Hands-on with Samsung's SMART NX1000, NX20 and NX210 Cameras
Samsung has introduced three new SMART cameras, the NX1000, NX20 and NX210. These new mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact cameras promise DSLR quality photo and video, combined with some cutting edge SMART features.
For starters, all of the cameras pack in built-in Wi-Fi for sharing photos and uploading videos, making it instant and seamless. Using the Samsung SMART user interface, pictures and video can be uploaded directly to Facebook, Photobucket, YouTube and Picasa. Photos taken on the NX cameras can also be viewed on a DLNA-compatible TV when used with ALLShare and the TV Link app. But perhaps the coolest new feature of these SMART cameras is the Samsung Mobile Link function. This feature connects a SMART camera to a Samsung smartphone or tablet so that the device can be used as a live remote viewfinder. That means that you can remotely control your camera and snap pics, even if you’re not even touching it! We checked out this feature in action and were blown away by its potential. All three new models also feature a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and ISO sensitivity up to 12,800.
Designed for the entry-level is the NX1000 which sports 1080p video recording and a Smart Auto 2.0 so that everyone can take great snaps, even if they aren’t so knowledgeable about photography. The camera comes bundled with a 20-50mm lens and an external flash. This light-weight camera is available in white, black and girly-girl pink for $699.
Next up is the NX210 for $899, which sports a slick metallic finish and packs in a 3.0″ AMOLED display for viewing images, along with a high speed capture with a 1/8000 shutter and continuous shooting capabilities up to 8 frames per second.
Finally, at the pro-end of the range is the NX20 for $1099. The NX20 is designed to ween DSLR users on-to a more compact system with a DSLR-esque design, that still benefits from an ergonomic grip. The NX20 also sports a 3.0″ clear AMOLED swivel display and it packs in plenty of manual controls, along with an SVGA EVF function, that pros are sure to appreciate.
Finally, all three NX cameras also come with the Smart filters that offer instant artistic effects without touching a computer, along with both a panorama and 3D panaroma feature. All three cameras will be available in June.