The only direct competition for the Samsung NX10 currently comes from the Micro Four Thirds cameras. With video capture, built-in flash and an EVF, the recently announced Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 looks to be the closest match to the Samsung NX10, although it sports a smaller 12.1-million-pixel Four Thirds sensor. The more advanced Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 will also offer competition, although it is expected to cost more.
In contrast, the Olympus Pen E-PL2 has no EVF, but it does carry a pop-up flash and is capable of video capture.
The NX10 is the cheapest of all four cameras, with a street price of just over £500. This includes the optically stabilised kit lens, but a non-stabilised version of this lens will soon be released, which could bring the price down even further.
Built-in Flash:Yes – GN 11m @ ISO 100, with a 28mm angle(equivalent to 35mm)
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled vertical-run
Memory Card:SD and SDHC
Output Size:4592x3056 pixels
Viewfinder Type:EVF VGA 640x480 pixels, 921,000 dots
LCD:3in AMOLED with 614,000 dots
Field of View:Approx 100%
White Balance Bracket:No
AF Points:15 mode or up to 35 in close-up mode, auto or manual selection possible
Sensor:CMOS with 14.6 million effective pixels
Max Flash Sync:1/180sec
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
Exposure Modes:Smart Auto, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Weight:355g (without battery or card/s)
Power:Rechargeable BP1310 Li-Ion battery
File Format:Raw (SRW), JPEG, raw + JPEG simultaneously
Shutter Speeds:30secs-1/4000sec in 1/3EV steps plus bulb
Drive Mode:3fps up to 10 shots in JPEG mode, 3fps for 3 shots in raw mode.
Colour Space:Adobe RGB, sRGB
Metering System:Multi-segment, centreweighted and spot
Exposure Comp:±3EV in 1/3EV steps
Lens Mount:Samsung NX
Focusing Modes:Manual, single AF, continuous AF, Face Detection
Tested as:Entry-level hybrid camera
Dioptre Adjustment:-4.0 to +2 dioptre, 20.2mm eye point
White Balance:Auto, 6 presets, plus manual and custom