Unwired: Samsung Announces NX20, NX210 and NX1000
Samsung has unveiled three new Wi-Fi equipped interchangeable-lens
cameras, the NX20, NX210 and NX1000.
The new models use the same 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (reportedly the same sensor that debuted in 2011’s NX200), have a top shooting speed of 8 frames per second and can capture 1080p Full HD video.
The addition of Wi-Fi follows Samsung’s approach in the compact camera category and all three cameras can be set to automatically back-up images when a user comes within range of his or her Wi-Fi network – transferring images either to a computer, network drive or cloud-based back-up service. Further, with an internet hotspot or home Wi-Fi you can post images directly from the camera to social media sites such as Facebook, Picasa, Photobucket or YouTube. The same technology can be used to wirelessly control the camera using an Android smartphone or tablet, with the phone’s screen mirroring what the camera ‘sees’.
The NX20 is shaped like a DSLR and replaces the NX10. It offers the highest specification level of the three with a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, three-inch tilting Active Matrix OLED, built-in flash and a top shutter speed of 1/8000s.
The compact-styled NX210 replaces the NX200, and while it also features an AMOLED screen it is fixed and there is no viewfinder or built-in flash. Top shutter speed is 1/4000s.
The NX1000 will be the cheapest of the three cameras and is aimed at beginner photographers. It uses a conventional TFT LCD and, like the NX210, does not include a viewfinder or built-in flash.
Local pricing and release dates were not available at the time of writing.