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 Post subject: Samsung NX10 launched...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:53 am 
[EDIT: Thanks for starting this thread Alex, but when reporting news, please don't link to sites which actively block cameralabs in their forums! Thanks! Gordon]

Official press release here:

http://www.samsungusanews.com/2010/01/s ... -the-nx10/

SAMSUNG UNVEILS THE NEXT GENERATION OF CAMERA - THE NX10


Samsung NX10’s Innovative Technology Provides ‘Best in Class’ Features with a Large APS-C Size Sensor, Bright AMOLED Screen and Fast Auto Focus to Give Users Ultimate Performance
Ridgefield Park, NJ (January 4, 2010) - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the Samsung NX10 – an innovative digital camera that provides users with optimum image quality in a sleek, compact body. Delivering creativity without compromise, users can now be as creative as they want on the move, without having to compromise perfect images. The NX10 will be on display during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, in the Samsung booth #11026 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The NX10 incorporates a fast and decisive auto focus (AF), 14.6 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor and unique, large 3.0” AMOLED screen, allowing users to easily view their images, even in bright sunlight. Users can also record in HD movie to create the full story. Available in two colors, Noble Black and Titan Silver, the Samsung NX10 is small, light and ergonomically designed to ensure maximum portability for everyday use.
The Samsung NX10 ensures users never miss a moment, with one of the fastest AF in its class on the market. The company’s latest innovation, the new DRIMe II Pro engine and advanced AF algorithm, also provide ultra fast AF speed with the higher precision of contrast AF.
The Samsung NX10 has the heart of a DSLR embedded inside the compact frame of a digital camera, successfully integrating the APS-C size CMOS sensor with a mirrorless interchangeable lens, for a sleek, lightweight camera that users can easily take with them everywhere they go.
Consumers are not just limited to taking shots but can also tell their own stories in video format with HD movie recording (H.264 codec).
Samsung continues to extend the usage of AMOLED screens across many products, using a large 3.0” AMOLED screen in Samsung NX10. AMOLED provides easier viewing even in bright sunshine and at acute viewing angles, meaning users no longer need to shield their screen with their hand. The category leading screen also provides 10,000 times faster response rate than conventional LCDs, has a far lower power consumption and higher contrast ratio – 10,000:1 vs. 500:1.
“The new Samsung NX10 marks the start of the next generation of cameras,” said Mr. SJ Park, CEO of Samsung Digital Imaging Company. “We know from our detailed research over several years that what consumers want from their cameras is evolving, which we’ve reflected in the development of the Samsung NX10. With specialist equipment open to everyone and no longer restricted solely to the professional, more and more people want to capture something creative and tell a story through their camera – but they also want something compact that they can carry around with them all day. The large sensor and the ultra fast auto focus give consumers the quality they demand as well as the compactness they want in one exceptional package.”
Mr. Park continued: “Samsung has always been quick to implement cutting edge technology and no more so when it comes to quality of images. For the first time in the market, Samsung has successfully integrated an APS-C size sensor into a compact body by eliminating the mirror box, meaning that our users can now be as creative as they want to be on the move without having to compromise on image quality.”
The Samsung NX10 also contains a range of intelligent features to put professional quality images within reach of the amateur photographer. The Samsung NX10 includes in-depth manual controls and also a Smart Auto function which automatically detects the surrounding environment of the shot and selects the best shooting mode. Its Smart Range feature also enables the user to vividly express both bright areas and dark areas in the same frame, and the Supersonic Dust Reduction system keeps those dust particles clear of the image sensor that can often impair an image. It even senses when the user brings the camera close to their face to look through the viewfinder, and puts the AMOLED screen on standby to conserve power.
Specifications



NX10

Colors
Noble Black and Titan Silver

Image Sensor
14.6M APS-C CMOS

Mount
Samsung NX Mount

Display
3.0” AM OLED (VGA)

View Finder
Electronic viewfinder

Movie
720p HD (MP4. H.264)

Size & Weight
4.8” x 3.4” x 1.6” (excluding the projecting parts of the camera)
.78 lbs (without battery and card)

ISO
100 - 3200

Flash
Built-in Pop-up Flash

OIS
Lens Shift

Dust reduction
Supersonic Type


Availability
Spring 2010


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:47 am 
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Given the past tie up with Pentax I wonder if Pentax will also adopt the new Samsung lens mount? Certainly to Samsung's benefit as it will allow a more rapid expansion of the lens line up.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:05 pm 
I´m sorry Gordon and thank you... :wink:


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Interesting a Mirror less APS-C Camera


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Finally got round to looking into it. Seems solid enough, but now it is simply "more of the same" than anything fresh.

