Samsung NX100 14.6 Megapixel Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
- Resolution: 14 MP
- LCD Size: 3.0"
- Shutter: 8 ~ 1/1500 sec
- Price: $600/£490
In early 2010 Samsung announced the NX10 multi-lens digital camera ostensibly slated to be released in parts of Europe that spring. The NX10 never really got off the ground commercially, and was replace the following year by the NX11. But the NX100, released in the United States in September 2010, beat them both. It was eventually released globally a few months after the U.S. release.
As a mid range multi-lens camera the NX100 is adequate, though there are some aspects that could use some improvement. What we like most is its compact size and easy to use interface. The Smart Exposure mode makes taking rapidfire shots pretty simple. It's also a great way to make sure your stand-alone shots turn out pretty good until you learn how to manually set them up yourself. Our only concern with this camera is its price-to-feature ratio when compared with similar cameras in the same class.
We were also surprised about the lack of pop-up flash and some of the limitations of the kit lens. All focusing can be a little noisy (keep that in mind if it bothers you) and selection of interchangeable lenses is limited. As a first camera in this class Samsung did an admirable job; the steep price may not be worth it when you can get a better camera for slightly more money. The one positive thing about the price is that it fluctuates greatly among US retailers. Some are sticking close to the MSRP while others are offering it at rock-bottom prices.
Advantages: easy to use interface; iFunction Ring; Smart Exposure mode; very good image quality for its class.
Disadvantages: very pricey in terms of offered features; lack of interchangeable lenses; kit lens has no built-in image stabilization.
Price and Availability: the NX100 is now available worldwide US price: $289-$549 UK price: £323-£430
Release Date: September 14, 2010
- Megapixel Count 4/5
- Lens 4/5
- Shutter Lag & Sensor Size 4/5
- Flash 4/5
- Memory Card 5/5
- Resolution: 4592 x 3056 (14.0 mp)
- Kit Lens: Samsung NX Mount 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 iFunction Lens
- View Finder: live preview
- LCD Size: 3"
- ISO: auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Shutter: 1/4000sec. ~ 30sec.
- Max Aperture: F3.5-F5.6
- Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.8 x 1.4 in.
- Weight: 4.2 oz. (w/p battery or card)
- MSRP: USD $549 (Sept. 2010)
- Availability: worldwide
- General Information: comes with standard Samsung zoom lens, Samsung Pancake lens also available; default lens kit has no optical stabilization; geo-tagging available with optional GPS add-on.
- Image Sensor: CMOS, APS-C format (14.6 mp)
- Image Capture: RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0; 15 res options
- Video Capture: H.264 MPEG-4 720p
- Optics: 4x optical zoom (max); manual focus, spot focus
- Auto Focus: yes; single and continuous
- Display: 3.0" VGA AMOLED Display
- Exposure and Flash: ±3 EV (1/3EV step); built-in flash
- Image Storage: internal 1GB; external SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Connectivity: USB 2.0, HDMI 1.3, video out NTSC, PAL
- Power: BP1310 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery: (1300mAh
- Software: N/A
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