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Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by RT_Panther, Jan 3, 2013.
First Impressions: Samsung NX300 and 45mm f1.8 3D
Alberto from Small Camera Big Picture also posted a hands on today Samsung announces new NX300 and 45mm f/1.8 2D-3D prime lens | Small Camera BIG Picture
Flagship model yet no evf?
The hybrid pdaf sounds interesting...
The three digit models aren't the flagships. That will presumably be the NX30 (replacing the NX20).
I don't think their current lenses line up to be really optimized for the PDAF. From what I was told about the NEX-5/6, which also uses a hybrid AF system, that only the new power zoom is the only lens to have the ability to use the PDAF currently(though you can get the A-mound adapter, which allows PDAF).
Just looking at the picture, it seems to be an odd placement for the wheel. Middle of the top requires you to move your shutter finger to access it, and then move back, all by feel? Or are they thinking more waist-level shooters, so looking down on it?
The top dial looks to be the same one that has been used on every previous triple digit NX camera since the NX100. It has a very nice tactile feel to it, and in operation it works in the same manner as the finger wheel found on every Canon DSLR. Ideally though it would work better if it were placed slightly closer to the shutter button.
I'm surprised more people don't use the Samsungs. They price aggressively, and their lens lineup seems competitive enough within the APS-C mirrorless space.
I haven't looked at any samsung cameras in a while, but they used to have horrible jpeg engines in their cameras. For example, I really was considering EX2F, but I was not overly impressed with the JPEGS. I think RAW shooters would be more than fine with Samsung cameras, though.
I was trying to figure out how the 3D part of this works. I know fuji tried to venture down into 3D as well as panasonic. I'm just not sure how much traction 3D images have.
Honestly I'm constantly swapping in and out my gear. I want to try one, but if I buy it I may never be able to get rid of it...
(I also really wish DXO would run some numbers on the sensor.)
I want to try out the samsung as well. I was thinking of buying a used body but I was afraid I might not be able to resell it. The 85mm f1.4 looks pretty nice.
I remember liking NX10 physically/ergonomically the most of all the mirrorless models available at the time. They also have a great lens line-up. However , they seem to want to go it alone with the sensors which are behind the Sony tech from what I understand. Also, I remember their first kit zooms didn't have OIS? Anyway, seems like an good system to get into. If only they and Sony used the same mount how awesome would that combo be? Sony bodies with Samsung lenses?
It was their second (smaller) 20-50mm zoom that doesn't have IS.
Last year I tried a Sony NEX 5N and a Samung NX200 straight afterwards. Numerically I think the Sony has the better sensor (at very high ISOs mostly) but I definitely preferred the output from the Samsung when it wasn't the dead of night. The Sammy also feels like a much better finished product (materials and controls) and has nicer screen with IMO better menus and graphics. The shutter has a lovely, subtle snick-snick sound as well.