Samsung Goes for 4K Video Capture with NX1

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Samsung is furthering its investment in 4K, extending it from the home theater realm to digital imaging products, notably its NX lineup. The new Samsung NX1 has the ability to capture UHD at either 30 or 24 frames per second, and can be toggled into Cinema 4K mode at 24fps.

Samsung NX1Aside from its top notch video recording prowess, the NX1 is also a highly capable still shot camera, employing a 28.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that’s backside illuminated. Burst capture mode enables the user to capture as many as 15fps while set to full resolution, with an ISO sensitivity ranging between 100 and 51,200.

The NX1 is also Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth enabled for easy transfer and sharing of images and video. Its back is fitted with a 3-inch Super AMOLED articulating display, and a 1366×768 electronic viewfinder brings a lag time of only roughly 5 milliseconds.

According to Samsung, the NX1’s 205 Phase Detect point autofocus system brings 90 percent frame coverage. The camera’s improved autofocus algorithm also reportedly more accurately predicts the motion of a given subject, and a higher performing autofocus light is said to be capable of reaching as far as 50 feet, give or take an inch.

The water- and dust-resistant Samsung NX1 should hit shelves in the second or third week of October bearing a stripped-down sticker price of about $1,500, body only.

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