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Samsung US ships NX1100 mirrorless APS-C camera for $599.99

By dpreview staff on Apr 11, 2013 at 16:29 GMT

Samsung has announced the broader US availability of its 20MP NX1100 Wi-Fi mirrorless camera, which was initially announced by B&H. Priced at $599.99, the camera is available now in black or white and comes with a copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. In common with its predecessor, the NX1000, it includes 8fps continuous shooting, a 3-inch/921k-dot rear display and Full HD video recording. The only significant change is the Autoshare feature that automatically sends full resolution images and videos to mobile devices over Wi-Fi. There is currently no information about a European release.

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Press Release:

Samsung’s NX1100 SMART Camera Blends Professional Image Quality, with Instant Photo Sharing and Editing

Includes Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Editing Software for Photographers

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. - April 11, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced that the new NX1100, compact system camera (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi and AutoShare, is now available nationwide bundled with Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 for a MSRP of $599.99.

"Never before has Samsung offered a SMART Camera with this level of image quality and AutoShare at this price point," said Ron Gazzola, vice president, marketing for digital imaging, Samsung Electronics America. "Bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, the NX1100 is a great introduction for photographers in the CSC category and ideal for consumer photographers looking to upgrade their photo taking, editing and sharing experience."

Portable, powerful fashion forward camera
Boasting a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and fast shutter speeds of up to 1/4000 seconds, the sleek NX1100 captures premium photos and videos that are the standard of Samsung’s NX Series. The Samsung NX1100 offers a large, bright 3.0-inch LCD screen for composing images, 1080p HD video capture, and technologies like Smart Auto 2.0, which allows even a novice photographer to take pictures like an expert.

Sharing made easier
The sleek NX1100 makes it easy to capture and share memories using Samsung SMART Camera 2.0 features. With the touch of a button, consumers can connect via Wi-Fi thanks to a dedicated Smart Link Hot Key on the top of the camera that shares photos instantly and securely between the camera and a mobile device or directly to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube.

The Samsung SMART Camera App, available for both Android and iOS, creates a secure connection with the camera. The NX1100 is able to detect and auto-connect to a mobile device wirelessly whenever any of the SMART Camera features are activated. These include AutoShare, which automatically sends full resolution images and video to your mobile device; Mobile Link, which allows users to select and transfer images or albums from the camera directly to your smartphone at their leisure; and Remote Viewfinder, which provides users the ability to control the camera from a smartphone or tablet.

Edit like a pro with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Adding more value to the NX1100, the camera comes bundled with Lightroom 4, the essential digital photography workflow solution, helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images within one application. Lightroom 4 is a $149 value and easily upgradeable once future versions are released.

Creativity is a Snap
Expression through photography is made a reality for photographers at any level with the NX1100. With the Smart Auto setting, the camera analyzes, identifies and automatically selects the most appropriate scene mode for the best results. Scene detection technology identifies the conditions and automatically adjusts settings to help achieve dynamic images—whether photos are taken at a low-light fashion event or while capturing dazzling fireworks at a summer gathering. For users seeking more control, the Smart Panel feature allows them to explore their own photography skills with Full Manual Control settings for aperture, shutter speed, flash intensity and more – all from a single, intuitive menu screen.

The NX1100 touts ten exclusive Smart Filters and a new Selective Color function, which allows users to isolate a single color in an image for a dramatic effect. Capturing an expansive scene is also a breeze, thanks to the innovative 3D Panorama feature that creates immersive shots of landscapes and scenery.

Pricing and availability
The NX1100 (MSRP: $599.99) is now available in white and black from authorized Samsung retailers nationwide and at www.samsung.com.

Samsung NX1100 specifications

Body type
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Other resolutions5472 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:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary Color Filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsNormal, Fine, Superfine
File format
  • RAW (SRW)
  • JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
  • DCF
  • DPOF 1.1
  • PictBridge 1.0
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (1.2x, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0 Intelli-Zoom)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points15
Lens mountSamsung NX
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Live Panorama (2D, 3D)
  • Beauty Shot
  • Night
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Children
  • Sports
  • Close Up
  • Text
  • Sunset
  • Dawn
  • Backlight
  • Fireworks
  • Beach & Snow
  • Sound Picture
  • 3D Photo
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, SEF8A)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Burst (5M size only)
  • Self-timer
  • Bracket (AE/WB/PW)
Continuous drive8 fps
Self-timerYes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
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 BracketingYes (3 frames from +/-1 to +/-3 in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notesMulti-motion recording : x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage includedNone
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notesIEEE 802.11n support, Cloud, Email, Auto Backup, Remote Viewfinder, Mobile Link, Wi-Fi Direct, TV Link, Social Sharing, AutoShare
Remote controlYes (Optional SR2NX02)
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion BC1030 battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)320
Weight (inc. batteries)222 g (0.49 lb / 7.83 oz)
Dimensions114 x 63 x 37 mm (4.49 x 2.48 x 1.46)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSOptional
GPS notesWGS84

