Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to
its NX line of compact system cameras, the NX2000, with integrated Near Field
Communication Wi-Fi connectivity.
The NX2000, announced today, comes equipped
with a 20.3 APS-C CMOS sensor, and an ISO range that has increased one stop up
from the NX1000 to a maximum of 25,600.
The camera boasts a 3.7-inch LCD touchscreen
with 1,152k dots resolution – significantly larger than the NX1000’s. SMART
mode technology allows for greater flexibility of pre-settings and a greater
number of scene modes.
Also new are an eight fps (frames per
second) continuous shooting mode and a top shutter speed of 1/4000sec, which
Samsung claims will ‘ensure no moment is missed’.
A new feature is the integrated Near Field
Communication (NFC) Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera is able to interface with
NFC-enabled Android devices and share images instantly.
Also having been adopted by Panasonic’s
Lumix G6, NFC connectivity is a step forward in allowing compact cameras the
sharing versatility of smartphones. With the option to sync the camera’s Direct
Link hotkey to social networking sites such as Facebook, Samsung seems keen to
push this functionality.
Samsung offers 12 interchangeable lenses
for the camera, including zooms, macro and a premium portrait lens. The
i-Function system, which first debuted with the NX100, allows the user to use
the lens focus ring to alter settings like aperture and shutter speed. Full HD and 3D video can also be recorded using Samsung’s
(separately available) 45mm 2D/3D lens.
The Samsung NX2000 is priced at £499, and will be available in the UK in early June.