Will the Samsung NX5 be the first GF1/PEN competitor?

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Every day we have new rumors about the next Samsung NX camera. Today first possible NX5 specs have been published.
The real question is: will the NX5 be the first compact NX camera?

NX5 specs:
-NX mount
-14MPx CMOS sensor
-ISO 100-3200
-3fps
-Built-in flash (GN10)
-3″ 230K LCD display
-Video HD720p/30fps (H.264)
-Audio mono
-HDMI/AV/MicroUSB connection
-SD slot

Non-built in EVF, same NX10 battery, manual control.

NX5 + 30mm = $599
NX5 + 18-55mm non-OIS = $549
NX5 + 20-50mm non-OIS = $499 (late 2010)

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  • Jonathan

    It’s definitely going to be an interesting camera to watch. However having previously owned both the GF1 and EP1, the main draw of the NX10 (which I ordered last week) is the much more comfortable grip – if the NX5 has the same grip I think it will be a killer! (and I will be cursing myself for early-adopting again.)

  • Jeffrey D

    The size is what would make it a m4/3rds competitor – any word on its dimensions?

  • don

    With no built in EVF it has to be a compact. Why not repost the fake mini you published earlier as likely derived from NX10 but flat top like GF1. I think the NX5 with 30/f2 lens will be a real hit, but too bad they are not continuing the same OLED screen.

  • CR102

    Definitely interesting, albeit just a bit uninspired. Considering the rumored specs, it’s designed to match the GF1 with the usual “larger is better” argument. The size of the NX zooms defeats the object, unless the new zooms (18-55 non OIS and 20-50) are considerably smaller.
    Anyway, perhaps Olympus and Panasonic need some competition.

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