More info about the russian NX200 leak…

One of our readers made a correct translation of the russian NX200 rumor:
I have used a Samsung NX200 today: my first impressions are very positive. The AF is very fast indeed (in nothing inferior to Panasonic G3). NX200 looks stylishly and professionally, it is also appreciably more copact, the grip is more comfortable, although a bit too small for my hands. The screen is traditionally good. With respect to design I like it best of the whole Samsung collection (the NX100 is a far cry from the NX200). Together with the new 18–200 lens it looks quite solid. I could not still evaluate the image quality as I had a preproduction sampler in hand. I to get a production item in two weeks and hope to be able to compare it to (Sony) NEX, G3 and D7000.
The 18-200 is expected to have the best price among branded lenses of its class compared to its DSLR and mirrorless rivals (I am speaking about Canon/Nikon/Sony, not Sigma/Tamron/Tokina), this making the kit noticeably more competitive. The price of a Sony 18-200 discourages many potential buyers (the size of the Samsung lens being practically the same).

Some more info from that user:
1. No built-i EVF.
2. The screen is fixed (not tilting, not articulating)
3. The screen does not have touch capabilities

New Samsung NX200 rumors (again from Russia!)

It looks like Russia is the main source to find Samsung leaks! There is a new one at forum.ixbt (no google translation available).
They claim to have tested the new NX200 and it has a very easy and fast focusing. It has a more professional look, new comfortable grip and it is smaller than the current NX100!


If some of our russian readers could help us a bit with the translation we would really appreciate it! Thanks!

Samsung NX200 with built-in EVF?

As we all know Sony will announce the NEX_7 with built-in Viewfinder by end of August. And it looks like they will be NOT the only one doing so! According to the leaked information (in Chinese forums) the NX will also have a built-in OLED viewfinder! It has a radical new design, handling and styling.

We expect the NX200 to be announced in September!!!


P.S.: Olympus PEN Pro with built-in EVF will not be announced this year.

New Samsung interview at Megapixel (1000mm lens, new Pentax adapter and new sensor!)

Megapixel (Click here) had a small talk with Sungrok Kim – Samsung’s regional product manager for Digital Imaging (Middle East & North Africa). There are a couple of interesting notes:

1) “We have the technology to develop a medium format cameras but we are not going to do that because this is not our market.“..:”What you see in the image was developed for internal purposes in order to look into future technologies.”.  My question to our readers, would you develop a medium format camera just for fun? :)

2) And again read that: “we developed a 1000mm lens for astronomical use – but again just for internal purposes.”. Looks like Samsung employees are big fans of astronomy ;)

3) “We are also working on an adaptor for Pentax lenses although it currently does not support autofocus.

4) “Samsung is currently developing a new generation of APS-C CMOS sensors with higher resolution for its future line of compact system cameras. We defiantly have plans to expend both the exiting lines and create new ones.”

I suggest you to read the full interview at Megapixel (Click here) to learn more!