September 2, 2011: Samsung has chosen the IFA 2011 electronics show in Berlin to unveil the latest addition to its NX series of cameras, along with three new small-sensor digicams.
The NX200 is the fifth model in the NX line-up of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. Key features of the new model include a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture (including 100ms Advanced Auto Focus) plus wide range ISO (100-12800). Continuous shooting is available at up to seven frames/second and shot-to-shot times average 400 milliseconds. The NX200 also offers HD movie recording at 1920 x 1080 pixels/30p using the efficient H.264 compression. Stereo sound recording is also supported.
Front, rear and top views of the new NX200 camera. (Source: Samsung.)
The NX200 also supports Samsung’s i-Function lenses, of which there are currently nine available. With the upgraded i-Function 2.0 on the NX200, users can control six different Smart Filters and the intelli-Zoom function from the lens in Lens Priority Mode. New lenses for the i-Function system include 18-200mm, 16mm, 60mm and 85mm focal lengths.
The NX200 with the current lenses and accessories. (Source: Samsung.)
A total of ten different Smart Filter effects are provided in the camera’s menu. In addition new Magic Frame technology enables the user to encapsulate their pictures with thirteen different frames. A new Panorama function allows users to encompass wide angles of view in single shots. 3D panorama capture is also supported. Sound bites can be added to still pictures with the Sound Picture function.
Two views of the MultiView MV800 showing some of the adjustments possible with the flip-out monitor. (Source: Samsung.)
Samsung’s new MultiView MV800 has a 3-inch Wide Flip-out Display that can be used to help users frame shots from almost any angle. The screen is touch sensitive for added ease-of-use and flexibility. Equipped with a 16.1-megapixel image sensor and 5x optical zoom lens, the MV800 includes a novel Live Panorama function that allows users to photograph large groups by simply holding down the shutter button then previewing the scene that’s been captured. The camera is also 3D compatible and images and panoramic shots can be viewed by simply connecting the camera to a 3D HDTV set.
The Magic Frame feature includes 12 background templates, as well as the ability for users to customise their own. The camera’s Picture-in-Picture function lets user insert one image with another, while the Flip-out display can be used to snap a self-portrait. Fourteen artistic effects are provided in the Smart Filter sub-menu, while a built in Pose Guide function advises users how to best get into position for portrait shots with line drawings on the LCD screen.
In-camera editing is also supported and the Storyboard Maker lets users assemble a sequence of shots into an animated presentation. HD video recording is also supported.
Samsung’s new WB750 boasts the longest zoom range yet on the company’s compact digicams. (Source: Samsung.)
The new WB750 boasts Samsung’s latest 12.5-megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor and an18x optical zoom with a wide angle of view equivalent to 24mm in 35mm format. Offering burst capture at up to 10 frames/second for still shots and a movie recording speed of up to 1000 frames per second, the WB750 is highly versatile. Samsung’s Dual Capture function enables users to take 10-megapixel photos while simultaneously recording video in full 1080p HD quality.
The WB750 offers a range of panoramic shooting modes, including 3D panorama. It also includes a HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode that enables users to produce hyper-realistic images by merging several shots without the use of photo editing software. With Smart Auto 2.0, the camera can recognise and automatically select the most appropriate scene setting for the subject from a choice of 16 still-image modes and 4 movie-clip settings.
The new ST96 is designed for everyday snapshooters. (Source: Samsung.)
The new ST96 is a slim and stylish compact camera with a 14 Megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor and Dual Capture function plus a 2.7-inch TFT LCD screen. It features a 26mm wide lens with 5x optical zoom plus Live, 3D and Action Panorama shot functions. Continuous shooting is available for eight shots at three, five or 10 frames/second and the ST96 supports full HD video recording. The Creative Movie Maker function enables users to create a customised slide show, complete with effects and music.
Details of the new cameras can be found at www.samsung.com. Local release dates and pricing have still to be determined.