Next-generation Samsung Smart cameras revealed
By Matt on 3rd Jan, 2014
Introducing Samsung’s next-generation Smart cameras, designed to help you capture the action in incredible detail and share with ease.
The Samsung NX30 is a high-performance premium compact system camera and the latest addition to the award-winning NX family. Delivering high-quality images and faster performance than ever, it’s the ideal choice for the enthusiast looking for professional results.
The advanced 20MP APS-C CMOS sensor delivers shots bursting with sharp detail and intense colours, whilst the fast 1/8000sec shutter speed, continuous shooting at 9 frames per second and hybrid autofocus with phase detection ensure you’ll never miss a moment.
The unique pop-up electronic viewfinder has an XGA display with 2,359K-dot resolution and is tiltable, making it easier than ever to discover new perspectives. When you need a more a more creative angle for your shot, the 80-degree tilt means that all kinds of viewpoints are simple to achieve. With the ability to flip up and down 270 degrees and pivot 180 degrees horizontally, the NX30's 3.0" Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch Screen offers shooting flexibility for still images or video footage. NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities give you next-generation connectivity that lets you take full advantage of a host of intuitive sharing features.
"This camera delivers the performance users demand, combined with unmatched photo sharing."
- Simon Stanford, Samsung Vice President of IM division
16-50mm F2-2.8 S ED OIS lens
The new Samsung 16-50mm F2-2.8 S ED OIS lens allows photographers of all abilities to achieve professional image quality. The first in Samsung’s new premium “S” Series, it combines superior optical performance with outstanding build quality and durability.
The 16-50mm has a bright maximum aperture (F2.0 at 16mm; F2.8 at 50mm) making it the world’s brightest 3x zoom lens in its class. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24.6-77mm, it’s set to be a firm favourite of wedding and portrait photographers, letting them capture the action well into the evening. Splash resistant and dustproof, the lens is designed to deliver the highest quality images in challenging shooting conditions.
16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens
The new 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens is the perfect partner for NX cameras, built for everyday use and small and light enough to take with you anywhere. Just 31mm thick and weighing only 111g, it provides outstanding, wide-angle optical performance and a flexible 3x zoom range.
Key features of the lens are the electro zoom and silent auto-focusing. The zoom is controlled by a rocker switch on the lens itself, letting you quickly and precisely frame the subject in a way that is very familiar to compact camera users. With silent auto-focusing and smooth zooming, you can capture superb stills and video without being distracted by noise from the camera mechanism. Samsung’s unique i-Function button provides precise control over shooting parameters.
Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung also unveil the successor to the Galaxy Camera; the new Galaxy Camera 2. With a stylish retro-modern design, the Galaxy Camera 2 builds on the global success of the Galaxy Camera, and offers an host of performance improvements to make sure you get superb results every time.
The new Galaxy Camera 2 features a 21x zoom lens to get you closer to the action, plus a 4.8” HD Super Clear LCD display, which allows you to frame or view images in incredible detail. The camera also features Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, together with a powerful 1.6GHz Quad-core processor. Thanks to the Android platform, your camera experience is more fun and you can do more than just capture stills or movies. With smartphone-style ease-of-use and access to a wealth of apps, you can do things like GPS Tag your photos, play games, surf the web or connect with friends.
The Galaxy Camera 2 ensures amazing shots every time. Smart Mode Suggest recognises the scene you want to capture and recommends the best mode to use, while built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity let you send shots to your smartphone with ease, so you can share images wherever you are. You’ll also receive 50GB Dropbox cloud storage that’s free for 2 years, so precious moments can be backed up quickly and simply, giving complete peace of mind.
New Smart Camera range
CES 2014 has also seen the unveiling of a brand new range of Samsung Smart Cameras that combines stylish design, high image quality and next-generation sharing capability. The new WB family of cameras offers Samsung’s latest Smart Connectivity, which allows you to use NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities to share your images quickly and easily.
The WB1100F and WB2200F Smart Cameras both offer impressive zoom lenses to get you closer to the action. With a super 60x optical zoom, the WB2200F is an innovative Bridge long zoom camera with a unique Dual Grip design that makes it more comfortable to hold and use. Meanwhile, the WB1100F packs a powerful 35x optical zoom lens that’s easy to operate thanks to the Speed Control Key.
The Samsung WB350F is another camera showcased at CES 2014 that also offers a powerful zoom for photographers. It gives you 21x Optical Zoom, a 23mm Wide Angle Lens and an impressive 16MP BSI CMOS sensor to capture detailed images.
Whether you’re a skilled photographer or just like to take a few snapshots, Samsung’s new Smart Camera range has something to fit your needs. An ideal entry-level camera, the Samsung WB50F features bouncing soft flash and sleek design. It has a great look and lets you capture soft and naturally-lit images that are bright and crisp.
The final addition to the line-up is the Samsung WB35F Smart Camera. This affordable model offers a range of Smart Mode options that let you enhance the colour and quality of every photo you take, while Smart Auto analyses your environment and selects the best settings for shooting, ensuring you get the best shot every time.
Want to know more?
If you want to find out more about Galaxy Camera 2 and NX30, including where to buy, just click the links below.