During the second half of April, Samsung managed to steal some rumors of the mirrorless camera world with its announcement of 3 whole new addition to the NX series- NX20, NX201 and NX1000. The announced line of the hot new trio has surely been a matter of concern to the mirrorless lovers.
Let’s take a quick look to the common features that the three share:
- 20 MP APS-C Sensor ( Like the one in the Samsung NX200 Compact System Camera)
- Continuous frame shooting with 8 FPS
- HD video shooting with 1080P/30/24
- New and upgraded version of i-Function
- WiFi Connectivity with a bunch of operative options ( Some of them are really exciting new)
- Samsung’s old style batteries ( Yes! they are still using the same type of batteries for all their cameras which is great if you already have a few with you)
As far as the looks and specifications are concerned, the cameras do really seem “upgrades” to Samsung’s previous players of the compact system camera series. With a 1.44 dot EVF under the viewfinder hump, the NX20 is pretty much of an upgrade to the NX11. Following the stream, NX210 is also looking like a better, newer version of a Samsung NX100 Compact System Camera.
Unlike its two other launching partners, the Samsung NX1000 Compact System Camera seems to be a pioneer to its clan being the smallest mirrorless camera under Samsung’s name with a lower price tag ( the price is not announced yet, but it is rumored to be cheaper in comparison to the competitions). The Samsung NX20 Compact System Camera will cost about $1100 and the Samsung NX210 Compact System Camera will cost about $900 with their respective kits.
A Samsung fan or not, the cameras will look good to anyone Googling for their first images and impressions. Let’s see how Samsung makes a difference in its new strive to race and win (or may score a close second or third place) in the market of mirrorless compact system cameras with the new three soldiers.