This is the Samsung NX-F1 camera (pictures and specifications)

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This first images and details specifications of the Samsung NXF1 mirrorless cameras already leaked in Asia:

  • 20MP back-illuminated 1" CMOS sensor
  • 9-27mm lens, 9mm thick
  • DRIMe 4 processor (DRIMe IV New Image Engine)
  • 1/16000s maximum shutter speed
  • 3-inch swivel LCD screen similar to the MV800
  • Built-in flash
  • 22fps continuous shooting
  • ISO range: 160-12800
  • 1080p/30p video capabilities
  • Micro SD memory card
  • Super continuous shooting capability
  • Very slim design
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  • Mr.Black

    Does this “thing” with 1″ sensor have standard mount and accepts NX mount lenses without an adapter?

    • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

      I don’t think so because the circle doesn’t seem to be big enough, I guess. If it was compatible you would waste space using a APS-C mount for a 1″ sensor and if the idea is to sell this as the smallest interchangeable lens system, size matters.

  • PHILIPPOS RAFTOPOULOS

    22 fps @ 20MPx and 30 fps @ 2MPx (HD)???
    Why didn’t they push it to shoot 24fps @ 20 MPx and make an IMAX killer pocket camera?

    • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

      IMAX killer with a buffer that won’t last any long?

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

        I think he meant IMAX killer-pocket camera… not IMAX-killer pocket camera…

        • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

          I got that, what I said is that it would never have enough buffer and I don’t think it’s actually a 22fps at full resolution, it’s probably at a lower resolution, same way Panasonic does. A camera like this would never get a buffer that not even a PRO camera can have. Let’s say it could really shoot 22fps @20MP, by a normal camera, the burst wouldn’t even last 10 pics. Some of Sony cameras are 10fps capable at full resolution 16~24MP and the buffer last about a second or so, how would such an entry level camera have a buffer that would last 22 pics or more @20MP? It wouldn’t.

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

            Also note the Micro SD.

            It might shoot 22fps of heavily compressed JPEGs in to the internal buffer for a second or two.

          • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

            But it won’t be at 20MP, that’s for sure.

      • PHILIPPOS RAFTOPOULOS

        A 200 frame (8 seconds) buffer would be good enough…

        • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

          Please, do the math properly. There is not even a PRO camera that can shoot 20MP @24fps and even more to sustain that for 8 seconds! The 22fps will most likely be at a lower resolution.

          A NEX-7, for instance, it can shoot 24MP @10fps and it lasts about a second before it slows down. And you expect this little camera from Samsung to have double the amount of datarate per second and to sustain it for about 8x the amount of time? That’s a buffer of about 1.2GB, far beyond a camera like this will ever have, possibly more than 10x more it will actually have.

          So, no, it was never possible for this camera to be a IMAX killer pocket camera.

          At this price, the max you will get @fullres is a 10 fps burst for about 1 second and that’s it. Panasonic has also these high fps via electronic shutter but all at a lower resolution. And I think Nikon1 V1 can get you 60fps for about just half a second.

  • wonderer

    Wow, this camera is not just mirrorless, it seems to be sensorless (or senseless?) See the second Image, haha! Or maybe that is Samsungs back illumination of the sensor.

    • Andre Joseph Stuart-John

      hahaha i was thinking the same thing, pretty pointless picture, guess its just showing another colour

  • Andre Joseph Stuart-John

    I have to saythis could be a very interesting camera/system, looking at the RX100 sales and (for some reason) the popularity of the Nikon 1 series this seems to fill a void.

    Im a real fan of the Panasonic GM1 but if this is even smaller… nice

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

      The GM1 has a sensor that’s almost double the size of the 1″ sensor. That’s nearly 1 stop less light/worse noise/lower IQ with the 1″ sensor cameras.

      The GM1 is already very small and unless it’s a size competition where you gather up with your friends and talk about how small your cameras are… how would the size difference between this an the GM1 make a difference to the photos?

      Also the GM1 already has a massive line-up of good (relatively speaking) native lenses from proven makers like Olympus and Panasonic. Go with the system that has what you need now… too many people out there go with the one that doesn’t, hoping things will change some day and end up whining on forums like these to our pleasure :)

      • Mahmoud Amandine-Jade

        I agree that the GM1 would be a better choice… if you intend to keep the camera in your bag.

        As for a pocketable camera, forget it. It is no match for the RX100 and *amybe* this NX-F1 with a pancake.

        Which is why I have no interest in MFT cams: If I had to leave my device in a bag, I’d choose at an APS-C camera at the very least

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

          Wow… you think the GM1 is a big camera. Are you nuts?! I carry my Nex-5 with the 50 1.8 OSS or 35 1.8 OSS in the rear pocket of my jeans. Are you also waiting for a camera that you can use as a bookmark?

          Your real problem, my friend, is you haven’t gotten in to photography enough to want to take the shot at any cost. It’s not something that can be rationalised or can be handed over by someone. Take a look at these people:
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/galleries/72157629198858207/

          • Mahmoud Amandine-Jade

            Who said the GM1 was a big camera?

            It simply wouldn’t fit in a jeans’ pocket. But maybe you wear baggy pants, or oversized ones. Maybe you should think about starting a diet.

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

            If my pants are lose then why should I diet? :D

          • Mahmoud Amandine-Jade

            Yo-yo effect!

          • preston

            Haha, great gallery. My backpacking gear includes nikon D600, 16-35 f/4 (bought before the just as sharp 18-35 came out, or else I would probably have that instead for price and weight reasons), 50 f/1.8, and Oly E-PM2 with Pana 100-300 attached. The weight of the extra body is completely negligible compared to the alternative of bringing a full frame 600mm lens!

