Samsung NX11 adds i-Function lenses to NX10 goodness

Samsung has announced the Samsung NX11, part of their line-up of launches for CES 2011. The camera comes in to update the popular NX10, which we reviewed and liked last year.

Samsung tells us that there has been a change in the grip design to reinforce the focus on usability, but the biggest change is compatibility with i-Function lenses, a concept introduced on the NX100. i-Function adds a shortcut to the lens body itself, meaning you can change some shooting settings by just pressing the button.

In keeping with this new lens compatibility, the Samsung NX11 will come with an 18-55mm i-Function zoom lens. The press release goes on to tell us that there will also be two new i-Function lenses, a 20mm pancake lens and 20-50mm zoom, in silver.

There is also an additional “lens priority” mode dial, letting you select the best shooting settings for the lens.

Around the back you get a 3-inch AMOLED display in addition to the electronic viewfinder. There is a hotshoe as well as a built in flash, so out of the box, the NX11, like the NX10, looks to be well equipped.

Other notable features are the APS-C sensor, a larger sensor than rival Micro Four Thirds cameras offer, although the NX mount is only compatible with Samsung’s NX lenses.

It offers RAW shooting, video capture at 720/30p. The kit 18-55mm lens looks to offer a max F/3.5 aperture, whilst the 20mm pancake offers you F/2.8. 

We’re looking at a launch in February for the Samsung NX11, no word on price yet, but we suspect it will be somewhere around the £599 launch price that was slapped on the NX10.

We’ll be looking to get our hands on it – and all the new launches – at CES 2011 next week.



>