 Samsung NX1100 additional Images

Comments

Total comments: 86
jcholman
By jcholman (6 months ago)

Hi all, I bought the bundle through Sam's and felt like I was stealing something. I've been really happy with the camera, but can't seem to find a GPS adapter? Does a GPS adapter exist for this camera? If so, can someone point me to it?

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speedybee33
By speedybee33 (10 months ago)

Hi will this camera help me get closer to beginning DSLR?

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Russ Houston
By Russ Houston (11 months ago)

Just saw a new bundle at Sams with camera, 20-50 zoom, Lightroom and their 7" Galaxy Tab Android tablet for $599. Fantastic deal.

Comment edited 5 minutes after posting
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Richard Pealer
By Richard Pealer (8 months ago)

Just purchased today at my local Sam's Club for $499.
They called it a "one time buy". Still charging the battery, but the Galaxy Tab 2 is a very nice addition to my iPad2 and I've been wanting Lightroom for some time.

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LaFonte
By LaFonte (Apr 17, 2013)

definitely interesting for the price. going on some price wars, samsung?

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 28, 2013)

it's 99% nx1000. when you continue to produce the same camera, production costs plummet. and Samsung is just passing on the savings to consumers, and using it as a low cost price leader. seems like a good strategy.

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DRNottage
By DRNottage (Apr 13, 2013)

The back on the stupid thing is ALL touch screen- impossible to hold. AND overpriced. They can keep it.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 13, 2013)

But your comment isn't stupid? Did you even read the specs?

You're just a troll aren't you?

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originalhype
By originalhype (Apr 16, 2013)

What is the point of having good specs if it's impractical to use? Take a look at the OMD, MOST bought the additional grip so they can hold it much better.
No matter how good a specs is, if it's not practical to use then it is useless.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 16, 2013)

originalhype:

The right side of the NX1100 bulges to form grip. Some how I'd trust Samsung to do the menus correctly, so wait for an actual user to comment about how easy it is to handle.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 28, 2013)

I said "read the specs" not because they're impressive or anything, but because it's not a touchscreen. Before b!tching about something, at least educate yourself first.
It says it right up there: "Touchscreen: No"

@originalhype: it's a pity that you consider an omdem5 useless because you don't like the ergonomics of it. Kind of a pointless argument, so subjective to personal taste.

I don't get all the hoopla and criticism over this camera: it's simply a revision of the nx1000 with the only change being improved wifi, with reduced production costs due to it's similarity to the nx1000, it's a simple, no-frills, cheap price leader in the lineup. You could do a lot worse than this, for the cheap entry-level model in a lineup.
For example, at least Samsung doesn't remove bracketing or reduce microphones to mono, as Nikon did for the d3200 versus d5200 (just as an example that I happen to be familiar with, but such cases abound).

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Apr 12, 2013)

I predict it would sell better at $499 and no lightroom.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (Apr 13, 2013)

Just wait a couple of months, you will be able to get it for $300 and with lightroom.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 13, 2013)

It's a mass-licensing thing. Adobe gains market share plus upgrade revenues on their software. Samsung probably gets it for free or almost, and the license agreement is they'll include it with all these cameras.
IMHO, it will sell better WITH the free software that Samsung doesn't pay for.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Apr 14, 2013)

You just guessing Timmbits? I doubt it's a no cost option to Samsung. I would venture most people shopping in this segment have little interest in Lightroom.

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Revenant
By Revenant (Apr 14, 2013)

Including Lightroom with an entry-level system camera makes perfect sense to me. Many people who buy these do so because they want to take their first steps towards getting serious about photography, and I think they wouldn't mind trying out LR. The more advanced users, who buy higher-end cameras, probably already use LR or something similar.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 14, 2013)

supeyugin1:

By your logic one could buy a new NX20 kit for $550, and you can't.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (Apr 14, 2013)

Yes, you can. There was a deal on B&H for NX20 for $650 + $200 gift card. There is also NX20 body only for $400 right now. You can also buy 18-55 lens for less than $200.
Not to say that you can buy NX1000 kit for less than $300.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 14, 2013)

supeyugin1

No, the NX20 is $749 at BH, today April 14th, 2013. (Adorama: $699.)

