Samsung NX1100 and NX2000 rumors, DxOMark scores, NX300 videos

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Samsung NX1100

This could be the new Samsung NX1100 camera

A quick update on the latest Samsung NX rumors: Samsung is preparing to launch the NX1100 (replacement for the NX1000) and possibly also a new NX2000 mirrorless cameras. A reader sent me this screenshot of the EXIF data of an image taken with the new NX1100 camera:

Samsung NX1100 EXIF data

Samsung is also currently testing NX cameras with Android interface similar to the Galaxy Camera. Two new NX lenses are also expected to be announced - one of them will probably be a new 50-200mm f/4-5.6 version. Samsung's patent application 20120194921 seems to be for a wide angle lens - they used an unconventional way of describing the technical parameters and it is hard to interpret the focal length and aperture:

Samsung-wide-angle-NX-lens-patent

Today DxOMark published their test results for the Samsung NX200 and NX20 cameras:

Samsung-NX200-DxOMark-test-score

Samsung-NX200-DxOMark-test-score-2

Samsung-NX20-DxOMark-test-results

"The Samsung NX 200 is in many ways a very capable camera. If you are not worried about shooting in low light, then the color depth and dynamic range will see it produce very high quality images whether you’re shooting portraits or landscapes. It’s only when the light levels fall that you’ll start to see the problems of ISO performance appear.

As is often the case in this market segment, it’s not always about the fine detail of camera image performance. So the inclusion of full HD video at 30p and the ability to shoot stills at 7 frames per second may well move the NX 200 to the top of the list. Samsung are also taking strides to provide a range of lenses to suit too. With 5 lenses in the current range, including two pancake models, there are several options available to you."

Few videos for the recently announced Samsung NX300 camera:

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  • CJ

    I cannot imagine any real photographors will take this korean stuff seriously.

    • http://alphacorner.eu/ Sky

      I still can’t believe any serious person takes korean smartphones seriously.

    • Karol Wojdyna

      I have 3 NX100 home to use by my family (I shot D700 personally).

      NX100 is a great camera – cheap and better than any m4/3 I’ve tried until last year.

      It has some backdraws though – controls malfunctions (top wheel and i-Fn lens ring errors), aggressive jpg engine, no built-in flash, but still – it is a good camera.

      Unfortunately – later models lack some controls of NX100 (no AE lock, button positions changed) and jpg engine is even more aggressive, but reliability is corrected.

      The major problem with the NX system is availability of accessories (flashes of Samsung DSLR system will NOT work) and lenses, so far – not to many seen in the stores.

      Anyway – promissing system, no kind of “korean stuff” ridiculing naming I would use to describe this. IT IS SERIOUS photographic system. If only they could listen to it’s users…

      • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

        One of the criticisms I’ve heard from a repair center person is that the components used inside the Samsung cameras are pretty cheap.

        They do look good on paper though.

        • Karol Wojdyna

          I disassembled one of my NX100 – they look better inside than on the outside :) There are some problems though – control wheel on the top plate and i-Fn ring on lenses go bad in almost all cases – Samsung never fixed those problems for good. One more thing is a factory failure present in all pieces of a camera I had in my hand – AF light of external flashes does not work. Except of these issues – they’re great cameras, more user-friendly than newer NX2xx, NX2x or NX1000

    • Karol Wojdyna

      I have 3 NX100 home to use by my family (I shot D700 personally).

      NX100 is a great camera – cheap and better than any m4/3 I’ve tried until last year.

      It has some backdraws though – controls malfunctions (top wheel and i-Fn lens ring errors), aggressive jpg engine, no built-in flash, but still – it is a good camera.

      Unfortunately – later models lack some controls of NX100 (no AE lock, button positions changed) and jpg engine is even more aggressive, but reliability is corrected.

      The major problem with the NX system is availability of accessories (flashes of Samsung DSLR system will NOT work) and lenses, so far – not to many seen in the stores.

      Anyway – promissing system, no kind of “korean stuff” ridiculing naming I would use to describe this. IT IS SERIOUS photographic system. If only they could listen to it’s users…

    • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

      “photographors”

      haha

    • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

      “photographors”

      haha

  • benjamin

    ‘In the first embodiment, a view angle is 162°, a distance TL from an object-side surface 1 to an image-side surface of the first lens L1 is 9.61 mm, and an effective focal distance f of the entire optical system is 1.4 mm. In addition, the second lens L2, the third lens L3 and the fourth lens L4 are constituted by plastic lenses.’

    a cctv lens perhaps? or maybe they’ll scale it up to use in a larger system.. the goal of the invention seems to be making a wide lens with a simpler optical 4-element design using 3 plastic aspherical lenses.

    ‘As can be seen from the foregoing, the optical system for a camera in
    accordance with the present invention includes four lenses, in which
    three lenses of the four lenses, except one lens, are constituted by
    non-spherical plastic lenses, such that a wide view angle is realized by
    a minimal number of lenses to configure a compact optical system and
    reduce manufacturing cost thereof.’

  • Sebastian

    The lens design patent must be for a cell phone lens. Most of those have 4 elements and lots of plastic. The short focal length and the placement of the filter also support that.

  • billy

    In the lens cross sectional view, the lens L2 of the surface 3 and the surface 4,

    Its curved features look

    Perhaps Samsung mastered the design and production of double-sided aspherical lens technology.

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