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Samsung to Premiere 15fps NX1 Pro Mirrorless Camera September 15th at Photokina

By Anthony Thurston on September 3rd 2014

We heard some hard to believe specs about the upcoming Samsung NX1 in the recent past. Today, we have some updated specs for you, as well as a teaser image that indicates that the new NX1 will be revealed at Photokina on September 15th.


According to a post over on Mirrorless Rumors, they have “confirmed” that the NX1 will feature the ability to shoot 15fps with tracking, have a vertical grip option, and be slightly bigger than the current NX30. Check out the full list of rumored specs below…

Samsung NX1 Rumored Specs

  • 28MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 154 Cross-type AF Sensors
  • An Advanced Hybrid AF w/ 2nd Generation Phase Detection
  • ISO 100-51200
  • 4K Video at 30p/24p
  • Full 1080 HD at 60fps
  • 3″ Tiltable Rear LCD
  • Water and Dust Proof
  • Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body
  • Wifi and NFC

According to the report, the NX1 will likely be available some time in October. I have to tell you, I am still very skeptical of these specs, but if they are legit, and Samsung can release some new pro level glass (or stellar lens adapters, making Canon/Nikon glass work natively on the NX1), then this looks like an amazing camera.

I am really curious how it will match up to the upcoming Canon 7D replacement and Nikon D9300 (or whatever their flagship APS-C will be called). I can tell you right off the bat that I don’t see either that Canon or Nikon hitting 15FPS or ~30 megapixels, so that right there is enough to catch my attention.


What are your thoughts on these updated Samsung NX1 rumors? Do you think that the NX1 has a shot of outshining whatever Canon and Nikon put out in the APS-C market? Leave a comment below!

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  2. Jess Anderson

    As someone who used to shoot entirely Nikon and has recently switched to the Samsung line, I can say that this new product is really exciting. I know there isn’t a crazy long line of glass for these cameras, but you’d probably be surprised at the quality the NX line is producing these days. Just search the hashtag #Imagelogger to see what people are creating without a DSLR. It’s a beautiful thing.
    Can’t wait to see what else they’ve come up with.

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  3. Phil Bautista

    Nice specs. Now what about the glass? Even the cheap adapters for NX mounts are difficult to find.

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  4. Eric Shrum

    Can Samsung cause Nikon and Canon to worry? Full disclosure, I’m a Canon Shooter (5DMKII & 7D). Yes, emphatically yes. Why, you ask? I’m glad you asked. Let me diagram this”

    1. No one told Samsung they couldn’t or shoudn’t.
    2. Samsung will keep plugging away until they fine tune the camera.
    3. They will release so many different variations (like the S3, S4, S5, Note, etc.), they’ll overwhelm Nikon & Canon.
    4. Maybe this type of quick update/upgrades will cause Nikon & Canon to get rolling. I think Nikon & Canon can make better cameras, BUT Apple thought no one could touch them in the cell phone or tablet markets.

    I’m sure there’s more reasons…

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  5. Herm Tjioe

    Oh I do hope most of these bullet points are spot on. That will drive the momentum towards mirrorless and force Canon to rethink their strategy for the 21st century

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    • Rafael Steffen

      Where are we going to stop with the fps on these cameras? Without the mirror there is now way we can have a perfect view of what is out there. I still prefer DSLR with mirrors.

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  6. Kim Farrelly

    More high quality competition is what we need alright to push the two big players into getting their finger out. Some great hopes for Photokina this year judging by the ‘new players rumours.’

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    • Rafael Steffen

      If they release some quality glass, then things will start to change, but remember that they will never have a creative lighting system like Nikon and Canon.

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    • Kim Farrelly

      Some of the most creative lighting systems are not made by Canon or Nikon. Being creative with light is up to up not your camera system.
      Got to give it to Fuji on the getting to great glass debate. Their new stuff is stellar.

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