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Samsung embraces wireless digital photography with three new MILC cameras

Samsung embraces wireless digital photography with three new MILC cameras

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Samsung NX1000, NX210 and NX20 are dubbed "Smart" cameras.

By Adorama News Writer

April 19, 2012

In a move that may lead to digital cameras seamlessly connecting with the Internet, mobile devices, and social networks as a standard feature, Samsung today unveiled three new "Smart Cameras."

 

Samsung NX1000

In a technologically significant move, today Samsung inveiled the Samsung NX1000, Samsung NX210, and Samsung NX20, a totally revised lineup of interchangeable-lens compacts built around the same new, home-grown 20MP sensor. But what is grabbing headlines is that all three of these mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact (MILC) cameras feature on-board Wi-Fi connectivity, integrating social network image sharing, wireless device remote control, and emailing images. (Note: Adorama is taking pre-orders for all three cameras.)

 

Samsung NX210

 

The Samsung NX1000 is a step-up model for snapshooters, with an easy-to-use design and a light, smaller form factor. The Samsung NX210, with its metallic finish, 3-inch LED display and full HD movie capture, is designed for hobbyists. The Samsung NX20 is a prosumer-grade model that includes a swivel 3-inch LED monitor, shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second, and an electronic viewfinder. All three cameras use NX-series i-Function lenses, which operate key camera functions via lens rings.

 

Samsung NX20

 

But the key to these three cameras is the built-in Wi-Fi, which allows users to easily upload photos direct from their cameras to social networks, email to friends, or control the camera via a cell phone or tablet via the Samsung Mobile Link. This feature first appeared last year in a simple point-and-shoot model, and now debuts in cameras designed for more serious use. Look for other camera makers to follow suit.

The NX210 is expected in May for $899; the NX1000 will be available in June for $699, and the NX20 will be available in May for $1,099.


For details, read the Samsung press release:

Capture, connect and share with a Samsung SMART CAMERA

Share life in perfect detail with the NX1000, NX20 and NX210 - the world’s first SMART compact system cameras with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.


BEIJING, China – April 19, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies is breaking new ground with its award-winning NX series with three new compact system cameras (CSC) that pioneer built-in Wi-Fi connectivity: the NX1000, NX210 and NX20. Now professional quality images can be easily captured, shared and stored straight from your camera - wherever you are in the world.

Introducing the NX1000, NX210 and NX20
The innovative additions to Samsung’s NX range represent the future in CSC technology: SMART cameras with in-built Wi-Fi technology that allow users to connect to wireless networks without any additional cards or devices. Full Wi-Fi connectivity is complemented by an impressive range of features, continuing the heritage of innovation that the NX series has been consistently recognized for since the launch of the NX10 in 2010.

As standard, all three NX models feature a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, developed in-house by Samsung to give high quality images in rich color and detail. They are also fully compatible with the NX series’ unique i-Function system, enabling users to control parameters using the lens itself, adjusting the image without ever having to move off target. With Samsung’s range of nine lenses and professional standard accessories, the NX eco-system ensures that all imaging ambitions can be realised, whatever the user’s photographic speciality or interest.

Enhancing Samsung’s 2012 SMART CAMERA ecosystem, these latest additions to the NX range have been designed to satisfy the ambitions of users of all abilities, whether an experienced professional or someone just looking to trade-up from their point-and-shoot.

Enhancing Samsung’s 2012 SMART CAMERA ecosystem, these latest additions to the NX range have been designed to satisfy the ambitions of users of all abilities, whether an experienced professional or someone just looking to trade-up from their point-and-shoot.

The NX1000 is highly portable and its eye-catching compact design makes it as useable as it is attractive. Available in stunning White, classic Black or eye-catching Pink it houses a feature-rich range of specs, with technology such as Smart Auto 2.0 and the Smart Link Hot Key, making it simpler than ever to shoot and share great images instantly.

The NX210 follows the NX’s design heritage, with a premium metallic finish. Like its predecessor the NX200, the NX210 also offers a 3.0” AMOLED display for viewing images and Full HD movies in brilliant resolution. With easy access to Wi-Fi functions, the NX210 allows quick sharing with friends and family, whilst with Samsung Mobile Link users can show off their best images on phones and tablets, or on the big screen with TV Link connecting the NX210 wirelessly to internet-enabled TVs.

The NX20 is the perfect match for enthusiast amateur or professional photographers looking for a highly portable camera that gives the professional look and feel of a DSLR but at a fraction of the size and weight, with the addition of an ergonomic grip to fit comfortably into the hand. Delivering impressive speed with its 1/8000s Fast Shutter, breath-taking images are shown on its clear 3.0” clear AMOLED swivel display, increasing visibility by approximately 20%. The NX20 also incorporates a range of functions and manual controls in order to deliver pro-standard pictures every time, including SVGA EVF so users can frame images like a professional.

In-Built Wi-Fi for simple sharing and saving
With Samsung’s latest SMART features, users can share pictures at the touch of a button, uploading to social networks including Facebook and Picasa, or emailing them to friends and family – all straight from their new NX camera. The cameras also offer further options for capturing and displaying images via other devices, including the ability to link to a Samsung smartphone and use as a remote viewfinder, and - with the Samsung Mobile Link function - to display images on devices such as tablets or internet-enabled TV.

Creative control at the touch of a button
Pictures shared on the spur of the moment are no longer restricted to simply shooting and sending - with the creative features of the new NX cameras, Facebook pictures can be artistic without ever going near a computer. The ten Smart Filters and added Selective Color function, for example, mean that users can adjust the look and feel of shots as they take them. In addition, all three cameras also feature Panorama and 3D Panorama, allowing the whole story to be told in one complete picture. With the Smart Panel featured on all the new models, settings and features can be easily accessed and applied, making creative photography easier than ever.

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