Samsung Unveils NX11, i-Function Lenses

December 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm  •  Posted in Cool Gadgets by

Samsung’s NX11 is a follow-up to the company’s first Compact System Camera entry, the NX10. Among the enhancements is compatibility with Samsung i-Function lenses, which put camera exposure controls on the lens barrel.

Along with i-Function compatibility, the NX11 has undergone a mild restyling with a different grip design and additional controls. The NX11 uses an three-inch AMOLED display. Samsung says AMOLED has less glare in sunlight, making the display more useful in the bright outdoors. Like the NX10, the NX11 uses an APS-C sensor and includes a VGA-resolution electronic viewfinder.

Samsung also announced two new i-Function lenses: a 20 mm pancake and 12-50 mm zoom. The i-Function design places controls on the lens barrel so a photographer can change shutter speed, aperture, EV, white balance, and ISO while crading the lens in shooting position. The NX11 will ship with an image stabilized 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 iFunction lens.

Samsung NX11 Specification Highlights

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Resolution: 14.6 megapixels
  • Lens: interchangeable, NX mount
  • Image Stabilization: lens based
  • HD movie mode: MP4 (H.264)
  • Size & Weight: 123 x 87 x 39.8mm, 353g
  • Availability: February 2011
  • Price: $650 (est)

Samsung 20-50mm iFunction Lens

  • Mount: Samsung NX
  • Focal length 20-50mm (30.8-77mm 35mm equiv)
  • Angle of view: 70.2°- 31.4°
  • Aperture: F3.5-5.6
  • Image Stabilizer: No
  • Dimensions and Weight: 64 x 39.8 mm, 119 g

Samsung 20mm F2.8 Pancake i-Function

  • Mount: Samsung NX
  • Focal length 20 mm (30.8 mm 35mm equiv)
  • Angle of view: 70.2°
  • Aperture: F2.8
  • Image Stabilizer: No
  • Dimensions and Weight: 62.2 x 24.5 mm, 89 g