Samsung had a slew of announcements today, including a new camera bundle for their new Samsung NX1100 SMART Camera. The camera comes with some impressive features and Lightroom 4.
The new NX1100 is compact system camera (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi and AutoShare. A surprising bundle is included with the camer, ‘Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4’ all for just $599.99. The camera ships with a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and has shutter speeds capable of up to 1/4000 seconds. Also featured is on the NX1100 3.0-inch LCD screen, 1080p HD video capture and Smart Auto 2.0.
“Never before has Samsung offered a SMART Camera with this level of image quality and AutoShare at this price point,” said Ron Gazzola, vice president, marketing for digital imaging, Samsung Electronics America. “Bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, the NX1100 is a great introduction for photographers in the CSC category and ideal for consumer photographers looking to upgrade their photo taking, editing and sharing experience.”
There is also one-button access to Wi-Fi from a dedicated Smart Link Hot Key on the top of the camera that will share photos instantly and securely between the camera and a mobile device or directly to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube.
The Samsung SMART Camera App, which is available for both Android and iOS, is what creates a secure connection with the camera. The NX1100 is able to detect and auto-connect to a mobile device wirelessly whenever any of the SMART Camera features are activated. These include AutoShare, which automatically sends full resolution images and video to your mobile device; Mobile Link, which allows users to select and transfer images or albums from the camera directly to your smartphone at their leisure; and Remote Viewfinder, which provides users the ability to control the camera from a smartphone or tablet.
Lightroom 4 was the surprising bundle for the camera and a favorite application for photographers. Lightroom 4 has an MSRP of $149 alone, making the camera a very good deal at $599. The NX1100 has ten exclusive Smart Filters and a new Selective Color function, “which allows users to isolate a single color in an image for a dramatic effect” according to Samsung. The NX1100 (MSRP: $599.99) is now available in white and black from authorized Samsung retailers nationwide.