Samsung Goes Mirrorless With NX100

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Following up on the NX10, Samsung has announced the NX100, a mirrorless 14.6-megapixel shooter with an i-Function lens. It looks a heck of a lot like the Olympus Pen series, doesn’t it?

According the Samsung, the NX100 shares many attributes with the NX10 from the APS-C sensor to the 3-inch AMOLED screen to the HD (720p) video capture. It differentiates itself from the NX10 with faster AF, a maximum ISO of 6400 and i-Function lenses that you can manually control. Assuming you hold a camera the right way (left hand under the lens and not over it), you can manipulate the shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB and ISO all from the lens. A bucket load of i-Function lenses will be released with the NX100 and shortly after.

At launch, the lens line-up includes a compact zoom 20-50mm lens to provide both high image quality and portability. A small and light 20mm wide angle Pancake lens will be introduced shortly after. Two additional specialized lenses will be available in the first half of 2011 – a 60mm Macro lens and 18-200mm Super Zoom lens. To expand the lens line-up even further, three more lenses will be introduced by the second half of 2011, including 16mm, 85mm, and 16-80mm lenses.

The NX100 will be available in black and brown later this month for $599.

Press release after the jump.

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