zavart: I think the biggest mistake some huge companies make is to sell EVERYTHING under its own name ! I think the same mistake has made SONY which should have stayed with MINOLTA name after buying this company. If Samsung would have bought Contax or Rollei and combine its own expertise in electronics with the expertise not to mention tradition in camera making and design of these companies it would be much more recognisable! Lets face it people don't want to own cameras with the logo of Samsung which is also splashed on their fridges and vacuum cleaners ! It's no coincidence that Panasonic is branding its own cameras under LUMIX ..and by the way Samsung already had a good deal with Schneider-Krauznach. Most photographers are sentimental bunch :)
The NX1 launched at a suggested retail price of $2799, including kit lens. At that price, brand name matters.
If I buy a $2,000+ camera, it will suddenly transform me from a snapshooter into a Real Photographer. :-)
By unpopular undemand... :-)
I'm outraged! I paid $3,200 for this camera, and I can't take any photos, because it doesn't include any lens. :-)
Yay Maddie! :-)
I'm afraid of commitment, so on YouTube, I never subscribe to anything. :-)
Marty CL: Sounds like Samsung's photographic division really is about to pull the plug.
@HowaboutRAW: As you may know, the President of Samsung Electronics is scheduled to give a speech at CES, on January 7. If he doesn't mention cameras, that will be a clue. :-)
aramgrg: Wow! $5k? It is a steal, let me buy couple of these.
@The Davinator: Wow... what a thin-skinned kook.
Borami: For the price the image is unimpressive. Nikon J5 also has 1" sensor. Compare studio comparison in RAW. Canon barely has any advantage in shooting RAW, where J5 RAW is much sharper than its JPEG. And J5 RAW is a much superior. G5X has a great body and features but image quality is disappointing for the price and feature set.
The Nikon J5 has a comparatively big, and very slow, kit lens. If I am reading the lens markings correctly, the Canon G5 has 8.8 to 36.8mm at 1.8-2.8. The J5 kit lens is 10-30mm at 3.5-5.6.
It's about time that DPR had an article about a Sony camera. You have been completely ignoring that brand. :-)
qwertyasdf: 9xx comments?! WTHNobody use to care about Samsung, and now so many people caring for them loll
People don't pay attention to a passing ship, until it starts sinking. :-)
The USA is apparently the world's worst market for mirrorless cameras, so after Christmas Shopping Season, I suspect that Samsung will pull the plug here.
yonsarh: There is lot of behind scenes going on . I couldn't verify yet, because this has not yet come, probably if this comes, than the reason why Samsung leaving camera business makes sense...I don't know what kind of world we will be living in the future, but good luck to you all....
Are you referring to South Korea's political problems?
New York Times: "South Korea Targets Dissent"
(To read article, copy/paste link into your browser.)
At that low price, it should be available at COSTCO and Sam's Warehouse Club stores in the near future. :-)
I don't know how well it works, but 4K Photo sounds like an interesting concept.
"Only an official statement from Samsung will confirm or deny this rumor, and we've reached out to the company for just that." -DPR
DPR reaches out, and Samsung runs away. :-)
Samsung's failure to respond just adds fuel to the fire.
Breaking News: Camera company will eventually upgrade an existing model.
I'm shocked, totally shocked. :-)
If I buy this $4,200 (including kit lens) camera, it will transform me into a Real Photographer. :-)
Is Samsung going to have a #SamsungComesClean #WeDitchedTheNX1 Day , where you can trade that camera in for one of their washing machines? :-)
I'm outraged! I paid $3,198 for this camera, and I can't take any pictures, because it doesn't include a lens. :-)