Friday, December 31, 2010
Following is a summary of Samsung NX100 for this year, 2010.
As a follow-up to the NX10, the NX100 was launched in September, becoming Samsung’s second mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. With its unique design of a leaf, morning dew, and i-Function lens, the NX100 created buzz in the second half of 2010, gaining as much popularity as the NX10. The product appealed particularly strong to those who value style. The lens offers unique functions that camera manias would only have dreamt of! Its biggest strength is the ability to adjust the features without taking your eyes off the view finder; you can capture every moment of the subject. The lens was also well-received by users of the NX10 as a simple firmware is enough to have it compatible with the NX100.
Continuing on my last posting NX10’s Hot Issues, let’s take a look back at the year for the NX100.
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Samsung finally unveiled NX100 and i-Function lens!
The NX10 was first unveiled in Hong Kong in September. With no official information on the NX100 until the unveiling ceremony, users as well as the press showed keen interest.
The Ultimate Tool, NX100 Meets the Ultimate Creative, OK Go.
The NX10 in the hands of ‘OK Go,’ a world-famous rock band. The NX100 is at the center of producing the music video for their latest song ‘Last Leaf.’ From the first meeting to the music video production, collaboration of OK Go with NX100 was recorded in video.
Commemorating OK Go’s music video where thousands of toasts appear, Samsungimaging’s global campaign site (www.cre8yourworld.com) held an exciting event where you can upload a picture of yourself and make it into a toast!
NX Lens Line-Up, ready to retain its title in 2011
The next line-up to the new concept, i-Function lens was also revealed. The new lens for 2011 includes a movie pro 18-200mm lens, 16mm wide pancake lens, and the macro 60mm lens that many are waiting for.
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The NX100 once again received the spotlight when it collaborated with the musicians OK Go. If you like music, surely you would know ‘OK Go,’ a YouTube indie band. The process of producing ‘Last leaf’ was made into several episodes utilizing the NX100, which you can enjoy on-line. Here is episode 1, the first step to the birth of the ‘Last Leaf’ music video.
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The following photos were taken with the NX100 in 2010 and proved especially popular among users.
Samsung NX100 │ 1/160s │ f/16.0 │ ISO 100 │ 50mm
This photo portrays a striking balance of three glasses filled with red, yellow, and blue liquid. Also, the dark hand behind the glass in contrast with the three colors helps the picture to maintain balance. Highly praised for its ‘excellent idea’ from users, the picture more than fully portrays color from the Samsung camera.
Samsung NX100 │ 30s │ f/22.0 │ ISO 100 │ 20mm
This breathtaking picture was taken using the long exposure of the NX100. The flow of the water curbing the valley resembles white clouds. The 20mm lens and 30 seconds shutter speed well illustrates the flow of water. Why don’t you try it yourself at a near-by river or valley?
Samsung NX100 │ 30s │ f/22.0 │ ISO 100 │ 38mm
The NX100 performs excellently even in a very dark environment. This is a picture of a bridge at night with lights on. A low ISO is used to capture as much of the little light as possible for a warm and beautiful picture. You’ll need equipments such as a tripod and a long nose, but with the NX100, you can easily become a professional even in dark settings!
Read more: http://www.samsungimaging.net/2010/12/31/nx100_hot_issues_2010/
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Hi! I am So-Young and I will be guiding you through the cool functions of Samsung’s 2View camera.
In July 2010, Samsung Electronics launched the ST600 and ST100, which are both 2View cameras. With its stylish design, color, and glossy metal surface, the ST600, which has 27-135mm lens and the ST100 with 35-175mm inner zoom lens, were enough to grab the attention of many. The cameras also come with a smart filter, which allows the users to easily shoot photos and edit them; however, the most salient feature of the ST600 and ST100 are the dual views. Creating much buzz from the day it was introduced, the dual view can be used for many different purposes on top of the self-camera function. Now, let’s take a look at the functions 2View has to offer. Today, I will go over the Children Mode and how to update the animation source for Children Mode.
With the Children Mode, you can have animations appear on the front LCD along with interesting sound effects to grab the attention of kids.
2. The animation will play automatically on the front screen.
The first generation of 2View series – ST500, ST550 (TL220, TL225) – had the front LCD play animation and it was extremely popular among parents as it helped them to take very natural pictures of their children. The animation function also applied to the PL150 (TL210) and sound was also introduced based on customer feedbacks. Finally with the ST600 and ST100, Children Mode has adopted animation sound.
But, what if the kids get tired of watching the embedded animation?
