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Samsung NX10 digital camera
By Terry




Different and impressive


The low-down: Samsung call this 14.6 megapixel a MILC – “mirror-less interchangeable lens

camera”. It is a single lens reflex with the reflex components (mirror and prism) replaced with

an electronic viewfinder. It has the form of a shrunken DSLR and at its heart is a full APS-C

CMOS sensor. Construction and ergonomics are good and the 75mm AMOLED LCD is

excellent. The EVF is acceptable, but no match for a mirror/prism viewfinder. Movie mode is
MPG4 HD (720p). With the 30mm pancake lens attached the camera is reasonably compact

and light.


Like: The image quality is very good. The lenses are, subjectively, amongst the very best kit

optics with outstanding sharpness and contrast. Focus speed is not bad for the contrast

detection method, but not as quick as a true DSLR.


Dislike: The major difference between the NX10 and a mirror/prism DSLR is responsiveness.

There is the smallest lag that keeps you half a beat behind the action. It is not a deal breaker,

but it cannot be ignored.


Verdict: We have taken hundreds of test photos with the NX10 and we love it. The reduced

bulk and mass mean that it is better for casual shooting than lugging a full sized DSLR

around. The price is a shock – so much for so little and with no suggestion of cost cutting in

any aspect of construction or performance. This really is DSLR quality for not much more

money than the best of the conventional compacts. If Samsung can explain to customers

just what this is (MILC doesn’t cut it!) then they have a winner on their hands. The camera

comes with the kit 18–55 lens and at the time of release there is also a 30mm pancake and a

brilliant 50–200 zoom. It’s different and it’s impressive.

				
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Description: Samsung call this 14.6 megapixel a MILC ? “mirror-less interchangeable lens camera”. It is a single lens reflex with the reflex components (mirror and prism) replaced with an electronic viewfinder.