Into the Race: 4K Samsung NX1 camera with .H265 Codec

September 15th, 2014 Jump to Comment Section 9
Into the Race: 4K Samsung NX1 camera with .H265 Codec

Samsung just announced a new Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera today. The exciting news includes 4K at 24 fps with the highly new efficient H.265 Codec.

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Here are some of the specs:
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  • Native 4K  NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 4K Video at 24 fps, UHD at 30 fps
  • Full HD at 60fps
  • Video may be recorded directly to an external device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signal.
  • H.265 Codec applied to 4K and UHD video files
  • Tiltable 3.0″ HD 1036k-dot touchscreen
  • 205 phase-detection AF points
  • 15 fps burst mode
  • 1/8000 Max Shutter Speed
  • ISO range from 100 to 51,200
  • Camera can utilize UHS-I or UHS-II-SD-type memory cards
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Micro HDMI connector
  • 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi capability coupled with Bluetooth 3.0 technology

 

 

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What’s remarkable about this new release is not just its price point ($1,499 at B&H) but Samsung’s decision to move with a 4K Super 35 mm sensor (APS-C) camera into the HVEC H.265 codec space. The new codec succeeds the very common H.264 codec and is capable of providing ProRes quality at 1% of the file size (5Mbit bitrate for 500Mbit video quality).

With our team on the ground at Photokina, you’ll be sure to hear more about this possible game changer. We can’t wait to see how the new 4K DSLR compares to the Panasonic GH4 and the Sony A7S.

Here’s the official NX1 commercial hot off the press. The ‘dreamy’ voice over maybe not that dreamy, but footage so far…nice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPuiRYHZSOU#t=28

And more sample footage here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_LzX6S0Pac

 
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