Samsung NX10 hybrid camera pricing
confirmedSamsung to release range of NX10 lens
20 January 2010
Samsung has announced prices for its new NX10 hybrid camera, a smaller, mirrorless
alternative to a DSLR which offers interchangeable lenses.
We first had an opportunity to see the NX10 system camera in action at the Consumer Electronics
Show 2010 in Las Vegas.
The NX10 has a 14.6Mp sensor and all the functionality of a digital SLR, including full manual focusing,
priority modes for aperture and shutter speed, a hot shoe connection and interchangeable lenses.
However, as the NX10 doesn't feature an internal mirror and pentaprism, its body is smaller and lighter
than a DSLR.
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Prices for Samsung NX10 lens bundles
Samsung says that the NX10 will initially be released with three interchangeable lens options:
30mm f2 pancake
18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS
50-200mm f4-4.56 ED OIS
These lenses will be available to buy on their own, or as bundles with the NX10 body. The basic
package of the Samsung NX10 together with the 18-55mm kit lens will be launched at a price of
Alternatively, the NX10 together with the 30mm pancake lens will cost £649 as a package. The
camera body, 18-55mm lens and 30mm lens can be bought as a package for £749.
You will also be able to pick up the NX10 together with the 18-55mm lens and the 50-200mm
zoom lens for £699.
All three lens combinations will be available to buy in March 2010. Samsung plans to release a
further three lenses a year for this new hybrid system.
Samsung NX10 features
The NX10 competes directly with Micro Four-Thirds cameras from Panasonic and Olympus, but it
has an ace up its sleeve to nudge it ahead of its rivals: a full-size APS-C chip which measures
28.4mm diagonally - compared to the smaller sensors of Micro Four-Thirds cameras.
Which? digital camera expert Richard Parris says: 'With an image sensor as large as you'd find in a
quality DSLR, this camera has the potential to deliver great shots despite its compact frame.
'Samsung's new system could prove a real challenge to Panasonic and Olympus's micro-four-thirds
system, as consumers look for great photo quality from smaller, lighter camera bodies.'
Samsung claims a battery life of 400 shots per charge, a maximum ISO of 3200, 3fps (frames per
second)shooting and 720p HD video recording at 30fps.
The NX10 is set to feature an electronic viewfinder with VGA resolution, a 3-inch AMOLED display
and a built-in pop-up flash.
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