Also, new at BH today, the 18mm-55mm lens is $249.

Then $550 is less than the $650 of the inaccurate pricing claims you posted.

Except used, BH does not sell the NX20 body, and there is no used body for sale right now.

So try checking next time.

Reputable photo retailers are not selling a new NX20 kit for $550 or less. (There are some suppliers I’d not deal with, for an new camera, linked through Amazon.)

Except for the buffer problem, the NX20 is an excellent still camera, particularly when shooting raw and using high quality raw extraction software, like ACR 7.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (Apr 14, 2013)

Here is the one brand new for $550. Ends in 2 hours
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-NX20-20-3MP-Wifi-Digital-Camera-18-55MM-Lens-Black-/321106037401?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item4ac3694a99
Body only for $400
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-20-3Mp-NX20-Mirrorless-Wi-Fi-Digital-Camera-Body-Only-Black-/360531451513?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item53f1595e79
I personally bough the body from that seller for $400. Brand new, warranty card, fast delivery. It's a Canadian model.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (Apr 14, 2013)

You can buy NX1100 right now for $500 from B&H, add another $150 for 50-200 lens. That's includes lightroom
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/937485-REG/samsung_ev_nx1100babus_nx1100_mirrorless_digital_camera.html

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 15, 2013)

sup:

Oh, now Ebay is the same as buying from BH, Adorama, or Amazon, not. Really.

Your second point, news that the NX1100 has shipped, but anyhow my point was about the NX20 as was your reaction to my point. And the NX20 kit new is still $700 plus from a trusted source.

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supeyugin1
By supeyugin1 (Apr 16, 2013)

Wait and watch for the prices to change. I already mentioned that B&H offered NX20 for $650 and $200 gift card in a last couple of months. If you missed that sale, wait for another one. I bought one at $400 body only and using it for a few months already.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 17, 2013)

sup:

Um, in a couple of months it’s likely that Samsung will announce the NX30 as a replacement for the NX20, so then of course the NX20 will go down in price.

Right now, in the US, the NX20 kit, from a reputable retailer, costs $700+. And that’s not exactly near the $550 of my original point.

To the best of my knowledge the NX20 body is not for sale alone new in the US, but I haven’t thoroughly investigated that–I returned my NX20 kit over the summer.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 28, 2013)

@tkbslc: I'm less guessing than you are: I've actually got product management experience in the high tech industry, and have been intimately familiar with licensing terms of several major software vendors. But I'm not familiar with this particular arrangement (between Samsung and Adobe). I just thought I'd share a hunch, because I'm in a position to do so.

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woodman279
By woodman279 (Apr 12, 2013)

Seems to me that the best camera in the world is the one you have with you when you "see" the chance for a great photo.

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eivissa1
By eivissa1 (Apr 13, 2013)

that's an open door....

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 28, 2013)

no, it's an old saying ;-)

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whtchocla7e
By whtchocla7e (Apr 12, 2013)

I have money to spend on a rectangle-shaped Samsung camera but I will not spend it until they release a proper EVF model.

I'm starting to think I bought into the wrong mount. Maybe Samsung should start adverting NX to stay-at-moms... oh wait..

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PaulSnowcat
By PaulSnowcat (Apr 12, 2013)

Looks like SOONY NEX... Why buy something like NEX, when I can buy NEX itself? :)

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nikvis
By nikvis (Apr 12, 2013)

OK with NEX bodies. What about lenses? Zeiss 24/1.8 and that's all.....

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 12, 2013)

how better can E24/1.8 perform against EOS-M22/2 is the question.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 12, 2013)

PaulSnowcat:

Because Samsung NX lenses are better than almost all Sony Nex lenses; that's reason to buy a Samsung NX body. Sony has one good, expensive, Zeiss lens native to the Nex system.

The failings of the native Nex system lenses are well known.

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ashwins
By ashwins (Apr 12, 2013)

Samsung NX was before Sony NEX, so if anyone copied the design it was Sony..

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In hydraulis
By In hydraulis (Apr 13, 2013)

NX predates NEX, but the early NX bodies---NX10, NX5, NX11---all bore the mini-DSLR form factor. The first rectangular-bodied NX was the NX100, and the NEX3 and NEX5 did indeed beat it to market.

