The NX series from Samsung is a revolutionary new family of hybrid digital cameras. A new concept digital camera, the Samsung NX Series offers the performance and image quality of a DSLR and the portability and convenience of a compact point-and-shoot. Samsung’s new NX Series bridges the gap between a DSLR and compact point-and-shoot digital camera by combining the benefits of both in one new model. Like conventional DSLRs, the NX Series utilizes an APS C sized image sensor providing a much larger surface area to gather light and produce higher-quality images than comparable digital camera systems. Unlike a DSLR, the NX Series does not feature a mirror box and employs an ultra-precise Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). The use of an EVF has allowed Samsung engineers to significantly reduce the size and weight of the new camera system by decreasing the distance between the lens and image sensor (flange back) by approximately 60% compared to traditional DSLRs. In addition to utilizing the EVF, consumers can also take advantage of the camera’s Live View functionality to frame their shots on the NX Series’ high resolution screen.
With the release of the NX Series, a digital camera that combines the strengths of a DSLR and compact digital camera, Samsung will become a global leader in the new hybrid digital camera market. The first model of Samsung NX Series will be available in the second-half of 2009.