Hands-on with Samsung NX20, heading refreshed lineup with NX210 and NX1000
Apr 19, 2012 at 07:00:01 GMT
Samsung has completely refreshed its NX series with a range of Wi-Fi-connected cameras, the NX20, NX210 and NX1000. The NX20 and NX210 replace the NX10 and NX200, while the NX1000 broadens the range with a less expensive, entry-level option. All three cameras are built around the company's 20MP sensor, can shoot at up to 8fps and capture Full HD 1080p24 movies. The NX20 features a high-res SVGA electronic viewfinder and swivel, 'Clear' AMOLED screen with no air gap between the display panel and the protective glass, for improved reflection resistance. The NX210 has the same (non-Clear) AMOLED screen as its predecessor, while the NX1000 has a VGA display.
All three cameras offer an interesting HD movie mode that shoots a super-wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio (the aspect ratio that many pre-1970 movies were projected in), by shooting Full HD cropped down to 1920 x 810 pixels. It shoots this Cinema movie mode at the equally cinematic 24fps.
Capture, connect and share with a Samsung SMART CAMERA
Share life in perfect detail with the NX1000, NX20 and NX210 - the world’s first SMART compact system cameras with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
BEIJING, China – April 19, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies is breaking new ground with its award-winning NX series with three new compact system cameras (CSC) that pioneer built-in Wi-Fi connectivity: the NX1000, NX210 and NX20. Now professional quality images can be easily captured, shared and stored straight from your camera - wherever you are in the world.
Introducing the NX1000, NX210 and NX20
The innovative additions to Samsung’s NX range represent the future in CSC technology: SMART cameras with in-built Wi-Fi technology that allow users to connect to wireless networks without any additional cards or devices. Full Wi-Fi connectivity is complemented by an impressive range of features, continuing the heritage of innovation that the NX series has been consistently recognized for since the launch of the NX10 in 2010.
As standard, all three NX models feature a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, developed in-house by Samsung to give high quality images in rich color and detail. They are also fully compatible with the NX series’ unique i-Function system, enabling users to control parameters using the lens itself, adjusting the image without ever having to move off target. With Samsung’s range of nine lenses and professional standard accessories, the NX eco-system ensures that all imaging ambitions can be realised, whatever the user’s photographic speciality or interest.
Enhancing Samsung’s 2012 SMART CAMERA ecosystem, these latest additions to the NX range have been designed to satisfy the ambitions of users of all abilities, whether an experienced professional or someone just looking to trade-up from their point-and-shoot.
The NX1000 is highly portable and its eye-catching compact design makes it as useable as it is attractive. Available in stunning White, classic Black or eye-catching Pink it houses a feature-rich range of specs, with technology such as Smart Auto 2.0 and the Smart Link Hot Key, making it simpler than ever to shoot and share great images instantly.
The NX210 follows the NX’s design heritage, with a premium metallic finish. Like its predecessor the NX200, the NX210 also offers a 3.0” AMOLED display for viewing images and Full HD movies in brilliant resolution. With easy access to Wi-Fi functions, the NX210 allows quick sharing with friends and family, whilst with Samsung Mobile Link users can show off their best images on phones and tablets, or on the big screen with TV Link connecting the NX210 wirelessly to internet-enabled TVs.
The NX20 is the perfect match for enthusiast amateur or professional photographers looking for a highly portable camera that gives the professional look and feel of a DSLR but at a fraction of the size and weight, with the addition of an ergonomic grip to fit comfortably into the hand. Delivering impressive speed with its 1/8000s Fast Shutter, breath-taking images are shown on its clear 3.0” clear AMOLED swivel display, increasing visibility by approximately 20%. The NX20 also incorporates a range of functions and manual controls in order to deliver pro-standard pictures every time, including SVGA EVF so users can frame images like a professional.
In-Built Wi-Fi for simple sharing and saving
With Samsung’s latest SMART features, users can share pictures at the touch of a button, uploading to social networks including Facebook and Picasa, or emailing them to friends and family – all straight from their new NX camera. The cameras also offer further options for capturing and displaying images via other devices, including the ability to link to a Samsung smartphone and use as a remote viewfinder, and - with the Samsung Mobile Link function - to display images on devices such as tablets or internet-enabled TV.
Creative control at the touch of a button
Pictures shared on the spur of the moment are no longer restricted to simply shooting and sending - with the creative features of the new NX cameras, Facebook pictures can be artistic without ever going near a computer. The ten Smart Filters and added Selective Color function, for example, mean that users can adjust the look and feel of shots as they take them. In addition, all three cameras also feature Panorama and 3D Panorama, allowing the whole story to be told in one complete picture. With the Smart Panel featured on all the new models, settings and features can be easily accessed and applied, making creative photography easier than ever.
Mr. Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics, commented: “The three new additions to the NX range mark an evolution in Samsung’s SMART CAMERA offering, demonstrating our understanding that digital imaging is about sharing the best moments with family and friends, and not only about taking great pictures. Samsung is paving the way, introducing the world’s first SMART Compact-System-Cameras for professional standard images that are worth sharing.”
“With the inclusion of in-built Wi-Fi connectivity, our customers can now share pictures and videos straight from their NX camera. More importantly, however, the NX camera’s wireless connectivity does not mean sacrificing fantastic image quality – you can now have the best of both at your fingertips. This dedication to innovation will make Samsung a leader in the SMART CAMERA market.”
|Samsung NX20||Samsung NX210||Samsung NX1000|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Other resolutions||5472 x 3080, 3888 x 2592, 3712 x 2088, 3648 x 3648, 2976 x 1984, 2944 x 1656, 2736 x 1824, 2640 x 2640, 2000 x 2000, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1152, 1024 x 1024|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||22 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary Color Filter||Primary Color Filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800|
|White balance presets||8|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|JPEG quality levels||Normal, Fine, Superfine|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (1.2x, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0 Intelli-Zoom)|
|Number of focus points||15|
|Lens mount||Samsung NX mount|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated||Fixed|
|Screen type||Active Matrix OLED screen||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec||1/4000 sec|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up )||No|
|Flash range||11.00 m|
|External flash||Yes (via Hot-shoe with optional SEF-42A, SEF220A )||Yes (via Hot-shoe with bundled SEF8A or optional SEF-42A, SEF220A )||Yes (Hot-shoe, SEF8A)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual|
|Flash X sync speed||1/180 sec|
|Continuous drive||Yes (8, 3 fps)|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 frames from +/-1 to +/-3 in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|Videography notes||Multi-motion recording : x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||IEEE 802.11n support, Cloud, Email, Auto Backup, Remote Viewfinder, Mobile Link, Wi-Fi Direct, TV Link, Social Sharing|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional SR2NX02)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion BP1310 battery & charger||Lithium-Ion BC1030 battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||360||330||320|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||341 g (0.75 lb / 12.03 oz)||222 g (0.49 lb / 7.83 oz)|
|Dimensions||122 x 90 x 40 mm (4.8 x 3.54 x 1.57″)||117 x 63 x 37 mm (4.61 x 2.48 x 1.46″)||114 x 63 x 37 mm (4.49 x 2.48 x 1.46″)|