Samsung’s latest Micro Four Thirds endeavor is to appeal to those who just won’t give up their DSLR cameras: specifically because the older platform is more developed and overall, can have better image quality for less, but trades in portability, weight, and sometimes even style.
So, to remedy that, the NX1 Smart Camera has been born: for $1,499 (body-only), users get a high-end (1kg in weight) 50-150mm f/2.8 lens ($1,599 by itself), with a 28 megapixel BSI (back-side illuminated sensor), a new 205-point autofocus system, a 15fps continuous shooting mode, and 4K video recording at 30FPS or Ultra HD at 24fps. Covering 90 percent of the frame, the phase-detect autofocus also works when shooting video, so you’ll have steady and smooth shots.
The “smart” aspect of the NX1 includes the NFC, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity which allows it to share data between your phone or tablet. Oh, and it launches in mid-October. Then we’ll know if it’s truly worth considering.