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01-03-2014, 09:57 AM   #1

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Samsung NX30 with pull-out, tiltable electronic viewfinder !

Samsung's NX-series of mirrorless CSC cameras welcomes a new flagship with the NX30. Like its predecessor, the NX20, this new Samsung is styled like an SLR and it sports an improved version of the older camera's 20.3-megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor. Much else is new, including Samsung's latest connectivity features, the improved hybrid AF system from the NX300, an extendable and tiltable electronic viewfinder, and a 3.5mm jack for external microphones.
Samsung NX30 Review: Hands-On Preview

01-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #2

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Samsung’s first ever Premium ‘S’ lens: a 16-50mm f/2-2.8 !

Wrapping up the announcements from Samsung today were two new pieces of glass, at least one of which might just get your Gear Acquisition Syndrome acting up. The new lenses are a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom and Samsung’s first ever Premium ‘S’ lens: a 16-50mm f/2-2.8.

Obviously the headline maker is the second of the two. The first and only lens in Samsung’s new premium S-Series, this lens promises “superior optical-technology” for photographers of all skill levels.

With an aperture that never goes darker than f/2.8, built-in OIS, an Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor (UPSM) and internal glass that includes two extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses, three aspherical lenses and two ‘eXreme High Refractive’ (XHR) lenses, the lens is said to produce “ultimate clarity and detail.”

NX30 with 16-50mm S lens
01-03-2014, 10:56 AM   #3
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Looks pretty snazzy! Is this one Android based?
01-03-2014, 11:23 AM   #4

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QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
Looks pretty snazzy! Is this one Android based?
Samsung does not mention it in their press release.

The Wi-Fi feature is improved with NFC support and even more of the bells and whistles for which Samsung is famous. Photos can be transferred to your smartphone by 'tapping' it against the camera, and the Group Share feature can display an image on four devices simultaneously. The new Remote Viewfinder Pro app allows for more control over the NX30 compared to previous versions of the software. The NX30 can also be used as a baby monitor, or for other remote surveillance duties.

Building on the successes of Samsung's market leading SMART Camera technology, the NX30's NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities offer the next-generation of connectivity, making it is easier than ever to take advantage of a host of intuitive sharing features. The ‘Tag & Go’ function lets users tap and share memories instantly and easily, pairing the NX30 with NFC enabled smartphones and tablets.

The Photo Beam feature allows the transfer of an image or video to a smartphone or tablet by simply touching the two devices together with no other configuration needed. MobileLink lets users select multiple images to send to four distinct smart devices at one time, so everyone can treasure photos without the need to take repetitive shots on each individual device. AutoShare automatically sends every photo you take instantly to your smartphone or tablet and the Remote Viewfinder Pro function enables control of the NX30 from a smartphone, allowing the user to zoom and snap shots remotely yet still have full visibility of the scene, opening up new photographic possibilities. Manual settings can still be accessed, including shutter speed and aperture, so that photographers can retain camera control yet have another option as to how they want to frame their shot.

Dropbox, the popular web storage service is pre-loaded on the NX30 in selected regions – making it the first camera-specific device to offer direct-to-Dropbox uploading. Additionally, users of the NX30 in select regions can upload directly to Flickr, the full resolution photo sharing site – another first in a camera-specific device. Using the advanced connected features of the NX30, images can be uploaded automatically so that snap happy photographers will not need to be concerned with filling up their memory cards ever again.
New Samsung NX30 adds tilting EVF, improved display, more Wi-Fi features: Digital Photography Review

Smart Camera 3.0

Samsung was really the pioneer of Wi-Fi-enabled cameras, and its 'smart camera' lineup is now in its third generation. Notably, if you're using a compatible smartphones you'll be able to take advantage of the NX30's NFC feature, which allows you tap the devices together to share photos.

A new Remote Viewfinder Pro app offers further control over exposure and camera settings compared to previous versions of the software.

Other features include AutoShare (which transmits photos to mobile devices as they are taken), MobileLink (sends a photo to four devices at once), and tighter Dropbox integration. The NX30 can also serve as a baby monitor (or surveillance camera) - something we haven't seen before, for better or worse.

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01-03-2014, 06:22 PM   #5
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Intrigued by this camera. Even more so by the lens. Going only by the specs the 16-50 2.0-2.8 (and weather sealing, and 'just' 650g) is much more impressive than the sigma 18-35 1.8. Well done samsung.
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Video showing the NX30 features like tilting EVF, NFC/Wi--Fi etc:

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new NX30 and 16-50mm F2-F2.8 lens on B&H

Product Highlights

20.3 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
DRIMeIV Image Processor
High Speed 9 fps Capture
Full HD 1080/60p Video with Stereo Audio
ISO 100-25600

Tiltable Electronic Viewfinder
3" Tiltable AMOLED Touch Display
Wi-Fi & NFC Smart Connectivity
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens
Includes Photoshop, Lightroom 5,
Samsung NX30 Mirrorless Digital Camera EV-NX30ZZBGBUS B&H Photo

Product Highlights

Samsung NX Mount
24.6-77mm (35mm Equivalent)
Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
Three Aspherical/Two ED/Two XHR Elements
18 Elements in 12 Groups

Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor
9-Blade Circular Aperture Diaphragm
72mm Filter Diameter
Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS Lens B&H Photo Video
01-07-2014, 11:40 AM   #8
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That EVF seems brilliant. I've grown to love the tilting EVF on my NEX 5N, really wouldn't like to do without it. Nice to see other manufacturers getting on board.


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