Samsung has announced its latest digital camera – the Samsung NX10 – which has been described as a ‘hybrid DSLR’ with an interchangeable lens system.
The NX10 competes directly with Micro Four-Thirds cameras from Panasonic and Olympus – take a look at Which? reviews of the Panasonic Lumix GF1 and Olympus Pen E-P1.
Samsung chose to unveil the specification of the NX10 ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2010.
The new digital camera has a 14.6Mp sensor – a full-size APS-C chip which measures 28.4mm diagonally – larger than the smaller sensors of Micro Four-Thirds cameras and significantly larger than the sensors on compact pocket cameras.
Which? digital camera expert Richard Parris says: ‘With an image sensor as large as you’d find in a quality DSLR, this camera has the potential to deliver great shots despite its compact frame.
‘Samsung’s new system could prove a real challenge to Panasonic and Olympus’s micro-four-thirds system, as consumers look for great photo quality from smaller, lighter camera bodies.’
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Samsung claims a battery life of 400 shots per charge, a maximum ISO of 3200, 3fps (frames per second)shooting and 720p HD video recording at 30fps.
The NX10 is set to feature an electronic viewfinder with VGA resolution, a 3-inch AMOLED display and a built-in pop-up flash.
Samsung NX10 interchangeable lens system
Samsung says that the NX10 will be compatible with three interchangeable lenses:
- 30mm f2 (42.6mm) pancake
- 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS (27.7-84.7mm)
- 50-200mm f4-4.56 ED OIS (77-308mm)
The Samsung NX10 will use a proprietary Samsung NX lens mount, making its lenses incompatible with Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four-Thirds cameras.
Pricing details are yet to be confirmed, but we expect the NX10 to be available to buy in spring 2010, and Which? will bring you full details from CES 2010 later this week.
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