Samsung is rumored to announce a replacement for the NX300 series of mirrorless cameras at the beginning of 2015 in the bodies of the two NX400 shooters.
Samsung gathered a lot of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 when it announced the NX300 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The device is capable of capturing 3D photos with a little help from the 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D lens.
During the fall of the 2013, the NX300 was joined by the NX300M, a similar camera whose only change is the AMOLED touchscreen on the back, that can be tilted by 180 degrees instead of 90 degrees.
The South Korean manufacturer is now rumored to be working on a new camera series to replace both the NX300 and NX300M. According to an insider, the Samsung NX400 and NX400-EVF are in development and they will be unveiled in early 2015.
Samsung NX400 and NX400-EVF mirrorless cameras rumored to be in the works
Driven by a small decrease in mirrorless camera sales, Samsung is poised to turn things around, therefore it will launch several new models in the following months.
The Samsung NX400 series will substitute the aging NX300 models, which was introduced in 2013.
Although there are no specifications lists, the rumor mill is claiming that the NX400-EVF will feature a built-in electronic viewfinder, just like its name is suggesting.
On the other hand, the regular NX400 version will not offer such feature, so NX300 and NX300M users will certainly find this aspect familiar.
Samsung will do a world of good to its mirrorless camera line-up if it decides to add viewfinders to its upcoming devices. However, there is still a lot of time until early 2015, so you will need to take this rumor with a pinch of salt.
Samsung NX1 coming at Photokina 2014 as NX-mount flagship camera
Meanwhile, Samsung is preparing to launch a flagship NX-mount mirrorless camera. The NX1 is also in the works and it will be introduced at the Photokina 2014 with a 28-megapixel APS-C image sensor.
The Samsung NX1 will feature an integrated electronic viewfinder, a fast autofocus system, a touchscreen, and a burst shot mode of up to 10fps.
As usual, please note that these are just gossip talks. For the time being, the certain things are that Amazon is selling the NX300 with a 20-50mm lens for around $450 and the NX300M with an 18-55mm lens for around $700.
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