We found a lot to like about Samsung's previous mirrorless camera, the NX10. But, now Samsung is taking things in a different direction, ditching the SLR form factor and introducing a true interchangeable lens compact in the NX100.
Like the NX10, the NX100 has an APS-C sensor (14.6-megapixels) and, predictably, the three-inch AMOLED display Samsung is so proud of. But, rather than looking like a DSLR, the press material claims the NX100 was "inspired by the simple shape of dew forming on leaves." While that may be a little abstract for us, we can say that the much more portable design is a welcome change.
The most interesting innovation, however, can't be found in the body, but rather in its lenses. The i-Function system allows for total exposure control using only the buttons and focus ring found on the lens itself. The idea is that shooters can continue to hold the camera in ready position while changing settings on the fly.