Digital Compact Cameras reviews
Samsung has unveiled three new additions to its NX range of portable compact cameras with the NX20, NX210 and NX1000 snappers all set to offer Wi-Fi connectivity and a range of hefty specs.
In a fight back against the smartphone users, the new NX range offers the world's first Wi-Fi-enabled compact system cameras, letting users connect to wireless networks without the need for peripherals.
NX20, NX210 and NX1000 specs
Boasting 1080p Full HD Stereo Movie Recording (H.264), each new model comes with a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, alongside a wide range 100-12800 ISO for snapping colour-rich images in low light conditions.
Connectivity is the real killer app here, powered by Samsung’s Wi-Fi SMART technology, allowing users to share pictures and videos with friends, or show off their favourite snaps on their Samsung phone or tablet using Mobile Link.
If one camera has the edge, however, it's certainly the speedy NX20, with a shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. It also incorporates an SVGA EVF and 3-inch Clear AMOLED swivel display, and a lightweight body making it the perfect pick for amateur photographers looking for a winning combination of portability and style.
The NX210 takes a small step up from its NX200 predecessor, offering a similar 3-inch VGA AMOLED display alongside the added built-in Wi-Fi.
Rounding out the selection of new snappers, the NX1000 offers a range of other impressive specs including Smart Auto 2.0 and Smart Link Hot Key, both of which make shooting and sharing pictures easier than ever. At just 359g it's claimed to be the world's lightest compact system camera, and will arrive in white, black and pink versions.
NX20, NX210 and NX1000 release date and price
Prices start at £599 for the NX1000 model (available with 20-50mm lens), with the NX210 available for £749 (available with 18-55mm lens) and the NX20 for £899. No release date has been set, but expect them to land some time after May.
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