Expectations are high with the Samsung NX10 digital camera, which boasts a 14.6 megapixel sensor for accurate colors, a 3" AMOLED screen, HD video recording and interchangeable lens capability. Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip review this camera that retails for $600.
What You Need To Know
The Samsung NX10 camera case is made of plastic, yet feels solid and weighs under a pound.
It's smaller than your standard DSLR.
The button layout is easy to use and has your standard set of photo options.
The camera has an electronic view finder and an AMOLED screen which looks bright and crisp.
It's equipped with a built-in pop-up flash or a hot shoe if you want to add an external flash.
The camera also comes with Samsung's proprietary interchangeable 18-55 mm zoom lens and a 30 mm "Pancake" lens, making this one of the smallest full size DSLR around.
The camera was intended for beginner to mid-level camera users, which means it comes with a multitude of features that are standard for most DSLRs.
Beginners can just leave the camera on Smart Auto Mode, which detects your background.
More advanced users may want to set it to manual and adjust the settings themselves.
The electronic view finder has an eye sensor and transmits the image to the eyepiece.
It looks a little low res in the eyepiece, so you're better off using the AMOLED screen since there's no way to shut that feature off.
The camera's optical image stabilization works well and will reduce shakiness.
It can also shoot 30 consecutive shots with its burst mode.
It also shoots in 720 p video, which looks okay.
The video looks a bit grainy and there's a lot of digital noise when it's shooting fast motion but buyers should purchase this camera for its photo quality.
The NX10 shoots 14.6 megapixel stills, which look great.
The images come out bright and sharp in daylight settings.
Colors are accurate and vibrant.
Auto-focus almost always picks up what you want.
Photos can be a little grainy and colors look dull in low light.
In the right hands, you can take some great pictures after you figure out all the right settings.