Samsung NX20 to be announced in February?


According to two of our sources Samsung will announce the SAMSUNG NX-20 in February. The camera will than be available in April. One of our sources told us that it has a retro design with 1.8M EVF, manual control and swivel amoled display. It has the same NX-200 sensor but a better processor and buffer. The retail stores price is $950 only body for NX-20. There will be two new lenses, the 16-80mm and 12-24mm and a new Flash.

Sounds pretty amazing, a sort of “cheaper” Fuji X PRO 1 :)

  • hexx

    or sort of Nex-7 knock-off, it’s samesong after all

    • camerman

      Well, Samsung has to compete with their competitors after all…and Sony is one of them. I don’t really care if its a knock off, inspired by, or a clone as long as it does a good job and it’s not 1400 bucks. God, I so do not want to pay 1400 or 1700 [Fuji x1] clams for a mirrorless camera. If Sammy can give people an equivalent for a cheaper price, who with a right mind will want to fork out 400 more if they could avoid it? I just hope Samsung can style the body better than the Sony inspired pack of matches body with a grip look.
      If we’re honest with ourselves these cameras are all knock offs of point and shoot digital cameras anyways…as they have no mirror box either. It’s a camera with no mirror box,interchangeable lenses…they’re pretty much all clones of each other, depends on what maker gives you what and for how much. One thing about the Fuji though..they better learn to make their x1 pro cameras more cheaper, cause at the price of 1700 body only, they will have to depend on rich enthusiasts, cause at the same price, [ except for compactness] the dslr equivalent is a better buy in every way, for quality, for use of long teles, for lens selection, for support. Fuji better not start becoming a small niche camera maker or they will end up making good cameras that most people can not afford.

  • Jesse

    This so called RF niche market is not so niche anymore and looks pretty mainstream to me with all the announced rf lately. All fine with me since i still like my canon QL-19 (canon are you reading this? a QL RF with the GX1 sensor hint hint). Probably a very interesting market with a high margin. Lets hope that the competition will make prices go down.

  • Dummy00001

    Ticks lots of boxes, but:

    > The retail stores price is $950 only body for NX-20.

    ouch! Fuji and Sony started the dangerous trend.

  • Miserere

    I’m writing a script for a short movie titled The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Samsung Photographer. I’m looking for actors; anyone interested? :-D

    C’mon, Samsung! Release the damn thing already!

  • DaStar

    “Sounds pretty amazing, a sort of “cheaper” Fuji X PRO 1”

    Yeah right. A micro four turds sensor is right in the neighborhood like the x-pro sensor.

    • Miserere

      What are you talking about “micro-4/3”? Samsung uses APS-C sensors…

    • Yaz

      ahhahahha fail!

  • Peter

    Am I the only one who hates this retro style fashion developed by Fuji? Keep the NX10 style or add more grip to NX200 design pls!

    • NEXTL

      You´re not the only one. That´s the reason why I like the NEX-7 design so much. It isn´t retro and it isn´t a DSLR like style but innovative and functional with a great grip.

      • Peter

        Seams like retro brings some dangerous trend. More RETRO, more $ to buy!!

    • Esa Tuunanen

      Retro for the sake of retro is for those who haven’t gotten over analog mechanical film era.

  • Photon Phil

    Um, you may be. Retro is good.

  • Antoine

    Not my favourite vintage camera design, but this new trend looks interesting although not very creative. People are finally realising how charmless modern cameras looked.

  • sam Waldron

    Interesting – if true, it will be very interesting indeed.

    Good looking EVF, good sensor, decent lenses (although no compact telephoto).

    I don’t have much faith in Samsung producing a beautiful design though but i’d love to be proved wrong.

    Definately going to save my pennies over the next few months and see what unfolds – potentially a swag of really interesting compact higher end cameras:

    Rich GXR A16 M module
    Fujo X Pro 1
    NEX-7 (getting into the hands of real photographers)
    Sammy NX20
    Olympus OMD (only if their sensor design has advanced)
    Leica mirrorless later in the year

    Interesting times!

  • Anonymous

    If it will have IBIS, I’m jumping ship!

  • ras

    lol, that pic of the konica is by dante stella. you know he’s a lawyer, right? :D

  • Bob B.

    Samsung really doesn’t get it…they have a lot of money and just keep throwing stuff at the wall hoping it will stick.
    This will be another mediocre offering I am sure.

  • Kylberg

    The NX 10 has good handling I think, a friend has one. The also have a decent amount of lenses – anyone knows about lens quality? They have pancake, light wide angle and normal lens, a 60mm macro and a very impressive 85/1.4.

  • Miroslav

    No more retro, please!

  • KJTY

    I like the retro

  • nerk

    I can’t help but wonder how long it will take before we all get sick of this faux-rangefinder fashion renaissance and remember all the things that actually improved with digital compacts. Parallax error, VF placement, live view, articulating screens…

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take retro over boring black conventional dslr hump style anyday.

  • camerman

    Having just tried the nx200 briefly today at a local camera store, i have to say it’s not as bad as I thought of it earlier. Sure,I’m still peeved at the fact that there’s no evf port and the price of 890 is way too much, even though the sale price was 599 [190 rebate]. From what I accessed briefly, the cameras AF is much faster than the nx100 or 10, slower by a noticeable tad against the Olympus epm-1. the olympus epm-1 with the new kit is light speed fast…and I believe their claims of it being faster than dslrs.[well for the most part], as i have no scientific study to say if it’s true or not]. The epm-1 af with the kit lens is so fast I don;t know how much faster contrast AF can get in the future.
    Back to the nx200, the shutter lag is also less then the nx100, and the shutter sounds a little bit less of a weak piss then the nx100 sounded .It sounds more responsive. The led screen is really good, though i still did notice the annoying bright jaggies.The body styling, well, I’m not fond of the curved grip and the smaller lens mount base, which seems to make lenses look more protruded then they need to be. But I have to say that the camera is light indeed, and the design lines are really sharp. I mean, REALLY SHARP.When i held the camera I can almost feel the bottom edges cut into my fingers that’s how sharp it is.LOL.Over all.. it is, I would say a mile ahead of the nx100 for sure. Would I get it? Not at 599, and I’m still waiting to see how the nx20 will turn out. But if this camera ever goes down to 299 like it did with my other 2 nx cameras, then I’m going to have t give it some serious consideration. [ In other words, if it’s 299 someday I’ll get it for sure. LOL]

  • TJD

    Ya know after sifting thru all this bullshit …. who gives a shit what it looks or who made it first …. I take about 3,000 pictures a week and usually about 20 of those get published in magazines somewhere. Newer is not always better. I use Nikon D90’s …. ya know why ?? Because they work … EVERYTIME !! Just like before digital photography became popular I used AE-1’s … nothing worse than spending 3-4 hours setting up an exact shot only to have your new trendy piece of shit camera blow the shot. You can find something that you like, that the accessories are affordable, the lenses don’t require a bank loan and a pint of blood to buy and take great pictures … OR … you can buy the latest and (not necessarily) greatest thing that hits the market and then spend your time looking at a real photographer’s pictures in your magazines …. TJD

    • camerman

      Uh….you do know that this a camera rumor site, right? No one comes on here to have deep conversations on photo taking. It’s a place where people talk and B.S about gear, sort of like a sailors bar where sailors come to talk and b.s. about who got laid and when. Everyone knows that you don’t go to a strip bar to look for a relationship and if you’re looking for meaningful photographic conversations on a camera gear rumor site, then you’re on the wrong site, bro.

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