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14.6-megapixel digital camera with 18-55mm lens
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Item #: 305NX10
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Original Price: $499.99
The Samsung NX10 is simple to use, but no one who sees the results framed in your living room will ever guess. This camera is smaller and lighter than a traditional SLR, so you'll be able to take it everywhere. But it has a large image sensor like an SLR, so your pictures will be sharp and full of detail.
Beautiful photos made easy
The camera can sense when your subject has her eyes open or a smile on her lips, so you'll get perfect portraits every time. With its high-speed autofocus and image-stabilized lens, moving subjects and low-light situations just become another opportunity to show off your camera's great performance. And its interface is easy to navigate, so you'll be snapping photos and shooting HD video right away.
"Hands-on" shooting, plus an advanced display
A full range of manual exposure adjustments give you full creative control of your images. You can also switch out lenses to add more creative shooting options or get even closer to the action. Plus, this cam's advanced 3" display is a step up from a regular LCD. Its response time is much faster, and images remain crisp and clean, even when viewed from an angle or in bright sunlight.
From the review It's a digital camera, it's a digital SLR, it's...the Samsung NX10 hybrid digital cameraa
"I loved the quality of the photos that I took with this camera. They turned out stunning and took relatively little effort. The more advanced controls were easy to understand, so experimenting was actually very fun.. If you're tired of your point-and-shoot and ready to take your photography to the next level, then the Samsung NX10 hybrid digital camera is a good place to start."
Kristen, Crutchfield A/V Writer
These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.
Bought this camera after much research, it was not my first choice but decided not to wait for another companys' later release date.
Most of the advertised features are good with several notable excepts. EVF is quite inadequate very hard to frame a picture clearly. The lack of availability of additional lenses if very frustrating and reveals Samsungs' poor marketing strategy or inability to plan ahead. Also think the video feature is disappointing, not sharp and just average.
I've been a fan of Samsung products, at least from an engineering prospective, but have decided after my frustrations, even with trying to contact them about when to expect lens releases, to sell this camera and buy a Panasonic Lumix G2 . No more Samsung products for me.
IMO, the hybrid camera is a natural evolution. Mirrors, prisms, and sophisticated electro-mechanical shutters made for film cameras are simply not needed in a purely digital system. This Samsung, like all hybrids, simplifies the mechanics and achieves performance at reduced size, weight, and price while still offering the benefits of the SLR. The unit is handsome, well made, and tiny (compared to a full-size SLR). And, coming from the film world, I still appreciate a viewfinder, so I'm glad that Samsung included one (unlike Olympus). The rear OLED display is big and beautiful. The lens motor is virtually silent. Focus speed and picture quality are great - especially at this price point. I have no complaints at all.
I decided the old Sony DSC-H7 was ready to be put out to pasture so I started to evaluate my options on the market. I wanted to move up from super zoom point and shoot to an SLR but I found SLRs to be a bit too bulky for me. Then I found micro 4/3rds and this Samsung. After a difficult choice I picked this camera for a few reasons. It has a nice easy photo mode others can use like a point and shoot. It has a view finder that doesn't use a prism, so the camera is slimmer but I can still use it from my normal shooting stance. It has all the general modes you find in cameras like P,A,S,M, Movie, Special but this has more buttons to map settings to. This allows me to stay away from menus when making tweaks. What is not so great about this camera is the flash, its kinda weak but it matches the camera size. Its a bit tougher to hold than super zooms because the grip on the right hand side is not deep. I don't find it a deal breaker though. The pictures are outstanding, I love them!
I have only had the camera a few days but so far, this camera is light, easy to use and much less bulky than its SLR competition. The only thing I have found that I don't like is that their RAW format is proprietary. I can't pull it into Adobe Camera Raw. I must use their software provided (Silkypix) to do the conversion.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27.7-84.7mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||1.46e+007|
|Highest Resolution||4592 x 3056|
|HD Video Recording||Yes|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||Not Given|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Samsung NX10 digital camera gives you all of the convenience of a lightweight point-and-shoot camera with the performance and quality of a DSLR. The NX10 comes with an 18-55mm lens, with optional 30mm and 50-200mm lenses available. Because it was designed without a mirror box, the NX10 is compact and lightweight. You can shoot up to 14MP still images, as well as HD video.
