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Samsung NX1, $1300 4K flagman
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    Specs:

    • 28Mp APS-C back illuminated sensor
    • DRIMe Image Processor
    • 15 fps burst, with tracking
    • 1080p60, UHD 4K Video 2160p30/p24
    • H.265 encoder
    • 3″ AMOLED Touch Display, can be titled
    • OLED 1366x768 viewfinder
    • Water and dust proof magnesium body
    • Wi-Fi
    • NFC

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  • Looks interesting, hope there is no recording time limit and look forward to some samples.

  • Yah this looks quite interesting. Waiting for samples too. But at the end of the day I might end up going with the Nikon D750 because I have lenses (Nikon) that I have invested and use on my GH line that will make it easy for the Nikon camera. I wish this camera worked well with 3rd party glasses because I'm in the market for a good still camera.

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    The native 4K Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera features a 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor that not only produces high-resolution images, but also 4K video at 24 fps, UHD at 30 fps, and full 1080p HD video at up to 60 fps. High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265) is applied so that even 4K and UHD video files remain easy to edit and share. A sharp, 3.0" HD 1036k-dot touchscreen monitor and 205 phase-detection AF points benefit both cinematographers and still photographers, and in instances where it is preferable to use the camera's viewfinder instead, a sharp, built-in XGA OLED electronic viewfinder is also built-in.

    Built for fast shooting conditions, the NX1 provides a 15 fps burst with autofocus plus a 1/8000th second maximum shutter speed. For use in low-light, the ISO range can be expanded from 100 to 51,200. A full complement of shooting modes are available, including Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, and Shutter Priority, plus "smart" modes such as Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama, Rich Tone (HDR), Sunset, and Waterfall. Images can be saved as RAW files or JPEGs of various file sizes that correspond to user-selectable image ratios of 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1 and according to the user's desired color editing space of Adobe RGB or sRGB.

    Saving and outputting large video and image files are accommodated by the camera's ability to utilize UHS-I or UHS-II SD-type memory cards, and a USB 3.0 port. Additionally, a micro HDMI connector allows video to be recoded directly to an external recording device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signal. The NX1 also takes advantage of wireless technology as well. Built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) capability allows individual images to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to a smartphone or tablet. Additionally, 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi capability coupled with Bluetooth 3.0 technology allows for fast and cordless transfer of files while providing constant and accurate GPS data when the NX1 is paired with smartphone.

    Designed to fit securely in hand, the NX1 is also water and dust resistant with a magnesium-alloy internal frame for added durability.

    28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
    A large 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor works to produce high-resolution digital imagery while maintaining good shadow details and enhancing low-light performance throughout the camera's 100 to 51,200 ISO range.

    4K Recording at 24 fps, UHD Recording at 30 fps and 1080p Full HD Recording at up to 60 fps.
    As a 4K-capable camera, the NX1 is among the most compact cameras in its class. Aside from 4K, video may be recorded in Ultra-HD as well as in full HD. To help ensure that even the highest resolution video files are easy work with, the NX1 accommodates UHS-I or UHS-II memory cards and employs HEVC (H.265) compression. Additionally, video may be recorded directly to an external device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signal.

    Hybrid Autofocus System
    The Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system utilizes 205 phase and 209 contrast-detection autofocus points to acquire focus quickly and precisely. The phase-detection method is ideal for gaining focus in an expedited manner while contrast-detection is employed to fine-tune the focus for critical applications. When combined, focusing is sharp and leads to making photos in a natural and intuitive manner

    High-Speed Performance
    A 15 fps burst rate with continuous autofocus and a 1/8000 sec top shutter speed keeps even the fastest action sharp. If needed, high shutter speeds are also possible in low light with an ISO range of 100 to 51,200.

    Smart Shooting Modes
    A full menu of "smart" modes is available to accommodate most imaging scenarios. They include: Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama (Live), Rich Tone (HDR), Samsung Auto Shutter, Silhouette, Sunset, and Waterfall. For more direct control over the output, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, and Shutter Priority modes can also be selected.

