Samsung NX10 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 14.6 megapixels
  • Mirrorless format
  • Interchangeable lens
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • 720p HD video
  • 3.0-inch active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED) screen
  • ISO 100-3200
  • HDMI output
  • 0.78 pounds (without card and battery)
  • 4.8 x 3.4 x 1.6-inch dimensions
  • Release Date: 2010-04-15
  • Final Grade: 82 4.1 Star Rating: Recommended

4.1 Star Rating: Recommended

Samsung NX10
14.6 megapixels; Mirrorless format; Interchangeable lens; Electronic viewfinder; 720p HD video; 3.0-inch active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED) screen; ISO 100-3200; HDMI output; 0.78 pounds (without card and battery); 4.8 x 3.4 x 1.6-inch dimensions
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The NX10 is Samsung's first mirrorless camera, much like a Micro Four Thirds camera, but with a somewhat larger sensor. The body size is slightly smaller than a dSLR, but very chunky compared to other mirrorless models. Noise handling is competitive and the camera has received good marks for responsiveness and its video mode, but it hasn't really captured the attention of too many users -- at this size and price point, why not just get a dSLR? The mirrorless segment is maturing quickly, so barely six months out of the gate, the NX10 already looks like a last-gen model.

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Samsung Reviews

Known more for their smartphones than their cameras, Samsung offers the most connected line of imaging products for those who love the instant uploads from their cell phone but want to step up in quality.

Samsung has lead the way in the camera industry when it comes to sharing digital images—and even taking them. The Samsung NX3000 has a feature that allows you to wink at the camera to snap the photo, designed for selfie lovers. Some of their latest models can share images with a phone just by tapping the two devices together.

For those looking for the best image quality with the most connectivity, Samsung's mirrorless models are the way to go. While they feature the connectivity of a Samsung, they have large sensors and decent processors too. You'll likely pay a bit more over a camera without wi-fi or any connectivity, but for many the difference is well worth it.

Samsung's Galaxy cameras go beyond just connecting with wi-fi and add 3G so users can upload without sending it to a smartphone via wi-fi. Samsung offers a few budget models too, and while you get what you pay for applies to the image quality, not very many budget cameras include wi-fi.

Samsung has also taken style to heart. Many of their cameras feature a faux leather wrap, giving them a classy look.

If you are looking for a connected camera, Samsung is the manufacturer to consider.

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