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

            Hehe yeah it sickens me to see how grown men whine about how they didn’t get a particular camera because the grip didnt feel right in their hands and didn’t match with their soft toy collection and still call themselves photographers.

            As for the mFT 100-300 4-5.6, a full frame equivalent 200-600 f/8-11 would certainly be longer but also a lot simpler and cheaper and perhaps if made properly might not even be heavier.

        • Andre Joseph Stuart-John

          even though its a very good camera Id take flexibility of the GM1 and NXF1 over the RX100 any day

      • Andre Joseph Stuart-John

        Its not a size competition but the 1″ sensor system gives me by far good enough quality for a second camera, i just haven’t liked the lack of flexibility offered from the RX100.

        The only real problem i have found with the GM1 is that although they have made an beautiful small body their lenses are still quite big and heavy (because they are well made, Metal) compared to the body, so it doesn’t work as a real pocket camera.

        I have no rush so i am waiting to see the lenses released with this new system, i really wouldnt mind if they were plastic as long as they keep their optical quality

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

          I have a feeling you have not really gotten in to shooting with primes. There are lots of tiny pancake primes for mFT. They weigh next to nothing.

          I don’t know about you but like I said to MAJ below, I keep a Nex-5 series with a 50 1.8 OSS or 35 1.8 OSS in my rear jeans pocket. And those are quite large lenses comparatively.

  • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

    So, it probably uses Sony’s 20MP BSI from the RX100 MKII and it relies a lot on electronic shutter, just like the Panasonic GM1. Samsung could had teamed up with Nikon1 and used the same mount. But as for the smaller ILC, Micro4/3 is a more matured system and it has plenty of pancakes to go along with the Panasonic GM1, so I don’t see many advantages of having this system. Maybe it can still compete with Nikon1, since Nikon is not marketing the same way but unless Samsung price this thing right – which they usually don’t, just look at NX cameras’ launching price! -, I’m not sure where Samsung is really going.

    • Andre Joseph Stuart-John

      Highly unlikely to be the Sony 1″ sensor as they still use it in their RX series.

      The problem with the Nikon 1 series is that they weren’t actually that small looking at the small NX, NEX and G series offered with much larger sensors. This looks to have gone extremely thin and with a 24mm lens only 12mm think sounds like a nice pocket camera.

      I hope Samsung dont mess up the pricing

      • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

        There is no such a thing as Sony not selling their sensors because it’s in use. They make much more money by selling their sensors than possibly losing money by Samsung using their sensors with a camera that is not even a real direct competitor.

        And I don’t really have lots of hopes for Samsung since they haven’t been able to price properly even once if I’m not mistaken. What was that NX camera with a phone in the back for that ridiculous pricing??

        A PRO pricing camera without PRO controls, customization, etc.and that with an Android interface? WTF they have on their eff heads? That people will take more time playing with the screen rather than shooting?? It makes no eff sense at all!

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

          I don’t think the Android NX had phone features.

          • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

            it was a figure of speech, it wasn’t literal.

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

            I wouldn’t mind a Note-series with an APS-C sensor… or an interchangeable camera module that’s plug and play so people can choose.

          • PHILIPPOS RAFTOPOULOS

            Viber runs fine on the Galaxy Camera and SMS is already supported, so I guess it does.

        • Andre Joseph Stuart-John

          Urm, NX300, NX1000, NX200, NX1100, NX11, NX210?? All these were very competitively priced. I bought an NX300 20-50mm kit with a free 50-200mm lens back in August for £429 from John Lewis.

          Agreed the Galaxy NX had ridiculous pricing but that is kind of the only one

          • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

            “(…)but unless Samsung prices this thing right – which they usually don’t, just look at NX cameras’ launching price!”

            NX1000 launching price: $699
            NX 210 launching price: $899
            NX20 launching price: $1099

            http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/05/17/samsung-NX1000-NX210-NX20-price-availability

            And so on, you bought one for what it was supposed to be priced not by the price Samsung delusionally wanted. Just like the Canon EOS-M was launched at €849 and for what it was offering it was a total nonsense and not so much after the launch you could find that camera for much less.

          • Marco -

            I totally agree, samsung cameras are usually priced very high at launch, but they sell so poorly that after few months you can find them at -30%. After one year they are usually half the initial price.

            I never understood why samsung does not price them reasonably since day 1. They would gain credibility and sell more.

    • madmax

      $499 with a lens and also is a CSC. I think is cheap enough to be a RX100 killer.

      • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

        Cheap enough? Maybe – even more after a few months. RX100 killer? I hardly think so, even more because both cameras targets are different.

  • http://2epicbits.com/ theSUBVERSIVE

    So, it probably uses Sony’s 20MP BSI from the RX100 MKII and it relies a lot on electronic shutter, just like the Panasonic GM1. Samsung could had teamed up with Nikon1 and used the same mount. But as for the smaller ILC, Micro4/3 is a more matured system and it has plenty of pancakes to go along with the Panasonic GM1, so I don’t see many advantages of having this system. Maybe it can still compete with Nikon1, since Nikon is not marketing the same way but unless Samsung price this thing right – which they usually don’t, just look at NX cameras’ launching price! -, I’m not sure where Samsung is really going.

  • plan3s

    It looks like it was designed to shoot 22 selfies each second for facebook. I mean it really does.

  • Ethan

    looks like the price is $499

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      • Ethan

        I dont, Thats what showed up on google search when i typed in samsung nxf1. I never reached the sams club page.

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