    Clear Viewing Options
    Whether filming video or taking still photos, a tiltable 3.0" HD 1036k-dot touchscreen monitor is provided for subject framing, menu selection, and image review. When use of a viewfinder is preferred, an XGA OLED electronic viewfinder is available that turns on when brought up to one's eye.

    Easy Connectivity
    Files saved on a memory card within the NX1 can be downloaded off the camera via its speedy USB 3.0 connection. When wirelessly accessing images stored to the camera is preferred, NFC capability allows individual files to be transferred to a smartphone or tablet with one tap. Large groups of images may be transferred using 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0 technology can be used to easily activate the Wi-Fi while allowing a connected phone to constantly feed accurate GPS data to the camera for tagging to photos and videos in real-time.

    Samsung NX Lens Mount
    A broad array NX-mount of lenses is available for use, ranging from wide-angle primes to long-reaching zooms. The ability to change and utilize different lenses depending on the situation at hand aids in producing captivating and more dynamic imagery. Additionally, the NX1 is compatible with the unique 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D lens that enables one-lens creation of true 3D photos and movies.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081854-REG/samsung_ev_nx1zzzbzbus_nx1_digital_camera.html

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  • The big news here is h.265. We'll see if it lives up to the hype. The supposed equal quality / 1:100 bitrate ratio (where 5Mbps h.265 is equal to ProRes 444 in IQ) is a little hard to believe, but h.264 has been around for so long that it's about time for a generational improvement.

  • Competition is good.

    Hopely this pushes Sony into releasing an e-mount APS-C camera body with native 4k recording.

    Will the NX1 have focus peaking and zebras?

    Looking forward to see how much rolling shutter it has; what it's low light capabilities are; as well as if there are any cinema tuned color profiles.

  • 4K in H265. Oink. Oink Oink. Too bad my m4/3 lenses don't fit....

  • Anyone have experience with Samsung glass and how it compares/contrast to Panny m43 glass? I was going to get gh4 but might hold out to see how this Samsung goes.

  • Need to see sample video before I can allow myself to be excited.

    Big questions:

    Downscaling method (aliasing & moire)

    Colour science

    Dynamic range

    Codec resilience to grading

    Low light performance

    Flat profiles or log

    Rolling shutter

    Very interesting stuff from Samsung but would love to see samples.

  • Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minute 59 Seconds

    That is a bummer

  • Despite the beautiful baobabs, that video it's way oversharpened :(

  • First samples at original resolution from this camera:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/samsungcamera/15059996020/in/set-72157647616119341/

    Unfortunately at 100% they look like water-paintings to my eyes :). I hope the final images won't look like this.

  • Its built-in Wi-Fi supports IEEE 802.11ac which has enough bandwidth to stream 4K video wirelessly to a Samsung UHD TV.

  • I'm impressed... But i have 4/3 lenses, so still gonne wait. (Have a GH3 now, thinking about buying a GH4, not sure yet.

  • Not bad, but it's a big boy!

  • One of the core things is USB 3.0. If properly implemented and with proper firmware it can allow raw or ProRes storage on SSDs or small note.

  • Does this lens mount adapt easily to Nikon, FD, etc?

  • Premiere and FCPX have H.265 native support?

  • Not shabby at all, I must admit. But they ruined it with 30 min time limit. A year from now every other camera will have 4K. So, that's not a big deal to make me rush. I'd rather be excited if someone makes an affordable camera with global shutter or Oly-style IBIS for video.

  • sorry if this was already asked, but are there even any NLE that support h265 yet?

  • @GravitateMediaGroup: Sure, kdenlive supports every format that ffmpeg supports, including h.265.

    I still wonder what bitrates this camera supports. Even h.265 cannot do magic, if the bitrate is too limited.