CES 2013 – Samsung Announcements

CES 2013 – Samsung Announcements

Samsung kicked off their first announcement a little ahead of CES, that being the NX300, a 3D capapble addition to their NX range of mirrorless cameras. Like it’s siblings it has a 20mp sensor which now also sports the hybrid phase detect auto focus system we have seen making it’s way into several mirrorless cameras from other brands of late. It keeps the OLED screen of the NX210 but grows a little bigger to 3.3-inches and can flip up and down. To get the most out of this camera you will need the new 3D capable 45mm f/1.8 NX lens.

Samsung DV150F

Compact Cameras

Essentially all of Samsung new camera are “Smart Cameras” offering WiFi connectivity. Here is the list of them.

At the top is the The WB800F. It has a a 16mp Back-Side Illuminated (abbreviated from here on out at BSI, same as Backlit CMOS and has nothing to do with illuminating one’s back-side) CMOS sensor and 21x optical zoom. It has a “hybrid touch interface” meaning a touch screen with navigation buttons as well.

The WB250F features a 14mp BSI CMOS sensor and 18x optical zoom with the same “hybrid touch interface”. The WB200F is a smaller brother with a CCD sensor instead of BSI.

Next we have the WB30F. It has a 10x zoom in a very slim body and a 16mp CCD sensor.

The surprisingly popular Dual View range – Samsung’s range of cameras with a screen on the front and back for easy self-portraits – gets the new DV150F model. The front screen here is 2.7-inches which should make framing pictures of yourself with the 16mp CCD sensor and 5x zoom a great deal easier.

Lastly we have the ST150F which does away with the (what some may consider vain) front facing screen but keeps pretty much the rest of the DV150F’s key features.