3" AMOLED Monitor: The NX10 features a 3.0" color AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display with VGA resolution and 614,000 pixels. The AMOLED monitor gives you a clear view of your subject and recorded images, even in bright sunlight. The display has a 1000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a response rate that is 3000 times faster than an LCD. The monitor has a field of view of approximately 100%.
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): In addition to the 3.0" AMOLED monitor, the NX10 has an electronic viewfinder with VGA resolution and 921,000 dots. The viewfinder has a field of view of approximately 100%. A diopter adjustment lets you focus the image on the viewfinder to your eyesight. The camera has a proximity sensor that automatically switches the monitor image to the viewfinder as you bring the camera up to your face.
Recording Media: The Samsung NX10 digital camera can record still images and video onto SD Memory Cards (up to 4 GB) or SDHC Memory Cards (up to 8 GB). The camera has no internal built-in memory.
Image Sensor: The Samsung NX10 digital camera is equipped with a 23.4 x 15.6mm APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 15.1 mega-pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 14.6 mega-pixels for high-quality still images and video. The built-in Image Sensor Cleaning System removes harmful dust particles from the sensor by vibrating 60,000 times per second. The sensor cleaning procedure can be performed when selected in the menu, or set to automatically operate whenever the camera is powered on.
Image Recording Format: The digital camera records still images in JPEG and RAW formats. Uncompressed RAW images are saved without loss of data, with the photo size set to 14M (4592 x 3056). The Samsung RAW Converter software, found on the supplied CD-ROM, is required to save the raw data as a JPEG or TIFF image file. High-definition and standard-definition movie clips with audio (monaural) are recorded in H.264 (MPEG4.AVC).
Image Size: The camera can record JPEG still images in a 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio with three compression ratio settings (Super Fine, Fine, and Normal). RAW format photos are captured alone, or along with a JPEG image in one of the above compression ratio settings. Movie clips can be recorded in standard-definition with a 4:3 aspect ratio, or high-definition with a 16:9 aspect ratio at 30 frames per second. You can choose between HQ and Normal image quality.
Image capacity (1 GB SD Memory Card):
|Size||SuperFine||Fine||Normal||RAW||RAW + SuperFine||RAW + Fine||RAW + Normal|
4592 x 3056
3872 x 2592
3008 x 2000
1920 x 1280
4592 x 2584
3872 x 2176
3008 x 1688
1920 x 1080
|Movie Size Options|
|1280 x 720
|15 min||22 min|
|640 x 480
|44 min||66 min|
|320 x 480
|145 min||210 min|
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization): Optical image stabilization reduces the effect of camera shake and help you get a well-exposed image in dim conditions. OIS can only be used when a lens with the OIS function is attached to the camera. (The supplied 18-55mm lens has a switch for activating and deactivating OIS.) You can choose between two modes of Optical Image Stabilization: Mode 1--applied only when shutter release is pressed fully or halfway, Mode 2--applied at all times.
Focus Area: You can select your preferred auto focus area:
Focus Lock: Use the camera's focus lock function to focus on a subject not positioned in the center of the picture.
Drive Modes: The camera offers several drive modes to suit your shooting needs:
Recording Mode: The Samsung NX10 digital camera offers various recording modes to match your shooting preference. Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose from the following:
Exposure Compensation: You can adjust the exposure lighter or darker compared to the camera's auto-exposure setting. You can adjust the exposure value from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in steps of 1/3EV or 1/2 EV.
Metering Mode: The camera gives you three options for measuring the brightness of the scene:
Pop-up Flash: The Samsung NX10 features a built-in pop-up flash, which can be opened manually with the flash button. You can adjust the amount of flash (+/-2.0EV, 1/2 EV steps) to avoid overexposure or underexposure. You can choose from the following flash modes:
External Flash: The NX has a top-mounted hot shoe for attaching an external flash unit, such as the Samsung SEF 20A or SEF 42A. The A-TTL Auto Flash mode can be used when an external flash is attached.
