Samsung Announces NX11 with i-Function Lens

Dec 28, 2010
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Samsung Announces NX11 with i-Function Lens

Take a peek at the sweet specs on this brand new camera from Samsung. It's the newest addition to the NX family, the NX11. It's similar to the NX10 in that it's got a mirrorless interchangeable lens, but it's got the brand new i-Function lens introduced with the NX100. NX11 will come standard with an 18-55mm i-Function lens as well as two more i-Function lenses, the 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver color lens. And what's all this fabulous new big fat camera goodness cost? Right around $649 (with bundle zoom lens.) Saweet!

And what is this wild new thing called i-Function? The i-Function lens is a brand new easy way to control your camera. Right now you've got to wrap your hand around the lens while you hold the camera - since this hand is already being used to adjust settings, the i-Function system adds a button built-in to the i-Function lens, allowing the user to adjust their settings without taking their camera off-target. Should be fun to see how that works out. The i-Function button activates shooting controls such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance.

The camera features a simple to use panorama mode, has the best-in-class APS-C sensor - larger than Micro 4/3, this sensor creates fabulous images with total simplicity (plus allows videos to be recorded with a shallow depth of field for sweet results.) Built-in flash and electronic VGA (640x480) viewfinder, 3.0" AMOLED LCD screen, reduced glare, enhanced color reproduction, 720p HD recording, and a whole lot more. Take a peek at the full specs in the press release below:

Samsung Launches the NX11: the Latest NX System Camera and Lens Line Up
Create high quality images with the camera’s easy-to-use i-Function lens

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey – December 28, 2010 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the NX11 - the latest addition to the highly successful NX family of cameras. The NX11 contains a feature set similar to Samsung’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the NX10, however the NX11 is also compatible with the new i-Function lens that was introduced for the NX100. The 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 color lens. The launch reinforces the company’s commitment to leading innovation in the compact system camera market.

The i-Function lens puts the perfect picture at the fingertips of all photographers by providing an exceptionally easy way of controlling the camera. Since 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 the camera’s advanced settings via a button built into the i-Function lens, without needing to take the camera off the target. Users can toggle between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO quickly and easily by simply using the i-Function button or ring on the lens, meaning easier and quicker configurations while shooting.

The NX11 also focuses on usability, with a change in the grip design to make shooting easier and more comfortable for users. Additionally, the NX11 has a lens priority mode dial, simplifying the search for the best mode for each lens. The camera also includes a convenient, one-touch i-Function button that activates common shooting controls like aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance, meaning easier and quicker configuration while shooting. The camera makes taking great landscape scenes or pictures of large groups simple by featuring a panorama mode, which allows the user to take panoramic pictures in one press-and-sweep motion. As with the NX10, the NX11 uses the best-in-class APS-C sensor for better image quality. The APS-C sensor is larger than Micro 4/3 and delivers high quality images with ease.

“Today’s launch is important for Samsung in reinforcing our position as a leading innovator in the digital camera market and for showing our innovation in the compact system camera market,” said Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “The NX11, while offering the best features of the NX10, has an upgraded design and the additional i-Function capability with more lenses. The launch of our next offering in the NX range also demonstrates our commitment to our customers, by producing user driven innovation in the form of easy-to-use functions and upgraded customization.”

Alongside the built-in flash and built-in electronic VGA (640x480) viewfinder, the NX11 has a 3.0” AMOLED LCD screen. The AMOLED screen reduces the glare from sunlight so that consumers can see their images under any lighting conditions. The user can also get a more vivid, clearer image through enhanced color reproduction. The NX11 provides high quality video with 720p HD recording, and its large APS-C sensor allows the videos to be recorded with shallow depth of field, providing effects similar to those in motion picture movies.

Specifications Sheet
*Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

NX11

Image Sensor
23.4×15.6mm
CMOS
Approx. 14.6 Megapixels

Lens
Samsung NX Mount
Samsung Lenses for Samsung NX Mount

Image Stabilization
Lens Shift (depends on Lens)

Dimensions and weight
123 x 87 x 39.8mm (excluding the projecting part)
353g (without battery and card)

Additional features
Super sonic drive
3.0” AMOLED
EVF VGA (640x480) 921k dots equiv.
Multi : Normal 15points, Close Up 35points
Face Detection : Max. 10faces
Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Metering : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
TTL Auto Pop-up flash
Smart Flash, Auto, Auto + Red-eye reduction,
28mm wide-angle coverage (Equivalent to 35mm)
Samsung External Flash available (SEF-42A, SEF-20A, SEF15A : Optional)
Hot Shoe
Smart Auto, Lens Priority, Program, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Sound Picture, Panorama, Scene, Movie
Beauty shot, Children, Close Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Night, Portrait, Landscape, Sports
RAW : 14M (4592x3056)
Super fine , Fine, Normal
High Definition Movie Recording with MP4 (H.264)
Frame rate - 30fps

Price
$649 (with bundle zoom lens)

Availability
February

SAMSUNG 20-50mm Black, Silver

Category
 
Lens N me
SAMSUNG 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED Black/Silver

Focal Length
20 - 50mm (equivalent to 30.8-77mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups
9 elements in 8 groups (1 Aspherical lens, 1 Extra-low Dispersion lens)

Angle of View
70.2°- 31.4°

Aperture
F3.5 - 5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Mount Type
Samsung NX Mount

Optical Image Stabilizer
No

Minimum Focus Distance
0.28m

Maximum Magnification
Approx.0.22X

i Scene
Beauty, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach&Snow, Night

Lens Hood
No

Filter Size
40.5mm

Max. Diameter x Length
64 x 39.8mm

Weight
Approx. 119g (without hood)

Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40°C

Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85%

Special features
i-Function

World's first under 40mm length
SAMSUNG 20mm Black, Silver
Category

Lens Name
SAMSUNG 20mm F2.8 Black/Silver

Focal Length
30mm (equivalent to 30.8mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups
6 elements in 4 groups (1 Aspherical
lens

Angle of View
70.2°

Aperture
F2.8 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Mount Type
Samsung NX Mount

Optical Image Stabilizer
No

Minimum Focus Distance
0.17m

Maximum Magnification
Approx. 0.18X

i Scene
Night, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Beach&Snow

Lens Hood
No

Filter Size
43mm

Max. Diameter x Length
62.2 x 24.5mm

Weight
Approx. 89g (without hood)

Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40°C

Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85%

Special features
i-Function

Minimum focus distance (0.17m)

SAMSUNG 18-55mm i-Function

Lens Name
SAMSUNG 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS i-Function

Focal Length
18 - 55mm (equivalent to 27.7-84.7mm in 35mm format)

Elements in Groups
12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens)

Angle
f View
75.9°- 28.7°

Aperture
F3.5 - 5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

Mount Type
Samsung NX Mount

Optical Image Stabilizer
Yes

Minimum Focus Distance
0.28m

Maximum Magnification
Approx. 0.22X

Lens Hood
Included

Filter Size
58mm

Max. Diameter x Length
63 x 65.1mm

Weight
Approx. 198g (without hood)

Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40°C

Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85%

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.samsung.com"www.samsung.com.


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