Ricoh's GXR predated both.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 28, 2013)

NEX is a nice system, if you can be satisfied with a disappointing lens lineup (except for one really really really expensive one). This samsung nx1100 has nothing special, it's just a price leader. If you want a great camera, get a NX300, with on-sensor phase detection, the 30mm f2 lens, and you have an amazing package as portable as a X100S (although without the NX20's nice viewfinder).

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Apr 12, 2013)

"The only significant change is the Autoshare feature "

Even less change than in t5i? ;) Pure firmware update?

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RichRMA
By RichRMA (Apr 12, 2013)

The Jurassic epoch called. They want their EVF-less mirror-less cameras back.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 12, 2013)

EVF is more like a blind gut ... who wants it back?

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RichRMA
By RichRMA (Apr 15, 2013)

People who aren't seeing (misty eyed) their old SLRs from the 70's when they look at modern cameras.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 11, 2013)

What's wrong with all the haters here? Wake up!

THIS IS AN ENTRY-LEVEL!

You don't like it, go see the NX300, NX20, or Fuji for that matter.

Stop b!tching for what is missing in a $500 package!

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abortabort
By abortabort (Apr 12, 2013)

Wake up Timmbits this camera is EXACTLY the same as the NX1000, with a firmware update to fix the issues the first one had! Oh and what is the advantage of the NX300 again? Flippy screen? Geez the NEX's ALL have one, the E-PL5, GF6... But no you are right, they should be reserved for the $1000 model. What's that? EVF capability? Samsung have no models that take an EVF add-on at any price? The one in the NX20? Absolute garbage... especially for such an expensive camera.

Yeah Samsung have some decent lenses, but their cameras to date have all been crap.

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ashwins
By ashwins (Apr 12, 2013)

"...their cameras to date have all been crap."

What a pubertal comment!

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Revenant
By Revenant (Apr 12, 2013)

Have you actually used all Samsung cameras to date, and got awful results from them, or do you draw your conclusions from the spec sheets? The NX series has mostly received very good reviews, the main complaints having been about the noise performance of the first generation models, and the less than stellar JPEG engine.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 12, 2013)

abortabort:

The EVF in the Samsung NX20 is very good, not quite Sony Nex 7 though.

The NX100 most certainly took an external EVF. Samsung NX cameras are far from crap. Though some have had serious buffer problems. The image quality of the NX100, shooting raw, is excellent thru ISO 1600. And the NX20 betters that.

Samsung NX system menus started out done correctly, Sony had to play catch up.

No, the Samsungs don't do particularly good video.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 13, 2013)

@abortionabort: trolling is nothing useful or productive. it just shows that you have lots of time to waste but cannot read or research. the nx1100 has minor changes, true, but the strategy of allowing this otherwise identical camera to drop in price due to plummeting production costs benefited from the previous iteration is a good one... if it had changed too much it wouldn't be so affordable. as for the nx300, it has on-chip phase detection, not just the nicer screen. new chip, new processor, and finally, a tilting screen. cool!
Please, stop relying on others to read and research for you, before you post erroneous discrediting commentary.
Learn to read, exercise your mind, learn to research for yourself, and stop wasting people's time! Please, do some of the work yourself before coming to complain. It only makes you look like a frustrated stormtrooper ignorant.

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RichRMA
By RichRMA (Apr 15, 2013)

If production costs were in-fact "plummeting" for cameras, then Nikon wouldn't be stuck in a cost-cut induced, flaw-laden hole with their last few releases.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 28, 2013)

@richrma: the production costs plummet for a given model, for as long as it stays in production. manufacturing-101. "production costs benefited from the previous iteration"... look up the meaning of "iteration". or are my sentences too long to understand? These two models are almost identical, except for a different wifi chip on an otherwise identical circuit board.

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boudro_
By boudro_ (Apr 11, 2013)

...rather than advertise the limitations of the (useless) wifi, or making it useful in a firmware update, they release the actual camera they were advertising a few months later....and for some reason people complain about Apple.

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Sergey Borachev
By Sergey Borachev (Apr 11, 2013)

$599 with the nice i-Function 20-50mm zoom. Not bad, considering it has 20MP, APS-C, ISO 100, 8 fps, and a hot shoe, all in such a small camera (same as the Panasonic GF6 but thinner). Also, the lens range and lens quality are pretty good now and growing, better than Sony NEX.

I think the main question is how good this sensor is. Can it compete with the E-PM2 and E-PL5?

