Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
10/11/10 09:09 PM
Samsung Releases Firmware Upgrade for the Samsung NX10 Camera with i-Function Lens

Samsung today announced a firmware upgrade for its NX10 mirrorless camera that will ensure compatibility with Samsung's new i-Function lens technology. The new firmware for the NX10 is version 1.20. Here is more info on this new firmware upgrade for the Samsung NX10 digital camera:



Users of the NX10 camera will now have the power to control the camera's settings conveniently and intuitively from the lens itself. While conventional lenses are passive in controlling camera settings, the unique i-Function Lens is a proactive lens that communicates with the camera body. The NX10 will now also deliver total image control with a remarkably easy way to control camera settings to ensure quick image capturing, and also provide customized settings optimized for the lens being used.

Samsung today also said today that all NX system lenses launched from now on will feature the i-Function capability, which is a convenient one-touch button that activates common shooting controls like aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance, meaning easier and quicker configuration while shooting. When the button is pressed, the shooting parameter is shown on screen with a graphical cue and rotating the manual focus ring on the lens changes the value. The firmware upgrade also provides a faster AF speed on the camera.

The NX system firmware upgrade provides compatibility with a range of innovative lenses and accessories to further enhance the user?s experience. The lens line-up available to NX10 users will also include a compact zoom 20-50mm lens to provide both high image quality and portability and a small and light 20mm wide angle Pancake lens, with the updated Graphic User Interface (GUI) to support the i-Function lens technology. The enhanced lens capability will include Lens Distortion Compensation (LDC) to ensure reduced image distortion across the NX model range for all camera users.

Additionally, the GPS tracker enables photographers to capture their exact geographical location in real time. The models will provide camera users with the ability to geotag their special picture moments when capturing images with the GPS tracker, specifically tagging the coordinates and city name. The city names can be displayed across 76 countries and the display capability includes the name of the city directly on the screen, which means that users can now sort their images by location.

More information on the firmware is available at: http://www.samsung.com




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