Samsung is rumored to announce at least three new NX-mount interchangeable lens cameras in the near future, including the NX1, which will take the flagship crown from the new NX30.
The rumor mill is not usually very active when it comes to Samsung news. The South Korean conglomerate may be one of the biggest companies in the world, a leader in mobile device and TV sales among others, but things are very different when it comes to the digital camera market.
Recently, there have been talks of an entry-level camera, called NX3000, as well as two other products. One of them is supposed to become the flagship NX model, while the other one is aimed at beginner photographers and will stand alongside the aforementioned NX3000.
Inside sources are back with a follow-up to the initial news and now we know the name of these shooters and what the NX-mount will look like in just a few months.
Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera to claim flagship NX-mount crown from the NX30 soon
Professional photographers will have to say goodbye to the new NX30, which has been unveiled at CES 2014, as the Samsung NX1 will become the high-end camera in the company’s line-up.
There are no leaked features and, for the time being, the NX30 is a device with very good features, therefore it will be very interesting to see what the South Korean maker will add into its new flagship.
The NX30 comes packed with a 20-megapixel image sensor, DRIMe IV processor, 1/8000th of a second maximum shutter speed, 25,600 maximum ISO sensitivity, WiFi, NFC, articulated AMOLED touchscreen, and a tilting electronic viewfinder.
With that being said, the NX30 specs list is not too shabby, so NX-mount lens owners will be curious to find out how Samsung will top this.
Future entry-level pawns will be called Sasmung NX3000 and F1
Little is known about the Samsung NX3000. From what it can be seen in the leaked roadmap, it offers a fairly prominent grip, while retaining a compact form factor.
The other entry-level shooter will be called Samsung F1. Its body is even smaller than that of the NX3000, so this will definitely be perfect for beginner photographers or the “Social Tribe”, like the company wants to call people who socialize a lot.
Both are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, but it remains to be determined whether or not they will be announced alongside the flagship NX1.
Dustproof and splashproof Samsung NX 50-150mm f/2.8 OIS STM lens is in the works
Samsung is aiming to provide a top-notch lens for professional photographers. It appears that the 50-150mm f/2.8 OIS STM will be an “S” class lens which retains its maximum aperture throughout the zoom range.
This feature is more than welcomed, although it might make the optic heavy and very expensive. The addition of optical image stabilization is also welcomed, especially considering the fact that it is dustproof and splashproof, allowing photographers to use it in harsh environments.
The CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 is expected to open its doors in the middle of February. It would be a great opportunity to launch all these products during the event, but it is Samsung’s call, so we will have to wait and see what happens next.