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monkeybrain
By monkeybrain (Apr 11, 2013)

It‘s the same as the NX1000, just a rebadge. Sensor is same as NX200, which has been tested to performs very well, very competitive to DSLR sensors http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/(appareil1)/793%7C0/(brand)/Olympus/(appareil2)/741%7C0/(brand2)/Samsung/(appareil3)/645%7C0/(brand3)/Canon

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 11, 2013)

incorrect: the sensor had been revised after the nx200.
The NX20, NX210, NX1000 were the newer version, and it's quite an improvement.

See for yourself:
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/802|0/%28brand%29/Samsung/%28appareil2%29/793|0/%28brand2%29/Olympus/%28appareil3%29/741|0/%28brand3%29/Samsung

However, I am eager to see results of the NX300's sensor, the new generation with on-chip phase-detection.

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monkeybrain
By monkeybrain (Apr 12, 2013)

Well, that's even better then.

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plasnu
By plasnu (Apr 11, 2013)

Ugly...

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rb59020
By rb59020 (Apr 11, 2013)

No full frame sensor, 1/8000 shutter or 4k video? No deal!

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geoson
By geoson (Apr 11, 2013)

I sincerely hope you're being sarcastic. No drugs on earth could make me think I could get what you want for $599

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monkeybrain
By monkeybrain (Apr 12, 2013)

No he was being deadly serious.

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eastwestphoto
By eastwestphoto (Apr 11, 2013)

NX Mount, renders the Camera Useless to me!,,, M4/3 & Nex are enough for DSLM cameras.

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geoson
By geoson (Apr 11, 2013)

What mount did you expect from Samsung?!

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 11, 2013)

there will always be haters...

NEX is widely criticized for it's lenses, and and m43 doesn't come close in terms of DoF control and don't cost any less!

So... @eastwest: thank GOD there are more choices out there!!!

If you want great lenses_and_sensor in a mirrorless, (as in both, not one or the other), Fuji is a great choice, and Samsung is a close second.

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RStyga
By RStyga (Apr 12, 2013)

NX is a relatively new mount but Samsung is doing pretty well considering; lenses like the 30mm and the 20-50mm are fine examples. Let's not get carried away with sweeping statements.

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Apr 11, 2013)

Make it this big and include an EVF, then we'll talk.

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zinedi
By zinedi (Apr 11, 2013)

Include OVF/EVF and PDAF/CDAF, focus peak, split image and I'll spend 5 min to read specification.

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marike6
By marike6 (Apr 11, 2013)

Yes, because there are so many small MILCs that have OVF/EVFs and are all those things you listed for $599.

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zinedi
By zinedi (Apr 12, 2013)

Partly agree with you, but I wanted to say, that DPreview dedicates more and more space to cheap electronic imaging gadgets and less and less space to real professional, semi-professional, enthusiast photographic technology. This web seems more and more like publicity wall for mass consumers products and mobile-phone/facebook snapshot enthusiasts.

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Revenant
By Revenant (Apr 12, 2013)

On the contrary, DPR used to review many more low-end digicams than they do nowadays. Now they mostly review enthusiast compacts and system cameras. Sure, some of those are entry-level, but why shouldn't DPR cater to beginner photographers as well as enthusiasts and professionals? Also, many enthusiasts on a budget buy entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless ILCs, which nowadays are highly capable cameras if you can live with their more limited feature sets. Many people don't need or want, or can't afford a high-end camera.

As for DPR reporting on the announcement of this camera, they have always done that whenever a new camera is announced, irrespective of it being a cheap Nikon Coolpix or a pro D4. What's the problem with letting people know what's available on the market? None that I can see.

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zinedi
By zinedi (Apr 12, 2013)

I don't say the problem, but a feeling of mixing apples and pears and even nuts I have at times. Every new almost-photographic camera is praised here to be a peak of progress (especially if it has Wifi and whatever-fi) which may disorient unexperienced beginners, that's why I sometimes wanna say opposite opinion.

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JadedGamer
By JadedGamer (Apr 12, 2013)

So what? If you can compose and expose with an electronic device it is a camera. It's not like Les Paul's early electric guitars weren't electric guitars just because they did not have all the knobs and features of a modern guitar.

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Gary Dean Mercer Clark
By Gary Dean Mercer Clark (Apr 11, 2013)

I think the wifi capability is the key issue here over the older model. Sounds like a very nice camera.

