Not one to let all of the other manufacturers have all the fun, Samsung has this week announced a thin new camera continuing on from where the NX10 left off.
The new NX100 takes some of the things that worked from the NX10 and makes it thinner and lighter. One of the things kept from the past camera is the sensor, with the NX100 using the same 14.6 megapixels sensor.
Design-wise, however, is where the NX100 steps apart. Samsung says that has been “inspired by the simple shape of dew forming on a leaf,” but if that just sounds like jargon to you, know that this looks like it’ll be one of the most portable mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras (MILC) out there.
One of the more interesting features is a new one called “i-Function” which allows photographers to control the camera just by using the lens. While something that is lens specific, this method of controlling the camera is a little like zooming or focusing on your lens, except it can also control things like shutter speed, aperture, and even low light sensitivity.
There’s also 720p HD video capture, low-light sensitivity up to ISO 6400, a 3-inch AMOLED screen, and a whole bunch of options that should make photography easier and more fun.
Samsung tells us that it should hit Australia in October for $899 RRP, and you’ll get a choice of lenses with either a thin 20mm wide angle lens or a walkaround 20-50mm zoom lens.