White Balance: The white balance control allows you to adjust the colors to appear more natural. The camera has ten white balance modes:
ISO Sensitivity: The speed or specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers. A higher ISO setting allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. You can select Auto ISO sensitivity or select the ISO value manually in 1 EV steps. In addition to Auto ISO, you can choose from the following ISO settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200.
Picture Wizard: You can express various emotional moods in your pictures by selecting one of the Picture Wizard options: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, or Classic. Once you have selected an option, you can further fine tune the color, saturation, sharpness, and contrast.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph that displays how light is distributed in your photo. If the histogram has a high peak on the left, your photos are dark. A peak on the right of the graph means that your photos are bright. The height of the peaks is related to color information. The more of a particular color, the taller the peak.
Quick View: If you enable the Quick View function before capturing an image, you can view the image you just captured on the camera's LCD monitor for the set duration of 1, 3, or 5 seconds, Hold or Off.
Image Edit: When playing back photos, you can perform the following edits:
Smart Album: Recorded content can be categorized by type (picture, video, or voice), date (day), or date (week), allowing you to easily retrieve them.
Thumbnail Playback: You can view multiple pictures (3, 9, or 20) on the LCD monitor at once.
Slide Show: Images can be displayed continuously at preset intervals with various slide-show transition effects on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offer pre-recorded background music to play along with your still image slide show. Intervals between photos can be set to 1, 3, 5, or 10 seconds. You can select all photos to display in the slide show, or only photos from a specific date, or individually selected images.
Image Zoom: A single image can be zoomed in up to 7.2x (based on image size) for a closer look. Once the image is zoomed in, you can pan through different areas of the image.
Movie Playback: You can playback a movie clip on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offers basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Rewind, Fast Forward, and Volume Control.
Movie Clip Capture: You can capture still images from a recorded movie clip. The captured movie clip file will be saved as the same size as the original movie clip (1280 x 720, 640 x 480, or 320 x 240).
Deleting Images: Images can be deleted one at a time, in a pre-selected group, or all at once.
Protecting Images: This is used to protect specific shots from being accidentally erased.
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The NX10 conforms to "Exif Print," a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
DPOF (1.1) Transfer Order: You can use the camera to specify settings for images that you wish to download to a computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.
PictBridge (1.0) Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
AV/USB Proprietary Output: The Samsung NX10 features a single proprietary port which allows you to connect the camera to your computer via the supplied USB cable. The same output can be used to connect the camera to your TV via the optional "Type 2" A/V cable (CB08A12). The TV output can be set to NTSC or PAL.
HDMI: The NX10 has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output, which will allow you to connect the camera to an HDMI-equipped HDTV for viewing videos or photos in high definition. An optional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable is required. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p. The HDMI connection is HDMI-CEC (Ver 1.3) / Anynet+ compatible, allowing you to control some camera functions using the remote control from the HDMI-equipped TV.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: The Samsung NX10 is powered by the BP1310 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. It provides power for approximately 400 still image shots, 200 minutes of shooting time, or approximately 130 minutes of video recording. The battery is charged in approximately 2 hours 30 minutes using the supplied BC1310 battery charger.
Auto Power Off: This function switches the camera off after a set amount of time (of no operation) in order to prevent unnecessary battery drainage. The camera can be set to turn off after 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 minutes of no operation.
Samsung Software CD-ROM: The NX10 comes with the Samsung Software CD-ROM Ver.01, which contains the following programs:
Computer Requirements (Windows): To install software to your computer requires the following:
Pentium III, 500 MHz or better
|RAM||256 MB or more (512 MB and above recommended)|
|Hard Disk Capacity||250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)|
|Additional Requirements for QuickTime Player 7.6||
OS: Windows XP SP2 or Vista
CPU: 512 MB minimum, 1 GB or more recommended
RAM: Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz or higher/AMD Athlon 64FX, 2.6 GHz or higher
Other: nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher (ATI X-1600 series or higher recommended)
Computer Requirements (Macintosh): When you connect your camera to a Macintosh computer, the computer will recognize the device automatically. You can transfer files directly from the camera to the computer without installing any programs. For QuickTime Player 7.6: the requirements are:
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