Samsung is alive! NX300 spotted (an Android camera)

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As you may recall Samsung said that they will not announce any camera this year. But Photorumors spotted an image of what appears to be the future NX300 camera. I guess the camera will be announced in early January right before the CES show and be based on the Android OS. Will this new strategy finally help the Samsung NX system? I sure hope they will!

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  • Ryan

    And back to death they go….no EVF option!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhh!! What it wrong with them!!! I’d have a nx210 if it had the option of a EVF!! They have a lens line up going for them(for now).

  • Richard Saunders

    No EVF? What about NX20- it has an EVF.

    I almost bought an NX camera a while back but ended up with a Sony NEX because of the shorter flange focal distance – the Samsung just wasn’t as easy to adapt to legacy lenses.

  • Anonymoose

    Please let there be android on it! I’ll buy TWO if that’s the case!

    Having android on it means it’ll likely come with a blazing fast processor = great fps and buffer times

    And while we’re at it, why not reduce file sizes, have no limit for bulb mode and improve the jpeg engine for high iso as well?

  • Miserere

    A new camera? I’m still waiting for a full review of the NX20! DPR published a hands-on almost 7 months ago, and then…silence…

    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4755461255/samsung-nx20-first-impressions

  • Danonino

    They need better sensors. Thats it.

    • woopper

      totally agreed! they are far behind sony and fuji and canon in this compartment

    • Miroslav

      “They need better sensors.”

      +100

      • jj

        Have you used m43 sesnors at medium to low iso’s? Theyre pretty SHITE compared to the worst apsc let alone apsc samsung sensors.

      • Jørgen

        I think so too. And: better marketing, better quality control, better video, an EVF for the NX-xxx and/or nx-xxxx series. Better JPEG engine. many people feared that Smaung was not a real camera company and therefor did not buy into these mirrorless cams, because you buy into a system. They were very right. In stead of addressing photographic needs to are addressing the needs for those who like gadgetry.

        m43s shows us that there are other companies that have some other thoughts that indeed do focus on the photogs needs in my view.

    • Eric Tastad

      Their 20 MP sensor is fine. I am so tired of hearing this BS that Samsung sensors are no good. The 14.6 MP was a bit weak in terms of DR and high ISO, but they haven’t made anything with that for more than a year.

      Putting my NX20 next to my Fuji XPro1, resizing both to the same output size and applying some noise reduction to both and there is less than half a stop between them. I thought for sure the Fuji would blow it away, but it just doesn’t. It just doesn’t respond to noise reduction as well, so you look at the RAW files without any change and the Fuji is clearly better, apply some NR to both and the Samsung cleans up a lot more. Detail remains pretty close. The Samsung JPEG engine is crud at high ISO (excellent at low ISO).

  • Sergio

    All this chat about sensors, view finders, MP and what-not. The most import thing these days has been overlooked. It’s UGLY!

  • Crapo

    Or even worse, the upcoming Hassleblad mirrorless camera.

  • web_rene

    If this is NX300 with Android OS, then why should they put normal NX OS on it as you can see in the Image? I did not have the galaxy cam in my hands so far, but I doubt that Android OS looks exactly the same as the normal NX interface as shown here and as included in NX2* and NX1000.

  • Herman

    I’d wish the next NX to be kind of the NX 210 with improved processor and – very important! – with an EVF as an option. The Samsung sensor is quite good as far as I know (even excellent at low ISO) but the jpeg engine isn’t state of art. That’s why it’s recommended to shoot at low ISO or RAW files if it is high ISOs. I think the NX-system with cameras and lenses small and lightweight is a good one providing high image quality.

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