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Samsung NX10 Digital Camera Review

By on October 10, 2010
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The NX10 is Samsung’s entry into the mirror less interchangeable lens camera (ILC) market

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A flawed attempt by Samsung to establish themselves in the ILC market

Taking Videos

The NX10 can shoot 720p videos at 30fps with mono sound till the file size limit of 4GB or time limit of 25mins is reached. You can also shoot in VGA (640*480) or QVGA (320*240) sizes.

There is no continues auto focus available though you can use the depth of field button found on the front of the camera to refocus during recording. Image stabilization is available if the lens is equipped with one.

The camera can record in Program mode where it makes all the decision for the user or in Aperture mode where you can adjust the depth of field. The videos are saved in MP4 format using the H.264 codec which basically means smaller files but also lower quality as the videos don’t look as impressive.

The videos suffer from the rolling shutter effect which is quite visible in the videos even with slow lateral movements. When exposure changes, you can see the change roll down the frame due to this issue. There is a shutter lag of about 1 sec when starting the video while 0.5 sec of video isn’t saved when you press the shutter button again to end the video.

Overall it is quite disappointing for a progressive HD video option.

Conclusion

The NX10 is a nice camera that is hampered in way too many ways to make it stand out in a market that is quickly filling up.

A well implemented auto focus system, good LCD/viewfinder combo and easy to hold DSLR styled body makes this camera quite likable but a poor video option with a confusing buttons layout, poor continuos modes and noise at high ISO is a huge let down.

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