Joining Sony in the fantasy-road-map department, Samsung finally, sort of, announced availability and dates for the first lenses for its as-yet-to-ship NX10 camera. However, of course, Samsung hasn't released pricing information for its NX lenses.
|30mm f2 pancake||January|
|18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS
|50-200mm f5-5.6 OIS||January|
|18-55mm f3.5-5.6 (no OIS)||Spring|
|20-50mm f3.5-5.6 compact zoom
||Second half 2010|
|20mm f2.8 pancake||Second half 2010|
|18-200mm f3.5-6.3 OIS||tbd|
|50mm f2.8 macro||tbd|
I find it very interesting that Samsung is planning to ship a non-OIS version of a very standard kit lens, and that it is being released so soon. I think that probably indicates the company is having trouble hitting a good price on the OIS version of the lens, and that they need a cheaper lens to get a kit price low enough to compete with the $600 E-PL1. Even if you're excited about the prospect of the NX10, you really shouldn't buy into a camera system until you've seen the price of its lenses, and made sure that the company will actually deliver on them.