More details about the Samsung NX400 and NX400-EVF mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras have been leaked ahead of their purported announcement set for the distant future.
Towards the beginning of July 2014, the rumor mill revealed that Samsung is working on a replacement for the NX300M mirrorless camera.
The successor would actually consist of two models, called NX400 and NX400-EVF. The latter will come packed with an electronic viewfinder, while the former will not offer such feature, just like its predecessor.
In the meantime, inside sources have leaked some specs and price details about the two shooters, while reiterating the fact that the two units will only become official sometime in early 2015.
Samsung NX400 specs list to include 28-megapixel sensor, GPS, and more
The Samsung NX400 specs list will include a mechanical shutter with a maximum speed of 1/8000th of a second. The sensor will be an APS-C model capable of capturing 28-megapixel photos.
It appears that the image sensor will also include built-in Phase Detection AF II technology, allowing the camera to focus very quickly.
The buffer will be three times bigger than the one found in the NX300 series of cameras. The upcoming shooter will feature built-in GPS, allowing users to geo-tag their photos for easier sorting.
Sources are reporting that the NX-mount cameras will be capable of capturing up to 8fps in continuous shooting mode at full resolution.
NX400-EVF vs NX400: the viewfinder will be the only difference between the two models
On the other hand, the Samsung NX400-EVF specs list will be identical to the one of the NX400 version, except for the built-in tilting electronic viewfinder.
The source added that the simple NX400 will be compatible with a special tilting EVF, which will be mountable on the hot-shoe.
Last but not least, it appears that the two mirrorless cameras will offer tilting displays on their backs. It will be curious to find out whether they are touchscreens or not, so stay tuned as we will report more details as soon as we receive them.
Samsung to reveal the NX400 series in early 2015
Samsung will officially announce the NX400 and NX400-EVF at the beginning of 2015. There is a long way to go, so things may change until then.
The price of NX400 is said to stand at about $650, while the EVF version will be sold for about $850.
For the time being, Amazon is selling the Samsung NX300M with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens kit for about $800.