Samsung unveiled today in time for the PMA 09 the new Samsung NX series hybrid digital cameras. Hybrid means that the Samsung NX series combines the quality of DSLR cameras with the compactness of point-and-shoot cameras.
Samsung aims with the Samsung NX Series to bridge the gap between a DSLR and compact point-and-shoot digital camera by combining the benefits of both in one new model.
Like conventional DSLRs, the NX Series utilizes an APS C sized image sensor providing a much larger surface area to gather light and produce higher-quality images than comparable digital camera systems.
Unlike a DSLR, the NX Series does not feature a mirror box and employs an ultra-precise Electronic Viewfinder (EVF).
The use of an EVF has allowed Samsung engineers to significantly reduce the size and weight of the new camera system by decreasing the distance between the lens and image sensor (flange back) by approximately 60% compared to traditional DSLRs. In addition to utilizing the EVF, consumers can also take advantage of the camera’s Live View functionality to frame their shots on the NX Series’ high resolution screen.
We still have to wait a bit until the first Samsung NX camera will hit the market. The first model of NX Series will be available in the second-half of 2009.
Via the Samsung Camera site.
The PMA09 camera trade-show starts on March 3rd in Las Vegas. New digital camera announcements are already pouring in. More new digital camera announcements from the PMA09 can be found in our Portable Devices Section.