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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Samsung NX10

The world's first interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor offering the performance and image quality of a DSLR plus the portability, convenience and ease of use of a compact camera.

Samsung NX10 equipped with 3" AMOLED display
Samsung is also manufacturer of AMOLED screens and the Samsung NX10 profits from that. The camera has a 3-inch AMOLED display on the back. That outclasses the usual LCD-displays, not only in terms of quality, but also in terms of energy use. If you would rather use a viewfinder, then the NX10 also has an electronic viewfinder.

Image noise control is also very good, producing reliably noise-free images at 400 ISO and usable images at 800 ISO in quite low light, although performance at 1600 ISO leaves something to be desired.







Specification:

Body material
Metal and plastic

Sensor
• APS-C type CMOS (23.4 x 15.6mm)
• 15.1 million total pixels
• 14.6 million effective pixels
• RGB (Primary) color filter array

Dust removal
Super sonic drive

Image sizes
3:2:
• 14M (4592x3056)
• 10M (3872x2592)
• 6M (3008x2000)
• 2M (1920x1280)
• 1.4M (1472x976)

16:9
• 12M (4592x2584)
• 8M (3872x2176)
• 5M (3008x1688)
• 2M (1920x1080)

Aspect ratios
• 3:2
• 16:9

File formats
• RAW (sRW)
• RAW + JPEG (Normal, Fine or Super Fine)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2) -Normal, Fine or Super Fine

Movie mode
• MP4 (H.264)
• Mono sound (AAC)
• 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 340 pixels
• 30 fps

Lenses
• Samsung NX mount lenses
• Three lenses available at launch:
• SAMSUNG 30mm F2
• SAMSUNG 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
• SAMSUNG 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED OIS
• Adaptor for Pentax K mount lenses tba

Focus modes
• Contrast-detect Auto Focus
• Manual focus
• Face Detection (max 10 faces)
• 1 Point AF (free selection)
• 15-Area-Focusing (normal) / 35-area-focusing (close up)
• Single or Continuous AF

AF assist lamp
Yes, dedicated lamp

Image stabilization
None (lens only)

Digital zoom
No

Exposure modes
• Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Manual
• Smart Auto
• Night
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Scene
• Movie

Scene modes
• Beauty shot
• Children
• Close Up
• Text
• Sunset
• Dawn
• Back light
• Fireworks
• Beach & Snow

Sensitivity
• Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200

Metering
247-zone multi-pattern sensing system

Metering range
0 to 18 EV (ISO100·30mm F2.0)

Metering modes
• Multiple-Weighted
• Center-Weighted
• Spot

AE Lock
• AEL/AFL button

AE Bracketing
• 3 frames
• up to +/- 3.0 EV
• 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps

Exposure steps
1/3 or 0.5 EV

Exposure compensation
• -3.0 to +3.0 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps

Shutter speed
• Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
• 30 -1/4000 sec
• Bulb (up to 8 mins)
• Flash X-sync 1/180 sec

White balance
• Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent W
• Fluorescent N
• Fluorescent D
• Tungsten
• Flash
• Custom
• Kelvin

WB fine tuning
Yes (7 steps each of blue/amber bias, magenta/green bias)

WB Bracketing
• 3 shots
•+/-1 to +/-3 in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis

Color space
• sRGB
• Adobe RGB

Image parameters
• Picture Wizard presets
• Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1-3)
• Contrast
• Sharpness
• Saturation
• Color tone
• Noise reduction
• Picture Wizard Bracketing available (selectable 3 modes)

Drive modes
• Single
• Continuous (3 fps)
• Burst (30fps, 30 shots with a single press of the shutter, 1.4 MP)

Continuous buffer
• 3 RAW images
• 10 JPEG images

Self-timer
• 2-30 secs (1 sec increments)

Remote release
Optional SR9NX01 (wired)

Flash
• Auto pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 11 (ISO 100, m)
• Angle of coverage: 28mm equiv.
• Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Fill-in, Off, Red-eye reduction (Auto or Fill-in), Slow syncro
• 1st /2nd curtain sync
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 0.5 EV steps

Flash X-sync speed
1/180 sec

External flash
• Hot shoe
• TTL Auto with Samsung flash (SEF42A, SEF20A)

Viewfinder
• Built-in Electronic Viewfinder
• VGA (640 x 480), 921k dots
• Coverage approx 100%
• Magnification approx 0.86x
• Eye point approx 20.2mm
• Dioptre adjustment

DOF preview
Yes

Orientation sensor
Yes

Display
• 3.0" Active Matrix OLED screen
• 4:3 aspect ratio
• Wide viewing angle
• 614,000 dots
• PenTile RGB array
• Approx 100% frame coverage


Playback functions

• Single
• Magnify
• Index (3,9 or 20 frames)
• Highlight warning available
• Slide show
• Red eye fix
• Back light comp.
• Photo Style Selector (Soft, Vivid, Forest, Autumn, Misty, Gloomy, Classic)
• Resize
• Rotate
• Face Retouch

Connectivity
• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• Wired remote control (optional)
• HDMI ((1080i, 720P, 576P / 480P)
• AC power input (optional)

Print compliance
• PictBridge
• DPOF

Storage
SD / SDHC

Power
• BP1310 1300 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Supplied charger (BC1310)
• AC Adaptor (optional) AD9NX01

Dimensions
123×87×39.8mm (excluding the projecting parts of the camera)

Weight (camera body)
Approx. 353 g (12.45 oz)

Weight (inc 30mm lens, card and battery)

Approx. 499 g (17.6 oz)

Samsung NX10 has achieved something remarkable, a real alternative to a full-sized APS-C DSLR with all the features, performance and picture quality in a lightweight and compact package smaller than some super-zoom cameras. For a surprisingly low the price the NX10 is a great little camera, and a very serious competitor to the Micro Four Thirds systems and it's good for taking better photography.

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