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shlam
By shlam (Apr 11, 2013)

How is this competitive in the market? Say compared to the Sony NEX 3N, it costs $100 more, has a larger, yet shorter zoom range kit lens with no stabilization, no built-in flash, no tilt-screen...

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Josh SZ
By Josh SZ (Apr 11, 2013)

Flash is included, so as LR4.

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viking79
By viking79 (Apr 11, 2013)

The issue with the Sony 16-50mm is it is really terrible at 16mm and not even APS-C image circle at that level. The Samsung 20-50mm is much better at widest focal length. If you treat the 16-50mm as a 20-50mm they are probably pretty similar, but the Sony does have OIS in that lens, this Samsung is not. The NX1000 or 1100 have a lot better controls than the 3n. Both are good buys though. If you look at the NX1000 you could say the same camera costs about $200 less than the Sony.

Eric

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marike6
By marike6 (Apr 11, 2013)

The NEX-3N has a bargain basement 460 K LCD that actually gets grainy in low-light and the 16-50 PZ zoom, which is one of the softest lenses I've ever used. Video on the 3N is also a non-starter with so much moire/aliasing it's virtually unusable. So I'd probably suggest you use the NEX-3N before you use it as the standard for the market.

Samsung also has more native lenses than Sony with some some very nice large aperture pancake primes, and the i-Function feature which is really one of the better innovations to come along in awhile.

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KingDon
By KingDon (Apr 11, 2013)

@viking79 , 16-50 is not garbage between 16-20. The Nex cameras have auto lens correction, and it's very usable between 16-20. See KKurt munger review.

@marike6 , Nex has native lenses from Tamron, Sigma, and three more upcoming lenses from Zeiss. No third-party makes lenses for Samsung, so I would say E-mount has native lens advantage

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 11, 2013)

@kingdon: there are other manyfacturers, such as Samyang lenses for NX mount, like the 35mm f1.4, 85mm f1.4

There is only an aftermarket for other manufacturers when the original manufacturer isn't doing a good enough job in the first place, in terms of selection, quality/results, price, or any combination thereof.
In that respect, you might say that Samsung has most bases well covered.

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abortabort
By abortabort (Apr 12, 2013)

@ Timmbits - Wrong as usual. 3rd parties only bother making lenses for systems that will make them money, not to 'pick up where OEMs left off' as you suggest. Nobody makes 3rd party lenses for NX mount beyond the MF only Samyangs because they are easy as hell to adapt to any mount (more or less just have a DSLR mount adapter built in).

Samsung have also failed to deliver on their own roadmap. Where is the 16-80mm they promised? Oh and Samsung are well known for supporting their legacy devices so people are falling over themselves to buy their top end glass... which probably won't work on any cameras at all in 2 years time.

But please, feel free to throw your money down the toilet. See how much an NX200 is worth today? It was top of the line $1000 mirrorless competing against the NEX-7. The 7 sells for $700+ the NX200? $200. Enjoy.

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monkeybrain
By monkeybrain (Apr 12, 2013)

abortabort, you are aware that the NX200 (which compares very well to the NEX7) will still function in 2 years time? Cameras don't simply stop functioning when new models come out. Every DSLR and mirrorless camera out there today is capable of producing excellent images. You need to get out of the mindset that new camera models supersede old models; they don't, they simply add new features that are often not needed.

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Knallberto
By Knallberto (Apr 11, 2013)

Europe - available

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51260137

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Apr 11, 2013)

If Canon can just re-badge every year why can't Samsung?

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JadedGamer
By JadedGamer (Apr 11, 2013)

Yes we get it, there were too few advances between the 650D and 700D. But that is something the potential buyer will be aware of.

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Anepo
By Anepo (Apr 13, 2013)

I fear jadedgamer over estimates porential buyers. I have known a few buyers who knew nothing andnstill dont.

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monkeybrain
By monkeybrain (Apr 11, 2013)

As has been discussed in the Samsung forum, the NX1100 is essentially a rebadging of the NX1000. NX1000 can be had very cheaply these days, so please don't be fooled into buying the NX1100.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 11, 2013)

they just upgraded the wifi... but they still need a low end model

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JEROME NOLAS
By JEROME NOLAS (Apr 11, 2013)

Waiting for a new model to upgrade my trusty but old NX10...

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Thorgrem
By Thorgrem (Apr 11, 2013)

It's only a year or 3 old. If there is no malfunction than you can just keep on using it. There are some very nice NX lenses, maybe that's worth looking at instead of a new body?

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 11, 2013)

I want to sell my NX20 so I can buy the NX300... ;)

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