Excerpt: Everyone has heard about the DSLR. The first thing that comes to most peoples mind is amazing picture quality and a seemingly endless amount of options and adjustments, but with the drawbacks of being a heavy, bulky brick that can have a very steep learning curve and an even steeper price. On the other end of the spectrum there are the point and shoots.
Summary: The Olympus and Panasonic cameras are able to share lenses between their systems. We found concise, useful reviews of the Samsung NX100 at CNET Asia, PC World magazine and StevesDigicams.com, while PhotogprahyBlog.com runs the NX100 through its paces and logs the results in great detail. At Amazon.com, a handful of owners note their experiences with the NX100.
Pros: Excellent image quality, High-resolution AMOLED display, Large APS-C image sensor, Extensive range of manual controls, i-Function feature quickly adjusts settings
Cons: Plastic body not easy to grip, Noisy lens in autofocus mode, No dedicated video-record button, Lacks built-in flash, Not enough wide-angle coverage, No image stabilization
Excerpt: (1 items) The Samsung NX100 is an innovative camera, but not always a practical one. The compact interchangeable lens camera has a handsome and slim body, but you should hang on to it carefully because it doesn’t include a textured grip. Inside is a large APS-C image sensor that captures 14.6-megapixels of resolution. This means that you get the same sized sensor as in many standard DSLRs, but in a smaller overall package.
Pros: iFunction Ring handy for quick settings, Smart Exposure mode is fun and relatively useful, Very good image quality up to ISO 1600, Large APS-C sensor in a slim camera body, Clear menu system is generally easy to navigate, Competitive pricing for a CILC
Cons: No pop-up flash, Slippery grip, Noisy lens focusing, Lacks built-in stabilization with kit lens, 30-75mm zoom range of kit lens not wide enough, Lacks dedicated video recording button
Excerpt: mirrorless digital camera with i-Function lens. The new 14.6MP NX100 is supposed to be revolutionary. The camera experts at LetsGoDigital already tested the Samsung NX100 and published this review.
Excerpt: We found a lot to like about Samsung's previous mirrorless camera, the NX10. But, now Samsung is taking things in a different direction, ditching the SLR form factor and introducing a true interchangeable lens compact in the NX100.
Conclusion: The design of the NX100 is no doubt the main area in which changes have been made to give users an obvious differentiation from the NX10 positioning the NX100 more toward the advanced compact market than the DSLR one. Removing the electronic viewfinder has lowered the height of the camera in comparison to its older brother but it must be said that the width and depth remains much the same.
Conclusion: Samsung NX100 system camera review Our first acquaintance with the Samsung NX100 during a press event was already pleasant and we were immediately convinced. We were presented a new system camera with some distinguishing features in an already heavily competitive market. The Samsung NX100 is typically a camera with which you want to get going immediately, it makes you curious. The different, innovative, new control aspects of the camera have good results.
Excerpt: Samsung continues to set the tone in the EVIL market of mirrorless digital cameras. First it was with the introduction of the NX10 , which was the first EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) camera on the market to use an APS-C sized image sensor in such a small form factory. Now, with the NX100, Samsung is unveiling yet another first for this class of powerful digital cameras with their new i-Function lenses.
Conclusion: If I thought at the conclusion of my Samsung NX10 review that it was a hit and a miss, and was not a complete package just yet, how could I like the NX100 more? There wouldn’t be any logic in that. I feel the Samsung NX100 is like the Samsung NX10 but in a smaller body. Problem is that they had issues getting it down to that smaller body and had to make compromises with construction, no internal flash unit, no optical image stabilization of any kind, and they haven’t...
Excerpt: I know it’s not that important, but I feel this category of camera needs a name. How about MILC? Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. Along with models from Olympus, Panasonic and Sony these radical MILCs have attracted many followers, willing to forgo a turret viewfinder so that the camera’s form factor and weight can be shrunk, along with partnered lenses.