Samsung has been really pushing into the mirrorless camera market over the last year, and now, it seems they are planning to take it to the next level. According to a rumor posted over on Photo Rumors, Samsung is poised to announce a new flagship camera, the NX1, at Photokina this September.

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According to the rumor, this new NX1 will feature a 28MP APS-C sensor, 4k video recording, be fully weather sealed and will run on the Android OS. In addition to the new NX1, it seems Samsung plans on releasing a new 50-150mm F/2.8 (70-200mm full frame equivalent) which would be a perfect lens to go with a new flagship camera. 

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I will be the first to admit that I am very skeptical of the Samsung camera offerings, though a 28mp APS-C sensor intrigues me, and I am happy to see a nice “pro level” lens on the horizon from Samsung, I am very interested to see if they can pull it off.

It will also be interesting to see how this stacks up to the new Canon 7D replacement that is also expected to be announced at Photokina…

What are your thoughts on this rumor? How about your thoughts on Samsung’s camera offerings up till this point? Leave a comment below to discuss!

[via Photo Rumors]