Taking Stock 2 - Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10 30mm f2

One of the items destined for ebay is our Samsung NX10 outfit. Not because its a bad camera or has bad lenses, quite the opposite, but because its a casualty of the quality and convenience of the Panasonic Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm f3.5-5.6.

The Samsung kit zooms are excellent but not as good as the 14-150. There is also no saving in terms of weight as the 50-200 NX zoom is big and heavy. The NX system has sat unused for a long time now. If only the video had been usable then it may have been more useful.

Since we may not be writing about it again, could we repeat once again how good this camera, and its lenses are. It has been replaced in our affections by the purchase of a lens that is hardly commonplace, very special in terms of quality and very expensive. Since you can buy two NX10 systems for the cost of the lens, this is probably not a choice that many people would face. 

If you are looking for a high quality camera system that eliminates most of the bulk and weight of a DSLR and delivers very high quality results, then the Samsung NX10 is an excellent option. Particularly with Samsungs desire to keep prices reasonably low. If you're not that concerned about low light, high ISO performance and like punchy images with saturated colour and excellent handling, then this is a very good alternative to m4/3. There's not a great lens choice currently, and we would suggest that Samsung need to give some thought to a wide-angle, but the lenses that exist are certainly of a very high standard. An excellent first attempt by Samsung.

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