Samsung unveils 20Mp EVIL shooter
APS-C mirrorless marvel?
IFA 2011 At IFA today, Samsung upped the ante on the EVIL (electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lenses) marketplace by introducing the NX200, sporting a 20.3Mp APS-C CMOS sensor. Besides being a stills shooter capable with RAW support, the NX200 captures video at full HD 1080p at 30fps with stereo audio.
Its sensitivity covers and ISO range of 100 to 12800 and Samsung claims fast start-up time and autofocusing with 7fps continuous shooting and times of 400ms for shot to shot snapping.
Samsung abandoned Pentax K-mount lenses a couple of years ago introducing its own NX system lenses that feature i-Function, that allows parameter control from the lens so you don’t have to tinker with dials when framing a shot. Along with the NX200, new lenses have been announced – 18-200mm, 16mm, 60mm and 85mm – that support i-Function 2.
On the NX200, this allows users to configure Smart Filters and the intelli-Zoom function from the lens whilst in Lens Priority Mode. Other parameter tweaks that can be toggled through from the lens include shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO.
As with other recent cameras of this ilk, 3D panorama shooting is also on-board to tempt you to part with your readies for a 3D telly. The NX200 is due in October 2011, prices have yet to be set. ®
See no EVIL?
I really don't see the point of putting a 200 mm lens on a camera that you have to hold at arm's length.
No viewfinder, no sale...
And what's the price likely to be, because for £350 you could get a proper DSLR (Pentax K-x) that's not much bigger. And it will take ALL your old Pentax K lenses and stabilise them too!
Re: Come on Nikon & Canon
But who wants to put a whacking great lens on a tiny body which, due to the lack of a viewfinder, must be held out with the arms outstretched in order to frame the image? IMO, the ergonomics of all the EVIL cameras released so far just aren't right. Also, the larger lenses make them no match to a P&S when it comes to portability. Granted the 4/3rds offerings are smaller, but their image quality is compromised in comparison to DSLRs with their larger sensors.
Jacks of all trades, masters of none.
Give me sunshine
So what is the display like in bright sunshine?
Can you actually see what you are shooting?