Could a small, mirrorless camera that features a 14.6-million-pixel APS-C-sized sensor give the Micro Four Thirds format a run for its money? We find out
It is always a brave decision to launch a new camera system, but I think that the NX10 and NX system have a bright future. The adoption of an APS-C-sized sensor will appeal to those demanding the quality of a DSLR camera in a compact design.
The three lenses available for the NX10 at its launch should cover most entry-level photographers’ needs, but with Samsung hoping to launch five new lenses this year, the system may also appeal to more experienced photographers used to SLR systems. The compact 20-50mm, 20mm pancake, 60mm macro and 18-200mm superzoom lenses should offer something for everyone, and all these optics and an NX10 should fit into a small shoulder bag.
What I like best about the NX10 is that it’s a lot of fun. It’s small enough to take out when a DSLR might otherwise be too cumbersome. For example, I took it out mountain biking and barely noticed I had it with me, but it is equally capable of being a fantastic little studio camera for portraits or still-life shots.I’m sure other manufacturers will be introducing hybrid cameras with APS-C-size sensors in the coming years, but for now the Samsung has stolen a march on all of them and come up with a real competitor to the Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras.