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Samsung To Go After Sony A6000 With Upcoming NX400 | Rumor

By Anthony Thurston on December 10th 2014

We have already told you about the rumored NX400 coming from Samsung within the next month or two, but today, some new specs have emerged that point to Samsung taking a shot at the Sony A6000sony_a6000_f001_zpsff8c7ae7

If you were to put a bunch of photographers in a room, give them the top APS-C mirrorless cameras on the market, and then ask them which ones they liked best, chances are more than a few would put the A6000 at the top or very near to it. So it makes sense that Samsung would target the A6000 as a top competitor for their upcoming NX400 camera.

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According to the rumor report over on Mirrorless Rumors, the NX400 will feature the exact same sensor and AF system that has been wow-ing people in the flagship NX1. So right off the bat, we can see Samsung means business. The camera will have a built in EVF; previously, it was rumored there may be two models (one with and one without an EVF). You can see the rest of the rumored specs below… nx1-samsung

Samsung NX400 Rumored Specs

  • Same 28MP NX1 sensor
  • Same NX1 autofous system
  • Built-in EVF
  • Smaller buffer than NX1 but triple than NX300.
  • 4K recording (although not 100% sure yet)
  • No weather sealed body
  • Price around $900 with kit lens.

The rumored price seems a little high, especially if their target competitor is the A6000, but as we all know with rumored pricing on things – it’s fluid so the chances are Samsung doesn’t even really know exactly what they are going to charge for the NX400 yet.

I have to say, I am really intrigued by Samsung’s latest offerings. The NX1, by most accounts, seems to be superior – or at least on par – in most respects to many of the other top APS-C options on the market currently. The NX400 looks to be the ‘NX1-lite’, and the NX1 was already a great deal at $1500.

It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out…

[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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  1. Greg Silver

    I have the a6000 and have virtually no complaints except for it being a little too small (if that is even a complaint). The specs on the upcoming NX400 do look very appealing (especially if they can maintain the 15 fps). However…that being said, I think they’re main competition won’t be the a6000 but the rumoured a7000 which I assume will be at a similar price point but will have weather sealing.

    After using the a6000 I think I would easily take the a7000 over the NX400.

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  2. adam sanford

    Anthony, just curious: what will be ‘lite’ about it? Lower burst? Smaller size / smaller grip? Are they just cramming the NX1 into a smaller body with a lower feature set?

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Well, less buffer (and I would assume a slower burst rate to go along with that) and no weather sealing for one. I am sure there will be other concessions as well that we don’t know about yet.

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  3. Arnold Ziffel

    Samsung has deep pockets and if they develop an extensive line of good glass, I think they are going to be a force to be reckoned with. I currently maintain two systems, Canon and Pentax, and have so far resisted the temptations of going mirrorless, but Samsung is certainly making things interesting.

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