Samsung has officially announced a new flagship camera – the NX1 – which provides a professional DLSR experience in a more compact form factor partnered with Samsung’s array of advanced features.
“The NX1 is the new flagship in our award-winning NX line-up. It brings together our SMART camera technology, new 4K video capabilities and Samsung’s fastest AF system to date in a lightweight, portable body. This blend of cutting edge imaging technology appeals to a wide variety of photographers, and makes it one of the most competitive models in its class,” said Ron Gazzola, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics America. “The combination of the new Samsung 50-150mm F2.8 S lens and NX1 delivers an unrivalled shooting experience that gives users the confidence that they’re taking the best images or video in any situation.”
The NX1 features a new 28.2-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor coupled with a DRIMe V Image Processor and Samsung’s latest and fastest NX AF System III autofocus system which utilizes 205 Phase Detect AF points that cover 90 percent of the frame. The NX AF System III is also coupled with Samsung’s patented AF Assist Beam technology which helps the camera capture images clearly even in low light up to 15 meters. The system also enables the NX1 to continuously shoot pictures at a rate of 15 frames per second.
The NX1 is also capable of shooting cinema quality UHD/4K (DCI Standard) video using the built-in HEVC (H.265) codec that enables 4K video to be saved directly to the camera’s memory card which removes the need for a bulky external 4K recorder. Samsung has also equipped the NX1 with the company’s SMART Camera technology which utilizes the camera’s NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity to use features like ‘Tag & Go’ and Photo Beam for easy sharing of photos with smartphone and tablets, MobileLink for sharing multiple images to up to four separate devices simultaneously, AutoShare for instant photo sharing with devices, and Remove Viewfinder Pro.
The Samsung NX1 will be available sometime in October at an estimated price of $1499.99 for the body-only and $2799.99 for the ‘premium kit’ which includes a 16-50mm F2-2.8 lens, a battery grip, and an extra battery.