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[Unboxing] Samsung NX1 camera

Samsung NX1 unboxing

Last month, Samsung fired a salvo to competitors in the ILC (interchangeable lens camera) or CSC (compact system camera) market with the all-new Samsung NX1 camera. The premium mirrorless camera packs a mighty punch in terms of hardware specs and build quality, placing it in the ranks of the current kings of the hill — Sony A7 and Fujifilm XT-1.

While it doesn’t sport a full frame sensor like the Sony A7, the NX1 features the highest resolution APS-C CMOS sensor in any CSC thus far — 28.2MP, with an added bonus of being the first ever BSI (backside illuminated) sensor in a camera. This highly impressive camera is also built solid with a weatherproof magnesium alloy body.

I received a sample unit shortly after its launch in Malaysia, and put it to the test (the 15fps continuous shot is amazing). Here are some unboxing photos as I scramble a real hands-on review.

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[Review] Canon PowerShot N100: Fantastic little ‘social’ camera

Canon PowerShot N100

 

The Facebook-tagging, selfie-taking, Instagram era has dawned upon us, and there really is no turning back. In line with this phenomenon, we have camera-like smartphones and smartphone-like cameras and recently trending – very ‘social’ cameras. And here’s a new one from Canon – the PowerShot N100, the latest PowerShot from one of the biggest names in the camera and digital imaging industry.

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The Leica T camera system: now in Malaysia

Leica T

Mention Leica and one would immediately think of engineering, craftsmanship and exquisite industrial design. The renowned German optics and premium camera manufacturer has introduced a new system camera – the Leica T-System – the fourth only system introduced in its 100-year old history. The Leica T-system is a camera with unmistakable Leica finish, proudly ‘made in Germany’ coupled with a portfolio of precise, high performance lenses. I had a taste of the new system camera at the intimate Malaysian media launch at the rustic Wei-Ling Gallery in Kuala Lumpur recently.

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