Samsung connects its compact system cameras to WiFi

We’ve seen compact cameras with WiFi, a memory card with WiFi, and now we get to see a interchangeable lens camera with the tech inside for under a grand. This week, Samsung is unveiling the NX20 and NX1000, two cameras with 20 megapixel sensors and the ability to send those images straight to the web when they’re connected to a WiFi network.

The two new entries make up part of Samsung’s NX range of Compact System Cameras, mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras sporting APS-C sensors (the same size found on most DSLRs) and Samsung’s own “i-Function” lenses that allow you to control camera settings using a ring on the lens itself.

The Samsung NX20 for $999 RRP

Samsung’s NX1000 and NX20 look to be updates to the NX200, a camera the company announced last year at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. In that camera, we saw a 20.3 megapixel sensor, low light sensitivity up to ISO 12800, and a 7fps shooting speed.

While we haven’t quite confirmed everything, both the NX1000 and NX20 feature a 20.3 megapixel sensor with up to ISO 12800, with WiFi thrown in for good measure. In fact, the wireless functionality makes it possible to backup images to a PC, sharing the images over social media sites, and even using an Android phone as a remote viewfinder.

Samsung's NX1000 for $749 RRP

“Samsung’s latest range showcases the next stage in the evolution of the Samsung Smart compact system camera,” said Samsung Australia’s Craig Gillespie, Business Unit Manager of Digital Imaging. “Consumers are increasingly looking for greater connectivity, and Samsung’s latest models seek to respond to this demand by making it easy for Australians to shoot, share and save their images.”

Both cameras are hitting retail this week, with the NX1000 coming in at $749 RRP and the NX20 for $999 RRP.