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Samsung launches another massive firmware update for the NX1

By Marcus Wong - on 22 May 2015, 10:28am

Samsung launches another massive firmware update for the NX1

We’re only just about past half a year since the launch of the Samsung NX1 camera, and Samsung has just launched another major firmware update for the camera, bringing a whole host of improvements for both stills and video. You can download the firmware package from the NX1 page here, or from running the i-Launcher program that comes with your NX1.

Here is a list of features that will see improvements:

Still Photo Enhancements

  • Enhanced AF performance in low light condition
  • Enhanced AF performance in backlit and spot light
  • Enhanced AF performance in the corners when utilizing 16-50mm PZ lens
  • Enhanced Face Detection AF performance
  • Enhanced AF performance in movie mode
  • Added “Zone AF” mode
  • Increased the size of AF to 5 steps in AF “Area Size”
  • No time limitation in Bulb mode
  • Increased the time-lapse to 3000 shots
  • Includes 4 most popular Pro Suggest presets (Cinematic, Memories, Gorgeous night, & High Speed)
  • Simplified EXIF data preview

Video Recording Enhancements

  • Larger sensor read out data size with improved FHD quality up to 60P (Not for Slow Movie)
  • Time code added features:
  • Count Up: Rec run / automatic restart when shooting / Free run
  • Time Notation [Manual time setting (Hour/Min/Sec/Frame), Internal camera time]
  • Internal time / External recorder
  • Drop frame / Non-drop frame“1920x1080 (120)” setting in the Movie Size Menu for easy access
  • Auto Mic Control On/Off
  • Histogram & Digital Level is displayed during standby / recording mode
  • Capture individual 4K frame forward and backward with precision (Embedded EXIF data in jpeg)
  • Added new MF Responsiveness mode (With Low, Medium and High focus angle settings).
  • Remains in Standby mode after recording

Connectivity Enhancements

  • JPEG, RAW (JPEG preview only), & Video transfer via Wi-Fi (RAW files are converted to JPEG thumbnail with Picture Wizard setting embedded and then transfer to smartphone for preview only.)
  • New Samsung Remote Studio software and SDK (Download via launcher from 1st week of June, Full control of NX1 through USB)
  • Supports Tizen OS TV connection (One touch connection)

Source: MirrorlessRumors.com, Samsung