Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies is breaking new ground with its award-winning NX series with three new compact system cameras (CSC) that pioneer built-in Wi-Fi connectivity: the NX1000, NX210 and NX20. Now professional quality images can be easily captured, shared and stored straight from your camera – wherever you are in the world and whatever passion you may be pursuing. I have a Samsung SH100 point and shoot that works very well with both my Samsung Fascinate Android phone and Acer tablet, and thus far I’m really liking it, but find its limitations for event coverage to be a bit of a challenge. That said, I do like the wireless features, and wish I could find space in the budget for one of these new cameras from Samsung – the SH100 was part of a Telus promotion and was included with my Android phone.
The innovative additions to Samsung’s NX range represent the future in CSC technology: SMART cameras with built-in Wi-Fi technology that allow users to connect to wireless networks without any additional cards or devices. Full Wi-Fi connectivity is complemented by an impressive range of features, continuing the heritage of innovation that the NX series has been consistently recognized for since the launch of the NX10 in 2010.
All three NX models feature a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, developed in-house by Samsung to give high-quality images in rich colour and detail. They are also fully compatible with the NX series’ unique i-Function system, enabling users to control parameters using the lens itself, adjusting the image without ever having to move off target. With Samsung’s range of nine lenses and professional standard accessories, the NX eco-system ensures that all imaging ambitions can be realized, whatever the user’s photographic specialty or passion.
“The three new additions to the NX range mark an evolution in Samsung’s SMART Camera division, reinforcing that digital imaging is about sharing life’s most passionate moments with family and friends, and not only about taking great pictures,” said Craig McLennan, Vice-President, Consumer Electronics at Samsung Canada.
“With the inclusion of built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, our customers can now share pictures and videos straight from their NX camera. And more importantly, the NX camera’s wireless connectivity does not mean sacrificing fantastic image quality – you can now have the best of both at your fingertips. This dedication to innovation will make Samsung a leader in the SMART Camera market.”
The NX1000 is highly portable and its eye-catching compact design makes it as useable as it is attractive. Available in stunning White, classic Black or eye-catching Pink it houses a feature-rich range of specs, with technology such as Smart Auto 2.0 and the Smart Link Hot Key, making it simpler than ever to shoot and share great images instantly.
The NX210 follows the NX’s design heritage, with a premium metallic finish. Like its predecessor the NX200, the NX210 also offers a 3.0″ AMOLED display for viewing images and Full HD movies in brilliant resolution. With easy access to Wi-Fi functions, Samsung Mobile Link allows users to show off their best images with friends and family on a smartphone, tablet or on the big screen with TV Link connecting the NX210 wirelessly to internet-enabled TVs.
The NX20 is the perfect match for enthusiast amateur or professional photographers looking for a highly portable camera that gives the professional look and feel of a DSLR but at a fraction of the size and weight, with the addition of an ergonomic grip to fit comfortably into the hand. Delivering impressive speed with its 1/8000s Fast Shutter, breath-taking images are shown on its clear 3.0″ Super AMOLED swivel display, increasing visibility by approximately 20%. The NX20 also incorporates a range of functions and manual controls in order to deliver pro-standard pictures every time, including SVGA EVF so users can frame images like a professional.
With Samsung’s latest SMART features, users can share pictures at the touch of a button, uploading to social networks including Facebook and Picasa, or emailing them to friends and family – all straight from their new NX camera. The cameras also offer further options for capturing and displaying images via other devices, including the ability to link to a Samsung smartphone and use as a remote viewfinder, and – with the Samsung Mobile Link function – to display images on devices such as tablets or internet-enabled TV.
Pictures shared at the spur of the moment are no longer restricted to simply shooting and sending. With the creative features of the new NX cameras, Facebook pictures can be artistic without ever going near a computer. The ten Smart Filters and added Selective Colour function, for example, mean that users can adjust the look and feel of shots as they take them. In addition, all three cameras also feature Panorama and 3D Panorama, allowing the whole story to be told in one complete picture. With the Smart Panel featured on all the new models, settings and features can be easily accessed and applied, making creative photography easier than ever.