No worries! You can download a wide variety of animations including the very popular ‘Pororo.’ Just follow these simple steps!
2) Intelli Studio
<How to download from Samsung’s website>
1. Make sure that the memory card is inserted into the camera. Connect the camera to the PC and turn on the power.
2. A removable disk with SAMSUNG as its name will appear.
3. Among the animation choices, click on the picture you want to download and make sure to save it.
*Make sure to save the animation files on the SAMSUNG removable disk.
4. Disconnect the camera from the PC and turn on the camera.
5. The animation is updated automatically and existing files will be replaced with new ones. The following message will show while updating.
6. Once the update is complete, the camera will turn off automatically. If you turn on the camera, the new animation will play.
<How to update using Intelli Studio>
1. If you connect the camera with the memory card with a PC, a window will automatically appear asking if you would like to download the animation for the ST100 or ST600. One thing to be careful about – if the camera runs out of battery and turns itself off during downloading, it could damage the camera. Press ‘Yes’ and click on the animation of your choice to start the download.
2. Disconnet the camera from the PC and turn on the camera. A display window will read that the animation is being replaced. Do not turn off the power or remove the battery. Wait until the update is 100% complete. Once the updates complete, select Children Mode to watch the new animations!
* After the update is complete, all animation files might be deleted from the memory card depending on the firmware of the camera. If they are not deleted automatically, download and update the firmware as necessary.
The cute pictures and unique sounds offered by the Children Mode is more than enough to grab the attention of children. That’s not all!!! Pets will also pay attention to the 2View camera!!
For next time, I will go over the Smart Filter functions. (Fish eye, Miniature, Vignetting, Defog, Sketch)
Until then, bye!
Read more: http://www.samsungimaging.net/2010/12/30/2view-class-how-to-update-animations-for-st100-st600-users/
1080/60 Full HD quality
The HMX-S16 is the first flag ship model this year. Of course, it supports 1080/60i Full HD quality resolution which fills a 1920×1080 screen. It has adopted 10M pixels sensor to make the video more vivid. It supports various resolutions such as 1080/60i, 1080/30p Full HD, 720/60p HD and 480/60p SD. The quality can be selected for all the different purposes of your videos. H.264 format is supported. The H.264 can record high quality videos in a small size with its great compression rate.
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On December 28, 2010 (EDT), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. released some of its new products: The NX11, 18-55mm i-Function Lens , 20mm/20-50mm(silver) i-Function Lens and the WB700.
NX11, 18-55mm i-Function Lens , 20mm/20-50mm(silver) i-Function Lens
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced its new i-Function system camera the NX11. The NX11 brings the unique and sought after capabilities of the i-Function lens, along with other NX system upgrades, to Samsung’s flagship NX10 camera.
The change in grip design provides a more comfortable usability and the lens priority mode dial means that each mode can be selected with each of the lenses. A panorama function has also been added to the upgraded NX11, which allows the user to take panoramic pictures in one press-and-sweep motion. The high-speed burst of frames is stitched together using innovative processing techniques to automatically create a panorama picture.
Moreover, the NX11 will come complete with an 18-55mm i-Function lens as well as two new i-Function lenses, a 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver color lens. The consumer can use them with the NX System.
Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics, said: “Today’s launch is important for Samsung in reinforcing our position as a leading innovator in the digital camera market and for showing our innovation in the compact system camera market. The NX11, while offering the best features of the NX10, has an upgraded design and the additional i-Function capability with more lenses. The launch of our next offering in the NX range also demonstrates our commitment to our customers, by producing user driven innovation in the form of easy-to-use functions and upgraded customization.”
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced Samsung’s latest compact super-zoom camera the WB700.
The zoom has been improved from 15X to 24X zoom, which is formed through a combination of an 18X optical zoom and a 1.3X Smart Zoom function. This impressive zoom lens is housed within a camera body which is almost same size as its predecessor the WB600 and is the best in its class, offering unprecedented flexibility and quality, giving consumers the ability to shoot great images whether their subject is near or far.
The WB700 also includes unique features, to give you added flexibility from your camera, meaning you can get even more artistic with your shots. So, the WB700 is for people who want a high performance camera to suit their outdoor lifestyle.
The new products will be unveiled on January 6. 2011 , at the CES in Las Vegas, US.
Read more: http://www.samsungimaging.net/2010/12/29/2011-samsung%e2%80%99s-new-cameras-unveiled-the-nx11-the-new-i-fn-lenses-and-the-wb700/