Samsung will announce a new flagship NX-mount mirrorless camera in the near future, called NX1, that will feature a 28-megapixel sensor and record videos at 4K resolution.
A photo captured during one of Samsung’s internal presentations has revealed that the company is working on a new flagship camera. The event took place at the beginning of the year, but the so-called Samsung NX1 has not become official so far.
This has led to multiple speculations, with people claiming that the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera will be unveiled at the Photokina 2014. The latest gossip talks seem to confirm these words, as a trusted source has revealed some Samsung NX1 specs as well as its announcement date.
Samsung NX1 announcement date set for Photokina 2014
Samsung will join the Photokina 2014 party. The NX1 camera will be present at the world’s largest digital imaging show and will claim the flagship crown of the NX-mount.
There are few chances that the device will show up before the event, which takes places in September in Cologne, Germany, although it would be unwise to rule out any possibility for the time being.
Samsung NX1 specs list rumored to include 4K video recording capabilities
The South Korean company may have planned to launch this high-end camera sooner, but competition in the mirrorless segment has been intensifying in recent times, so Samsung may have delayed its release date.
Fujifilm has launched the weathersealed X-T1, while Panasonic and Sony have launched the GH4 and A7S 4K video recording cameras.
Samsung may have been compelled to add improved features to its camera and it seems like the NX1 will also record 4K videos, like the GH4 and A7S. Additionally, it will be weathersealed, just like the Fuji X-T1.
It is unclear whether this feature is built-in, like that of the Panasonic GH4, or if an external recorder is needed, like for the Sony A7S. Nevertheless, it will be there and it could be very appealing to videographers, depending on the price.
The NX1 will be powered by Android OS, allowing users to install apps on their camera. Additionally, it seems like the shooter will offer a 28-megapixel APS-C image sensor.
This means that the Samsung NX1 will offer the highest resolution ever put on an APS-C sensor. Some say that it is not such a great idea to put so many megapixels on such small sensor, but we should wait for the company to launch the device and then draw the conclusions.
Samsung to launch NX 50-150mm f/2.8 OIS STM lens in the near future
In addition to the NX1, Samsung will introduce the NX 50-150mm f/2.8 OIS STM lens with a splashproof and dustproof construction. It will provide a 35mm equivalent of 75-225mm.
The announcement date of this lens may have been scheduled to take place during the summer. Until then, stay tuned for more details!