With Fuji setting the standard in the seamless incorporation of retro camera style with modern technology, it was only a matter of time before the masses jumped off the proverbial ban-wagon and mimicked the apparent winning formula. While some, like Olympus and the OM-D, draw upon inspiration of cameras past, others like Samsung decide to just paint the cameras top-plate and call it a day…
Back when the Samsung NX200 was announced during the IFA show on September 1st in Berlin, no set release date was given. We were unfortunately dealt the “sometime before the end of the year” treatment. Well, it looks like that “sometime” is, in fact, October 1st. According to Amazon UK, the 20.3 megapixel, compact system camera will be available with the 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 i-Function kit lens next week.
The Samsung NX200 will retail for 700 EUR or 900 US dollars respectively.
After a busy, announcement filled August, the camera release momentum has no signs of slowing down with the second camera reveal of the day, the Samsung NX200. The successor to the NX100 packs improvements in almost every department over its predecessor. Boasting a 20.3 MP APS-C sized sensor, 1080/30p H.264 HD video mode, and a continuous burst rate of 7 fps. The NX200 comes with an 18-55mm kit lens that features Samsung’s patented I-Functionality, that allows the user to control many of the cameras settings directly from the lens. It’s quite the ingenious tool that Samsung plans to pack in every lens release from here on out. Take a look at the hands-on preview below provided by Which.co.uk.
The Samsung NX200 will carry a price tag of $899.99 when it is released sometime by years end.
In some quick news, Samsung is reportedly set to announce the newest addition to their NX-line of mirrorless cameras during next month’s IFA show in Berlin. Details are still scarce, but the NX200 is rumored to feature a 20MP APS-C sized sensor and a much improved battery life over the NX100. Be sure to check back for all the expected updates within the coming weeks.