Pandimonium: The Nikon D750 now also falls into this range and is the superior DSLR.
The less said about the Samsung situation the better, but better not buy this to buy into the system. Good lenses, but expensive and obsolete as soon as the body dies on you.
Note Pandimonium said "obsolete as soon as the body dies".
So my question remains valid.
Right, I understand your answer too, but that wasn't the question.
mpgxsvcd: “This includes the rapid manual focusing process”
I have never heard “manual focusing” described in that manner. I wonder how it compares to even the slowest Auto Focusing in terms of speed?
And rangefinder focusing can be faster than many AF systems.
supeyugin1: I think that Samsung don't understand what they are doing. It's not a TV or a cell phone where you can easily change brands. It's a system where people invested thousands inlenses, and now they need to throw everything away? Samsung is completely nuts!
There you go claiming to know that Samsung is shutting down their camera business world wide.
My sources say different.
Samsung NX cameras remain full price in the USA, not simply NYC.
You seem mighty desperate that I be wrong.
That big Panasonic banner advert looks to be interfering with comments tracking.
dagobah: This is sad. And I really don't get the harpies crowing over their market pullback, since fewer companies and less choice is bad for consumers. While I never owned Samsung gear, I thought they had their act together and I was very impressed when trying out their latest cameras (NX500, NX Mini).
Samsung entered the digital photography market in a partnership with Pentax, rebadging the Pentax K10D and K20D as Samsung GX-10 and GX-20, and making their own version of K-mount lenses. Then they disappeared from that partnership and developed the NX line. It looked good to me, basically a well-made and well-thought-out APS-C mirrorless system. I guess the shrinking camera market really didn't allow for another mirrorless APS-C line, and Sony had already grabbed that space (with a few crumbs left to Fuji).
The optical quality of NX lenses is not a weakness for Samsung.
They embarrassed Canikon--and Fuji and Olympus to a lesser extent.
Frank_BR: There are two types of camera manufacturers: those who announce a camera, and those who announce the development of a camera. Sony is of the first type and Nikon is of the second.
Good to know that it has released, but Sony was still at fault for not releasing it with the camera in late 2014.
bluevellet: Samsung, why do you quit so easily?
I suggest you handle a Leica SL, you may want to reconsider your "many years" prognostications.
And not seeing the shut down in the USA.
meanwhile: The least expensive of the M bodies is kinda the A7.
Odd I hadn't seen an announcement that the new A7II firmware had released. But good it if it has.
JakeB: Just wait a few months for the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 for a fraction of the price.
I even hear rumours the X-Pro 2 will have live view.
And Fuji doesn't have a full frame system.
Bjrn SWE: Intresting that a camera rated 82% is considered better than a cam at 87.
If you shoot raw, perhaps the pending firmware update to the A7II that allows for non-lossy raws will help with the image quality.
But right, with a good lens, the NX1 is better.
And why would you expect an NX1 to not last 5 years, if not abused?
electrophoto: @DPreviewHow can you "forget" the D750?Can be found for approx. 1600$ (new) these days - even on Amazon for under 2000$.It's an DSLR, it's full frame, has an excellent feature set, semi-pro body and high IQ... would compete lovely with Sony's offering or Canons..why include the D610 - when for not much more you can get something better?
I think suggested retail for the D750 is still over $2000. Though it can usually be found for less.
feanolas: Come on, this is not a crippled M240, this is the new M line strategy.
Before the appearance of the SL, Leica had only the M to try to fulfill the requirements of all the photographers that wanted LV and video and whatever... Now, they have the SL for that.
Want a rangefinder, get a M262 and go take pictures.Want a body that does all the rest and more, get an SL.
It is an clever move: it simplifies the M line... and it forces people to buy a SL on top if they want to do more than pure RF photo: where you could buy a M240 for 6000, now you will have to buy a M262 for 5000 and an SL for 7000!
The Sony A7 series, all, aren't anywhere near as good at using M lenses as this Leica.
Nikon DSLRs can't mount Leica M lenses, and there are limits to which R lenses can be mounted on full framed DSLRs.
Now, right you can buy Zeiss lenses for the Sony or Nikon systems.
photosincali: I am glad I didn't buy one, I was looking at their gear and it looks good. I also feel bad for the people on here who keep talking about how their Samsung will be great for years to come and no reason to change. The reason being that when your warranty runs out and they can't help then you aren't in a good place. Also add the fact that no updates will come out and the prices will drop off a lot so the value of your used Samsung gear will be very low compared to other companies. Hopefully they stay in the USA for the people who have bought into their systems.
Lenses don't auto focus well? What you talking about?
sunnycal: Wheew.... Said Sony, wiping sweat of its forehead.
I pointed out the obvious illiteracy of the original statement, but I most certainly avoided comment on the German marketing of Samsung cameras.
As for what you call a rumor I've posted, I can see how you'd say that, however it is something I learnt from someone within Samsung who'd have real knowledge--that is wait for CES.
Everything else is easily verified, eg the NX line is still on sale for full price in the USA.
So big misdirection on your part there.
No, I don't think raw is an acronym, but DNG, PEF, NEF, CR2 sure are.
PeaceKeep lost because PK couldn't simply say "I object to the price".
Just a Photo:
No so much when people buy mirrorless cameras is video a minor factor.
The thing is mirrorless is challenging dedicated video cameras.
PeaceKeeper: More expensive than a brand new m3 with summicron on release(adjusted).