Imaging has never been Samsung’s strong point in particular, with a series of lacklustre offerings over the years not making much of a dent in the industry at large. Today at the Samsung Forum 2014 in Bali, they announced the addition of the new NX30 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera along with the new Samsung Galaxy Camera 2.
The Samsung NX30
The NX30 is a latest in the NX series of cameras with a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor as well as a 1/8000s shutter speed and 9fps continuous burst mode. The NX30 also has a new tiltable electronic viewfinder which swivels about and lets you have a 90 degree angle on your EVF allowing for more interesting angles for your shots.
More interestingly, Samsung is doing what should have been done a while ago to make a them a more viable option for a photographer and that is bring in proper glass for the system. In the first of the Premium S Series lenses, Samsung is introducing the 16-50mm f2-f2.8 ED OIS lens making it the brightest 2x zoom amongst its class. We have a series of sample images from this lens and the NX30 coming right up after this post!
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
The Galaxy Camera has always been a device I thought suffered from an identity crisis of sorts, being a phone on a camera which was on a phone sort of device. The latest iteration of this device sees an enhanced battery of 2,000mAh, a welcome addition for both phone and camera users alike. The Galaxy Camera 2 will also be powered by Android 4.3+, a 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor as well as 2GB RAM, making sure that the device won’t be sluggish and addressing one of the core issues with the original Galaxy Camera. It will have a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor and a 4.8inch Super Clear Touch LCD to round up the features, making the Galaxy Camera family that much better, you know if you like that sort of device to begin with.
Prices for both devices are as yet unavailable