I usually try to avoid repeating news from other blog sites. But I am feeling particularly excited about yet another “mirrorless” interchangeable lens camera system being offered to us.
Camera image above and text below quoted directly from www.dpreview.com:
Samsung NX10 Key Features:
- 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (presumed to be close relation to Pentax K7 sensor)
- 14.6 million effective pixels
- New Samsung NX mount (25.5mm flange-back distance)
- 720P movie capture (H.264, 30 fps)
- Contrast-detect autofocus
- 3.0″ AMOLED screen (614,000 dots, PenTile RGB array)
- 921k dot Electronic Viewfinder
- 30mm F2 pancake and 18-55mm standard zoom options
Please visit http://www.dpreview.com/previews/samsungnx10/ for the full write up.
So far, we have seen the Olympus EP-1 and its big brother EP-2, Panasonic GF1 (I am holding my breath for the GF2). These cameras are based on a developed standard called Micro Four Thirds. There is also the Richo GXR which is somewhat of an interesting concept that the lens and the sensor are contained in the same module, and you snap in different modules to the rest of the camera to create a unique hardware combination to fit the purpose of intended photography. Now, with the introduction of the Samsung NX10 that spots an APS-C sensor size mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system, this will make “compact SLR like” camera enthusiasts and gadget lovers alike having extra choices.
Will you switch from your DSLR to a compact SLR like system anytime soon?