IFA, Berlin: Samsung has announced the successor to its NX100 interchangeable lens compact system camera in the shape of the NX200.
Using a newly-developed APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, the NX200 sees a significant increase in effective resolution over its predecessor, the NX100, up from 14.4-megapixels up to 20.3-megapixels.
The new model also benefits from an all-metal body, as opposed to the plastic casing of the NX100. The new magnesium alloy chassis is further complimented by several notable performance boosts in key areas.
There’s no electronic viewfinder, however the camera does feature a 3in AMOLED screen on the back. It’s also possible to attach an optional EVF via the hotshoe accessory port, or indeed a GPS unit. The NX200 lacks a pop-up flash, although Samsung does make a NX-specific strobe that will slot into the hotshoe.
Sensitivity gets a boost from the NX100’s top setting of ISO 6400 up to ISO 12,800 on the NX200, with ISO 100 remaining as the base setting. Continuous shooting speed is also increased from 3fps up to 7fps (up to a maximum 11 frames). To help facilitate faster shooting, Samsung is also claiming to have implemented a super-fast (100-millisecond) Advanced AF system
Movie recording abilities are also improved with the new model able to record at 1920 x 1080/30p Full HD, with sound recorded in stereo and files stored in the H.264 format.
Being an interchangeable lens camera, consumers can pick out an optic that suits their needs. The NX200 supports Samsung’s i-Function 2.0 technology, which allows users to control shooting parameters including exposure and sensitivity directly through their lens.
In addition, creative types are also well catered for with the NX200 offering 11 different digital filters to play around with, an increase over the six the NX100 came with.
For more details, look out for our imminent hands-on preview.