Retro meets the future with the launch of the Samsung NX200 at IFA 2011. This powerhouse of a camera features a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high-speed continuous shooting (7fps (max) with 100ms Advanced Auto Focus), wide range ISO (100-12,800), full HD movie recording, and Samsung’s i-Function lens.
The NX200 also features 1920×1080/30p (H.264) HD movie recording with stereo sound. Basically the NX200 is looking to be your go to camera for just about every photographic or video recording need. And along with its compact and metal design, it is easy enough to be carried around and feels solid in the palm of your hand.
We got a hands-on with the NX200 and found swapping lenses out to be a cinch. There is a range of nine different i-Function lenses available to consumers, so that there is a lens available to suit just about everyone’s taste. As of right now the available lens will range from 18- 200mm, 16mm, 60mm, and 85mm.
The Samsung NX200 was a delight to hold in my hand, so much so, that Canon or Nikon loyalists might actually consider giving this camera a shot. As for the menu system, it’s very fluid and will appeal to those who are novices, as well as pros.
“With the NX line, we have pioneered the compact system camera to allow any user to get the results that they’ve always wanted from their pictures without complicated controls or the need to carry heavy, clunky equipment,” said Mr. Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “The NX200 is the next step in providing the ambitious photographer with first-class picture quality through the combination of professional-standard features such as a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture, wide-range ISO and HD movie capabilities. With technology like this built into a stylish and compact body, the NX200 is the ultimate tool for achieving professional quality in a compact camera. The NX200 represents Samsung’s continued commitment to lead the way in producing cutting-edge technology that fits the needs and knowledge of the consumer, proving photography does not need to be complicated in order to deliver great results every time.”
Pricing and availability is TBD.