Samsung has announced the release of its latest addition to its revolutionary and highly successful NX family of cameras, the Samsung NX11 Compact Digital Camera, in India that is an upgraded model based on the Samsung NX10 digital camera but which was the world’s first mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with ultra-high resolution APS-C size CMOS sensor, but is also compatible with Samsung’s popular iFunction lens system.
The new Samsung NX11 features an APS-C size CMOS sensor and incorporates a number of advanced industry-leading imaging technologies and it’s smart slim design and powerful functions mark a new era in digital photography.
Samsung NX11 is a compact interchangeable-lens digital single-lens camera with added support of Samsung iFunction lens introduced for the NX100, and it features an APS-C size CMOS sensor and an ultra lightweight body, that produces high-quality images comparable to Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras.
Like the NX10 model, the Samsung NX11 camera also uses a high precision electronic viewfinder, instead of the traditional reflective mirror and prism used in Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras, which significantly reduces the camera’s body size making it compact.
The Samsung NX11 will come complete with an 18-55mm i-Function lens, as well as two new i-Function lenses, a 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver colour lens.
The Samsung NX11 camera measures 123 x 87 x 39.8 mm and weighs only 353 gms, which is exactly same as Samsung NX10 model, and is ergonomically designed with a clipper-built design.
The Samsung’s i-Function lens puts the perfect picture at the fingertips of all photographers by providing an exceptionally easy way of controlling the camera. A typical camera user wraps their hand around the lens when holding the camera, the new i-Function system allows photographers to naturally use their left hand to change settings through a button built into the i-Function lens, without the need to take the camera off the target.
Users are also empowered with option to toggle between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO quickly and easily by simply using the i-Function button and ring on the lens, meaning easier and quicker configuration while shooting.
Similar to Samsung NX10, the NX11 digital camera also uses the best in class APS-C sensor for better image quality. The APS-C sensor is larger than Micro 4/3 and the larger sensor delivers high quality images, easily.
The Samsung NX11 is equipped with Samsung’s exclusive Fast and Decisive Contrast AF, providing a 15-zone (basic) and 35-zone (feature) automatic focus, and supporting 247-zone multi-zones metering.
Samsung NX11 digital single-lens camera is not affected by the delay produced by the reflector; its high-speed continuous shooting function can shoot up to three frames per second for a maximum of 10 superior photos at 14.6 megapixels.
The Samsung NX11 digital single-lens camera utilises the 14.6 M APS-C CMOS sensor and ultra-fast image processor DRIMe II Pro to capture detailed and vivid images. Meanwhile, its larger light-sensitive area can easily soften the silhouette highlighting the subject during shooting.
The Samsung NX11 camera’s APS-C sensor and ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 3200, makes its performance in colour reproduction and noise control equal to that of Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras.
The Samsung NX11 beholds a 3.0-inch LCD screen that features high-quality AMOLED technology that only uses one-eighth of the power consumption compared to traditional TFT screens. When shooting in bright sunshine or at acute angles the AMOLED display screen remains clear and bright with no reflection or discoloration supporting 10,000:1 contrast ratio.
In addition, the Samsung NX11′s electronic viewfinder has a 100% vision field and 86% magnification and can sense when users look through the viewfinder, automatically shutting down the AMOLED screen to conserve power.
The Samsung NX10 digital single-lens camera features the popular 720p HD video recording function which can record 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 340 MP4 (H.264 ) format AAC mono video. Users can produce professional-looking, high definition movies with the 1280 x 720, 16:9 ratio function.
Samsung is also introducing the K-Mount for the NX system, which will also be compatible with Samsung DSLR GX series. These high-quality lenses of various focal lengths from the K-mount series will improve the shooting ability of the new NX11.
Price and Availability
The Samsung NX11 camera is available in two versions; one with 18-55 mm lens kit which is priced for about Rs. 42,990 and the other version featuring a 30 mm Pan Cake lens which comes for about Rs. 44,990.