Olympus and Panasonic were the first companies to launch compact, dSLR-esque cameras with interchangeable lenses. But Samsung's offering, the NX10, is the first such camera to use a dSLR-sized, APS-C format sensor, and one with a juicy 14.6-megapixel resolution at that. At around £490 with the 18-55mm kit lens, the NX10 could really stir things up.
Pow for your pound
The NX10 really does offer you plenty for your money. A 14.6-megapixel resolution isn't quite the highest you can go with an APS-C sensor, but it's not far off. These bigger sensors haven't yet reached the megapixel saturation of smaller cameras, so more megapixels are still worth having -- for now.
The NX10 is also the first example of a brand new camera type, and such models usually cost an arm and a leg. But that's not the case with the NX10. Price-wise, it's highly competitive, and, on the basis of its specs alone, it's ready to slug it out with conventional low-end and mid-range dSLRs.
The dimensions are a surprise, too. The sensor might be twice the size of those in Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, it actually looks slightly slimmer.cameras from Olympus and Panasonic, but the NX10 itself isn't. In fact, if you put the NX10 side by side with a