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Samsung NX500 Conclusion: Does the “smaller, lighter NX1” live up to its big brother’s reputation?

 
 

After finalizing all our lab testing, image quality analysis and real-world Shooter's Report, we're ready to bring you the final conclusion to our Samsung NX500 review. The compact rangefinder-esque mirrorless camera comes as an update to the NX300, however, it has in fact more in common -- under the hood -- with the...

Samsung NX500 Image Quality Comparison: A lot of resolution packed into that lightweight camera

 
 

The compact, travel-friendly Samsung NX500 borrows a lot from the exterior design of its predecessor, the NX300, which is understandable. However, it borrows most of the guts from the larger, powerful NX1, which is quite remarkable. Inside this rather compact ILC body is the same 28.2-megapixel APS-C backside-illuminated...

Firmware Friday: Samsung NX1 gets improved AF, movies and more; Nikon D750, V2, P610 also updated


 
 

Firmware Friday is back once more, and this week the big news is a significant update for the Samsung NX1, with changes throughout the camera's systems, especially those relating to autofocus and movie capture. Also updated this week are the Nikon D750 DSLR and Nikon V2 mirrorless camera, as well as the Nikon P610...

Samsung reveals improved PRO Plus and EVO Plus memory card lineups

 
 

Samsung is looking to take the next step in reliable compact storage with two new memory card lineups, Pro Plus and EVO Pro.

Both lineups are available in MicroSD and SD form factors. Samsung’s Pro Plus memory cards come in 64GB and 32GB storage capacities, while the EVO lineup offers an additional 128GB option.

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Samsung using both Sony and Samsung sensors in praised camera of Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

 
Sony's Exmor sensor

Last week, we shared a report showing Sony manufacturers 40% of imaging sensors in 2014. In it, we pointed out the fact that both Samsung and Apple rely heavily on Sony’s sensors for their flagship devices, the iPhone 6/6 Plus and the S6/S6 Edge.

It appears though that Samsung isn’t relying solely on...

Samsung NX1 Shooter’s Report Part II: A solid start to Samsung’s professional camera ambitions

 
 

We said there was more coming for our in-depth Samsung NX1 review, and now we bring you the second part of our NX1 Shooter's Report -- this time coming to you from the now-thawing Maine coastline. After sending the NX1 off to shoot indoors sports with Gannon Burgett, we've switch gears now with photographer Jeremy Gray,...

Samsung NX500 Shooter’s Report: A high-res, 4K-shooting compact ILC; a traveler’s NX1?

 
 

Not long after bringing out a big batch of real-world gallery images, followed shortly by laboratory First Shots, our in-depth Samsung NX500 Shooter's Report is here. After spending some quality time with this compact ILC during a press trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, I am rather impressed by this latest compact...

Samsung NX1 Shooter’s Report Part I: An initial impression from the eyes of a sports photographer

 
 

On paper, the new Samsung NX1 looks like an all-out beast of a camera: rugged, weather-sealed, all-metal construction; massive 28-megapixel APS-C sensor with up to 15fps continuous burst shooting; fast hybrid autofocus with on-chip phase detect; as well as 4K video capture and robust wireless connectivity. Built and...

The Samsung NX500 arrives, says “aloha” on Hawaii’s Big Island. See our first set of gallery images.


 
 

The new Samsung NX500 -- an NX1 crammed into an NX300-style body -- is here. Offering many of the performance features as the NX1, including a large 28.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, 4K video recording and fast hybrid phase-detect + contrast-detect AF (with 205 on-sensor phase detect pixels), the new NX500 aims to...

Samsung NX500 announced, basically crams an NX1 inside the NX300 and all for $800

 
 

For those tempted by the power and performance of the recently released Samsung NX1, but don't want or need a beefy, weather-sealed, DSLR-like camera body, Samsung now has the solution to your conundrum. 

Along comes the new Samsung NX500, which is essentially an NX1 crammed in the body of an NX300. Yes, even in this...

Apple overtakes Nikon to become second most popular camera brand on Flickr

 
 

Each year Flickr releases a detailed report of camera rankings amongst its 100 million users. This past weekend, Flickr shared its 2014 data with the world. And while most of it remains unchanged from previous years, there are a few standout mentions that show just how much the photography environment is changing.

Most...

Samsung answers photographers’ requests, preps major firmware update for Samsung NX1

 
 

If you've picked up the flagship Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera since it started shipping a couple of months ago -- or you've got an NX1 on your wishlist -- we have great news for you. The company is currently preparing to release a new firmware update that answers a whole raft of requests from early adopters.

The...

Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 lens review: Professional, uniquely fast wide-angle zoom shows promise but with a few concerns

 
 

With the powerful, beefy, professional-level Samsung NX1 now hitting store shelves -- and perhaps already a few lucky customers' camera bags -- Samsung needed an equally beefy, professional-level lens to pair nicely with their new camera. Luckily, they announced one back at CES 2014 earlier this year. The Samsung 16-50mm...

Samsung 18-55mm III lens review: A decent entry-point to the NX mount, but will it satisfy enthusiasts?

 
 

The Samsung 18-55mm III f/3.5-5.6 OIS NX is the third iteration of Samsung's 18-55mm series kit lens. Looking at the technical specifications, it's hard to see any discernible difference between the version II and III lenses (though the version III lens appears to have packed on an additional six grams in weight, despite...

The Samsung NX1 ships next week! Have you reserved your place in line?


 
 

We can hardly control our excitement -- one of the most eagerly-anticipated cameras of the year is finally about to arrive!

Launched at the Photokina tradeshow last September, the Samsung NX1 mirrorless is the company's first truly pro-grade camera, and sports some pretty spectacular features. We're talking a...

Firmware Friday goes mega: Updates from Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Sony!

 
 

Sixteen -- make that seventeen cameras already updated, six more updates pledged to arrive soon, one imaging accessory updated, and another accessory likewise promised to receive an update soon: This is one truly epic Firmware Friday. (We have a feeling it's probably record-breaking, and it's actually grown since first...

Samsung NX1: 4K video samples and new full-res frame grabs available for download (UPDATED)

 
 

UPDATE, Dec. 1: For those who've been concerned about viewing or editing the Samsung NX1's 4K videos on your computer, especially given our troublesome experience playing these HEVC H.265 videos first-hand, conversion applications are starting to become available, including one from Samsung themselves, that will...

Samsung NX1 First Shots: First production tests from Samsung’s new super-camera

 
 

The Samsung NX1 "uber camera," the company's first truly pro-level NX body, has arrived at IR HQ and was immediately escorted to the lab for a run through its paces. We've just now published our First Shots set of lab sample image for all your pixel-peeping pleasure. With a brand new backside-illuminated 28.2-megapixel...

Exclusive - Samsung NX1 hands-on and samples [UPDATED]

 
 

[UPDATE: We've just been informed that the high-ISO noise reduction processing has, in fact, not been finalized in the firmware of the NX1 used for these sample photos. Final image quality for higher ISO shots could potentially change with a full production version.]

[UDPATE 2, 3:45pm: We've now confirmed that the...

Cinematographers: Samsung and Joseph Gordon-Levitt need your help to shoot a crowd-sourced 4K film with the Samsung NX1!


 
 

Over the years, we've seen more than a few celebrity camera endorsements: In the last decade, there was a long tradition of celebs signing deals to promote digital cameras, some more successful than others. Now, Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has signed a deal of its own with Hollywood actor Joseph...