4K video, 28-megapixel and a whopping price: the Samsung NX1 is here

For everyone who thought that Samsung is not doing enough when it comes to cameras, and concentrating much on smartphones these days, Samsung is proving them wrong. Samsung has made some major announcements at Photokina 2014, and as promised, we are bringing you the latest from the show. We at Asian Photography have always been big fans of the NX series right from its earlier days. But Samsung finally seems to have come of age with the launch of their NX1 Smart Camera and high-end 50-150mm F/2.8 lens.

From the looks of it, the camera does seem tiny but it packs a mean punch. But wait till you hear the price. It’s approximately $1499. Yes, you heard that right. A whopping $1499! And what does this buy you? High speed and performance, featuring an all-new 205-point autofocus system, a shooting mode that offers 15fps continuous shooting and 4K video recording. 

The camera cover approximately 90% of the frame, and the phase-detect AF system is also available to use during video recording. If we are to assume correctly then the lens alone costs $1,599. The camera also features a built-in flash, an OLED electronic viewfinder, and a 3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen. 

What got us going was the NX1’s design. It looks clean, simple and yet powerful. What is really amazing is the LCD display on the mirrorless camera which shows you a lot of information, a first for a camera in that segment, we suppose. The camera uses a new 28-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and the touchscreen is as responsive as any other smartphone from Samsung.

Although the availability is still a factor, we don’t yet know when it will come to India, but company representatives mentioned that it should be available in the global markets by the end of October 2014.

Here is the official commercial: