Is the new Samsung NX10 the future of Micro System Cameras? The What Digital Camera Samsung NX10 review sees how it stands up against the established Micro Four Thirds system...
Value & Verdict
Samsung NX10 review – Value
As far as Micro System Cameras go, an NX10 strongpoint is undoubtedly its price. Not because it’s ‘cheap’, but what it offers (for sub-£500 in many stores) is a savvy and accessible price-point that ought to see its deserved success.
When seen against the Olympus PEN E-P1 it may not have as ‘cool’ a finish, nor the compact-size of Panasonic’s GF1 (though that’s admittedly fifty per cent more costly), but the NX10 is a fair performer with many decent features.
The Olympus E-PL1 may nuzzle closer to the £500 price whereabouts, as does the 18-month-old Panasonic G1, but for a new to market product the NX10 is a most tempting proposition.
Samsung NX10 review – Verdict
The NX10 offers great value and will open the mirrorless market up to a variety of users.
Whether performance will outsmart the entry-level DSLR market (and, based on its design the NX10 appeals very much as a DSLR-replacement camera) is another matter altogether, one that only the consumers can answer.
Apart from some image noise issues this is a generally solid Micro System Camera that, as and when more lenses arrive, will show yet more potential and sit well against stiff competition.
It may not appeal to those looking for a truly compact system and the AF performance needs a bit of a kick before it can be top of its game, but overall this is good footing on the first steppingstone for Samsung.