Shikhei Goh: Macro Photography
Sarah Ann Loreth: Fine Art Photography

When you get serious about photography, you face a choice: Do you buy a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirror less camera? You can get great photos with either, but each has its pros and cons. Mirror less cameras have the advantage of usually being lighter, more compact, faster and better for video; but that comes at the cost of fewer lenses and accessories. DSLRs have the advantage in lens selection and an optical viewfinder that works better in low light, but they are more complex and bulkier.

Samsung is rumoured to announce new NX500 mirror less camera powered by Tizen OS during the CES show in early January, 2015. Tizen (pronounced “tie-zen”) operating system constitutes a large and important part of our Internet of Things (IoT) strategy that encompasses all device categories across the company. Tizen is “lighter” than other operating systems. In other words, Tizen requires less processing power and memory, thereby ensuring faster device speeds while consuming less energy. As a result, consumers will benefit from a smoother user experience through the likes of shorter boot time, faster web browsing and seamless multitasking, all the while enjoying longer battery life.

. The new model will be a replacement for the current NX300M (also based on Tizen OS). Here are the rumoured specifications:

⦁ Same sensor and AF system as in the ⦁ Samsung NX1 camera (28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor, 205 phase-detection AF points)
⦁ 4k video recording capabilities.
⦁ D5s image engine
⦁ ISO range: 100-25,600
⦁ New hybrid AF with PD
⦁ 55ms super-fast AF
⦁ 9fps with AF
⦁ 1/6000s shutter speed
⦁ Easy sharing with BT/Wi-Fi/NFC
⦁ 3: Super AMOLED tilt &flip LCD screen
⦁ Dual command dial
⦁ Will be available in three different colors: black, brown, white

The leak goes on to mention that the device will ship as early as next month with a price tag of €999 (US$1100) and €749 (US$865) for the two- and one-lens kit respectively.

Samsung shovels ideas like wood into a furnace. Some of it burns hot, some of it’s a dud, but the fire keeps roaring, and most importantly everything keeps moving at high velocity and same is expected from this new version of Samsung camera also.

Shikhei Goh: Macro Photography
Sarah Ann Loreth: Fine Art Photography