Exciting news today for mirrorless camera fans. Samsung today announced that coming this May, brand new Wi-FiÂ equippedÂ NX models will be available for purchase. TWo of the models are updates to previous models while one is entirely brand new. All will feature Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing as well as connectivity with other devices like televisions and mobile phones. The three models are the NX1000, the NX210, and the NX20.
The NX1000 is the newest NX camera in the lineup. It is there new entry level camera and looks to take away some of the thunder from the Nikon J1, Sony C3, and Olympus PEN E-PM1. It will be available in 3 different colors – black, white, and pink with a retail price to be announced. Judging by looks alone, the NX1000 could be majorÂ competitionÂ for the Nikon J1, especially since it comes in different colors and is quite fashionable looking.
It has most of all the same features as its larger brothers, but has less manual controls and is made to beÂ simplerÂ to use.
The NX210 is the followup to theÂ popularÂ NX200. Building upon an already solid base, the NX210 improves upon this formula with new Wi-Fi connected features and faster continuous shooting. If you were looking into purchasing an NX200 before, I’d probably hold off for the NX210 for its new features. The NX210 will be available in mid-May and retail for $899.99.
The NX20 is the big mama of the bunch. This is very DSLR like with the way it is designed, but smaller. An update to the NX10, the NX20 is a bit more refined with an improved grip, new 3″ AMOLED swivel screen, and improved shooting features. Unlike the NX210 and NX1000, the NX20 has a built inÂ electronicÂ viewfinder. The NX20 will be available in early-May with a retail price of $1099.99.
Check out the full press release below for full details on each camera as well as all their new features and the new Wi-Fi connectivity function.
BEIJING, China â€“ April 19, 2012 â€“Â Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologiesÂ is breaking new ground with its award-winning NX series with three new compact system cameras (CSC) that pioneer built-in Wi-Fi connectivity: theÂ NX1000, NX210 and NX20.Â Now professional quality images can be easily captured, shared and stored straight from your camera – wherever you are in the world.Â
Introducing the NX1000, NX210 and NX20
The innovative additions to Samsungâ€™s NX range represent the future in CSC technology: SMART cameras with in-built Wi-Fi technology that allow users to connect to wireless networks without any additional cards or devices. Full Wi-Fi connectivity is complemented by an impressive range of features, continuing the heritage of innovation that the NX series has been consistently recognized for since the launch of the NX10 in 2010.Â
As standard, all three NX models feature a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, developed in-house by Samsung to give high quality images in rich color and detail. They are also fully compatible with the NX seriesâ€™ unique i-Function system, enabling users to control parameters using the lens itself, adjusting the image without ever having to move off target. With Samsungâ€™s range of nine lenses and professional standard accessories, the NX eco-system ensures that all imaging ambitions can be realised, whatever the userâ€™s photographic speciality or interest.
Enhancing Samsungâ€™s 2012 SMART CAMERA ecosystem, these latest additions to the NX range have been designed to satisfy the ambitions of users of all abilities, whether an experienced professional or someone just looking to trade-up from their point-and-shoot.
The NX1000Â is highly portable and its eye-catching compact design makes it as useable as it is attractive. Available in stunning White, classic Black or eye-catching Pink it houses a feature-rich range of specs, with technology such as Smart Auto 2.0 and the Smart Link Hot Key, making it simpler than ever to shoot and share great images instantly. Â
The NX210Â follows the NXâ€™s design heritage, with a premium metallic finish. Like its predecessor the NX200, the NX210 also offers a 3.0â€ AMOLED display for viewing images and Full HD movies in brilliant resolution. With easy access to Wi-Fi functions, the NX210 allows quick sharing with friends and family, whilst with Samsung Mobile Link users can show off their best images on phones and tablets, or on the big screen with TV Link connecting the NX210 wirelessly to internet-enabled TVs.
The NX20Â is the perfect match for enthusiast amateur or professional photographers looking for a highly portable camera that gives the professional look and feel of a DSLR but at a fraction of the size and weight, with the addition of an ergonomic grip to fit comfortably into the hand. Delivering impressive speed with its 1/8000s Fast Shutter, breath-taking images are shown on its clear 3.0â€ clear AMOLED swivel display, increasing visibility by approximately 20%. The NX20 also incorporates a range of functions and manual controls in order to deliver pro-standard pictures every time, including SVGA EVF so users can frame images like a professional.Â
In-Built Wi-Fi for simple sharing and saving
With Samsungâ€™s latest SMART features, users can share pictures at the touch of a button, uploading to social networks including Facebook and Picasa, or emailing them to friends and family â€“ all straight from their new NX camera. The cameras also offer further options for capturing and displaying images via other devices, including the ability to link to a Samsung smartphone and use as a remote viewfinder, and – with the Samsung Mobile Link function – to display images on devices such as tablets or internet-enabled TV.
Creative control at the touch of a button
Pictures shared on the spur of the moment are no longer restricted to simply shooting and sending – with the creative features of the new NX cameras, Facebook pictures can be artistic without ever going near a computer. The ten Smart Filters and added Selective Color function, for example, mean that users can adjust the look and feel of shots as they take them. In addition, all three cameras also feature Panorama and 3D Panorama, allowing the whole story to be told in one complete picture. With the Smart Panel featured on all the new models, settings and features can be easily accessed and applied, making creative photography easier than ever.
Mr. Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics, commented: â€œThe three new additions to the NX range mark an evolution in Samsungâ€™s SMART CAMERA offering, demonstrating our understanding that digital imaging is about sharing the best moments with family and friends, and not only about taking great pictures. Samsung is paving the way, introducing the worldâ€™s first SMART Compact-System-Cameras for professional standard images that are worth sharing.â€
â€œWith the inclusion of in-built Wi-Fi connectivity, our customers can now share pictures and videos straight from their NX camera. More importantly, however, the NX cameraâ€™s wireless connectivity does not mean sacrificing fantastic image quality â€“ you can now have the best of both at your fingertips. This dedication to innovation will make Samsung a leader in the SMART CAMERA market.â€
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the worldâ€™s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visitÂ www.samsung.com.