Personally it wont become interesting as a platform until they do an E-P1 form factor. Ditch the unnecessary bulk of the viewfinder+grip and upgrade the screen to at least 920k if not higher. Then we're talking.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:48 pm 
*yawn*

I see the point of an Olympus E-P1, it's mirrorless, small and sports an interchangeable lens. I don't see the point to the Panasonic G1 and the new Samsung NX10. They're practically as large as an entry level DSLR.


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Well the platform seems ok. In a similar way to Panasonic releasing the G1 first before the GF1, we probably have to wait a bit for a smaller version of the NX10 in due course.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:42 pm 
pgtips wrote:
*yawn*

I see the point of an Olympus E-P1, it's mirrorless, small and sports an interchangeable lens. I don't see the point to the Panasonic G1 and the new Samsung NX10. They're practically as large as an entry level DSLR.


The point is Pana and Samsung should make a entry level DSLR-like first, Pana and Samsung just have 2 or 3 DSLR and not in entry level.
Olympus has a good entry level DSLR system and they don´t need DSLR-like cameras now.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:32 am 
From a public relations standpoint, I think Samsung has made a huge mistake releasing the promo photos of the black body rather than the dark silver body.

The black body looks boring, as the comments here and elsewhere attest. And the dark silver body would have been more inviting to the "in between" audience that we believe Samsung is seeking ("in between" compacts and DSLRs).

Also, the promo pics should have had some sense of scale -- a model's hand, something, anything, to prove this isn't a monstrous DSLR body.

I guess the damage will be undone in a couple days when they'll release more info and pics, but for now, the initial wave of press has not been anywhere near as good as it could have been.

I'm curious about the NX10. I had to pass on the Olympus EP-1 due to the lack of flash and the luxury-level price, and Panasonic GF1 due to the similarly high price.

So my hopes have been pinned on the NX10, to come in at an affordable (sub entry-level DSLR) price. But they have to show they're on the ball. They can't release ugly pics like this and expect to win any praise.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:23 pm 
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Certainly to Samsung's benefit as it will allow a more rapid expansion of the lens line up.Bob.


One of the things that intrigued me up was the fact that this new system stabilization it's based on the lens instead on the sensor. Thus, even if adaptable, will be lacking


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:16 am 
pgtips wrote:
*yawn*

I see the point of an Olympus E-P1, it's mirrorless, small and sports an interchangeable lens. I don't see the point to the Panasonic G1 and the new Samsung NX10. They're practically as large as an entry level DSLR.


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That's exactly the point. The E-P1 is on the big end of pocketable already. The extra bulk and size of the NX-10 makes it totally uninteresting to me. Ditch the grip, pop up flash and viewfinder, then you might have something starting to get interesting.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:25 pm 
Ah, ok. I just wanted to point out that it's about the same size as the EP-1.

I agree with your general sentiment. The next NX needs to ditch the look & feel of a DSLR. If the NX20 does so, it may be perfect.

My take on the war between the Olympus EP-1 (surpassed by the Olympus EP-2), the Panasonic GF1, and the Samsung NX10 can be summed up as:

They each almost made something amazing, but they all missed making a perfect item:

If I had to choose between the EP-2 or the GF1, I’d choose the EP-2 (after having seen CameraLab's comparison of the image quality) and resign myself to having to attach a small flash to it (since it has none).

If I had to choose between the EP-2 and the NX10, I don’t know what I’d do. The NX10 is a bit ugly, but, if it's half as expensive as the EP-2, I'd take the NX10.


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I can only hope that the outrageous price of Oly's offerings will eventually come down under competitive pressure :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:01 pm 
At a news conference in Korea, an anonymous Samsung executive told a reporter, “We plan to grab 50 percent of the mirrorless camera market here and overseas this year.”

They can't plan to do that with only one camera model, could they?

I'd like a fast pace of new models.


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