NX1 looks like a killer camera. Lots of fantastic lenses, too. Samsung's NX system is hitting all the right notes.
try their primes...it was a revelation for me too during my recent trip to Melbourne Australia.
Jay Kelbley: Production cameras with first production release firmware are shipping now.Higher ISO image samples will be flooding the pages shortly.
This camera is spectacular!
I guess let the images speaks for themselves. If it can't, no amount of corporate shill will save the camera (and lens).
alcaher: ..i hope Samsung to rise the bar with new tech. for Aps-c since they have resources. They are competing well for body prices, but also if they want to have more people from other camps interested on them, then they should give a competent lens lineup, maybe an affordable F4 lenses like 300,400mm for wildlife or 80-400 lens(but affordable)... So far they are doing pretty good and wish them to beat canon/nikon/Sony on prices and tech.
I tried their primes...they are punching way above their league in terms of price/value offerings.
Neuroanatomist: as a pro i might stick to canon for a bit longer.but for average joe customers canon has nothing exciting to offer anymore.
samsung and sony cameras offer something new and great features only a mirrorless can offer.
nikon and canon are dinosaurs.
I can only say that Canikon has reached a point they don't really need to prove themselves and have the lens line-up to buffer them against competition.
There lies the danger and the competitors will be gleeing if they rest on their laurels and continued to resist cannibalising their product line. If they don't someone else will and consumers won't be the one crying.
Nikon is trying pushing FF to the detriment of letting go of their DX customers, including the Semi-Pros who use DX (contentious point but let it be for now). These very same people are going to Fujifilm and Sony because they see no future in DX and then get adaptors to use their Nikkors like what I am doing.
Once Samsung proves Mirrorless can track focus that is needed for sports photography, it may be too late.
justmeMN: Technical merit aside, in the US, Samsung has a brand problem. $2,799.00 for an off-brand camera? Good luck with that.
Interestingly, I am in the same dilemma when it comes to Nikon. No DX Pro level to be seen. D300/s is the closest and yet there are no successor to it. D750 is FF that will cost another 1K (in my country currency) to acquire one.
So to me Samsung is pushing this at the right place and right time that Fujifilm nearly got it right with XT1.
Oh yeah...wasn't Fujifilm an off-brand too amongst professionals 3-4 years ago?
Time to grow with the industry and not stick with the dated view points. Companies love brand loyalty so they can charge you buckets for substandard products.
the pricing for malaysia is 2599 Malaysian ringgit :)
At least for me, those that are critical to shooting experience have improved
- macro mode is fixed- ISO value is fixed for all modes- small focusing box and stay that way
The pesky Auto ISO is still somewhere in the menu.
Otherwise all good.