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New Firmware Gives Samsung NX1 Several New Capabilities | PDN Online


New Firmware Gives Samsung NX1 Several New Capabilities

January 23, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

Samsung has rolled out new firmware for its flagship NX1 that gives the mirrorless flagship a host of new capabilities.

Available now on the Samsung website, the firmware delivers enhancements for video recording, physical controls and more. Here’s what you’ll find.

For video recording:

* Audio levels adjustable during movie capture
* ISO adjustable during movie capture
* 23.98p and 24p frame rates added for 4K UHD and 1080 video
* ’Pro’ movie quality setting added for 1080 capture
* Wider range of display options, including gridline, center, aspect ratio and action-safe area markers
* Output time code over HDMI (for use with external recorders)
* C Gamma and D Gamma curves added for movie shooting
* Master black level
* Luminance level limiting [0-255], [16-235], [16-255]
* AF speed control for smoother refocusing (3 settings)
* AF responsiveness control (dictates camera’s readiness to change AF subject)
* Added tools for selecting and grabbing frames from video

Physical interface enhancements:

* Autofocus lock option in movie mode (if set to AEL button)
* AF/MF toggling in movie mode (AF ON button option)
* Wi-Fi and [REC] buttons’ functions can be swapped
* AF On and AEL buttons’ functions can be swapped
* Command dials’ direction of operation can be reversed
* Add ISO or Exposure Comp. to command dial (customizable per PASM mode)
* DoF Preview and Delete buttons customizable
* Auto ISO options (ISO, ISO Customizing, Minimum Shutter Speed) are now arranged together in menus

Wireless features:

* Smartphone app now operates as remote release using Bluetooth
* A ‘Quick Transfer’ feature automatically send thumbnails to a smartphone as they’re shot
Pair with multiple smart devices
Check for firmware updates over Wi-Fi

Additional features:

* Trap Shot feature – fires shutter when a subject crosses a specified guideline
* Samsung Remote Studio for tethered shooting from Windows PC
* Samsung to release SDK for Windows to allow independent remote control software creation

The NX1 is shipping now for $1,500, body only.