Samsung launch NX30 and Galaxy Camera 2

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Samsung announced yesterday the professionally-inspired compact system camera NX30, featuring high quality images and with faster performance. Samsung also expanded its line of NX lenses with the introduction of its first ‘S’ Series premium lens.

Key features;

20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor to give shots sharp detail and intense colours, the large sensor is ideal for creating rich images with dramatic foreground and background blur, providing professional quality imaging.

Samsung NX AF System II that enables fast and accurate auto focusing, this ensures all moments, including fast-moving scenes and subjects, will never be missed.
 
1/8000 sec Shutter Speed and 9 frames per seconds (FPS) Continuous Shooting function. These features help to further break down the action and capture movement beyond what the eye can see so that each split second can be appreciated.

Unique Tiltable Electronic Viewfinder (XGA, 2,359K-dot resolution), for when a more creative angle is desired. The 80 degree tilt means that different viewpoints are simple to achieve. With the ability to move from side to side up to 180 degrees, and upward and downward up to 270 degrees, the NX30’s 76.7mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch Display offers flexible angles which are especially useful for self-shooting, whether for stills or video capture.

Smart Connectivity, Tag & Go;

The NX30’s NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities offer the next-generation of connectivity, making it easier than ever to take advantage of a host of intuitive sharing features. The Tag & Go function lets users tap and share memories instantly and easily, pairing the NX30 with NFC enabled smartphones and tablets.

The Photo Beam feature allows the transfer of an image or video to a smartphone or tablet by simply touching the two devices together with no other configuration needed.

MobileLink lets users select multiple images to send to four different smart devices at one time – without the need to take repetitive shots on each individual device.

AutoShare automatically sends every photo taken instantly to smartphone or tablet devices and the Remote Viewfinder Pro function enables control of the NX30 from a smartphone, allowing the user to capture shots remotely yet still have full visibility of the scene. Manual settings can still be accessed, including shutter speed and aperture, so that photographers can retain camera control.

Dropbox, the popular web storage service is pre-loaded on the NX30 in selected regions – making it the first camera-specific device to offer direct-to-Dropbox uploading. Additionally, users of the NX30, in select regions, can upload directly to Flickr, the full resolution photo-sharing site. Using the advanced connected features of the NX30, images can be uploaded automatically so photographers will not need to be concerned with filling up their memory cards.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IM division, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, said: “Our award-winning NX series of cameras continues to evolve with the introduction of the NX30, which will feature a better imaging processor and our advanced Smart Camera offering. This camera delivers the performance users demand, combined with unmatched photo-sharing, allowing photographers to shoot with confidence and share immediately.”

Samsung also announced the Galaxy Camera 2, a successor to the Galaxy Camera, which is designed to combine the quality imaging of a high-end camera with sharing capabilities and an intuitive design to match the most up-to-date smartphones. The Galaxy Camera 2’s revolutionary technology, which includes an upgraded 1.6GHz Quad Core processor and the Android platform, makes it faster and easier than ever for users to shoot, edit and share high quality images with friends and family. With a lightweight, retro design, the Galaxy Camera 2 is the ideal option for photographers who do not want to sacrifice style for technology.

Galaxy Camera 2 Product Specifications

Image Sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS

Lens: 21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8 (W) ~ 5.9 (T)

IS: OIS

Display: 121.2mm (4.8-inch), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen

ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

AP: 1.6GHz Quad Core Processor

OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Memory: 8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8GB) + microSD slot (up to 64GB)

2GB RAM

*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Image: JPEG format

16M, P14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 10MP, 9.2M Wide, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M

Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)

Full HD 1920×1080 /30fps, 1280×720 /60fps, 1280×720 /30fps, 640×480 /60fps,

640×480(30fps), 320×240(30fps)

Multi Motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2, x2, x4, x8) /120fps

Audio: Format: AVI, MP4/3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Value-added Features: Smart Mode : 28 modes (Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Selfie Alarm, Continuous shot, Best face, Colour bracket, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound&Shot, Interval, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace)

Built-in Pop-up Xenon Flash

Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON

Story Album, Xtremera, Paper Artist

S Voice

Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games

Google™ Mobile Services: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Plus , Google Hangouts,

Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Plus Photos, Google Chrome, Google Play Books,

Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Google Play Games,

Google Newsstand, Google Setting

 

Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.

Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40

GPS/GLONASS

Bluetooth® 4.0

NFC

Sensor: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor(for OIS)

Bundle Software: Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac)

Dimension (WxHxD): 132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283g

Battery: Li-on 2000mAh

 

Simon Stanford added: “Consumers love the Galaxy Camera and this next-generation version is designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience. The result is a more powerful and portable device, which continues to embrace the public’s passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality. We are dedicated to making it easier for more people to achieve great results and with the Galaxy Camera 2’s host of creative features, anyone can capture standout images.”

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