Samsung NX1 announced – first look!
A new flagship CSC model with plenty of features, alongside a new lens and a battery grip.
Samsung has announced the NX1, their new flagship CSC – although it physically resembles a DSLR on first sight, with its dust and splash-proof magnesium alloy body. Additionally, in a first for the NX range, there’s a LCD panel on top of the camera.
The camera has been built from the ground-up around a new 28-megapixel APS-C BSI sensor and there’s a wealth of a features onboard.
- 15 fps shooting
- UHD/4K video recording – the standard required for movie theatres
- Adaptive Noise Reduction technology
- No low pass filter
- High quality images even at high ISOs, up to 512,000
- Advanced algorithms to analyse details and colours, inspecting and improving image quality non-globally
- 205 phase detection and 209 contrast detection AF points, covering almost the entirety of the frame
- The current fastest AF of any CSC – 55 ms with the new 50-150mm lens
- Advanced subject movement prediction algorithms
- -4EV AF sensitivity with dedicated advanced pattern AF-assist, which can reach to 15 metres, for even darker environments
- 3-inch FVGA AMOLED tilting, touch LCD
The camera has been designed to be lightweight at 550g and 138.5mm x 102.3mm x 65.8mm.
A new lens – the 50mm-150mm – and a new battery grip for the NX1 are also being launched.
Availability on all of these products has yet to be confirmed, but pricing for the NX1 is set to be £1299 body only in the UK.
We were lucky enough to have a brief, sneak preview at these new products and were impressed with the build quality and handling of the camera, battery grip and lens.
We look forward to running a full review of the NX1 in Digital Photographer soon. In the meantime, visit the Samsung website for more information.