Samsung Digital Imaging has provided the author of this review with the mentioned digital imaging device.
New eyes for the world.
Why Capture? Create!
I’ve been waiting for long to see the new lens interchangeable type camera from Samsung. However, I’m so happy to see it now. When I pushed the shutter for the first time, I felt something special. Through the NX10, lens interchangeable type cameras which the APS-C sensor is installed will face the second generation. Samsung is the world first for a mirror-less camera with the APS-C sensor having drastically reduced distance between mount part and the sensor. It’s the beginning of Samsung Evolution.
Evolution of Camera NX10 having APS-C as a heart
When the consortium between Panasonic and Olympus released a hybrid system for the first time, I thought they found the right way. Even though there were some complains, it was beyond my expectation with movie recording, a sensor having good image quality, slim body, great lenses, and quick shot function. And in 2008, Samsung also announced that they would develop cameras similar to Micro Four Thirds. It was not just announcement. Samsung has now made such a difficult work, because they had to develop both new mount and lenses. Through their lens technology and all the know-how, they have given birth to the Evolution of Camera NX10. Samsung is now almost threatening not only other brands, but also Micro Four Thirds. From now on, please remember the Samsung NX10 as Evolution, not just hybrid.
Great combination of Compact digital cameras and DSLRs
As time goes by, everyone wants the same things such as small, convenient, and high quality. A smaller one is definitely more popular than heavy one, if they have the same functions. Especially, in these days, out focus images and interchangeable lenses are more for women, I think. The NX10 has a nice combination of additional functions of compact digital cameras and image quality of DSLRs. Great but Large DSLR, small but insufficient Compact digital cameras.. Now we have the NX10 having everything such as a compact body, convenient interface, HD movie recording, free lenses, DSLR image quality, and compensations.
New mount standard Samsung NX, 14.6M APS-C CMOS large sensor
Samsung has designed everything based on their sensor. They have eliminated the mirror and drastically reduced the flange back which is a distance between mount part and a sensor. The thickness of the body is almost the same as Micro Four Thirds and it also has very quick AF speed. Moreover, the performance of the new lens from Samsung is quite good. Of course, they still need some time to compose NX lenses properly, but considering the compact body concept, 30mm F2.0 pancake, 18-55 OIS, and 50-200 OIS are enough as a beginning.
High Performance lens interchangeable type camera with Samsung’s Intensive technology
The NX10 is not a popularized model. Next lineup has not been released yet, but there will be more various products for sure. The NX10 has 920K pixels Electronic View Finder with good grip. Its body concept is similar to the GH1 from Panasonic, but it has a smaller body and sensor.
As you know by the specifications, it supports Beauty Shot, Smart Auto, and HD video recording mode in H.264 format. It also has 3” AMOLED, 0.86x 920K pixels Electronic View Finder, Full Manual Shot, and Contrast AF moving up to 195 points, so by the specifications, it could be either a compact camera or a lens interchangeable camera. That means the NX10 is a great camera for everyone. Anyway, now I’m going to talk a closer look at the mirror-less NX10 with the APS-C.