Samsung updates ILC line with NX20, NX210, NX1000

Samsung has just announced its newest interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) in the NX series, namely the NX20, NX210 and NX1000.

Clockwise from top: the NX20, NX210 and NX1000.
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These appear to be direct replacements for the current NX11, NX200 and NX100 models, respectively.

These new cameras all come with Wi-Fi connectivity built in to take advantage of Samsung's "Smart" features. Other common specifications include a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, 8fps continuous shooting at full resolution and full-HD video recording.

The NX20
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Like its predecessor, the NX20 has a DSLR-like form factor and features a built-in electronic viewfinder. What's new is the articulating 3-inch AMOLED screen, which will help users if they need to shoot from awkward angles.

The NX210 has the same 3-inch 614,000-dot display as the NX20, but is a fixed screen without articulation. Aside from on-board Wi-Fi, it doesn't seem to differ much from the earlier NX200.

With the NX1000, Samsung has gone with a cleaner design compared with the earlier NX100. The chassis has fewer curves, and it now looks more similar to the NX200/NX210. However, you can still tell it apart from the NX210, as the handgrip is not seamlessly integrated with the body.

The NX210
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As mentioned earlier, all three models come with Wi-Fi capabilities. This allows wireless uploading of images to social networks and also the ability to link to a Samsung smartphone, which will act as a wireless viewfinder and remote control. We've seen these features in the company's compacts such as the WB150F, but it's a first for Samsung's ILCs. Incidentally, Nikon's latest DSLR, the D3200, is also Wi-Fi enabled. However, that requires an optional accessory, the WU-1a module, which costs US$60 in the US.

No local pricing or availability has been made available yet.

Via CNET Asia



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